Tedder Industries has been able to launch a full product offering in only NINE days with the help of Kanban, and they were able to reduce the launch time of products from 4 – 6 months to 2 – 3 months.
Implementation of Kanban
When and How Did You Decide To Implement Kanban?
Kanban was implemented at Tedder Industries in August of 2015.
What Business Functions Have you Implemented Kanban In?
Kanban has been implemented company-wide, across all departments, and is engaged by all of our key stakeholders. Our business functions that currently leverage Kanban include:
– Project Management
– Customer Service
– Business Analyst
– Programming / IT
– Process Engineer – Production
What Benefits have you Experienced due to Implementing Kanban?
Tedder Industries has reaped the benefits of Kanban in several ways. We have seen increased productivity, improved inter-departmental cohesiveness, and witnessed our throughputs gain velocity.
Does your Organization use Any Other Scaled Agile Methods Such as Scrum of Scrums, Disciplined Agile, Safe, Others?
We are experimenting with a newly proposed, Agile Integration Framework, which allows scaling at the Enterprise level.
How did SwiftKanban Help?
When did your Organization Start using SwiftKanban?
We implemented SwiftKanban at Tedder Industries in August of 2015. Several project management workflow platforms were evaluated and ultimately, we chose Digite’s SwiftKanban because it had a palatable user interface yet offered robust analytics to help the organization begin to understand where opportunities for improvement existed.
Which Other Tools did you Evaluate Before Selecting SwiftKanban?
It came down to LeanKit and SwiftKanban, with SwiftKanban making the sensible choice for our organization.
What Are Some Of The Key Strengths And Weaknesses Of SwiftKanban That you Would Like To Highlight?
SwiftKanban is highly visual, easy to manage, customizable workflow, with a simple interface that is engaging for all users. Additionally, the support for is second to none. Our organization has had multiple requests both technical and non-technical. We are always provided an expedited response that is friendly, efficient, and helpful.
What Are Some Ways, If Any, In Which SwiftKanban has Made you and your Team More Effective?
By using SwiftKanban, our teams are able to integrate quickly and seamlessly with a quick visual reference to the status of tasks.
More Specifically, can you Share Any Metrics – Such as Lead Time, Throughput or Flow Efficiency – That You Have Seen Improvements as a Result of Using Kanban and SwiftKanban, and by How Much?
We are not able to share specific metrics. However, our tribal knowledge reflects projects that what used to take 4 – 6 months has reduced to 2 – 3 months. In our most extreme example, we have been able to launch a full product offering in only NINE days.
Would you Recommend SwiftKanban To Others? If Yes, Could You List the Top 3 Reasons For Doing So?
YES! YES! YES!
I would highly recommend SwiftKanban to anyone! SwiftKanban is not just for IT / Programming, we use this platform in Lean Manufacturing and it can be applied to any organization that is projectized!
a) Quite simply, it works!
b) It’s customizable. From views to workflows, this tool is incredibly versatile!
c) It’s cost effective! Very competitive pricing with options to fit a wide range of budgets.