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In his book about Kanben David J. Anderson mentioned 2 approaches how to handle WIP-Limits when installing a Kanban System. Adding Buffers or Queues Approach #1 – Self-Revelation Two variants are possible here: Don´t add buffers, instead let the bottleneck reveal itself. Only when you identified it add buffers to protect it. Set WIP-Limits loosely first so that… Read Article →

Definition of “Kaizen Culture” in one sentence. A workplace culture where the entire workforce is focussed on continually improving quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction is known as a “kaizen culture”. A few characteristics: workforce is empowered Individuals feel free to take actions, and implement fixes and improvements management is tolerant to failure if the experimentation… Read Article →

In his book about Kanban, David J. Anderson gives us his 6 step recipe for a successful Kanban implementation. The Kanban Recipe This guideline enables a team adopting lean quick improvements and low levels of resistance. Focus on Quality Reduce Work-in-Progress Deliver Often Balance Demand against Throughput Prioritize Attack Sources of Variability to Improve Predictability… Read Article →

David J Anderson shares his 9 step approach on how a Kanban team should mature How to Mature a Kanban Team Learn to build high-quality code reduce the WIP shorten lead times release often balance demand against throughput limit WIP create slack implement improvements improve prioritization to optimize delivery See also: Kanban: A 6 Step Recipe for Success… Read Article →

A nice quote from David J. Anderson´s book about Kanban The conclusion after comparing two teams working in parallel: The right process, with good discipline, strong management, and good leadership all made a difference. What this example really demonstrates is that you don´t need the best people to produce world-class results. Source: Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change… Read Article →

These are the 5 properties of a successful Kanban implementation Kanban Properties   Visualize Workflow Limit Work-in-Progress Measure and Manage Flow Make Process Policies Explicit Use Models to Recognize Improvement Opportunities Source: Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson More Kanban

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