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 […]

Continuous improvement steps

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 […]

Portfolio Kanban with Nader Talai

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 […]

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. […]

cycle time explained

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 […]

pull systems

How the”Pull” Principle Will Help You Produce Experience

Pull systems have changed the way organizations work and deliver products. After Toyota developed and applied the pull system concept successfully into their production processes, it has spread across various industries. The system offers a lot of benefits and it’s not surprising that so many organizations are using it today. Тhe real benefit of the pull […]

Traffic Bottleneck

How to Protect a Bottleneck You Can’t Remove

Bottlenecks occur all the time in any process. They can be temporary or cause damage in the long run. Often, removing a bottleneck completely is either impossible or too difficult, expensive, or time-taking. Finding a way to protect an existing bottleneck from getting clogged is often a more convenient option. Read on to learn how […]