Author Archives: Alex Novkov

About Alex Novkov

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

Traffic Bottleneck

How to Protect a Bottleneck You Can’t Remove

Bottlenecks occur all the time in any process. They can be temporary or cause damage in the long run. Often, removing a bottleneck completely is either impossible or too difficult, expensive, or time-taking. Finding a way to protect an existing bottleneck from getting clogged is often a more convenient option. Read on to learn how […]

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Embrace Lean

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Embrace Lean

Without a doubt, you have been hearing a lot of stuff about Lean. The methodology was developed for manufacturing, adapted for construction, eventually making its way to software development and is currently gaining popularity in marketing. The explanation behind its success is simple. Lean is a flexible framework with a variety of methods for managing […]

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 […]

the rise of kanban in a scrum world

The Rise of Kanban in a Scrum World

Until a few years ago, Scrum was considered the most efficient way of software development, but the method has started losing popularity, especially in its pure form (without elements taken from other methods, such as Kanban). As the world of software continuously evolves, it is becoming clear that the engineers of today need something different. […]