Working Remotely is Hard, but So Worth it!06 Sep 2017

What is your first thought when asked about remote collaboration? Anticipation of endless free time? Fear of not managing your workload? Dread of being cut off from your colleagues in both social and collaborative ways? Or does it make no difference to you where you work from? Very often,...

The Tangible Difference between Traditional and Agile Projects29 Aug 2017

The Mindset Shift The key difference when comparing traditional and Agile project management approaches lies not so much in the processes and methods, but in the team's mindset. Team members are asked to address the final, business view of their working matter, rather than see their daily tasks...

Using Agile Could Discard Performance Appraisals02 Aug 2017

If you've ever undergone a work appraisal, chances are you've concluded that it was a great waste of time. Both yours, the appraising manager's - and if there are a lot employees in the company, this can amount to a whole lot of wasted working hours. The main reason for these personal work...

Typical Factors in an Agile Adoption Failure11 Jul 2017

There are a number of things that can be blamed for why your attempt to implement an Agile approach has failed. Let's take a closer look at the most common ones. Too many risks taken: Agile methods may support risk taking in short iterations, but this is a double-edged sword. While you...

Increase Board Readability with the Card Legend27 Jun 2017

It is now possible to have the names of the card types used on a board displayed below the board itself, along with their associated card colors. Especially useful if you're working on multiple boards and are having to remember what each color signals within which project. To start using this...

More Power in Your Hands: Task Summary12 Jun 2017

Power-Ups are what makes Kanban Tool able to go from a simple application to a complex system and we are happy to introduce yet another great addition to the mix: Task Summary. Task Summary Power-Up responds to the need of showing more information on a closed Kanban card. You can choose...

Agile and Innovation06 Jun 2017

According to recent research Agile can help innovation greatly, the idea has as many opponents as fans. Why the sharp split of opinion? Pros of using Agile for innovation: Time pressure as motivation Sometimes the very pressure of having to come up with something, whether it's an...

Postponed Tasks - New Power-Up Available!24 May 2017

In the spirit of strengthening your procrastination tendencies, an option to have a task postponed has just been added to Kanban Tool! :) Seriously, though - this is a fabulous way to de-clutter your board from tasks that you cannot get to work until a specific event takes place, or until...

Unforeseen Benefits of Agile11 May 2017

After a decade of Agile working - it is pretty clear what are the predominant benefits of applying the approach: clearer product development process, faster delivery, higher customer satisfaction, better project control, scope for efficient risk management, more overall flexibility and a...

Change Management: Focus on the People11 Apr 2017

Attempting to introduce new methods, policies or practices into an organization meets one, clear obstacle: resistance to change. Behaviour as natural for humans as breathing the air and very tricky to remove, due to the way our minds are wired to stray from the unknown and stick to once set ways....