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.

Kanban IT operations

Kanban in IT Operations: 5 Real-Life Examples

There is no doubt that Kanban is among the most famous methods for software development these days. However, people often forget that the method was initially tested and applied successfully in IT departments. Back in 2004, an IT team in Microsoft managed by Dragos Dumitriu was struggling to improve his team’s efficiency and to optimize […]

How WBS Improves Productivity

How Work Breakdown Structure Improves Productivity

Editor’s note: The article was updated in April 2018. Originally published in May 2016. Having an effective and efficient project or workflow management system in place is important for any company in the business for creating something new and useful. There are countless steps, multiple team members and a potentially endless set of features at […]

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Why Collaboration Is Important in the Workplace and How to Optimize It

It might seem like a no-brainer that encouraging collaborative project management among stakeholders and team members on essentially any undertaking is crucial to success. However, you would be surprised to find that much of the waste in businesses, large and small, derives from miscommunication and missed opportunities. The reason is that many teams don’t really know what does collaborative working […]

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

Does this title sound confusing? Don’t worry. By the end of this article you will see how simple it is. You will be able to measure the right cycle time with your eyes closed. In short, cycle time is one of the most valuable metrics you can use to acquire a better understanding of your […]

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How the”Pull” Principle 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 […]