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Kanban in Organizations Part I

The values and foundational principles of Kanban

This article describes the basic idea of Kanban based on its values and foundational principles. The Kanban method is regarded as the human start with what you are doing now approach to change. It should be seen more as a management method constructed around a value system than as a pure productivity tool. This method helps organizations to work better for their employees, customers and stakeholders. The basis of this article is the book "Essential Kanban Condensed" by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael.


Posted by Julia Meiling on November 28th, 2018 under project management
Tags: kanban

Kanban in project management

Agile Kanban combined with traditional project management

While agile methods such as Kanban are now widely used in project management, employing a purely agile approach without the advantages of traditional project management methods often does not work, especially when a large project team is involved.

This article explains the advantages of agile Kanban and the traditional waterfall model, and how you can employ this to your advantage in the form of hybrid project management.


What Is the Difference Between WBS, Project Plan and Project Schedule?

If you are new to the project world, you are confronted with lots of seemingly similar terms and definitions.

What is, for instance, the difference between a work breakdown structure, a project plan and a project schedule? Let's resolve the confusion.


Kanban 101: Understanding Kanban Methodology

Kanban is like Scrum an agile method to manage projects more effectively. What are the advantages of Kanban? When to choose one agile methodology over the other? And how to find the best Kanban tool for your project? This article will give you an overview of Kanban basics.

With the current version we show how on a Mac Merlin Project can be utilized on Kanban boards. In addition to the standard workflow, we pursue a hybrid approach and combine traditional and agile project management in a clever way. Just test it!


What is Agile Software Development?

Agile software development is an umbrella term for different project management methods and was designed as an alternative concept to the traditional waterfall method.

The agile approach is characterized by its iterative and leightweight processes which minimize feedback loops with clients and entrepreneurial risk and which foster better and faster results.


Project Management with a bit of Magic!

Merlin Project combines traditional methods with Kanban.