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  • HR Goes Agile: Bringing People Operations into the 21st Century with Lean-Agile Values and Principles.

    HR Goes Agile: Bringing People Operations into the 21st Century with Lean-Agile Values and Principles.

    As enterprises are becoming increasingly Agile, the role of HR in Lean-Agile organizations is being challenged to expand beyond process-oriented HR management, and into truly Lean-Agile people...

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  • Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 3: Continuously Improving

    Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 3: Continuously Improving

    In this post, we’ll share what happens next: Truly embedding continuous improvement into your team’s process and Adjusting (A) improvement activities continuously based on what you learn. We’ll...

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  • Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 2: Implementing and Measuring

    Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 2: Implementing and Measuring

    In the first post in this series on continuous improvement, we discussed planning to improve, including how to set up your Kanban board to collect meaningful continuous improvement metrics....

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  • Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 1: Planning to Improve

    Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 1: Planning to Improve

    Yes—it’s true that the goal of continuous improvement is to help you improve, continuously. But in the context of Kanban, continuous improvement is far more than that. It refers to the...

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  • Business Agility Definition

    Business Agility Definition

    Business agility describes organizations that are able to maintain stability while rapidly responding to customer demands. It’s a buzzword that’s thrown around often—sometimes related to the...

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  • The Psychology of Lean Methods

    The Psychology of Lean Methods

    Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values, and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization....

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  • How to Switch from Physical to Online Kanban Boards

    How to Switch from Physical to Online Kanban Boards

    There are many reasons why your team might currently be using a physical Kanban board rather than an online Kanban board. But the limitations of physical Kanban boards are many—including the fact...

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  • Prevalent Themes at Agile 2019

    Prevalent Themes at Agile 2019

    Emily Peterson discusses her time at the Agile 2019 Conference by reviewing the conversations she had with 3 distinct groups of people.

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  • 6 Steps to Become a Lean Organization

    6 Steps to Become a Lean Organization

    After you understand Lean’s guiding principles, review this blog post to explore the necessary steps to becoming a Lean organization.

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  • Leading an Agile Transformation in Your Enterprise – An Interview with Jon Terry

    Leading an Agile Transformation in Your Enterprise – An Interview with Jon Terry

    Jon Terry, Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy at Planview discusses how executives lead their organization through a successful Agile transformation.

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  • Lean Product Management: Why It Matters

    Lean Product Management: Why It Matters

    Learn how Lean product management keeps product managers focused on increasing development speed with work that matters quickly.

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  • Why You Need an Agile Culture Shift

    Why You Need an Agile Culture Shift

    Learn how organizations are shifting from a project and portfolio management approach to an Agile culture through the creation of stable teams of teams.

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  • A Case for Digital Kanban Boards in IT Ops

    A Case for Digital Kanban Boards in IT Ops

    The nature of workplace collaboration is constantly changing, and no where is it more visible than with team-level, digital Kanban boards. Gone are the days where teams worked together in a...

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  • Creating Continuous Improvement with Lean Metrics

    Creating Continuous Improvement with Lean Metrics

    Lean metrics helps measure and improve your work flow to get the most out of your Lean strategy, creating continuous improvement for your organization.

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  • Leading Insurance Provider Improves IT Operations with Planview LeanKit and Company Realizes 1,732 Percent ROI

    Leading Insurance Provider Improves IT Operations with Planview LeanKit and Company Realizes 1,732 Percent ROI

    Learn why an insurance company’s analytics team manager selected Planview LeanKit to advance their IT operations processes and the benefits they’ve achieved so far.

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  • A Look into Program-level Kanban Design

    A Look into Program-level Kanban Design

    Visualizing the work of an enterprise organization doesn’t have to be daunting. Up until now, we’ve spent a lot of time looking at how a well-planned Kanban design can empower IT Operations,...

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  • Change Management in an Agile Project

    Change Management in an Agile Project

    Any self-respecting professional likely thinks of themselves as being ‘good at change management’, but what does that mean exactly—especially in the context of an Agile project? Blending effective...

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  • The Benefits of Scaling Agile

    The Benefits of Scaling Agile

    Agile has become a hot topic in project management. Many top businesses around the world are interested in scaling Agile across entire organizations. But despite its recent surge in popularity,...

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  • Lean Methodology: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?

    Lean Methodology: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?

    If you’ve worked in management for some time, you’ve heard discussions around Lean methodology. It’s a popular business philosophy known for reducing waste and improving efficiency. But aside from...

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  • General Guidelines for Kanban Board Design

    General Guidelines for Kanban Board Design

    Busy People Say “Yes” Haphazardly, Productive People Say “Yes” Deliberately. In order to enjoy the benefits Kanban has to offer, you need to follow a few guidelines regarding Kanban board design,...

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