motivation-leadership

Speaking Honestly about Motivation, Leadership and Emotions in the Workplace

This interview took place after Marisa Keegan’s keynote at the Global Kanban Summit in Alexandria US, 2019. Marisa is a Certified Executive Coach with her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She helps CEOs design, implement and achieve their strategic plans. She has an extensive career working within Fortune 500 and high growth technology companies such […]

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Benefits of Continuous Improvement as a Business Strategy

The term continuous improvement is fairly self-explanatory. It almost seems too simple, but this industry buzzword is about continually improving your business, processes, and way of working. How you go about studying, planning, implementing and evolving that improvement is where it gets more complicated. You need to encourage a philosophy of constant, logical, and sustainable improvement […]

lean-leadership

Lean Leadership: What Is a Lean Leader and How to Become One

When talking about Lean, usually people tend to focus on the process management part. However, few realize that just adopting the most emblematic management tools such as Kanban may not necessarily bring the desired improvement without changing the way they lead. Now, we don’t plan to bore you with all the leadership fluff. Nor do […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

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 advice on how to actually start implementing it in your daily office life. As […]

Shared Leadership How to Implement It with Kanban

Shared Leadership: How to Implement It with Kanban

In the past, companies have traditionally relied on authoritarian structures to delegate responsibility down the organizational hierarchy. However, leadership models (e.g. Shared Leadership) are becoming flatter in nature as the continuous business development requires organizations to adopt new ways of advancing ahead of their competitors. First, let’s see what is wrong with hierarchical leadership. The […]

Why Collaboration Is Important in the Workplace and How to Optimize It

Why Collaboration Is Important in the Workplace and How to Optimize It

It might seem like a no-brainer that encouraging collaborative project management among stakeholders and team members on essentially any undertaking is crucial to success. However, you would be surprised to find that much of the waste in businesses, large and small, derives from miscommunication and missed opportunities. The reason is that many teams don’t really know what does collaborative working […]

The Economic Problem with Queues in Product Development

The Economic Problem with Queues in Product Development

Reading Don Reinertsen’s book “The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development” was a truly enlightening experience, especially when it comes to understanding queues and the problems that queues cause in a regular product development process. Having almost five years of development behind Kanbanize, and many more before that, we came to […]