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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How Kanban Can Help Combat Burnout

 “This Kanban thing is interesting, but it won’t work well for our team. We aren’t software engineers.” –me  As I sat in a hotel room one night six years ago in the waning days of a weeklong team offsite, I was trying frantically to find a reasonably priced option to fly home a day early. …

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Designing Your Board to Focus on flow

We all want to design our Kanban boards to enable consistent, smooth flow of work all the way from start to finish. Unfortunately, that capability doesn’t come naturally and the way we often visualize our work processes can unknowingly cause dysfunction. In this post, we share some important things to consider (at least from our …

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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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The Kanban Perspective on Teams

The comparison between Kanban and Scrum obviously comes up often when we’re talking to teams, especially in the context of Professional Scrum with Kanban. While they are more similar than many practitioners realize, one key difference is the perspective on Teams. If you look at the definition of Kanban or Lean, you wouldn’t find teams …

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