Cycle Time as Normal (Gaussian) Distribution

Cycle Time as Normal (Gaussian) Distribution

Hello fellow Analysts, Knowing the future is impossible (not yet), but you could easily guess what would be the outcome when you have a sequence of similar activities. Predictability is something you could gain by collecting meaningful (true) statistical data. With the power of the Analytics module, we at Kanbanize have, you could improve your […]

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 […]

5 Signs Your Business Needs Kanban

5 Signs Your Business Needs Kanban

I’m not a big fan of those countdown articles, but my quest to find synthesized information about the problems that Kanban can solve was a failure and therefore I’ve decided to release my own Top 5 List that should help you identify the challenges in your organization which a Kanban system would be able to tackle. Alright, let’s do […]

Who Betrayed SCRUM

Who Betrayed SCRUM?

SCRUM is awesome. We love it for its clarity and the invaluable help in the war against waterfall (not that waterfall is so bad, but this is a topic for another post). Scrum makes things somewhat easier – we don’t have to plan two years ahead, we don’t need to write specifications, we just code and get things done. Wonderful, isn’t it?

Yes, but it doesn’t work…

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 […]