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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 pace and competitive advantage in an […]

Different types of Agile methodologies

Different Agile Methodologies: Find Which One Fits Best Your Needs

In the world of business, leaders must maximize efficiency, eliminate waste, even out roadblocks, and keep production flowing in accordance with demand.  Once a business venture takes flight, however, a lot of different people get involved, each with their own knowledge, talent, and ways of getting things accomplished. In order to ensure flow and consistency […]

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Benefits of Continuous Improvement as a Business Strategy

The term continuous improvement is fairly self-explanatory. It almost seems too simple, but this industry buzzword is about continually improving your business, processes, and way of working. How you go about studying, planning, implementing and evolving that improvement is where it gets more complicated. You need to encourage a philosophy of constant, logical, and sustainable improvement […]

how to implement shared leadership with kanban

Shared Leadership: How to Implement it 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 hierarchical leadership. […]

important lean KPIs

The Most Important Lean KPIs You Need to Track for Your Business

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.

Lean blogs

19 Lean Blogs for Beginners and Practitioners Worth Reading

Lean is an endless topic that can be discussed until the end of time. The positive impact on the way organizations work and achieve their goals made the methodology formidably successful and widespread across various industries. The Lean concept appears to be a universal management tool. We’ve sure come a long way since the dawn […]

Optimizing efficiency and forgetting 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 […]

5 Kanban samurai principles

The 5 Principles of a Kanban Samurai

I first heard about the five lean principles from Mr. Ashley Johnson, a co-founder of Gemba Systems LLC, which is a boutique professional services firm. Whatever I say about Ashley would be just too weak to express my admiration for this guy, because he is a rare combination of passion, skill, and devotion. I strongly recommend him […]