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Operational Excellence

Kanban System Design

In this article we explain the detailed step by step process of Kanban System Design, so you can design the Kanban System to start improving service delivery agility. This is...

December 23, 2019

Upstream Kanban

You have probably heard the concept of Upstream Kanban and wonder what it is. Or some Kanban specialist told you that the solution to your problems is to implement an...

December 20, 2019

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

STATIK

STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban) is a process based on Systems Theory to successfully implement Kanban in an organization. Systems Thinking is a way of understanding how a...

August 26, 2019

Kanban Litmus Test

Kanban Litmus Test is a test designed to help organizations assess their progress with Kanban and suggest areas that may yield effective improvements. It consists of a series of questions,...

August 23, 2019

Kanban Methodology

Kanban Methodology or Kanban Method helps us define, manage and improve services delivering knowledge work, such as professional services, creative industries and the design of physical products and software. The...

August 21, 2019

Kanban Cadences

Kanban Cadences, also known as Kanban Feedback Loops, are an essential part of any process and specially important for evolutionary change. Improving feedback in all areas of the process and...

August 19, 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

Discovery Kanban

Tired of endless discussions on how to integrate UX, Design or Research with Scrum or any other Agile Software Development methodology? Discovery Kanban is the answer to your concerns. Welcome...

August 10, 2019

Kanban Classes of Service

Kanban Classes of Service (CoS) are nothing but different services together within the same system. Imagine a team servicing different types of customers with different fitness criteria or servicing different...

August 5, 2019

What is Kanban?

If you want to know what is Kanban, in this article we accompany you in an immersion in the Kanban Method or Kanban Methodology. In a previous article we already...

July 16, 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

The Fuzzy Front End

The Fuzzy Front End is how we call everything that happens in Product Development before a single line of code is made. Let me explain it with an example from...

June 20, 2019

Estimating in Kanban

Estimating in Kanban is a hot topic. Many people ask us how to estimate projects in Kanban. Well, you don't. Learn how in this post. It is curious how in...

June 20, 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

Kanban Maturity Assessment

The Kanban Maturity Assessment allows managers and Kanban Coaches or consultants to help the team or service evaluate and understand their progress and level of understanding of principles and practices...

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

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