Portfolio Management

Common cause and special cause variation is the Achille’s heel of the Kanban method. Using Real Kanban, you can visually see common cause variation (yellow) and special cause variation (red). Risk management is futile when being unable to decipher between common cause variation and special cause variation. It is the biggest flaw of the Kanban method. Eli Goldratt and Donald Reinertsen are clear : common cause variation leads you to be laser focus on your improvements! It will help you drive down costs and improve throughput. Common cause and special cause variation is the Achille’s heel of the Kanban method. Using Real Kanban, you can visually see common cause variation (yellow) and special cause variation (red). Risk management is futile when being unable to decipher between common cause variation and special cause variation. It is the biggest flaw of the Kanban method. Eli Goldratt and Donald Reinertsen are clear : common cause variation leads you to be laser focus on your improvements! It will help you drive down costs and improve throughput. 

The Kanban method value proposition

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OPEX-CAPEX or GLOBEX ? Kanban Systems are more in sync with GLOBEX, the real time decision support tool used at the CME, the world’s most sophisticated market.The Kanban Method Portfolio Management body of knowledge delivers pragmatic, actionable, evidence-based expertise that can be used as soon as tomorrow!

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Do you want to get rid of the turbulence as illustrated on the left ? Portfolio Kanban can take you to the situation on the right where decision making, costs and delivery at optimal! 

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Monthly planning using the Theory of Constraints so that slack will be created in the system and ensure delivery !

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Stop planning for and fighting variability and do the smart thing : Absorb it! 

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Stop losing sleep over dependency management and use a visual Kanban reservation system !

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Stop Talking and Start Starting’ by eliminating endless discussions with modern consensus building qualitative models and taxonomies. With the proper visual Kiviat charts, you can share a common understanding on a multi dimensional level that can also ease the burden of scheduling and sequencing decision making.

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Learn the 3 different ways to limit WIP at the Portfolio level so that your strategic intent can flow with frequent delivery of projects.

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Act strategically, operationally and tactically all at once by respecting the rules of engagement for each independent flight level.

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Merge your Portfolio thinking with Real Option Theory from Chris Matts & Olav Maassen whose book ‘Commitment’ sold for 3,500$ at Christmas two years ago. (That was for a second hand book!)

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The CME – Chicago Mercantile Exchange – through their GLOBEX system, leverages easy to use, effortless to learn visual indicators for market participants. They include information pertaining to liquidity : Immediacy – Tightness – Resiliency – Depth – Breadth. Kanban Systems are economic systems, and just like the CME, have similar real time, forward looking indicators to help you make daily decisions.