Author Archives: Alex Novkov

About Alex Novkov

Energetic and practical, passionate about: social media, creative writing, heavy weights and outdoor activities.

why do you need a visual management board

Why Do You Need a Visual Management Board

Imagine the following situation: You are a project manager in a marketing agency and need to develop a media plan for a big client that generates a lot of money for your company. If you are doing traditional project management, you will most probably plan a series of activities and prepare a sequence with a […]

Agile Portfolio Management - short and sweet introduction

Agile Portfolio Management – Short and Sweet Introduction

Looking at that title, the first thing that comes to mind is that it sounds like a paradox. The second is that this is going to be a really long article. But it isn’t. And it won’t. Agile portfolio management is not only possible, but it’s also both easy and effective. Traditional Portfolio Management Traditional […]

How to Mitigate Risk at the Project Portfolio Level

How to Mitigate Risk at the Project Portfolio Level

When managing a large portfolio of projects, sometimes, you might need to allocate people and resources in order to mitigate risk, act on relative criticalities and optimize your capacity to its fullest extent. I remember a story my friend and colleague Steve Tendon once told me. When he started working with a client, there was […]

Kanbanizing technical communications at

Kanbanizing Technical Communications: Case Study

Introduction BLONDÉ is a third generation independent family business that thinks locally and acts globally in delivering liquid content services to its clients worldwide. Since their establishment as a high-end printing company in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1934 by Lode Blondé, they have evolved into a multifaceted global provider of services in the communications industry. Presently, […]

Kanban Predictions for 2019

Kanban Predictions for 2019

The end of 2018 approaches and we can’t help but think about what awaits us in 2019. Recently, we published an infographic showing the trends for Scrum and Kanban in numbers. Now, we decided to gather some expert opinions on what shall we expect to happen for Kanban during the next year. Let’s go briefly […]