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Kanban System

A Kanban System is a delivery flow system that controls the amount of work in progress using visual signals. The visual signals are known as kanbans. They regulate the amount...

December 16, 2019

Scrum or Kanban

Scrum or Kanban? That is the question. In recent years Kanban has been gaining market share as an alternative to Scrum. And many people are wondering whether they should be...

August 28, 2019

Kanban Metrics

In this article we explore the key Kanban metrics and explain how to use them to improve service delivery performance including practical advice and tips based on our own consulting...

August 15, 2019

Kanban

This article is an introduction to the Kanban Method (or Kanban Methodology) where we explain the origins, its evolution, the benefits it brings and it answers the fundamental questions that...

July 13, 2019

Limiting WIP in Kanban

One of the main challenges when adopting Kanban is the limitation of work-in-progress (WIP). No matter the size, industry or age of the company; the concept of limiting WIP in Kanban...

June 20, 2019

Managing Stakeholders

Without a doubt managing stakeholders is a top headache for Product Managers and Product Owners. As a Product Manager you cannot build a product on your own. You need a...

March 3, 2019

Hoshin Kanri Planning

The Hoshin Kanri planning process addresses both the long-term strategic direction for the company and the short-term daily management activities. Hoshin Kanri planning systematizes strategic planning and provides a structured...

March 1, 2019

The Agile Promotion Office

The Agile Promotion Office This is an internal consulting and coaching capability with the mission to provide support for the transformation at all levels. This is the role of an...

February 27, 2019

Lean Management

Lean Management in an Agile Transformation The system creates its own behavior. And, it is the responsibility of management to change and improve the system, not to manage people. Announcement...

February 27, 2019

Continuous Improvement

Reorganizing in value streams will already provide huge benefits to your bottom-line, however that’s just the beginning. Lean is a never ending journey of continuous improvement towards perfection. In my...

February 20, 2019

Lean Startup Summit Berlin 2019

On 11-12 Feb 2019 took place Lean Startup Summit in Berlin. This is the conference revolving around Lean Startup with a clear focus on how to enable innovation in the...

February 13, 2019

Organize around Value Streams

Lean Organization - Value Streams Let's talk about perhaps the most important change you will have to do in your Lean Transformation towards a Lean Organization. To organize around Value...

February 13, 2019

Define Core Values

A Lean Organization requires teamwork, trust, and respect for people, so it is key to articulate your core values at the same time as you define your Lean Strategy. Think...

February 6, 2019

It’s All About People

In a truly continuous improvement environment, the best ideas will always come from the people who do the work. So, transforming the way your people think and act is the...

January 30, 2019

Lead from the Top

Conceptually, shifting from a traditional to a Lean strategy is simple and straightforward. The problem is that it is very hard to do. For Agile to work at the strategic...

January 23, 2019

Lean is the Strategy

Using Lean to turn your company around has a very simple focus. You want to improve all your processes so that you vastly improve the way value is added in...

January 16, 2019

Agile Transformation Principles

The Ten Commandments of Agile In this blog post we introduce you the ten agile transformation principles for a successful Agile journey based on our own experiences. So far, we...

January 9, 2019

The Bottleneck Is At The Top

As Peter Drucker used to say: “The bottleneck is always at the top of the bottle.” Often times when we start working with our clients they ask us to work with...

January 2, 2019

Six Mistakes in Digital Product Management

Six Mistakes in Digital Product Management Here, you can find a list of key mistakes that cause huge delays in time to market, frustration and a terrible waste of money...

December 23, 2018

Lean Startup

In case you are looking for a definition of Lean Startup and how can it help you as a Product Manager or Product Owner we explain it to you in...

December 21, 2018

Lack of Leadership

People do not like change. And resistance will come from every part of the company, from senior management to the teams. If your Agile adoption is not led by your...

December 20, 2018

The All Mighty Change Agents

Imagine the following situation. Like many other couples, you have problems in your relationship, and you decide to go to a couple therapist. After listening to your situation and asking...

December 13, 2018

Failure to Innovate

Agile is not Innovation One of the capital sins of Agile is Failure to Innovate. Assuming it will be the solution to all your problems and that Agile alone, regardless...

December 5, 2018

Building the wrong thing right

This is the second capital sin of Agile. Building the wrong thing right. Let me tell you a story ... This was year 2004. As the technical lead of a...

December 3, 2018

The Seven Capital Sins of Agile

Over years of experience helping companies develop better digital products, we have come up with the seven key mistakes that prevent companies from benefiting from Agile. Agile works and it...

November 28, 2018

Agile didn’t solve a damn thing – Embrace Lean

Embrace Lean as your Operations Strategy Do you have the feeling that everybody is doing lots of things, super busy, but still the outcomes are below expectations? Is the quality...

November 20, 2018

Lean – Operational Excellence as a Business Strategy

We have all know stories of great ideas dying out of a poor execution. Great business models or products which don’t reach the market on-time, with the quality expected or...

November 20, 2018

Deming’s 14 Points for Lean Management

In 1982, W. Edwards Deming published Out of the Crisis, a key milestone in modern management and still not understood by most of companies nowadays. Deming offers a theory of...

November 16, 2018

Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri is the most powerful tool to get everyone on board and aligned behind your company strategy. It is the Lean methodology for strategy deployment and continuous improvement at...

October 12, 2018

Management 3.0: Lean Management for the 21st century

Since the arrival of Agile many people have tried to kill management; without much success, I must admit. But, in Lean, managers have always been a key part of the...

July 20, 2018