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What is a Kanban Pull System?

By |April 4th, 2019|

Imagine you are planning to take a trip. But you notice the gas light is on. What do you do? You go to the gas station and fill up the tank before you run out of gas. If you think about it, you'll notice that you are completing a task

6 Different Types of Kanban Systems Explained

By |April 2nd, 2019|

The Kanban methodology uses Kanbans or cards to signal work items’ status and monitor progress. This approach strongly relies on balancing production to demand, and maintaining an optimal flow. The nature of this methodology is such that it is very easy to use it to any industry. It also

Kanban Project Management Principles

By |March 28th, 2019|

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase project management? Words like schedules, deadlines, budgets, and resources may ring a bell. But what is project management? As we go along this article, we’ll also discover what Kanban project management is about. The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project

Improve Your Information Flow with Kanban Cadences

By |March 21st, 2019|

Everything around us seems to happen at a certain time. A rhythm that defines the pace and order of activities. It is present in nature. And it is present in organizations of all sizes. Especially those who have a well-aligned system of information flow and feedback loops. But many

What is a Kanban Card: Use and Purpose

By |March 16th, 2019|

The Kanban methodology greatly relies on the proper use of two tools: Kanban Board [IS1] and Kanban cards. If the Kanban board is the main workspace where the whole project and its processes are laid out, the cards are the visual representation of all the work necessary for successful

Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) Kanban Boards

By |March 15th, 2019|

The Kanban Lead Time and Throughput Conundrum Kanban's background in product development and maintenance might focus on Lead Time where being quick to market is important, but many companies just need more things to be done in less time (rather than faster) and cheaper, which is where improving Throughput

The Anatomy of a Kanban Board

By |March 14th, 2019|

A Kanban board is a tool for work visualization. To make the most of this work visualization tool, it's important that you understand the anatomy of a Kanban board. “Kanban” in Japanese means “visual signal”. This project management method uses visual signals for improving resource utilization, bottlenecks identification, and

Kanban for Improved Office Productivity

By |March 11th, 2019|

It’s hard to keep focused these days what with all the things that are battling for our attention. It’s a challenge to be productive, especially in the office. Just imagine what happens daily at work. Endless meetings and your trip to the pantry for a water refill suddenly becomes