What characterizes an Agile leader?05 Oct 2021

Agile work environments and processes center around self-organization and adaptation to fluctuating demands. Therefore a leader of an Agile project, or an Agile company department, should have the ability to let people make their own decisions and make them fast - right? Sometimes that can seem...

How to do Scrum in Kanban Tool?02 Sep 2021

Would you consider it a conceptual travesty to use the Kanban Tool to manage a Scrum-based process flow? Well, our customers don't! Kanban Tool boards are widely open to personalization and can map out either of the frameworks with ease. Kanban vs. Scrum, in short A Scrum...

In Agile, following a plan is rarely better than listening to the client20 Jul 2021

One of the core ideas put forward by the Agile Manifesto was for teams to welcome changing requirements from the customer, also when they're already well into the project's development. Arguably, it's one of the ways Agile gives teams a competitive advantage. More openness to what the...

Why is transparency key to project success?22 Jun 2021

When working as a team, it can be challenging to arrive at a shared conclusion and an agreeable result, to put it mildly. And, where teams working on the more technical aspects can rely on a binary classification of the issue - something is either done right, or it's not, the groups that...

What tangible effects does using Kanban boards have?30 Mar 2021

A typical storyline behind teams wanting to start using Kanban is that they received an incentive from the management to "get more Agile". And, let's be honest, this is not at all a bad reason to start! Chances are, that journey will not end there - but that one team using Kanban for their...

How to set achievable goals?10 Feb 2021

Are you familiar with the dread that a seemingly unsurmountable task can cause? Some types of goals are impossible to estimate in time and effort, for instance, the path to changing a career or pivoting the entire premise of a business. Still, both of these things are happening every day, so...

Feedback Management with Kanban18 Aug 2020

Progress happens when you find a solution to a problem, that removes the problem from happening again, right? A leading factor making this possible is taking note of both your colleagues' and your stakeholders' feedback. First and foremost, we're concerned with their comments on the matter of...

6 Remote Work Tips & Best Practices to Work From Home18 Mar 2020

With the coronavirus spreading, remote team-working is becoming the recommended approach for all those businesses that can facilitate it. Take a moment to see how to do this well with your team. Find your spot and stick to regular working hours For many of us working from home can be...

Kanban Tool is 10! Well... 12 actually!19 Dec 2019

We started working on Kanban Tool in the beginning of 2008. Later that year invitation-only alpha was released. While Kanban Tool public beta along with our website kanbantool.com was released in January 2009 making Kanban history. Kanban Tool is one of the very first services, that proposed...

Get Ahead of Work-related Stress!27 Nov 2019

It is well established, common knowledge that stress increases the risk of all kinds of diseases, and greatly contributes to burnout. Have you taken any action against work stress affecting you? We'd like for you to at least consider the below strategies. Put effort into creating good work...