Kanban implementation / maturity audit

The Kanban Method and System are currently one of the most commonly used methods to increase the competitiveness of workflow and value management companies. Despite the undoubted huge popularity in the world, many organizations still experience problems with its successful implementation (often briefly treating Kanban as an array). One of the reasons for this is undoubtedly the difficulty to properly measure its degree of maturity and efficiency. Without defining the measures and their proper control, we are not able to consciously increase business efficiency. This knowledge helps in deciding how to customize Kanban to show measurably the progress in achieving key business goals.

Kanban Maturity Model

Better descriptions of the maturity levels (ML) showing how organizations evolve developing their fitness-for-purpose. More precisely, how they improve in the following aspects:

  • new habits and cultural values
  • deeper Kanban management practices
  • relief from overburdening
  • coherent decision making al all levels, taking into account tactical, operational and strategic concerns
  • consistent and efficient work process
  • alignment and unity around a shared purpose
  • better business outcomes
  • capabilities to anticipate and address changes in the business environment

Why we need the Kanban Maturity Model?

Kanban Maturity Model

The Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) collects and summarizes a decade of experience applying Kanban across different organizations. The model can be a useful tool for organizations interested in developing their business agility.

It will provide you with a framework for scaling Kanban and evolving your process to achieve robustness and agility, ensuring your company’s long-time survivability.

Kanban Maturity Model was developed in Kanban University by David Anderson and Teodora Bozheva. With the help of KMM you can see how your organization is doing in Kanban adoption (how mature is your Kanban adoption) and start a discussion of what are the most appropriate future improvements. Therefore, KMM is an ultimate Kanban coaching tool.

The model emerged from the experience gathered by the whole community after years of coaching Kanban adoptions and relating those to organizational maturity and leadership maturity.

Over 15 years of experience

We have over 15 years of active and comprehensive experience in IT, management, leadership, coaching (ICF), mentoring and training. We work not only with IT agile teams but also marketing teams, sales teams, lawyers and others. We supported over 10 organizations in the process of agile / digital transformations, covering not only IT and PMO departments but also Business, HRs, Legal, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Support, Centres of Excellence (CoE)). We mentored and coached managerial staff, C-level staff, management boards, directors and shareholders of companies.

The widest offer in Poland

As the only company in Poland we have coaches, mentors, trainers certified (and experienced in agile transformations) from all key agile frameworks and methodologies, including solutions dedicated to scaling Agility and methodologies for conducting transformational changes in organizations such as PROSCI. We offer the widest range of Agile coaching services from: Scrum, Kanban, NEXUS, Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Agile Project Management (AgilePM), PRINCE2 Agile.

Audit lifecycle

The more work put in to the planing and preparation phases of an audit, the smoother the conduct of the audit. In this steps it’s very important on how audit people will be introduced. Definitely not as Auditors, since in most organizations this word has a negative connotation. Rather as Coaches or Consultants who will observe, give feedback and mentoring lessons. We estimate that up to 10% of the total project time is required for both the Plan and Prepare phases.

Using our unique methodology, maturity model, experience, and deep-dive checklists, a further 75% of the project time is required to Perform the audit. This phase involves both observation, interviews, cross-checking, verification and validation steps. Key aspect here is trust, building a relationships and gaining trust of people being audited. Only this way any empirically gain information will we valuable for further refinement.

The results of the Audit are documented in a formal manner and presented to the organisation in a standard report with formalised findings. This is part of the concluding stages in this Report phase. If the audit determines areas for quick-wins and improvement, further Follow-Up actions may be necessary to close out these issues.

Audit lifecycle

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