Author Archives: Alex Novkov

About Alex Novkov

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

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. […]

Optimizing efficiency? Forget multitasking!

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

The reality of modern business requires companies to be not just effective but also efficient in everything they undertake. Reaching optimal efficiency in any process is difficult, and among the main reasons for this is the habit of multitasking. Understanding why it drags down productivity and finding a way to get rid of multitasking altogether […]

kanban shared leadership

Implementing Shared Leadership with Kanban

In the past, companies have traditionally relied on authoritarian structures to delegate responsibility down the organizational hierarchy. However, leadership models are becoming flatter in nature as the continuous business development requires organizations to adopt new ways of advancing ahead of their competitors. Hierarchical leadership is usually consensus-driven and structured by exhaustive routines and processes, such […]

Version 5.8 – What’s New this Month?

Precise breakdown of projects using runtime policies Product update 5.8 introduces a new, practical way to break down work precisely using runtime policies. Whenever you set up a policy that triggers the creation of new cards (including parent, child and relative cards), you can copy card parameters of interest from the trigger card to the newly created […]