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Lean marketing

What Is Lean Marketing?

Marketing is transforming. It’s becoming more and more important, more tech-oriented, unfolds in more and more fields and it is more integrated than ever with other departments. Daily 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 […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

Editor’s note: The article was updated in February 2018. Originally published in July 2017. 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 […]

The Workweek of a Kanban Product Manager

It was not until I started this article when I realized there was no such term “Kanban Product Manager” (at least Googling it didn’t show any respectable results). Cool, I have my own term in the Kanban world now 🙂 Not really sure either if there is a term called “Kanban product management”, but since there […]

How to Use Kanban for Project Management (Video)

Editor’s note: The post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and better understanding of the topic.  If we only ever had one single project or product to manage, we could easily get by without any management tools. If you could apply 100% of your energy, resources, and brainpower to […]

5 Reasons You May Fail with Kanban Implementation

Imagine that you have the fastest car in Formula 1. However, you decide to put one of your engineers behind the wheel and tell him to win the race. What are the odds? After all, he will drive the best racing car. Nevertheless, we all know that chances for a triumph аre close to zero. […]

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 […]

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. […]