Agile Leadership

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Managing Queues in Product Development

Why Manage Queues? Effective queue management reduces cycle time, increasing profits by minimizing inactivity in product development processes. Queue management is pivotal in optimizing cycle time within product development, directly influencing economic outcomes. The primary issue in extended…


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Optimize Batch Sizes

What are "Batches" in Product Development? Batch size refers to the quantity or volume of tasks, items, or units grouped for processing, development, or transmission at one time.


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Optimizing Flow with Work in Progress (WIP) Limits

What are WIP Limits? WIP limits are a deliberate constraint placed on the amount of work in progress within a process, which is pivotal in enhancing the workflow's focus, efficiency, and overall effectiveness. Work In Progress (WIP) limits define the maximum quantity of work in each stage of a…


Visibility in Agile

Explore the Principle of Visibility in Lean and Agile

What is the Principle of Visibility in Agile? The Principle of Visibility in Agile emphasizes making all aspects of the Agile process visible to improve decision-making, accountability, and progress tracking. The Principle of Visibility in Agile is about making work visible and creating an…


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Implementing SAFe: Lean Budgets

What are Lean Budgets? Lean Budgets in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) focus on funding value streams over projects, streamlining value delivery, and minimizing the bureaucracy of conventional project cost accounting.


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Implementing SAFe: Portfolio Kanban

The SAFe Portfolio Kanban SAFe Portfolio Kanban is a method for visualizing and managing the flow of portfolio Epics, aligning strategy and execution in SAFe. In SAFe, Portfolio Kanban is a crucial tool for managing the flow of portfolio Epics, guiding them from ideation to analysis,…


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Case Study: Using Agile to Improve Productivity by 240%

Introduction This is a case study of a two-year project with an actual client. Over the period, we iterated through numerous improvement evolutions, experimenting with various concepts and processes. At the two-year mark, we measured the following improvements:Productivity increase of 240% Reduce…


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Mastering Lean Portfolio Management with SAFe

What is SAFe Lean Portfolio Management? SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is a strategy execution framework for aligning strategy and execution in organizations. In the context of SAFe, LPM becomes a critical instrument that helps businesses connect strategy with execution, ensuring the work…


Agile Leadership Emotional Intelligence

Agile Leadership: Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management

Introduction Agile leadership is about more than just managing projects and overseeing teams. It encompasses many skills and competencies, from emotional intelligence and conflict management to fostering resilience and effective remote collaboration. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in…


Agile Transformation

Overcoming Agile Transformation Challenges

Introduction In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, many organizations are exploring Agile methodologies to improve adaptability, efficiency, and customer-centricity. As a leader, you may be considering the adoption of Agile practices or have already started the journey on the team level.…