Comparative Kanban

Comparative Kanban

by Comparative Agility

In environments with high levels of variability and uncertainty, being able to quickly respond to change is essential. Kanban, with its focus on visualizing work, limiting WIP, focus on flow and continuous improvement is ideal in these types of environments.

Comparative Kanban

Get the most out of your investment in Kanban.

Comparative Kanban is helping you by identifying where you can improve how you work, where you should amplify your efforts further and fuel a data-driven approach to continuous improvement.

Essential Kanban

Comparative Kanban focuses on proven aspects of what makes Kanban successful: actively managing flow, making policies explicit, implementing feedback loops and limiting WIP – it’s all here.

Trusted Content

Our survey instruments are created by established practitioners and thought leaders in the field – and validated by our staff of data scientists through a rigorous process of analysis.

Instantly Actionable

The survey is designed to provide organizations with insights that are both practical and actionable right away. By providing your teams with a voice you can quickly help them where it’s relevant to their context.

About Comparative Kanban

Kanban is the preferred way to work in environment with unpredictable work demands and in environments with high levels of uncertainty. Leverage Comparative Kanban to pinpoint exactly where you can help your teams and build a culture of continuous improvement.

continuous improvement process

Continuous Improvement

  1. Gather Data

    Take survey, conduct open space sessions, gather objective measures and perform 1:1 interviews.

  2. Analyze Results

    Baseline data against world, specific industry or other comparative data set. Identify unique strengths and improvement opportunities. Understand the narrative.

  3. Implement Changes

    Define inprovement strategy based on key findings from your analysis. Communicate what you intend to do, execute on improvement strategy and evaluate progress.

  4. Learn Together

    At regular intervals, validate the impact of the improvement efforts. Communicate progress and be open about challenges. Build a culture of continuous improvement and learning across the enterprise.

Sample Questions

We resolve blockers with simple visual aids and escalation processes.
Team visualizes work with queues, work-types, avatars, swim-lanes, blockers or explicit policies.
We are aware of explicit policy / rules on when to pull work.
Team meets on a regular cadence.
Team knows their goals, why it exists and what is their criteria for success.
Key stakeholders provide regular feedback based on the current situation.
We are more responsive to our customer(s) than before.
Team visualizes work with queues, work-types, avatars, swim-lanes, blockers or explicit policies.
WIP limits help us commit to finishing work over starting new work.

Sample Questions

Visualize

We resolve blockers with simple visual aids and escalation processes.

Limit WIP

Team visualizes work with queues, work-types, avatars, swim-lanes, blockers or explicit policies.

Make Policies Explicit

We are aware of explicit policy / rules on when to pull work.
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Fuel data-driven continuous improvement efforts at the team, program and organizational levels through uncommon insights and actionable feedback.