Why You Should Start with Kanban at the Team Level

March 16, 2020

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This is episode 4 of 10 in our new miniseries where we take you from the why, to the what and eventually to the how of kick-starting your business agility journey with Kanban. Click here to start with the first episode.

If Kanban is so powerful, you may ask, why don't more organisations drive its adoption from the top down?

I could give the tongue and cheek answer that David and Theodora told us so in their Kanban Maturity Model... but this would not be the truth as the model is merely a reflection of what they saw happening in the real world!

Instead, in this Business Agility Daily episode I present a very simple driver for why we believe it is best to start a serious Kanban implementation at the team level.

Can you guess what it is before watching the video?

Apart from answering this question, I also manage to show two different visualisations of the KMM, Klaus Leopold's influential Flight Levels model and a number of increasingly sophisticated Kanbanize boards. 

And if this was not enough excitement for you, I also had a really embarrassing slip of the tongue ... hope you don't notice 😉

Would love to hear what you think in the comments below!


Continue with the next episode: 

Ep 32 - Why You Really Need a Kanban Kick-Start

About the author

Business Agility Coach | Abundance Thinker | Helping Mid-Market Companies Evolve by Using the Kanban Methodology - As trained Industrial Engineer with close on 25 years' experience as IT Professional and Business Executive in the mid-market IT industry, Mathias Tölken loves to share his experiences and expertise with others.


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