How to be more productive without losing your creativity

How To Be More Productive Without Losing Your Creativity?

Creativity and productivity are two irreplaceable elements for achieving success in business. Although they are two sides of the same coin, there’s a widespread misunderstanding saying that creativity kills productivity and vice versa. As a result, it is not a surprise that teams with more creative functions (e.g. marketing, design, etc.) are sometimes putting up […]

Kanban IT operations

Kanban in IT Operations: 5 Real-Life Examples

There is no doubt that Kanban is among the most famous methods for software development these days. However, people often forget that the method was initially tested and applied successfully in IT departments. Back in 2004, an IT team in Microsoft managed by Dragos Dumitriu was struggling to improve his team’s efficiency and to optimize […]

What is a Task Board and How to Make The Most of It

What is a Task Board and How to Make The Most of It

“When you visualize, then you materialize.” This quote of the American psychologist Denis Waitley perfectly summarizes one of the most effective tools used by modern leaders for managing their time, team process or even entire companies. Although there are different means to use for visualizing work, there’s hardly any tool capable of outperforming a task […]

The Kanban Roles You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Kanban Roles You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Formal roles are important to people, we get that. We even had a recent company-wide discussion on the topic. As Lean blossoms best in an environment involving as little constraints as possible for flow to develop and evolve, we want to address the topic on roles in Kanban. Recently, I overheard an old question related […]

Kanban software selection guide infographic

Kanban Software Selection Guide [Infographic]

It is normal for most teams that are just starting out with Kanban to put the traditional, physical implementation of the method into practice. However, when you start to get the hang of it and reach a point where rapid process improvement becomes more difficult, you’ll need the added functionalities that Kanban software solutions provide […]

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Tips for Building Leaders From Within

In the century of teamwork and shared responsibility, we have found ourselves in a world of inefficiency and management dependency. For a while now, business culture has been shaped by a perfectly vertical hierarchical structure. In the recent years, it has started crashing down as over 80% of business teams globally report inefficiency and failure […]