Author Archives: Alex Novkov

About Alex Novkov

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

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Lean Leadership: What Is a Lean Leader and How to Become One

When talking about Lean, usually people tend to focus on the process management part. However, few realize that just adopting the most emblematic management tools such as Kanban may not necessarily bring the desired improvement without changing the way they lead. Now, we don’t plan to bore you with all the leadership fluff. Nor do […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is a widely discussed topic, especially in the Lean and Agile communities. You can find plenty of articles that cover how continuous improvement can benefit your business, however, most of the information covers the theory with very little practical advice on how to actually start implementing it in your daily office life. As […]

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 […]

Case Study - Kanbanizing Technical Communications

Case Study: Kanbanizing Technical Communications

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 its 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, BLONDÉ […]