What is Kanban Maturity Model?

Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) is a process-level improvement model with the Kanban Method. KMM can be used to guide a process improvement across teams, departments, or entire organizations. It maps out 7 maturity levels and shows how to successfully deploy the Kanban...

What is Dependency Management in Kanban?

Explore how Dependency Management works in Kanban and what approaches does the method use to facilitate this task.  What is Dependency Management  Projects in all professional services industries often require a cooperation of individuals or services with specialist...

Deadlines in Kanban: do they exist?

Some may say there are no deadlines in Kanban, some would disagree, saying that it is not possible to work without them. Let`s figure out where is the truth in the Kanban world.  Types of deadlines.  There are different types of deadlines. First, we need to sort out...

Cycle time vs Lead time – what is the difference?

These two concepts are popular in Kanban and are known in other agile methods. Let`s find out about their difference in Kanban. (Local) Cycle time of a ticket – is how much time a work item spends in a specific activity or a defined sequence of activities. In other...