Kanban: The Next-Level To Do List

By |June 11th, 2019|

We have all used to do lists at one point in our lives. I know I still do. Usually when I need to put together my grocery list and wrap my head around simple daily chores. It’s simple, effective, and definitely better than trying to remember everything. Right? Well,

Optimization of Resources: The Seven Wastes (Muda)

By |June 6th, 2019|

Lean manufacturing rests upon the idea that waste reduction can help you work more efficiently and be more profitable. Waste reduction is based on the notion that processes either add value or create waste to the production of a product or service. But waste can take many forms. It

5 Steps to Achieving Business Agility

By |June 4th, 2019|

The path to business agility doesn’t happen overnight. The right foundations need to be set. Gone are the days when projects would take two to five years to complete. Organizations that are still trapped in their traditional project execution approaches would highly likely close shop. New project management approaches

Implementing Kaizen Through Kanban

By |May 30th, 2019|

We already know that from proper implementation and use of Kanban come many benefits. The main one being continuous improvement. Using Kanban helps teams work faster and more efficiently. But more importantly, Kanban is the perfect tool for identifying hidden problems. And engaging people in resolving them by continuously

Why an Agile Coaches Built a Kanban Tool

By |May 29th, 2019|

Building a new tool was never our goal because who needs another tool? The problem was simple: our clients needed a simple tool that could infuse all the benefits of Kanban. To our surprise, the solution was not obvious because a Kanban tool is much more than a visual

Six Rules of Kanban: How to Better Implement Kanban

By |May 28th, 2019|

Managing business processes using Kanban can only be effective if it’s implemented properly. An effective Kanban system is more than just sticking post-its on a board. It is a mindset - a move towards productivity, organization, and eliminating waste through a steady flow of work. This is where the

Kanban to Create Superior Sandwiches from Which Wich

By |May 23rd, 2019|

I love Kanban and a good sandwich, so visiting Which Wich is always a delight on many levels. For the record I have no affiliation with Which Wich, I’m just a customer and fan! Visualize & Make the Process Explicit A great Kanban system starts with a well-defined process

Exploring Cause-and-Effect with 5 Whys

By |May 21st, 2019|

In our everyday lives, we encounter many problems and unfavorable situations. One way go about this, is to find a way to overcome the situation. Usually by dealing with the momentary consequences, and moving on, rather than actually understanding the cause behind the problem. Therefore, identifying why it occurred

Applying the 5S Methodology in Personal Kanban

By |May 16th, 2019|

Personal kanban is a great tool that individuals can leverage to manage tasks. When implemented correctly, it can be a productivity gamechanger. But as with any productivity method, it doesn’t work on its own. It is dependent on the consistency and discipline of the person that uses it. Starting

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