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Why leaders need to learn the Kanban Method?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2018-04-25 12:19 / by Nader Talai posted in Predictability, learning organisation, faster organisation, lean kanban

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The Kanban Method or Kanban for short, provides a lens through which leaders can ensure that the organisation is working on the most important work and know what to improve that leads to improved value flow across the value stream.

This is why leaders need to learn the kanban method, Kanban Method enables you to answer the following questions and gain the insight you need to make better decisions.

Kanban is not about boards and post-its on a wall, Kanban Method allows you to answer the following questions:

  • How are we serving the customer?
  • Are we working on the most important work item?
  • Where should we focus the improvements to improve our organisational value flow?
  • Do we know when we can deliver a given type of work?
  • Do we know how many you can deliver?
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How to use WIP to pull work?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2017-08-23 22:05 / by Nader Talai posted in Scaled Agile Framework, value stream, Predictability, visualised work

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Cumulative Flow Diagram

Is one of the key diagrams to help you manage the work better. A question that we are asked frequently and need to answer is 

When can we deliver?

The question that we should ask ourselves and we don't is

When should we start the work?

A Cumulative Flow Diagram will enable you to answer, "When should we start the work?" Create a spreadsheet as follows

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Is your service delivery predictable?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2017-08-17 21:33 / by Nader Talai posted in Growing Agility, Predictability, visualised work

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Work item arrival rate, work item departure rate, work item ageing are key factors to consider for faster service delivery or project delivery.

When we start work as soon as it arrives irrespective of our availability work items age and the number of work items in progress grow resulting in longer lead time which causes dissatisfaction.

Faster Organisation: The quickest way to deliver a work request is to start it when we have availability to work on it usually this means delaying starting it.

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When should we start?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2017-08-03 13:00 / by Nader Talai posted in kanban, Predictability, flow efficiency

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Organisations want to improve their business agility and deliver more, but most of the time we start at the wrong place and believe it is about starting more. 

"The more you start, the less you finish."

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