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Lean Leadership, Culture and Tools

Watch this webinar to learn how Lean leadership, culture and tools form the foundation of lasting change. About This Webinar In this webinar, I’ll explain how without three elements — leadership, culture and tools — our efforts at Lean transformation are little better than building castles in the sand. During this session, I discuss: – The role of...

Work Management for Teams

CEO Chris Hefley Explains New LeanKit Logo and Brand

I’m excited to announce LeanKit’s new logo and brand. This marks a significant milestone in our journey, providing an opportunity to reflect on everything that the original LeanKit brand stood for and everything that we aspire to become. Our Journey So Far Since our founding in 2009, LeanKit has experienced tremendous growth. We’ve become a...

Work Management for Teams

Business Flow: Watch the Baton, Not the Runner

Imagine you’re at the Olympic Games, watching the 4x400m relay race. While one runner carries the baton around the track, the other three runners stand around waiting. If we ran the relay race like most of us run our businesses, it would look very different. Each of the idle runners would be running three other races,...

Work Management for Teams

Lean Metrics: Measure Predictability with Facts over Estimates

A predictable outcome is one of the most sought-after goals in any business or initiative. It’s easy to see why. We often correlate predictability with attractive benefits like lower risk, higher business value, and maybe even less stress. So with every new project, we dutifully gather time, effort, and resource estimates from all involved —...

Work Management for Teams

Lean Metrics Webinar: Measure and Improve the Flow of Work

Watch this webinar recording to learn how managing your work via a Kanban system gives you the tools to measure and improve your team’s effectiveness. About this Webinar I’ll provide an introduction to Lean Metrics that includes: – What to track, including total WIP, blockers, throughput, and lead time – How to analyze these metrics...

Work Management for Teams

How to Run Effective Standups and Retrospectives

Step three of The Kanban Roadmap: How to Get Started in 5 Steps As a systems-thinking methodology, Kanban calls for team members to take collective responsibility for team priorities. Rich conversations about the work are a must-have. They help the team discover bottlenecks, resolve issues, focus on flow, and continuously improve their process. To facilitate these...

Enterprise Agile Planning

What is Flow and Why it Matters

Flow means to “move along in a steady, continuous stream.” In knowledge work, the ability to visualize and manage your flow is essential to achieving faster and more consistent delivery. It allows you to understand your capacity, easily identify problems and improve that flow. In a system designed to manage the flow of tangible deliverables,...

Work Management for Teams

About WIP Limits and Card Size

One of the new features just released in LeanKit Kanban is the ability to specify WIP Limits by Card “Size”, instead of the number of Cards in a lane. Earlier this week, after announcing this feature, I got a couple of “Really?” emails like this one, from Arne Roock: Chris, just saw your new features. Most of them look...

Work Management for Teams

Introducing Board Cloning! And more!

We are excited to announce a new set of features for our Team Edition based on ideas coming from our best source – you – our customers. We think you’ll agree that these features help move Kanban from the team level to the enterprise, while still retaining our trademark ease-of-use. And just wait ’til you see some...

Enterprise Agile Planning

Make Process Policies Explicit

In his book, Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business, David Anderson identified five core properties that have been observed to be present in each successful implementation of the Kanban Method. Visualize the Workflow Limit WIP (work in process) Manage Flow Make Process Policies Explicit Improve Collaboratively (using Models and the Scientific Method) The fourth...