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Kaizen: Lost in Translation

In this sea of content, it becomes much harder to find something authentic and valuable. We genuinely believe that the following post meets these requirements, and we are happy to share it with you. Special thanks to the author Jun Nakamuro for letting us republish this article on our blog.  Japanese improvement techniques have been emulated […]

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Portfolio Kanban: a Tool for Strategic Agility

A definition of business agility concerns the organization’s ability to adapt, change quickly, and renew itself in a volatile market environment. It is about the capability to adjust strategy, sometimes radically, testing the results they go. It is about altering the organization, adapting or inventing new processes, and for some, the absorption of modern technology. […]

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SLAs & WIP limits: Which One Do You Need?

A few days ago our marketing team had its weekly replenishment meeting and somehow we started a discussion around the following topic:  Do we need both, WIP limits and service level of agreements (SLAs)?  Well, the short answer is yes.  But the answer can also be “it depends.” So, it depends on what?  After a […]

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Cross-Functional Team: What Is It & How to Make It Work

Organizations have, long enough, supported the top-to-bottom hierarchy where decision-makers and employees are two different kinds. But as times change, so do organizations. Or, at least, the smart ones. Flat hierarchy, close-knit working environment, open workspaces, and virtual teams—this is what the modern business world is about. In recent years, many organizations have switched to […]

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Speaking Honestly about Motivation, Leadership and Emotions in the Workplace

This interview took place after Marisa Keegan’s keynote at the Global Kanban Summit in Alexandria US, 2019. Marisa is a Certified Executive Coach with her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She helps CEOs design, implement and achieve their strategic plans. She has an extensive career working within Fortune 500 and high growth technology companies such […]

How Continuous Improvement Can Benefit Your Business

How Continuous Improvement Can Benefit Your Business

The term continuous improvement is fairly self-explanatory. It almost seems too simple, but this industry buzzword is about continually improving your business, processes, and way of working. How you go about studying, planning, implementing and evolving that improvement is where it gets more complicated. You need to encourage a philosophy of constant, logical, and sustainable improvement […]