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How Agile Transforms the Role of the Project Manager

As the Agile approach to managing projects is getting more and more popular, there is a growing confusion about the project manager’s role. What happens to it? With Agile heavily preaching shared leadership and responsibility, is the project manager in such an environment doomed?  Not at all. However, the PMs responsibilities change. Let’s find out […]

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Lean Culture – The Key to Lean Operations

The culture of the company is the personality of your organization. It defines how people will interact and communicate with each other and how work will get done. That is why it can support the performance of the company, but it can also harm it.  Make no mistake, every organization develops a culture, regardless if […]

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Agile Mindset – Understanding the Logic over Following Rules

Agile mindset is one of the many terms in the Agile world that a lot of us probably understand differently. Despite the various interpretations, there is a consensus that an agile mindset embraces iteration, collaboration, proactiveness, and change. It prioritizes customer value and favors constant learning through experiments.  By definition, a mindset is “a person’s […]

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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 and 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 […]