Definition of Done on the Kanban Board

By |May 14th, 2019|

So you have your Kanban board ready. You have separate columns for each process step. Broke down all tasks into smaller ones. Then placed tasks and ideas that are waiting their turn in the backlog. And distributed the ones that are active across corresponding columns. You even set reasonable

Poka-Yoke in Real Life Through Examples

By |May 7th, 2019|

Introduction to Poka-Yoke Poka-yoke is a lean manufacturing method for eliminating mistakes. The Japanese engineer Shiego Shingo developed it in the 1960s. Soon after, it was implemented as part of the Toyota Production System(TPS). The name poka-yoke comes from Japanese, and it translates as “to avoid errors”. This simple,

Measuring Success with Primary Kanban Metrics

By |May 2nd, 2019|

One of the most common and perhaps biggest challenges of project managers is finding reliable methods to predict a project’s future. And additionally, steer projects in the right direction. Keeping up with the dynamic workflows of multiple projects can feel like fighting a never-ending battle. You need to estimate

What is Lean Management?

By |April 30th, 2019|

Introduction to Lean Many companies we see today have been around for quite some time. Five and ten or more years ago, when the companies were founded, they implemented a project management system. It worked for them then, and generally, still works now. So they keep working the same

5 Lean Metrics You Should Track to Improve Your Flow

By |April 23rd, 2019|

Let’s say the average runner needs under an hour to run 6 miles. For most hobby runners improving their time is only for personal satisfaction. But for professionals, tracking their time and improving their result makes all the difference in the world. Cutting a few seconds off their laps