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Kanban: When Is It Appropriate?

In the Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass, I teach coaches and those leading Kanban...

Enterprise Kanban: Where to Start?

For a corporation setting out on a large scale Kanban implementation, there is the inevitable...

Kanban – The Alternative Path to Agility

The Kanban Method was conceived as an alternative path to agility - as a means to improve...

Team Kanban Practitioner

Lean Kanban University is introducing a new entry level Kanban class for Team Kanban together with...

LKNA15 Miami – The Kanban Practitioner Conference

This year we're taking our LeanKanban North America conference back to Miami for the first time in...

LeanKanban Training Roadmap 2015 Edition

We've updated the LeanKanban Training Roadmap for 2015 following the introduction of the modular...

Agile Fluency & Organizational Maturity

I was requested by a client to provide a mapping of my organizational maturity model and patterns...

Organizational maturity & the J-Curve Effect

This is the first in a series of at least four posts about Kanban, evolutionary change and...

Patterns of Kanban Maturity

This is part 2 of current series on organizational maturity, evolutionary change, and Kanban....

Kanban Patterns and Organizational Maturity

This is part 3 of at least 4 parts in a series studying kanban system and board designs and...

Your KPIs Probably Aren’t! But What Are They?

This is the 2nd part of my post following Defining KPIs in Enterprise Services Planning. Running...

Defining KPIs in Enterprise Services Planning

All KPIs should be fitness criteria metrics. All KPIs should be recognizable by your customers and...

Market Segmentation for Enterprise Services Planning

I realized after posting my article on Fitness For Purpose Score that it isn't reasonable to...

Kanban Cadences

Recently, I've taken a new approach to teaching The Kanban Method. The new Lean Kanban "Practicing...

Scrumsplaining #1: Kanban is Scrum Without Sprints

"scrumsplaining" is the phenomena where a Scrum practitioner tries to explain why you can't use...

Scrumsplaining #2: There Is No Sense Of Urgency With Kanban

"scrumsplaining" is the phenomena where a Scrum practitioner tries to explain why you can't use...

Are Scrum & Scaled Agile Damaging Morale At Your Firm?

In 2008 I was scheduled to give a talk to the Bay Area APLN meetup group. The meeting was being...

Kanban Does Not Share Your Agile Cross-Functional Team Agenda

In November 2013 the Kanban coaching community agreed that we recognized 3 specific agendas that...

Survivability – Kanban’s “Purple Cow”

Seth Godin once suggested that you only get one chance to be a purple cow. A "me too" position...

Kanban’s Service Delivery Principles

This is the second post outlining the 6 principles of The Kanban Method. This one explores the 3...

Kanban’s Change Management Principles

In 2016, we are extending the Kanban Principles to specifically break out Service Delivery from...

What We Know About Duration: Individual Activities

The latest fad in the Agile software development community is to promote the use of Cost of Delay...

Flow Efficiency: A great metric you probably aren’t using

By: Julia Wester How efficient is your flow? One of the questions that working professionals get asked the most is “When will my request be completed?” In order to answer, we often look at lead time metrics to give a predictable answer. Looking at lead times over a period of time can give us a pretty high confidence level in setting delivery expectations. It is a strategy for predictability. When we look at improving those lead times, we often focus on how to improve the active work we do for the requests we receive. We might improve test automation, implement code review process and/or...