Are We Biologically Programmed to Work in Agile Methodology?16 Mar 2016

Our brain is a complex organ, which sometimes can be subjected to tricks that will make it work better for our purpose. Find out if and why are we really well designed to work in a truly Agile way. Willpower To do anything, we need to want to do it first. But willpower is a very precious...

Project-Based & Team-Based Organizational Models08 Mar 2016

Would you rather your team to be working on projects - focus on one thing at a time until it's done, or for each person to have their own, assigned role, doing their thing at their own pace for specific goals? Both seem to have their advantages and faults, also - one is bound to be more...

What's Halting your Business Growth?02 Mar 2016

No business will grow on its own. It may sometimes seem that all in your team are working long hours, therefore the business must be headed in the right direction and continue to develop. But it takes no business genius to know, that it's not how many hours you put in, but what you're focused...

Can we Ever Beat Procrastination at Work?24 Feb 2016

Understanding that if it's just your nature to put things off, and that if you lack motivation or need to make progress whichever way you can - the tendency would really be to answer: "NO, you cannot beat it". There is a million things you can try to make yourself NOT procrastinate, but if...

Can Agile Projects Turn into Agile Companies?16 Feb 2016

When thinking of organizations and the ways in which they change and evolve, the main thing to keep in mind is: organizations are made of people. Hence, if it's people making the teams and teams making the companies, it should not be too difficult to make an entire organization Agile. It's...

Kaizen: Make Time for Improvements09 Feb 2016

Part of running an Agile process is taking advantage of the continuous improvement opportunity, meaning making the process and product better with time. So, simplifying the process while increasing your response time and product / service quality. Some of these changes can be introduced...

Agile Kanban for Research Work20 Jan 2016

Research work, however fascinating and enjoyable, can be tough to organize into a structured process. And lack of a process more often than not leads to decrease in motivation, waste and difficulty in reaching a sense of accomplishment. It's fair to say that work, that has been forged into an...

Time vs. Energy Management13 Jan 2016

What if the traditional time management techniques are not enough? Once you've delegated all things you could have, resigned from doing those that you could let go of (non important and not urgent - hence redundant), and prepared a general schedule on how you're going to go about doing the...

Kanban for UX Design: Great Match07 Jan 2016

User Experience design process may seem far from the original ideas that some people still associate with Kanban - manufacturing, stock management or software development processes. The reason Kanban works for knowledge work too – with UX design being an example here - is thanks to Kanban's...

Parkinson's Law CAN Work to Your Benefit16 Dec 2015

It is more less common knowledge, that all work can be stretched out for the time available for its completion - whether it's 2 or 5 hours - this is known as Parkinson's Law. It can be astonishing, when you realize that that's an over 100% time difference, yet behaviour characteristic of...