Have you ever seen weekly status updates pass for actual project visibility? Well, I have, and they shouldn’t! Project visibility is so much more than a short update via email. More importantly, it plays a crucial role in project success and alignment between organizational levels or stakeholders. This is why it is worrying when some […]
All progress starts by telling the truth. If you are a project manager and you want to become more efficient you have to face it – Gantt charts are outdated. They just don’t bring the same value as the contemporary methods for workflow and project management. Don’t get me wrong. They played their positive role, […]
Kanban is famous for enabling teams to boost their process efficiency. We have witnessed cases achieving as much as 300% efficiency growth. Still, not every Kanban story has a happy ending. With all the good that the Kanban method can do, there were some limitations that have been troubling managers interested in it. For example, […]
Kanban is probably the best thing that can happen to a DevOps team from the “project/process management” point of view. It is infinitely flexible and is able to address the core issues that a regular DevOps team has in a lightweight and unobtrusive way. Learn more about it in this blog article.
This article is going to explain a basic concept – how demand and throughput live together. It is going to touch a little bit from queuing and suggest ways to control both variables. As usual, we will be working with simple examples that make it easy to understand and apply the techniques that Kanbanize was built to enable. This time you will be an artist who owns an online business that doesn’t do so well, even though you send tons of paintings. Go through the entire post to figure out how you got out of this situation.
The traditional waterfall approach to building software (and other things) has been anathematized as being the worst thing that can happen to a company and has practically been banned from the industry for good. Its successor – agile has been discovered and promoted as the only way to do things properly. Is this applicable to everyone?
Sometimes we need to let others know that we have an issue and we need help. Kanbanize makes it easy to visualize this and measures everything behind the scenes. Learn more about the next step towards perfection in the article about Block Resolutoin Time.
With the task distribution chart you can track the number of tasks on your Kanban board, how much time has been spent on different types of work, how your work is distributed by person and many more.
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So, what is it that makes a Kanban implementation successful? There is not a definitive answer to that question, but I will attempt to “prescribe” my own rules that have helped us so far.