The Workweek of a Kanban Product Manager

It was not until I started this article when I realized there was no such term “Kanban Product Manager” (at least Googling it didn’t show any respectable results). Cool, I have my own term in the Kanban world now 🙂 Not really sure either if there is a term called “Kanban product management”, but since there […]

5 Employee Scheduling Tips to Encourage Work-Life Balance

Some say time is money. I personally think it’s worth much, much more than that. Time is the single most valuable resource we all have on this planet. Therefore, it’s incredibly important that we do our best to protect it. If you’re a manager with hourly employees, the employee schedule is the core operational tool […]

How to Improve Concentration

How to Improve Your Concentration at Work

If you are already using cycle time analysis and flow analytics to ensure your team is as productive and efficient as it can be, then you may have noticed the extent to which delays, time wastage and lost hours can affect your team’s ability to complete projects on time. Knowing how every team member is […]

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8 Techniques for Improving Communication Around the Workplace

Whether you’re at home or at work, with family, friends or colleagues, your levels of communication directly define your success and your happiness. In short, it’s a vital part of life. Without good, proper communication, it’s impossible to have relationships, and it’s impossible to progress. With all this in mind, it’s easy to see why […]

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. […]

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

Cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your work process. It really helps you forecast your production process precisely. Those who are familiar with Lean and Agile know that there are two different ways to measure cycle time: Excluding non-working hours (plus weekends). Including […]

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Embrace Lean

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Embrace Lean

Without a doubt, you have been hearing a lot of stuff about Lean. The methodology was developed for manufacturing, adapted for construction, eventually making its way to software development and is currently gaining popularity in marketing. The explanation behind its success is simple. Lean is a flexible framework with a variety of methods for managing […]