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Benefits of Automation for an Agile Business

Automation of inner processes in a company may seem confusing, difficult to implement, or even unattainable - especially in the case of small businesses that do not have large budgets. But in fact, it helps them achieve real financial savings and operate as efficiently as large enterprises.  Automation can be a powerful tool that agile businesses can use to be more flexible, effective, and achieve better results. What is automation? Automation is all about releasing your team from repetitive tasks that a technique

By |2022-04-07T12:45:14-07:00April 7th, 2022|Agile, Kanban, Project Management|

Flow Efficiency: How to Measure it and Why You Should

In today's competitive work environment, companies often need to look at strategies for improving their processes aiming at delivering high quality products or services. Among the diverse methods available that help companies accomplish this goal, the Agile Kanban method has been used over the years in many different industries and fields of knowledge. Through the utilization of the Agile Kanban method, important metrics associated with the process under consideration can be evaluated as for example, lead time, cycle time, throughput, aged work items

By |2022-12-02T17:00:32-07:00February 1st, 2022|Agile, Kaizen, Kanban, Kanban Board, Lean Thinking, Process Flow|

Decipher the Patterns: Cycle Time Scatter Plot

The utilization of the Agile Kanban method allows the evaluation of important metrics associated with the process under consideration. Among the main metrics usually employed through the Kanban method, one of the most relevant metrics is the process cycle time, and with it comes the cycle time scatter plot. In the framework of Agile Kanban method, the metric cycle time permits teams to better understand their overall capability of delivering tasks in their projects, by controlling the start and finish times of the

By |2022-12-06T13:56:10-07:00November 30th, 2021|Agile, Kanban, Kanban Board, Metrics|

How You Can Establish an Agile Workflow for Your Startup

Times of uncertainty have perturbed our status quo. Many of us are dealing with different lifestyles as opposed to our previous, almost mundane routines. On the professional front too, work-from-home opened doors and people's perspectives. Workspaces are being redesigned, remote employees are being hired, newer technologies are being explored and employees and employers are learning to experiment with different skills and capabilities. Embracing Continuous Improvement for a Smooth Agile Process The term agility according to the dictionary means the ability to move quickly

By |2022-12-06T14:09:35-07:00November 9th, 2021|Agile, Project Management|

The Waterfall Model & When to Use it for Project Management

Nowadays, companies want to incorporate Agile in every aspect of the business. But long before Agile came into the picture, almost everyone only knew of one way to do things in business. It’s this linear, step-by-step process called the Waterfall model that prevailed in the business operations scene. You probably have done things the “Waterfall model” way even without knowing it. It’s because it’s the most straightforward thing to do. Before complex processes such as software development and technology came into play, the

By |2022-12-06T15:12:09-07:00September 1st, 2021|Agile, Project Management|

Complete Guide to Agile Vision with Real Examples

Wonder what successful companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook have in common? Well, they may have a lot in common in reality. But one thing’s for sure. They all have successful products that customers use and patronize. So much so that their products are global household names. Coming up with amazing products takes a lot of research and testing. And if we ask the founders of these great tech companies, we would learn that getting to a successful product means knowing what

By |2022-12-06T15:20:41-07:00August 25th, 2021|Agile, Kanban, Kanban Board, Project Management|

15 Ways to Improve Agile Personas with Kanban Zone

The key to creating meaningful products is to understand what your customers need and want. One of the main reasons businesses fail is their product or service has low to no market need. No matter how you push your product to your target customers, if they don’t see the benefit of it or it doesn’t match what they want, they won’t buy it. Creating products and services need to start from a verified and viable need. Just because you think your product is

By |2022-12-06T15:24:55-07:00August 18th, 2021|Agile, Kanban, Kanban Board|

Ultimate Examples of Agile Roadmap Planning with Kanban Zone

Product roadmaps provide teams with the direction they need to implement the company’s vision and goals. But not all product roadmaps are created equal. Teams need an Agile product roadmap that can be flexible with the changing demands of consumers while hitting company targets and objectives. Product managers often find it challenging to balance the two. But with the right strategy and a clear vision, an Agile roadmap will be your best tool to ensure product development is charting the right course.  Let’s

By |2022-12-06T15:28:05-07:00August 10th, 2021|Agile, Kanban, Kanban Board|

The 4 Pillars of Agile in Education

After two decades since the introduction of Agile, we have seen Agile breaking boundaries outside software development and tech. Agile as a philosophy and way of doing things can be applied to almost any process or system. Not just in business or work, but in learning as well.  Many are seeing the benefits of Agile in education and are changing the way students learn. Can the Agile philosophy be applied in education? How does establishing an Agile culture in a learning environment help

By |2022-12-06T15:30:50-07:00July 21st, 2021|Agile, Kanban, Kanban Board|

How to Better Manage Dependencies with Kanban

Dependencies are common in knowledge work like software development. While Agile teams strive to be self-sufficient and fully cross-functional, external and internal dependencies will still pop up. When dependencies are not properly managed and planned, it often results in delays and rework. In Project Management Institute (2021). Beyond Agility: Flex to the Future. Pulse of the Profession® we learn that only about 55% of projects are completed on time. Without planning and managing dependencies, your team may have lower chances of completing your

By |2022-12-06T15:48:40-07:00June 15th, 2021|Agile, Kanban, Process Flow, Project Management|