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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 […]

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Portfolio Kanban: When It’s Time to Scale Up | LAMP ep.11

Is team Kanban really enough to achieve Business Agility? If you already practice Kanban, you are probably enjoying the visibility and efficiency it brings on the team level. However, the joys of having agility in a siloed team wear off quickly if the rest of the organization is inefficient and slow. The answer? Let me […]

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Top Reasons Why Companies Consider Using Kanban [Infographic]

We, at Kanbanize, have always been searching to answer the question “Why do more and more companies use Kanban?” Not just because we want to satisfy our curiosity, but because we want to find a rational explanation. So we decided to dig deeper and try to discover what are the main reasons behind the method’s […]

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

Does this title sound confusing? Don’t worry. By the end of this article you will see how simple it is. You will be able to measure the right cycle time with your eyes closed. In short, cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your […]

The power of a kanban board

The Power of the Virtual 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 whiteboard 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 and 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 […]