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How to Measure Cycle Time: With or without non-working hours?

Cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your work process. It really helps you forecast your production process precisely. Those who are familiar with Lean and Agile know that there are two different ways to measure cycle time: Excluding non-working hours (plus weekends). Including […]

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 Is Lean Marketing?

Marketing is transforming. It’s becoming more and more important, more tech oriented, unfolds in more and more fields and is more integrated than ever with other departments. Work in marketing is so diverse (pretty much why we love it) and dynamic, it depends on external parties – agencies, partners, consultants – that it is almost […]

the rise of kanban in a scrum world

The Rise of Kanban in a Scrum World

Until a few years ago, Scrum was considered the most efficient way of software development, but the method has started losing popularity, especially in its pure form (without elements taken from other methods, such as Kanban). As the world of software continuously evolves, it is becoming clear that the engineers of today need something different. […]

The power of a kanban board

The Power of an Online Kanban Board

Japan brought us sushi, anime, Nintendo, karaoke and a way of being more efficient in our work. The philosophy of Lean and the Kanban method with which it can be implemented is one of the most notable Japanese contributions to the manufacturing and, as of this decade, knowledge work. The physical Kanban board that was […]

Optimizing efficiency? Forget multitasking!

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

The reality of modern business requires companies to be not just effective but also efficient in everything they undertake. Reaching optimal efficiency in any process is difficult, and among the main reasons for this is the habit of multitasking. Understanding why it drags down productivity and finding a way to get rid of multitasking altogether […]

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Implementing Shared Leadership 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 the hierarchical leadership. […]

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The Soft Spot Between Personal & Process Efficiency

“Efficiency is the ability to avoid wasting resources, efforts, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result… The highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, Former Prime Minister of India The key to keeping the pace and competitive advantage in an […]