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Kanban in the Context of Continuous Innovation

Differentiating between continuous (kaizen) and radical (kaikaku) improvement.

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Continuous Improvement
Kaizen
Kanban
Kanban Systems

Summary

The Kanban Method helps teams maximize productivity by creating a flow from request to delivery of value. Jurgen Appelo argues that Kanban's ability to handle continuous, evolutionary, and incremental improvement (kaizen) may prevent from being a great choice for discontinuous, revolutionary, and radical improvement (kaikaku). The best tools are always great in context, and he shares his reasoning and alternative solutions.