How To Balance Productivity and Creativity

By |November 6th, 2019|

There is a big difference between productivity and creativity. That’s a fact. But these two supposedly opposing forces that are constantly fighting for your time are actually two sides of the same coin. And if the work environment is established in such a way, one can fuel the other,

How to Use Kanban Swimlanes to Improve Task Organization

By |November 5th, 2019|

Kanban swimlanes are an integral part of any Kanban board. That is if you want to make the most of it. Because even though a Kanban board with multiple columns can still help you organize your work and streamline your work, adding swimlanes will boost your process management even

What is the DevOps CALMS Model?

By |October 31st, 2019|

The CALMS Model is an acronym often used to describe the mindset when undertaking DevOps. Let's explore. Culture - Automation - Lean - Measurement - Sharing Culture It is all about those pesky Humans! Culture is a choice made by the people within an organization. In order to influence

How Poor Planning Can Lead to Project Failure

By |October 30th, 2019|

Benjamin Franklin said it best, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Planning is critical to any project's success. Poor project planning is like letting your soldiers go to battle without any armor or weapon to use. It’s like going in the project blindly and still hoping

How to Prevent Employee Burnout

By |October 29th, 2019|

Have you experienced burnout yet? No? Happy to hear that. I love my job too! But, you’ve seen how it looks like, right? It’s that quiet guy that sits in the corner, what was his name, that one day started yelling he’s “had it” and leaves the office in

Is Kanban Agile?

By |October 24th, 2019|

As an Agile practitioner, I get this question a lot. Everyone has heard of SCRUM and often interchange the words Agile and SCRUM. They are in fact, different things. Back To Basics Agile is a way of thinking, a way you go about your everyday work and is based

The Positive Influence of Slack Time

By |October 23rd, 2019|

Slack time is a term loved by many, dreaded by others. Usually, the ‘others’ are project managers who ‘don’t want anyone sitting idle’. And of course, we can't plan slack time because we don’t know exactly when it’s going to happen. But it happens when our flow becomes unbalanced,

Good Failure vs. Bad Failure

By |October 22nd, 2019|

Every business strives to succeed. After all, we’re in business to make a profit. But there is no straightforward formula that will guarantee business success. There are times that we will fail and it's inevitable. Traditional companies would shy away from failure as if it isn’t in their vocabulary.

Is Big Data the Key to Unlocking Business Productivity?

By |October 17th, 2019|

Businesses are starting to realize the massive potential that comes with data and analytics in driving productivity. A recent study from Dresner Advisory Services found that Big Data adoption has reached 59% across industries. The study also reports that 54% of vendors agree that big data has now become

How Kanban is Reshaping the Future of Project Management

By |October 16th, 2019|

Businesses evolve at a rapid pace. To respond to market challenges and expectations, organizations need to keep up with the changing trends in technology, market behavior, and work culture. These changes don’t only affect how businesses innovate, but they also affect how companies operate. Time and again, we see