Author Archives: Alex Novkov

About Alex Novkov

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

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 […]

Successful Organizations Run on Social Capital

Successful Organizations Run on Social Capital

Lack of communication between team members? No cooperation between different departments? Collaboration holes in the organization? Silos within the company? If you can relate to any of these problems in your office, then your organization probably suffers from lack of social capital and in order to fix the problems that come with it, you need […]

Quality Control and Continuous Improvement

Quality Control and Continuous Improvement: What’s the Difference

Two terms you likely hear over and over again as a project manager, supervisor or team leader are “quality control” and “continuous improvement.” You can apply these broad concepts without fail to any industry, project or situation. When you apply and use them correctly, they will become second nature, simplifying and improving the way you […]

Waste 101 - Pure vs. Necessary

Waste 101 – Pure vs. Necessary

Lean was developed for delivering products and services with unquestionable value at the right moment to the end customer. To help you with that, the methodology focuses on identifying value-adding steps in your process and minimizing waste activities. Although it sounds pretty simple, there is a question that has been bothering managers and regular team […]

scrum-to-kanban

7 Questions Before Moving from Scrum to Kanban

Are you considering the move from Scrum to Kanban? Then you are among the growing number of teams looking for work clarity and productivity. To get there, you would want to answer 7 specific questions first. If you are still trying to understand the differences between the methods, check out our Scrum vs Kanban comparison […]

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 […]

Case Study - How to Use Kanban with Your HR Team

Case Study: How to Use Kanban with Your HR Team

StarLink is a leading IT compliance and next-generation threat driven solutions provider in the Middle East. They are recognized as a “Trusted Security Advisor,” a “True Value Added Distributor” and a market leader by more than 500 customers to secure critical enterprise assets. When you want something safe, they’re the right people to ask. They are using […]