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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why “Respect for people” Is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Teams

“Respect for people” is one of the two pillars of Toyota’s corporate culture and the Lean management philosophy. Yet, people think it’s just about being polite. If you ask 100 top-level managers “Do you respect your employees?”, you will probably receive a hundred answers “Of course, I treat employees with respect and dignity”. If your […]