In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in Kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with Kanban, and getting results with Kanban.
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with custom modifications to it in accordance with Agile and Lean values helped Seamless Payments to go through a period of organizational growth and prepare for further growth. This article describes the change that was done using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas.
By changing the inner workings from a project perspective to a product perspective Agfa Healthcare established a less complicated process using a single backlog for the entire organisation. Main advice is to try to avoid setting up silos where they do not belong. When applying LeSS it is important to stick to its basic rules even though they are, in most organisations, very disruptive.
Finding ways to eliminate root causes of delays can improve flow. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize blockers that have most impact or are the quickest wins.
With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?
The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 15
Tracking projects is challenging when enterprises adopt agile in product development. Smaller work items and lower work in process improves risk management and supports agile execution and learning. 3
Lean’s major concept is reducing waste: removing anything that is not adding value to the customer from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment. 2
Sean recounts the story of how he learned the value of limiting work in progress and removing blockages to allow the flow of work in an IT server lab, and how he applies these lessons in Scrum.