kanban-in-it-operations

Kanban in IT Operations: 5 Real-Life Examples

There is no doubt that Kanban is among the most famous methods for software development these days. However, people often forget that the method was initially tested and applied successfully in IT departments. Back in 2004, an IT team in Microsoft managed by Dragos Dumitriu was struggling to improve his team’s efficiency and to optimize […]

Successful Organizations Run on Social Capital

Successful Organizations Run on Social Capital

Lack of communication between team members? No cooperation between different departments? Collaboration holes in the organization? Silos within the company? If you can relate to any of these problems in your office, then your organization probably suffers from lack of social capital and in order to fix the problems that come with it, you need […]

Quality Control and Continuous Improvement

Quality Control and Continuous Improvement: What’s the Difference

Two terms you likely hear over and over again as a project manager, supervisor or team leader are “quality control” and “continuous improvement.” You can apply these broad concepts without fail to any industry, project or situation. When you apply and use them correctly, they will become second nature, simplifying and improving the way you […]

The Most Important Lean KPIs You Need to Track for Your Business

The Most Important Lean KPIs You Need to Track for Your Business

This article is part of a series that will address what kind of KPIs a SaaS company needs to track to make sure all parts of the business are doing fine. The focus of the current post is on software development or the so called RnD department of the company. The article is intended primarily for development managers, project managers, team leads or other senior staff, but anyone who’s interested may check what we have to say. Let’s get rolling without further introductions.

Are we seeing the end of Scrum

Are We Seeing the End of Scrum?

As Agile is outgrowing IT and the world starts talking about Business Agility, we see Scrum attempted in various setups – Marketing, Sales, Legal, Management. Although it can be technically used in such contexts, Scrum was invented to help software teams deliver software and as such, it dominated the industry. But the most recent State […]

Waste 101 - Pure vs. Necessary

Waste 101 – Pure vs. Necessary

Lean was developed for delivering products and services with unquestionable value at the right moment to the end customer. To help you with that, the methodology focuses on identifying value-adding steps in your process and minimizing waste activities. Although it sounds pretty simple, there is a question that has been bothering managers and regular team […]