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Workshop Design

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Wie gestalten Sie Meetings und Workshops so, dass alle Teilnehmer anschließend den Raum mit dem Gefühl verlassen, zusammen etwas erreicht zu haben? Chris Erteil und Lisa Kay Solomon geben dazu in i...
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TechWell | Personal Kanban—I Think I’m Doing It Wrong

TechWell | Personal Kanban—I Think I’m Doing It Wrong | connecting pm & hr |
A kanban board seems like the perfect way to visualize your tasks and organize priorities. But what happens when the backlog starts to get overwhelming? How do you stop the kanban board from becoming a task board?
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Doing kanban right?

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Some Remarks on the History of Kanban

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I have recently had to reply to a thread about history of the (software/IT) Kanban method on LinkedIn, which stated that the (software and IT) Kanban method originated from Taiichi Ohno's Toyota Pr...

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Michel Baudin's curator insight, April 2, 2013 12:27 PM

It takes nerve to write this sort of things.


Among the tools of TPS, the Kanban system is the only one that has been covered in the media from the beginning to the point of overexposure, because it combines a clever idea with objects you can see and touch. 


What some software people did is borrow the names of both Lean and Kanban and apply them to theories with at best a tenuous relationship to the original. 


That it worked for them as a marketing technique is to their credit, but I would not advise anyone wanting to learn about the Kanban system to read Deming, Goldratt, or Drucker, who is also referenced.


And TPS is not a "tributary" of the Kanban method. It is the Kanban method that is a tool of TPS, and useful only in the proper context, in conjunction with other tools in a well-thought out implementation.