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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 […]

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Your Procrastination Helper: How to Beat Procrastination with Kanban

Even highly successful, highly motivated people sometimes struggle with procrastination. They know what to do, but they just can’t bring themselves to get started. It’s a more common problem than you may think. According to psychologists, nearly 20% of all adults procrastinate some of the time. Procrastination is a destructive habit. It not only inhibits productivity, […]

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Multiple Workflows on One Kanban board? Now It Is Possible!

Recently, our team at Kanbanize, heard many Kanban board users saying they have one major pain point, no matter what Kanban tool they use: “How can we build a more flexible Kanban board for multiple team functions or different projects? Without the need of merging columns and swimlanes. Without making compromises on the individual needs […]

Product Manager Definition

Product Manager: Roles, Responsibilities and Best Practices

A product manager is the one who defines what a product is, how it should work and what it should do. Product managers speak the language of stakeholders and understand business goals. Furthermore, they have a solid knowledge of the market, the product’s development lifecycle, and user experience. The product manager’s job description varies from […]

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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 […]

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What are the best Kanban books?

Learning about Kanban concepts and practices from others’ experiences can provide context, direction, and motivation for newcomers who want to maintain a consistent, educated practice. Reading Kanban resources can be a great method to rekindle your excitement for continuous improvement and look at your team’s activities in a new light for seasoned practitioners. Do you […]

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 […]