cross departmental collaboration

A Step-by-Step Guide To Cross-Departmental Collaboration

Cross-departmental collaboration is one of the biggest challenges for project managers implementing Lean and Agile practices. No doubt about it.  The literature on the topic, however, often prescribes intangible and impractical ways to deal with this challenge. You will read about “eliminating dependencies”, “forming cross-functional teams”, “getting rid of silos” and so on. While these […]

agile capacity planning

How to Master Agile Capacity Planning with Kanban(ize)?

“How do you do capacity planning with Kanban?” – this has been a recurring question for us at Kanbanize. That is why we decided to address this topic formally through this article. When we get asked this question, it is usually one of these objectives/questions that people have: As a manager, I need to know […]

Agile organization examples

6 Real-Life Examples of Organizations Scaling Agile Successfully

In search of inspiration, practical advice or to enrich our common sense, nothing beats learning from the experience of others. It’s the most human thing – to relate to other fellow humans, to share both our success stories and mishaps.  It’s no different in the business world – we tend to explore the industry experience […]

Kanban in practice

Kanban in Practice: Where to Start and How to Excel?

How do you craft an efficient and sustainable process which aligns people and keeps delivery steady? You need to get your hands dirty; there’s no other way around it. So today, we are excited to walk you through the multiple ways Kanban is applied in practice.  Kanban can be extremely helpful. There’s just one important thing to keep in mind when applying it: you have to tailor it to your […]

project management dependencies

How to Handle Dependencies in Project Management?

Before we jump into the profound topic of managing project dependencies, let’s set the ground for what this article covers and what it doesn’t.  First, this article will not educate you on what dependencies in a project are and why they harm your organization. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely aware of the topic […]

Agile challenges

Why Agile Doesn’t Work in Every Case & What Are the Top Agile Challenges?

It’s not a lie that here at Kanbanize, we are big fans of business agility. Every day, we read, write, research, and implement our new findings on Agile in our organization. We also give our best in our day-to-day work to practice what we preach. However, blindly preaching that a coin is one-sided, doesn’t wipe out the existence […]

Agile Project Manager Role

How Agile Transforms the Role of the Project Manager?

As the Agile approach to managing projects is getting more and more popular, there is a growing confusion about the project manager’s role. What happens to it? With Agile heavily preaching shared leadership and responsibility, is the project manager in such an environment doomed?  Not at all. However, the PMs responsibilities change. Let’s find out […]