Predictability and Continuous Improvement

How to Limit Your WIP in Kanban

One of the most asked questions during Kanban training is: how to limit WIP? But before we talk about it, what is WIP anyway? WIP is the acronym for: work in progress. Which is a flow metric that shows how many items that have started but not finished. When we talk about limiting WIP, we …

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Three Ways Kanban Helps Us Solve Complex Problems

The way to solve complex problems is to break it down into smaller pieces, start with what we know or more often, a hypothesis around an assumption we are making, and then assess the outcome to decide what to do next. Agile frameworks and techniques like Scrum, XP, Feature Driven Development, Crystal, etc. are designed …

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Ideas para pensar sobre la implementación de Kanban

4 ideas claves a tener presente al implementar Kanban El cambio que buscamos implementar a través de Kanban como estrategia no se puede vender de manera creíble como algo que solo es beneficioso. Todo cambio trae incertidumbre y con suerte riesgos. Para acompañar a equipos y organizaciones, debemos mostrarles cómo los beneficios del cambio superan …

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Kanban Adoption in Nigeria; A Frontier Worth Exploring

Nigeria, like other nations, is an evolving work environment. A nation of over 200 million people (UNDP, 2021). Interesting in her demographic is her workforce. From United Nations Population Fund statistics, over 50% of her population in the workforce is young and vibrant. The question then is, how can the Agile framework; Kanban, facilitate the delivery of value for Nigerian organizations and businesses? To answer this …

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Une autre saveur de crème glacée

Tel fût la réaction de mon collègue lorsque je lui annonçais le dépôt de ma candidature pour devenir un formateur pour ProKanban.org à la fin de 2020. “C’est juste une autre saveur de Kanban” me dit-il. J’ai écouté sa réaction et son argumentaire à propos d’organisations qui désiraient bénéficier de la popularité du mot Kanban. …

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How Well Does Your System Flow?

When working with a flow-based Kanban system there are a few statements that I would suggest most teams should bear in mind. One of my Kanban class attendees labelled these as “Jose’s Rules for Flow” Whilst I wouldn’t go so far as to say these are hard and fast rules, they are some suggestions for …

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