6 Tips to Increase Freelancer Productivity

By |January 28th, 2020|

The freelancing industry is slowly yet steadily growing. Nowadays, more talented individuals and tech companies become more open to the idea of working and hiring remote employees. In fact, among the big organizations (with 1000+ employees) from all over the world, 20% of them employ at least 30% remote

Should Blocked Cards Count in Kanban WIP Limits?

By |January 15th, 2020|

This is a question we often get when a new team builds its first Kanban board. Once the process is visualized on the board, the team must assign WIP limits to create the ideal flow of work. The usual first reaction to setting WIP limits is that the number

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,

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,

Time-Wasters That Kill Our Productivity

By |September 12th, 2019|

We all want to be productive and make better use of our time, focused. And yet, there would be days when it seems we can’t finish any of our tasks and they just pile on. We often hear people say, “I don’t have enough time to get this done.”