HR Goes Agile: Bringing People Operations into the 21st Century with Lean-Agile Values and Principles.

HR Goes Agile

As enterprises are becoming increasingly Agile, the role of HR in Lean-Agile organizations is being challenged to expand beyond process-oriented HR management, and into truly Lean-Agile people operations. In this series of posts, we’ll be discussing why HR goes Agile, and what happens when HR goes Agile—and how high-performing organizations should approach HR’s transition into fully embracing the Agile methodology.

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Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 3: Continuously Improving

In this post, we’ll share what happens next: Truly embedding continuous improvement into your team’s process and Adjusting (A) improvement activities continuously based on what you learn. We’ll discuss our best tips for making continuous improvement ‘stick’ with your team and share the story of how one team has used LeanKit to improve their cycle times and overall efficiency with continuous improvement!

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Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 1: Planning to Improve

Getting Started with Continuous Improvement

Yes—it’s true that the goal of continuous improvement is to help you improve, continuously. But in the context of Kanban, continuous improvement is far more than that. It refers to the operationalization of improvement activity within an organization: The shared mindset and set of practices that, when done consistently, promote data-driven analysis and effective process improvement, and encourage innovation and growth across the organization.

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Business Agility Definition

Business agility describes organizations that are able to maintain stability while rapidly responding to customer demands. It’s a buzzword that’s thrown around often—sometimes related to the practice of (uppercase) Agile, and sometimes not. A more complete business agility definition is more complex. In this post, we’ll define agility, business agility, and discuss how to increase agility in your business.

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The Psychology of Lean Methods

The Psychology of Lean Methods

Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values, and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. When implemented holistically and sustainably, Lean methods have been shown to promote a healthy organizational culture.

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How to Switch from Physical to Online Kanban Boards

How to Switch from Physical to Online Kanban Boards

There are many reasons why your team might currently be using a physical Kanban board rather than an online Kanban board. But the limitations of physical Kanban boards are many—including the fact that the accuracy of your board depends on all team members having physical access to it.

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