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 […]

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 […]

19 Lean Blogs for Beginners and Practitioners Worth Reading

19 Lean Blogs for Beginners and Practitioners Worth Reading

Lean is an endless topic that can be discussed until the end of time. The positive impact on the way organizations work and achieve their goals made the methodology formidably successful and widespread across various industries. The Lean concept appears to be a universal management tool. We’ve sure come a long way since the dawn […]

agile-methodology

Different Agile Methodologies: Find Which One Fits Best Your Needs

In the world of business, leaders must maximize efficiency, eliminate waste, even out roadblocks, and keep productions flowing in accordance with demand. Once a business venture takes flight, however, a lot of different people get involved, each with their own knowledge, talent and ways for getting things accomplished. In order to ensure flow and consistency […]

Respect for People is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Teams - Here is Why

Respect for People is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Teams: Here is Why

“Respect for people” is one of the two pillars of Toyota’s corporate culture and the Lean management philosophy. Yet, people think it’s just about being polite. If you ask 100 top-level managers “Do you respect your employees?”, you will probably receive a hundred answers “Of course, I treat employees with respect and dignity”. If your […]

Case Study - How to Implement Lean Product Development

Case Study: How to Implement Lean Product Development

Lean can be a powerful asset for running your product development team and even a whole company. A perfect example of that is Somabe (Soraluze Makina Bereziak SLL), a company that designs and manufactures specialized machines. Let’s follow their six-year journey that led to the implementation of Lean and Portfolio Kanban on a company level […]