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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Stand-up Meeting: The Definitive Guide for Holding Effective Stand-ups

Stand-up meetings have become a sacred ritual for teams using Agile in any form. They are fantastic for keeping a company aligned and focused in the same direction. Although implementing them is not difficult, making the most of these Agile daily standups with your colleagues requires practice and nonetheless, experimentation. Over the course of the […]

How to Implement Kanban for Smooth Group Development

How to Implement Kanban for Smooth Group Development

Teamplay is the key to reaching your company’s goals in the shortest possible amount of time. Before being able to tap into their full potential, members of your different departments go through a lot of hurdles and conflicts. The process takes time and effort and, in the end, despite all the effort you may have […]

What is Occupational Burnout and How to Avoid It

What is Occupational Burnout and How to Avoid Burnout at Work

Have you ever experienced burnout at work? The Chances are that you probably have without even knowing it. Occupational burnout has become such a regular occurrence in the lives of knowledge-work professionals, particularly considering today’s ever-increasing demands. Many of us aren’t even aware of how close we might be to burning out, or – worse […]

What is a Task Board and How to Make The Most of It

What is a Task Board and How to Make The Most of It

“When you visualize, then you materialize.” This quote of the American psychologist Denis Waitley perfectly summarizes one of the most effective tools used by modern leaders for managing their time, team process or even entire companies. Although there are different means to use for visualizing work, there’s hardly any tool capable of outperforming a task […]

Case Study - How to Implement Lean Product Development

Case Study: How to Implement Lean Product Development

Lean can be a powerful asset for running your product development team and even a whole company. A perfect example of that is Somabe (Soraluze Makina Bereziak SLL), a company that designs and manufactures specialized machines. Let’s follow their six-year journey that led to the implementation of Lean and Portfolio Kanban on a company level […]

Kanban Predictions for 2019

Kanban Predictions for 2019

The end of 2018 approaches and we can’t help but think about what awaits us in 2019. Recently, we published an infographic showing the trends for Scrum and Kanban in numbers. Now, we decided to gather some expert opinions on what shall we expect to happen for Kanban during the next year. Let’s go briefly […]