Author Archives: Iva Marinova

About Iva Marinova

Analytical. Driven by constant learning and knowledge. Fascinated by people's creativity. Admiration for Intellectual Property, copywriting and SEO. Passion for nature's beauty, comic books, pop art and cinema.

Upstream Kanban

Best Practices for Using Upstream Kanban

Are you overwhelmed by customer feedback and requests? Is your team struggling to differentiate between ideas worth exploring and random ideas? If you have felt the devastating effects of aborted work, you’re not alone.  Indeed, there’s a way to streamline that rush of ideas, customer requests, feedback, and so on—a very reasonable and intuitive way […]

Applying Lean and Agile Principles to Knowledge Management | LAMP ep.15

“Do things, learn, reflect, adapt, change on the premise that (hopefully) we will go faster each time we do that because we are addressing the fundamental process issues.” Keith Howells, Project4 Learning Lab In this episode of our Lean Agile Management Podcast, we discuss how Lean/Agile principles can be applied to the knowledge work domain. […]

sles in kanban

How to Set & Track Service Level Expectations with Kanban(ize) to Optimize Delivery?

The standard approach for communicating when customers should receive a given service/product has been to set commitments and promises based on estimations. However, in the volatile knowledge work environment, this frequently results in not delivering on time.  That’s why in Kanban, we use Service Level Expectations (SLEs) and we are eager to share our first-hand […]

process efficiency

Max Out Your Process Efficiency with Kanban(ize)

The key to understanding the true meaning of efficiency is striving to eliminate all waste of resources in accomplishing desired results. Perhaps the only constant when discussing ways to achieve efficiency is the dynamics of the term. It implies the mindset of continuous monitoring, assessment, and improvement.  The process efficiency in the knowledge work domain […]

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Doing Agile vs. Being Agile: Why It Matters?

Grasping the difference between adopting the Agile methods into the work process (doing Agile) and shifting to the Agile mindset (being Agile) is a fundamental step to achieving a real transformation of the workflow, boosting engagement at all levels, and being productive.  No matter your position at a company, the project you are working on, […]