Author Archives: Nikolay Tsonev

About Nikolay Tsonev

Proactive person, passionate about project management, digital transformation, growth hacking and entrepreneurship. Nick is enthusiastic about football, movies and watches.

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The 3 Pillars of Kanbanize in Action!

At Kanbanize, we’ve always said that Kanban is much more than “sticky notes on a wall”. That’s why our goal has always been to build a product that’s not just the next tool for moving cards from left to right on a whiteboard.   We aim to enable true agility in companies by helping them:  Optimize workflows and deliver faster  Gain […]

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Definition of Done – A Necessity for Creating Value

“What is the progress on…?” I am sure you will agree that’s one of the most asked questions by customers or other relevant stakeholders when you are working on a product or service.   But how can you measure the progress of something if you don’t know where it ends? It’s simple… you can’t.   The same thing applies to […]

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You Need a Strategy to Make Kanban Work

It’s no secret that having a good strategy is of vital importance in the business world. From developing the right product to positioning it on the market, it all comes down to strategy.   And yet, when implementing Kanban (or Lean/Agile for that matter), we still see many companies that approach it as a one-time endeavor. […]

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Agile vs Agility: How to Be Truly Adaptable to Changes?

In Kanbanize, we’re die-hard fans of efficiency and continuous improvement. And this doesn’t necessarily mean implementing Agile practices by the book.   In our experience, we’ve seen companies that try so hard to embrace all of the “best Agile practices” on their transformation journey but still lack something to get the desirable results.  I am sure […]

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Is Holacracy Agile? Explaining Holacratic Organizational Structures

One of the basic principles of the Agile approach is the ability of employees and teams to self-organize – to make independent decisions that facilitate progress, teamwork, and the development of the organization in the desired direction. Self-organization is the basis of another organizational management model – a holacracy. In this blog post, we will […]

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It’s Here! Read the First-Ever State of Kanban Report

This week we have big news: the first-ever annual State of Kanban report is finally here, and it’s available below!  We are very excited to announce that in collaboration with Kanban University and Digite, we have compiled the first State of Kanban survey results. As we are true believers in the power of Kanban for […]

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From Artifacts to Purpose Using Kanban

Edgar Schein, Sloan Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT, describes three levels of organizational culture: artifacts, the visible sign: from dress code to how employees communicate espoused beliefs: the values by which business is conducted, it can be brought out by talking to people underlying assumptions, the invisible component: hard to describe, often unconscious, […]