Learning Center: Lean and Kanban

    How to Reveal the Immediate Impact of Implementing WIP Limits

    What is the ultimate goal behind implementing WIP limits?

    19 May

    Team Burnout Is Real and Your Workflow Is the Cause

    The best teams are highly motivated to perform. They show engagement, professionalism, and dedication. When unrealistic goals and impossible demands are placed on your team, their active engagement leads to rising...

    12 May

    Do Less to Do More: WIP Limits in Kanban

    Have you felt like your team is always busy, but nothing is ever quite finished? With a constant stream of new requests from clients and management, it’s easy to jump from task to task without delivering results.

    28 Apr

    The Top 10 Benefits of Kanban

    Kanban is a method applied across all fields of work to help teams drive down costs and become more efficient by visualizing and improving workflows. Kanban gives you the flexibility to build sustainable competitive...

    21 Apr

    How to Leverage Your Kanban Analytics in 4 Steps

    How can you leverage your Kanban analytics to make the most out of your improvement efforts? Is there an approach that will enable you to continuously realize business outcomes using your past performance data?

    20 Apr

    Winning the Talent Retention Battle

    MSP leaders that invest in the training and development of their people are sometimes afraid of the possibility that other companies could wind up benefitting from those investments. However, it’s important to remember...

    20 Apr

    Winning the Talent Development Battle

    Building a great team requires more than just hiring great people. Hiring great people is just the start. Talent has to be developed and nurtured over time, and it’s more than just a pat on the back and the occasional...

    20 Apr

    How to Read the Cumulative Flow Diagram [Infographic]

    The Kanban Method can help teams manage their workflows more efficiently but relying on your Kanban board alone isn’t going to help you achieve a stable process. You also need a way to identify bottlenecks and stabilize...

    20 Apr

    The Kanban Method: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

    Delivering work in a quick and efficient way could be a challenge. The Kanban Method suggests an approach of managing the flow of work with an emphasis on continuous improvement without overburdening the development...

    7 Mar

    Webinar January 30- 2 types of boards, recent updates, Q&A time

    We’re introducing a recurring webinar for everyone who wants to know more about Kanban- both Kanban methods as they apply to MSPs, and Kanban the board application from TopLeft.

    30 Jan

    Why Technicians Use TopLeft

    Nobody said engineering at an MSP was easy. As if the day-to-day responsibility of handling helpdesk tickets and projects was not enough, technicians and engineers who use ConnectWise or Autotask also have to struggle...

    5 Jan

    Are you feeling micromanaged? Here is why- and what to do about it

    Are you an engineer or a technician working for an MSP? And are you feeling micromanaged? Technician micromanagement at MSPs doesn’t get enough coverage, even though it cripples teamwork and performance.

    18 Nov

    3 Tips for improving project visibility

    If you feel that you are answering the same basic questions over and over, your team members aren’t engaging with projects. If there is confusion about deadlines, deliverables, and workflow, you, as a project manager,...

    2 Sep

    How to bring your project visibility to the next level?

    As a project manager, you know how important project visibility is. You are always working with many projects simultaneously and are full of information that probably no one else has.

    19 Aug

    Knock Out Waste in Your MSP- the 7 Kanban Wastes

    Get ready to knock out waste in your MSP! For a long time manufacturers using Kanban have used the 7 Kanban Wastes to identify and eliminate waste in their processes. Did you know MSPs can use the same framework to...

    12 Nov