customer and upstream kanban implementation

Customer Kanban – From Customer Push to Customer Pull

This is an updated post/case study on the topic of achieving end-to-end flow with Customer Kanban. Many thanks to Patrick Steyaert for this insightful piece of content. Enjoy! Introduction According to the English dictionary, flow is the action, or fact, of moving along in a steady, continuous stream. In business terms, flow is when value […]

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Top Reasons Why Business Leaders are Adopting Agile in 2020

Long gone are the days when Agile was just a nerdy topic among software developers. Having witnessed the methodology’s positive effects on the quality and pace of engineering teams, a growing number of business leaders are also turning their attention to adopting Agile in their organizations.  Since it revolutionized the way software products are developed, […]

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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 […]

Lean-Culture

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 […]

kaizen continuous improvement

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 […]