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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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  • Why Great Customer Service in a Lean Company Matters

    The ultimate goal of Lean management is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Traditionally focused on manufacturing and software development, customer value comes in the form...

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  • New Look, Same LeanKit

    You may have noticed a few small changes recently in LeanKit, namely the font and color. These changes are just a couple of examples of the many small changes we will be making as we update our UI...

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  • Goodbye Manual User Management, Hello Automated User Provisioning

    Picture this: 10,000 employees and 20 enterprise-wide applications with an average of ten new hires and five exiting employees a week. Now imagine the amount of time someone spends creating,...

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  • New Release: More Ways to Connect Work, More Visibility

    If you’re trying to be more lean and agile, you know it’s important to decouple work and limit cross-functional dependencies. While dependencies often present risks to fast, continuous delivery,...

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  • Kanban with JIRA

    LeanKit is a powerful Lean-Kanban tool that enables teams to visualize and manage their work processes. It is popular with IT Operations teams because it allows more flexibility than a...

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  • An Open Letter to Our Customers and Partners from Tim Mulron and Jon Terry

    Today, we are excited to announce that LeanKit has been acquired by Planview, and we are joining the Planview portfolio of work and resource management (WRM) solutions. By combining our two...

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  • 8 Kanban Board Examples for Engineering and Manufacturing Organizations

    Many engineering and manufacturing companies choose LeanKit to help them to gain visibility into and manage their work. We are increasingly impressed with both the diversity and utility...

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