visual management board

Top Reasons Why Your Team Needs a Visual Management Board

Today’s business pace and dynamic workflows that push teams to their limits require a new way of managing work. Therefore, it is no surprise that methods such as Kanban that rely heavily on workflow visualization are gaining serious popularity in a growing number of industries such as software development, IT operations, product development, etc. In […]

Lean Product Development Team

How to Implement Lean Product Development [Case Study]

This article is part of our lean product development case study with Somabe. You can download the full case study from the corresponding form on your screen. Lean can be a powerful asset for running your product development team and even a whole company. A perfect example for that is Somabe (Soraluze Makina Bereziak SLL), […]

Lean marketing

What Is Lean Marketing?

Marketing is transforming. It’s becoming more and more important, more tech-oriented, unfolds in more and more fields and it is more integrated than ever with other departments. Daily work in marketing is so diverse (pretty much why we love it) and dynamic, it depends on external parties – agencies, partners, consultants – that it is […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

Editor’s note: The article was updated in February 2018. Originally published in July 2017. Continuous improvement is a widely discussed topic, especially in the Lean and Agile communities. You can find plenty of articles that cover how continuous improvement can benefit your business, however, most of the information covers the theory with very little practical […]

The Workweek of a Kanban Product Manager

It was not until I started this article when I realized there was no such term “Kanban Product Manager” (at least Googling it didn’t show any respectable results). Cool, I have my own term in the Kanban world now 🙂 Not really sure either if there is a term called “Kanban product management”, but since there […]

How to Improve Your Process by Tracking Queue Length

How to Improve Your Process by Tracking Queue Length

Тhe thing I often stumble upon, as a coach and consultant, is that many teams don’t track any metrics. Nothing. Ah, well sometimes the tool (like JIRA for example) tracks stuff for them. But then they don’t look at it, don’t understand it (because they didn’t create it) or it’s broken due to lots of […]

3 Steps to Encourage Continuous Learning the Lean Way

3 Steps to Encourage Continuous Learning the Lean Way

Continuous improvement is among the foundations of Lean. Yet, it is the principle most teams are struggling with because it’s easy to get started with at first, but quick to reach a plateau. Many leaders fail to understand that continuous improvement is more than process optimization. It is a constant drive to learn and apply. […]

How to Measure Cycle Time: With or without non-working hours?

Cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your work process. It really helps you forecast your production process precisely. Those who are familiar with Lean and Agile know that there are two different ways to measure cycle time: Excluding non-working hours (plus weekends). Including […]