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Predictive Metrics: How to Measure Continuous Improvement

Virtually all companies use Key Performance Indicators (KPI) but too many are measuring the wrong things. The result is wasted effort and misdirection because choosing the wrong metrics rewards the wrong behaviors. U.S. banking giant Wells Fargo learned this the hard way. They incentivized associates based on a key metric: the number of accounts opened. […]

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How to Track Progress in Kanban with 6 Easy-to-read Charts

Tracking progress is the core of the continuous improvement process. Without regular monitoring and tracking one cannot either recognize whether any changes should be applied nor realize if everything is going on well. An old management cliché states that you “can’t manage what you don’t measure” and this is exactly the case here. Monitoring and […]

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Kanban to the Rescue: How to Manage Multiple Projects in Agile?

Managing projects is not an easy job. Having just one under your belt requires a lot of commitment to ensure its successful realization and delivery. However, the reality is that as project managers, we often have to manage multiple projects at once. In a traditional project environment, we would create detailed plans for them upfront […]

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The Hero’s Journey as an Evolutionary Change Management Tool – The Workshop (Part 2)

Previously, I wrote about Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey as a mental model for evolutionary change management. It was perfect for my needs. Now, let me introduce you to the implementation of this mental model as an evolutionary change management tool. I use this storification technique to understand what the organization wants first (needs later) and […]

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Introducing The Hero’s Journey in Evolutionary Change Management (Part 1)

This article consists of 2 parts on how I apply the concept of Hero’s Journey to Evolutionary Change Management. In this first part, I would like to set the ground by sharing the mental model which helped me communicate better with organizational leaders when managing evolutionary change. Journey to The Unknown is Always Uncomfortable We, […]

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Kanbanize named a FrontRunner for Project Portfolio Management on Software Advice

We are excited to announce that Kanbanize has been named FrontRunner in the Project Portfolio Management field by Software Advice, one of the leading online service for businesses navigating the software selection process. It is a noteworthy recognition for us because the  FrontRunners Quadrant highlights software products that have received the highest scores from the […]

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Customer Kanban – From Customer Push to Customer Pull

This is an updated post/case study on the topic of achieving end-to-end flow with Customer Kanban. Many thanks to Patrick Steyaert for this insightful piece of content. Enjoy! Introduction According to the English dictionary, flow is the action, or fact, of moving along in a steady, continuous stream. In business terms, flow is when value […]