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Improve Workplace Efficiency by Implementing the 5S Methodology

By |May 9th, 2019|

If you want to take your office productivity up a notch, you don’t necessarily have to make huge and difficult changes. Surprisingly, simple and small adjustments can go a long way for your productivity journey. The 5S methodology is a simple yet effective technique to improve the way your

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

How to Create a Kanban Board for Any Project

By |April 25th, 2019|

If you’ve scoured the internet for project management approaches and tools, we bet you’ve come across Kanban as one of the search results. Kanban is becoming more commonly used as a project management technique. That’s why it’s no surprise if you’re here to know how you can kickstart your

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

Kanban Roles for Successful Project Management

By |April 16th, 2019|

“Respect the current process, roles, responsibilities, and titles.” If you’ve been following along our blog for a while, you might have read this statement in some of our articles. This is one of the principles of Kanban project management. This principle explains how Kanban does not come with an

Avoid Common Project Management Mistakes by Using Kanban

By |April 9th, 2019|

Many factors are in play when it comes to managing projects. Resources, time, budget, scope, requirements, and stakeholder feedback are all project elements that managers and teams juggle on a daily basis. While teams and managers apply their best efforts to keep a project on track, mishaps do happen. The