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Today Dimitar Karaivanov is joining me. Dimitar Karaivanov is an engineer and CEO. He’s also the co-founder at Kanbanize. He is a lean thinker. He is a Kanban practitioner. He has a background in software development, process improvement, and software development. He has written several books, including Lean Software Development with Kanban. How can Portfolio Kanban benefit your business? You get the idea. He is passionate about Kanban. Dimitar, welcome to the group!
Ben, thank you so much for having me. It was a pleasure to speak with you and your audience. So I look forward to this podcast.
It was great to meet you. You are obviously passionate about Kanbanize and have built a whole product around it. I am curious about what your role as CEO means. What is a typical day like for you, the CEO and co-founder of Kanbanize.
Yes, it is a lot to wear many hats as the CEO of a company, especially if you are a late startup company. As the product manager, I talk to many customers.
We’ll then talk to engineering to simply relay the feedback that we have received from customers. How to engage in enterprise selling Strategy is an important part of what CEOs do. The strategy can also be applied to Kanban. Let’s take a moment to discuss that.
Yeah, definitely. But, before we get into that, I want to know more about your background. How did you get started in project management software development?
This is how it usually happens out of necessity. I was the change agent in a large German company. We were moving from waterfall processes to agile processes. Around 500 people were involved in the transition. Baghdad’s chrome was the norm for any new agile implementation. We train everyone on scrum. We had about 25 agile teams. However, we found that the teams could deliver some stability, but it was not easy to manage the larger pieces of work, which in our case were features, epics, and other such things. And I figured that we were lacking the tools to manage both the team level and the management/coordination level. Kanbanize was created with the goal of scaling ag.