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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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  • Achieving Organizational Agility

    Achieving Organizational Agility

    Although nearly every organization on earth is vying to increase its agility, not all are achieving that goal. In fact, according to a recent McKinsey Global Survey, organizational agility, which...

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  • The Major Tenets to Designing a Basic Kanban System

    The Major Tenets to Designing a Basic Kanban System

    How to measure the progress of your work and communicate your work state. In this post, we’re going to look at the final two tenets and how they’re applied into a basic Kanban system. This will...

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  • How to Do Kanban for IT Operations

    How to Do Kanban for IT Operations

    Designing a basic Kanban system begins with four major tenets. Learning how to do Kanban can completely transform the way your organization manages tasks, especially for IT Operations teams which...

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  • Measuring Batch Size, WIP, and Throughput

    Measuring Batch Size, WIP, and Throughput

    Part 2: Final three of five Lean and Agile metrics to track with your team. The goal for any Agile team is to reach a state of continuous delivery. This requires teams to eliminate the traditional...

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  • 5 Lean and Agile Metrics to Track with Your Team

    5 Lean and Agile Metrics to Track with Your Team

    Part 1: Lead time and cycle time. Management expert Peter Drucker is quoted as saying, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” something most product managers or reporting nerds would agree...

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  • 8 Stand-up Meeting Ideas to Try with Your Team

    8 Stand-up Meeting Ideas to Try with Your Team

    Standing meetings get a bad rap—although launched with the intention of keeping a certain topic, goal, or initiative top of mind, they often devolve into disruptive wastes of time that keep...

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  • How to Define IT Operations

    How to Define IT Operations

    A Glimpse into Kanban, DevOps, and the Theory of Constraints, IT Service Management and ITIL. Despite being one of the most important fields in large-scale organizations, it’s difficult to clearly...

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  • What’s “Broken” in IT Operations?

    What’s “Broken” in IT Operations?

    Managing IT Operations can feel like fighting an uphill battle. From ensuring the security of sensitive data to implementing new software solutions, the IT Operations team is expected to juggle a...

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  • Top 6 Software Development Methodologies

    Top 6 Software Development Methodologies

    Looking to add more structure to your software development workflow? Selecting the right software development methodology for your product organization depends largely on your team size, goals,...

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  • Your Guide to Agile Methodologies

    Your Guide to Agile Methodologies

    Agile, Scrum, FDD, Lean, and Kanban

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  • Spotlight on Women in Lean: Julia Wester

    Spotlight on Women in Lean: Julia Wester

    In March, SolutionsIQ included us in their article, “Getting to Equal in an Agile Workplace,” as one of the tools that can help teams achieve transparency while tracking the progress of...

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  • 5 Lean Blogs to Help You Improve Efficiency

    5 Lean Blogs to Help You Improve Efficiency

    A key part of continuous improvement (one of the pillars of Lean) is continuous education - keeping your brain actively engaged with Lean ideas. Reading Lean blogs can keep Lean principles...

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  • 5 Benefits of Lean for Marketers

    Being a effective marketer today requires creativity, strategic thinking, and most importantly - focus. With thousands of channels and mediums available to market to prospects and customers,...

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  • Train Your Brain to Single-Task with Kanban

    Multitasking is a silent killer of productivity, disguised as a ‘life hack.’ In their book Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life, authors Dr. Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore describe how...

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  • Regain Focus with Kanban

    How often do you find yourself at work flipping between tabs, unable to complete a thought before moving onto something else? You go from answering an email to checking a Facebook...

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