Best Ways to Develop Self-Discipline11 Aug 2015

Self-discipline is one of the qualities that has got to be taught, we're not born with it, and the level at which you've got it right now is merely a result of your past experience, education and upbringing. But, since it has to be learned, it's never too late to learn it some more! How to get...

Do Less, but Better - a Lean Workflow05 Aug 2015

With all the talk and fuss about Lean and Agile, do you ever wonder what is the actual point here? Some may say it's getting a more efficient workflow, achieving better results or improving the team's performance. What if we agreed, it's about doing less work but of a better quality? As the...

Why a Quiet Office Means a Productive Office?28 Jul 2015

Different types of work demand different environments, surely. But if there was one quality that benefits any work space, what would it be? Good, positive energy? Serious teamwork tools? A friendly manager? Decent coffee? Perhaps the quiet? Let's explore the possible implications of working...

How to Scale Kanban Well?21 Jul 2015

As Klaus Leopold mentioned on his website, scaling Kanban means no more than doing more of Kanban. So really, it shouldn't be difficult, should it? Discipline If you've done Kanban for some time, you're probably well aware of the fact that working along the Kanban lines takes a tiny bit...

Free Up More Time in Your Day15 Jul 2015

If your initial reaction to this is: "easier said than done", we're happy to offer some quick and useful tips on how to actually squeeze more out of your day. A significant part of getting good at achieving more in less time is finding and keeping an appropriate state of mind. Agreeing...

How to Run a Productive Meeting?09 Jul 2015

How come we hate meetings so much? They take up too much time and leave little time for doing actual work? They have no purpose? We never get to change anything anyway? Because they turn into blame shifting exercises? Whatever your reason, there are easy solutions to keep in mind, when wanting...

Happy Teams - a Short Guide to Change Management02 Jul 2015

Companies have policies and set ways of doing things, it's the natural order of the universe. In order for any new plan, strategy or even a technological approach to be brought into reality, companies need to create a process, that will make execution of the plan possible, easy and...

Basic Examples of a Kanban System 24 Jun 2015

A Kanban system is one that implements a project management method with respect for at least 2 simple rules: a visualization of the work process and a limitation on the amount of work being progressed at any given time. The outcome of following these rules is a visible productivity increase,...

Don't Push. Pull Work Items for Better Results.16 Jun 2015

In all resource materials associated with Agile, the approach is often related to as utilizing a pull method. What does this mean and why is it important? Grab tasks when you're ready Kanban works on an idea of establishing a workflow, a system in which the process stages are represented...

Five Principles of Kanban Boards12 Jun 2015

body.home#blog #content .article_container ol li {font-family: "Open Sans","Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size:16px; color:#222;} Did you find yourself wondering why should you introduce new approaches for managing your work load? Let's start with...