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The Lead Time and Cycle Time Debate: When Does the Clock Start?

Lean & Agile Delivery

The Lead Time and Cycle Time Debate: When Does the Clock Start?

Recently, a group of my LeanKit coworkers and I were talking Kanban. The age-old debate surrounding the definitions of lead time and cycle time came up, and we all rolled our eyes a bit. The Lean community has rehashed this topic a million times…
Stop the Line: How Lean Principles Safeguard Quality

Lean & Agile Delivery

Stop the Line: How Lean Principles Safeguard Quality

At LeanKit, we have a very thorough process for quality assurance, but sometimes, issues with unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances (such as DNS providers, hosting services, etc.) can result in a critical issue affecting our software,…
Identifying Bottlenecks Using Queue Lanes

Work Management for Teams

Identifying Bottlenecks Using Queue Lanes

Inevitably, every process has a bottleneck: There is some step that has a lower capacity than the steps before or after it. This may be because there are fewer resources dedicated to performing this step, or because it requires more time to…