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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Project Management Is For Every Department

High-quality project outcomes completed within a manageable time-frame – isn’t that what most businesses ultimately want to achieve? Of course that we all want projects to be completed on time and within initial budget. However, statistics are not so promising. We recently found some eye-opening data that caught our attention. According to PMI.org, for every […]

How to Improve Concentration

How to Improve Your Concentration at Work

If you are already using cycle time analysis and flow analytics to ensure your team is as productive and efficient as it can be, then you may have noticed the extent to which delays, time wastage and lost hours can affect your team’s ability to complete projects on time. Knowing how every team member is […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Embrace Lean

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Embrace Lean

Without a doubt, you have been hearing a lot of stuff about Lean. The methodology was developed for manufacturing, adapted for construction, eventually making its way to software development and is currently gaining popularity in marketing. The explanation behind its success is simple. Lean is a flexible framework with a variety of methods for managing […]