Author Archives: Pavel N.

About Pavel N.

Passionate about online marketing, copywriting, brand management and social media. Enthusiastic about cooking, guitar playing, and continuous improvement.

How to Use Kanban for Project Management (Video)

Editor’s note: The post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and better understanding of the topic.  If we only ever had one single project or product to manage, we could easily get by without any management tools. If you could apply 100% of your energy, resources, and brainpower to […]

5 Employee Scheduling Tips to Encourage Work-Life Balance

Some say time is money. I personally think it’s worth much, much more than that. Time is the single most valuable resource we all have on this planet. Therefore, it’s incredibly important that we do our best to protect it. If you’re a manager with hourly employees, the employee schedule is the core operational tool […]

5 Reasons You May Fail with Kanban Implementation

Imagine that you have the fastest car in Formula 1. However, you decide to put one of your engineers behind the wheel and tell him to win the race. What are the odds? After all, he will drive the best racing car. Nevertheless, we all know that chances for a triumph аre close to zero. […]

How to Measure Cycle Time: With or without non-working hours?

Cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your work process. It really helps you forecast your production process precisely. Those who are familiar with Lean and Agile know that there are two different ways to measure cycle time: Excluding non-working hours (plus weekends). Including […]

How Pull Systems Will Help You Produce Experience

Pull systems have changed the way organizations work and deliver products. After Toyota developed and applied the pull system concept successfully into their production processes, it has spread across various industries. The system offers a lot of benefits and it’s not surprising that so many organizations are using it today. Тhe real benefit of the pull […]

19 Lean Blogs Worth Reading

Lean is an endless topic that can be discussed until the end of time. The positive impact on the way organizations work and achieve their goals made the methodology formidably successful and widespread across various industries. The Lean concept appears to be a universal management tool. We’ve sure come a long way since the dawn […]

Kanban Makes Slack Great Again

Without a doubt, Slack is one of these apps that turned into a favorite tool of many companies worldwide. In the first year after its launch, the number of Slack’s daily users has surpassed 500 000 and more than 60 000 teams are using it worldwide. Why? Because Slack brings agility to many teams and […]