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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

What is Kanban – A Quick Guide

By |March 5th, 2019|

We are all in search of the perfect productivity system. Good time management, task organization, and careful planning are key to achieving success and reaching our goals. While a perfect system does not exist, there is one particularly simple, yet very helpful and effective methodology which users can utilize

Kanban vs Scrum: Which One is Better?

By |February 28th, 2019|

Kanban has been pitted against Scrum and vice-versa for the longest time. The debate is still on and each camp is ready to face the arguments. While we don’t aim to arrive at a winner in this article, we want to help you understand more about Kanban and Scrum.

Heijunka Principles and Application Simplified

By |February 21st, 2019|

If you’re wondering whether heijunka is another Japanese term that’s designed to make our work lives better, you’re absolutely right. Heijunka is a Lean technique similar to other Japanese principals like kanban and kaizen. It is also one of the 12 Pillars of the Toyota Production System. While it

A Step by Step Guide to the Kanban System

By |February 19th, 2019|

In order to explain the Kanban system, we must first explain the word Kanban and the concept of a pull system. Then we will rely on Toyota’s expertise in using Kanban to appreciate the philosophy of complete elimination of waste (Just-in-Time) and their six rules for an effective Kanban

Personal Kanban to Get Things Done in 2019

By |February 12th, 2019|

Are you like most people who feel pumped and energized when ringing in a new year? A new year usually brings a different kind of energy to start something new or change bad habits. New Years is almost synonymous to - yes you guessed it right - RESOLUTIONS. But