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Project Management Is For Every Department

High-quality project outcomes completed within a manageable time-frame – isn’t that what most businesses ultimately want to achieve? Of course that we all want projects to be completed on time and within initial budget. However, statistics are not so promising. We recently found some eye-opening data that caught our attention. According to PMI.org, for every […]

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How to Implement Lean Product Development [Case Study]

This article is part of our lean product development case study with Somabe (DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF SPECIAL MACHINERY).  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), a company that designs and manufactures specialized machines. […]

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What is Lean Marketing and How to Create Lean Marketing Strategy

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 […]

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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 […]

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Portfolio Kanban: When It’s Time to Scale Up | LAMP ep.11

Is team Kanban really enough to achieve Business Agility? If you already practice Kanban, you are probably enjoying the visibility and efficiency it brings on the team level. However, the joys of having agility in a siloed team wear off quickly if the rest of the organization is inefficient and slow. The answer? Let me […]

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

Does this title sound confusing? Don’t worry. By the end of this article you will see how simple it is. You will be able to measure the right cycle time with your eyes closed. In short, cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your […]