I recently was introduced to the Kanban method and it piqued my interest for many reasons.
One, it’s the final quarter of the year and I am about to go into a big audit of my business – what’s working, what’s not, what pots of gold are we sitting on and how best can I use my team to help uncover these.
Two, I’m all about continually improving what I do, and who I am, and this is one of the key principles behind the Kanban method.
The Kanban Method, as formulated by David J. Anderson, is an approach to incremental, evolutionary process and systems change for organizations. It was originally developed by an engineer in a Toyota Factory to overhaul their systems and delivery.
It uses visualization via a kanban board of intangible work items—an important aspect of Kanban since it allows a greater understanding of both the work and the workflow.
It also advocates limiting work in progress, which as well as reducing waste due to multitasking and context switching, exposes any operational problems your business my have and stimulates collaboration to continuously improve the system
Put more simply it’s a way to:
- Organize the chaos that you create in your business or that you and your team create by making the need for prioritization and focus clear.
- Uncover workflow and process problems in order to solve them and then be able to deliver more consistently to your customers and clients.
Listen in to this episode to learn about:
- The Kanban Method and how you can apply it
- Why I’m doing a big ass audit on my business in October
- How important it is to step back and take a 360 degree view of your business
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Key Resources I mention or add value to this podcast:
- Check out this Prezi from Julia West on Kanban 101 that breaks it down
- Listen in to my podcast on how to fire yourself as CEO of your own business
- Rock Your Systems has been replaced with an amazing and much more in-depth course called Harness Your Hustle. Check it out here
- Read The Rise of Superman – Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
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