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 […]
In today’s business world, integration is key. With local and global competition stronger than ever, and the business world changing at an increasing pace, it is necessary to implement a strategy that integrates all aspects of your business. This ensures any changes to your strategy and focus take into account each and every function under […]
With Kanban 101 we are aiming to give our readers a jump-start guide to get their Kanban engine running. For this purpose we are going to use Kanbanize, so you can start implementing what you learn right away. The board is the first gradient of Kanban. Without it, there are going to be just random […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
What Is a Monte Carlo Simulation and How Does It Work? The Monte Carlo simulation is a mathematical technique that allows you to account for risk in quantitative analysis and supports decision-making. It relies on a large number of random simulations based on historical data to project the probable outcome of future projects under similar […]
Many Kanbanize users are software guys that have been practicing SCRUM for a while and for some reason (which we all understand very well) want to move to Kanban. Ex-scrummers, you’re on the right track to be looking for something new. For more details how to do things better, check the article itself.
Are you considering the move from Scrum to Kanban? Then you are among the growing number of teams looking for work clarity and productivity. To get there, you would want to answer 7 specific questions first. If you are still trying to understand the differences between the methods, check out our Scrum vs Kanban comparison […]