This is the story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation. It explains why Sandvik IT chose the Kanban method; how it was deployed using a kick-start concept; how it was followed-up using a depth-of-kanban assessment; and the effects so far. The article includes links to concrete and step-by-step information on how to run these kick-starts and assessments
This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda. Building on the sustainability agenda, this agenda adds the values of customer focus, flow, and leadership. Individually, each of these brings some challenge; collectively, they can represent to a significant sense of direction, a much more outward-looking approach to change.
This first article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model, explores the sustainability agenda: a common approach to Kanban adoption at the level of individuals and teams, often motivated by the need for relief from unsustainable practices and workloads. This sustainability agenda draws on the Kanban values transparency, balance, and collaboration.
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
For a modern IT company, innovation is equally critical to the company, its clients and its staff. Jeff discussed the important ingredients needed to create a culture of innovation in an organization.
InfoQ interviewed Vasco Duarte on a new publishing business that aims to connect authors with their audience in a sustainable way, and with Jason Little, author about Lean Change Management.
The Lean Kanban Conference took place in downtown Chicago last week, and InfoQ interviewed David J. Anderson, father of Kanban in the software development industry. 5
At the Lean Kanban conference, InfoQ asked Dr. Arne Roock how a team can evaluate whether Kanban is the right tool, and how to kick it off. Dr. Roock offers some prescriptive advice.
Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
Kanban pioneer David J. Anderson recently went to Brazil to present a course on Kanban, and gave a wide-ranging interview to InfoQ Brasil editors. See the major highlights. 1
Most project management offices measure activity to control delivery times. This article argues that tracking and quantifying queues is a better way to improve cycle time reduction and predictability.