Author Archives: Alex Novkov

About Alex Novkov

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

How to unlock marketing agility with consistent processes

How to Unlock Marketing Agility with Consistent Processes

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Words of wisdom from the notorious Mike Tyson that apply as much to the dynamics of a marketing team (albeit figuratively) as they do in the boxing ring. When the team feels the pressure of customer requirements, deadlines and members’ individual preferences  – it […]

Your Kanban board is not a Kanban system

Busting the Myth: Your Kanban Board is not a Kanban System

So, you have set your Kanban board in place. Although your team has been enthusiastic in visualizing all of their work, months have passed without any progress. And although there was an initial process improvement, you quickly reached a plateau. We understand that you probably feel discouraged and consider throwing away the board. However, before […]

How Continuous Improvement Can Benefit Your Business

How Continuous Improvement Can Benefit Your Business

The term continuous improvement is fairly self-explanatory. It almost seems too simple, but this industry buzzword is about continually improving your business, processes, and way of working. How you go about studying, planning, implementing and evolving that improvement is where it gets more complicated. You need to encourage a philosophy of constant, logical, and sustainable improvement […]

Your Procrastination Helper: How to Beat Procrastination with Kanban

Your Procrastination Helper: How to Beat Procrastination with Kanban

Even highly successful, highly motivated people sometimes struggle with procrastination. They know what to do, but they just can’t bring themselves to get started. It’s a more common problem than you may think. According to psychologists, nearly 20% of all adults procrastinate some of the time. Procrastination is a destructive habit. It not only inhibits productivity, […]

Shared Leadership How to Implement It with Kanban

Shared Leadership: How to Implement It with Kanban

In the past, companies have traditionally relied on authoritarian structures to delegate responsibility down the organizational hierarchy. However, leadership models (e.g. Shared Leadership) are becoming flatter in nature as the continuous business development requires organizations to adopt new ways of advancing ahead of their competitors. First, let’s see what is wrong with hierarchical leadership. The […]

Project Portfolio Management Strategy Guide for CIOs

Project Portfolio Management Strategy Guide for CIOs

In today’s business world, integration is key. With local and global competition stronger than ever, and the business world changing at an increasing pace, it is necessary to implement a strategy that integrates all aspects of your business. This ensures any changes to your strategy and focus take into account each and every function under […]

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 […]