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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. Continuing our use of the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Adjust) framework, this post will cover the next two steps in the cycle of continuous improvement: Do and Check! DO: IDENTIFY...

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

Whether you’re still finding your way around your Kanban board or you’ve been practicing Kanban for a while, you’ve likely stumbled upon the phrase ‘continuous improvement.’ At first glance, the meaning of this phrase seems self-evident: It’s just about aiming to always improve, right? Yes—it’s true that the goal of continuous improvement is to help...

Business Agility Definition

WHY AGILITY? Just a few decades ago, businesses were built to last. The successful companies were the stable companies—those that consistently, dependably offered a product or service desired by the masses. The goal for those running these businesses was to eliminate uncertainty, complexity, and variability where possible. Lengthy, tedious planning cycles and bureaucratic processes are hallmarks...

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. When implemented holistically and sustainably, Lean methods have been shown to promote a healthy organizational culture. This isn’t a coincidence: Rooted in behavioral psychology, Lean methods emphasize respect for others, effective...

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. For one, using a physical Kanban board is a great way to learn the fundamentals of Kanban. It can get your team to commit to the idea of sharing work on a shared board,...