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7 Questions Before Moving from Scrum to Kanban

Are you considering the move from Scrum to Kanban? Then you are among the growing number of teams looking for work clarity and productivity. To get there, you would want to answer 7 specific questions first. If you are still trying to understand the differences between the methods, check out our Scrum vs Kanban comparison […]

19 Lean Blogs for Beginners and Practitioners Worth Reading

19 Lean Blogs for Beginners and Practitioners Worth Reading

Lean is an endless topic that can be discussed until the end of time. The positive impact on the way organizations work and achieve their goals made the methodology formidably successful and widespread across various industries. The Lean concept appears to be a universal management tool. We’ve sure come a long way since the dawn […]

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

The reality of modern business requires companies to be not just effective but also efficient in everything they undertake. Reaching optimal efficiency in any process is difficult, and among the main reasons for this is the habit of multitasking. Understanding why it drags down productivity and finding a way to get rid of multitasking altogether […]

The Soft Spot Between Personal and Process Efficiency

The Soft Spot Between Personal and Process Efficiency

“Efficiency is the ability to avoid wasting resources, efforts, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result… The highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India The key to keeping the pace and competitive advantage in an […]

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Stand-up Meeting: The Definitive Guide for Holding Effective Stand-ups

Stand-up meetings have become a sacred ritual for teams using Agile in any form. They are fantastic for keeping a company aligned and focused in the same direction. Although implementing them is not difficult, making the most of these Agile daily standups with your colleagues requires practice and nonetheless, experimentation. Over the course of the […]

The Dark Side of Kanban: The Greatest Challenges in Kanban

The Dark Side of Kanban: The Greatest Challenges in Kanban

Being fond of the Kanban culture pushed me to experimenting. I’ve tried pretty much every technique that I could think of (with varying success) and that is how I’ve experienced not only the bright side of things, but also its dark one. In this post I would like to share three of the greatest challenges that I’ve had along the way and probably keep you far from the dark side, my dear padawans!

Kanban Dancing - Why Do We Need Takt TIme in Kanban and Lean

Kanban Dancing: Why Do We Need Takt Time in Kanban and Lean?

Can you imagine music without rhythm? Would you like it? Would you watch people dancing if they were randomly jumping and throwing limbs in all directions without any reasonable order? I guess not. Is it good if your heart skips a beat (if you are seeing your crush it is okay)? Does earth always take the same time to orbit the sun? The goal of these ridiculous questions is to make a point: everything in our universe has its rhythm.

How to Implement Kanban for Smooth Group Development

How to Implement Kanban for Smooth Group Development

Teamplay is the key to reaching your company’s goals in the shortest possible amount of time. Before being able to tap into their full potential, members of your different departments go through a lot of hurdles and conflicts. The process takes time and effort and, in the end, despite all the effort you may have […]

The 5 Principles of a Kanban Samurai

The 5 Principles of a Kanban Samurai

I first heard about the five lean principles from Mr. Ashley Johnson, a co-founder of Gemba Systems LLC, which is a boutique professional services firm. Whatever I say about Ashley would be just too weak to express my admiration for this guy, because he is a rare combination of passion, skill, and devotion. I strongly recommend him […]