Digité Blog

Lean, Agile, Visual Management from the Trenches

Kanban ESP Cadence Adoption

ESP Compared to Kanban Method

ESP Compared to Kanban Method At the most fundamental level, ESP was necessary to provide a container for the collection of things we were teaching that were beyond kanban systems and beyond the scope of the Kanban Method. These were the things that enabled the optimal and effective use of kanban systems – topics such as: probabilistic forecasting and statistical analysis; qualitative risk assessment; real option theory; connecting strategy to operational mechanisms such as Kanban capacity allocation; and so forth. ESP represents a system of management for an entire professional services business.

Read More »
Kanban Board

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated. I caught up with Kanban pioneer David Anderson on the sidelines of Lean Kanban Central Europe and Lean Kanban India last year and asked him about his thoughts. Here are some interesting highlights from there.

Read More »
Kanban Team

Allocating WIP Limits for a Kanban System

Kanban MethodI have seen people focus a lot on what the WIP limit should be for a Value Stream stage of a Kanban system. However, once the WIP limit is known, I haven’t seen much thought going into where to put those WIP limits. Hence, this blog!

Read More »
Cognitive Analysis

How Cognitive Overload Impacts Productivity?

When I first arrived in the US twenty years back I was “blown-away” by a few intense experiences that are still etched fresh in my mind. One such overwhelming experience was when I entered Wal-Mart for the first time. I had never seen or imagined anything like this before. For every item, there were so many brands, packages, and choices. Buying even insignificant stuff was a complex and stressful experience.

Read More »
Flow Efficiency Formula

Flow Efficiency: A Great Metric you Probably Aren’t Using

Kanban Flow Efficiency Metric One of the questions that working professionals get asked the most is “When will my request be completed?” In order to answer, we often look at lead time metrics to give a predictable answer. Looking at lead times over a period of time can give us a pretty high confidence level in setting delivery expectations. It is a strategy for predictability.
When we look at improving those lead times, we often focus on how to improve the active work we do for the requests we receive.

Read More »
Agile Release Train

Agile Release Train (ART)

Agile Release Train The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them. So, what is an ART? Is it a set of teams working in tandem with each other following a common release calendar and Sprint timeline?

Read More »

Signup for Updates

Follow us on Social Media

Digite Blog

Visualize your workflow and manage your work in an Easy and Intuitive way.


Try SwiftKanban Enterprise Plan FREE for 30 days.