We are pleased to announce our partnership with LeanKit, a leading provider of electronic Kanban solutions. Our relationship with LeanKit stretches goes back about 18 months already. In May of 2010, we conducted a fun podcast interview with Chris Hefley, the Co-founder and CEO of LeanKit (then Bandit Software). Last week, we also announced that Chris will be a guest in our upcoming webinar, “Beyond Kanban: Lean as an Operating System”.
Earlier this year, Chris Hefley was nominated for the Brickell Key Award. Here is what we submitted to the selection committee at the time:
We have been impressed by Bandit Software’s customer service and willingness to listen to feedback and advice as it continues to develop its offering. I remember watching the CEO of one of our clients using LeanKit Kanban to show his own managers real-time inventory in their value streams and thinking that this was really the ultimate stamp of credibility.
Today, when you walk into that company’s lobby, you will see a big flat screen cycling between kanban boards for all their value streams across all functions of the company (lead generation, sales, custom development, product development, etc.) Data from their value streams feed into their Kaizen system, with Hansei meetings being used to make decisions about what A3 projects to launch. LeanKitKanban has been and continues to be instrumental in that particular company’s Lean Journey.
Good tools accelerate the learning for everyone in the Lean ecosystem — teachers, researchers, and consultants as well as their students and clients. We strongly believe that Chris and his team deserve recognition for their efforts and advances.
We look forward to future collaboraton with LeanKit as they continue to grow and evolve.