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Project Management

3 Must-Dos to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Being a successful entrepreneur can be one of the most fulfilling career paths possible. When you approach it the right way, you have more control over your destiny and more freedom and flexibility in your work-life balance. So, what exactly is the right way? Many factors go into becoming a world-class entrepreneur, and each individual has a different routine that helps them stay successful and keep growing. However, there are some essential practices that every successful entrepreneur utilizes. Here are 3 things you should constantly do to achieve success as an entrepreneur 1. Use Up-to-Date Tools One of the best ways to set yourself up for success is to regularly incorporate the latest tools to make your operations more efficient. Explore the array of project management tools on the market. For example, your team might benefit from using Kanban software! Invest in communication tools. Use team chat apps, video

By |2022-03-22T13:15:07-07:00January 25th, 2022|Operations Management, Project Management|

Set Realistic Work Expectations with Kanban

Over the course of the years, defining work expectations has always been an important part of day to day activities of project managers and project teams. Whether working in your own project or as part of a team, once starting a piece of work, you probably were asked by project's stakeholders or even by customers (either internal or external) about the classic question: when will the piece of work be done? In order to answer that question, you need to sincerely ask yourself and make forecasts about the future which everybody knows is certainly full of uncertainty. In many different fields (e.g. project management, manufacturing, etc.) it is often very difficult to answer the above question with 100% certainty due to usually many different factors impacting our response. Usually, commitments based on estimations are set when customers and project stakeholders ask about when they will receive a given service

Balance School and Work with a Project Management Software

If you’re working and studying simultaneously, you’ll already know all about the challenges of juggling your various assignments, and how sometimes you drop a ball, despite your best intentions. Every worker, student, and manager can benefit from using project management software like Kanban Zone to manage their time, resources, projects, tasks, and more. Why Use a Project Management Software to Balance School and Work Project management software offers a slew of benefits that enable you to excel at managing your time and seeing to all of your responsibilities, without missing deadlines or tasks. These are the benefits of using project management software to help you balance school and work. Effortless Online Collaboration Do you need to collaborate with your coworkers or fellow students on a project or assignment? Project management software allows you to collaborate digitally with clients, vendors, colleagues, and other students in a way that enables each

By |2022-04-25T08:57:54-07:00January 6th, 2022|Kanban, Kanban Board, Personal Kanban, Project Management|

7 Ideas on How to Manage Business Operations Better

How many times have you found yourself overwhelmed by your business operations? We all have busy days, but it's important to take some time and work on our sanity. Optimizing the way you manage business operations can help you get through the day. How to Manage Business Operations? Managing a business is not easy, and it requires a lot of hard work from your side to make sure everything runs smoothly. The chances are that you have a lot on your plate, and knowing where to start can be overwhelming at first. But, once you get organized, it will become easier for you to manage business operations. With all the responsibilities of being an entrepreneur, it is important to simplify businesses as much as possible. Let's look at some of the most important aspects that you need to keep an eye on. 1. Use Software to Manage Business Operations

By |2022-06-01T11:09:59-07:00December 29th, 2021|Kanban Board, Operations Management, Project Management|

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Mental Health with Kanban

Kanban is known as a visual system, the purpose of which is to manage workflow. In Japanese, the word "Kanban" means "card" or "visual signal". It originated in the Toyota factory in 1940. Today, the Kanban system is widely used and can be applied in any industry. The purpose of the Kanban system is to help you visualize your work and understand it better. With the help of this system, you can focus on your goals and prioritize what’s currently important. You can become mindful of your approach to productivity, and mindfulness is one of the main components of mental health. Mental health is important because it impacts our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Moreover, there’s a link between mental and physical health. For example, numerous studies have already proven that stress increases heart rate and leads to high blood pressure. Isolation from family and friends, anxiety and depression also

By |2021-12-16T14:15:24-07:00December 16th, 2021|Kanban, Personal Kanban, Project Management|

3 Major Industries Where the Kanban Method Can be Used

In recent years, the application of Kanban in various industries has been receiving significant attention worldwide and the application of the method ranges from small companies even to large organizations in diverse fields. In this article, you will discover some industries where the Kanban method can be used. Before we show you some interesting practical cases, let's get a quick recap of the Kanban method and its general benefits. The term Kanban has a Japanese root meaning "signs" or "sign board". Originally designed as a Lean Manufacturing tool, it consists of a method for production scheduling based on a signaling board which allows and instructs the manufacture or removal of production items in a pulled system. In a more general view, which can also be extended to other areas of knowledge, the main functions of the Kanban method within a process are to allow visual control for the execution

By |2021-11-23T14:31:19-07:00November 23rd, 2021|Kanban, Lean Thinking, Project Management|

What is a Monte Carlo Simulation and How to Use it

Have you ever faced situations which demanded from you fast and reliable answers regarding, for example, the predicted date some tasks can be accomplished or even the forecasted quantity of tasks that should be finished until date X? If your answer is “yes”, then you probably could benefit from using a Monte Carlo Simulation in order to give data-driven feedback to your clients, project stakeholders and team members. Before we dive into what Monte Carlo Simulation is really about and how to use it in practice, let's get a quick understanding of what simulation means. In a brief view, a simulation can be understood as the imitation of the operation of a real-world process over time. One important aspect related to simulations is that they require the use of models which in turn represent the major features of the process being considered. Simulations are often used when the real

By |2021-11-11T15:13:04-07:00November 11th, 2021|Kanban, Metrics, Process Flow, Project Management|

How You Can Establish an Agile Workflow for Your Startup

Times of uncertainty have perturbed our status quo. Many of us are dealing with different lifestyles as opposed to our previous, almost mundane routines. On the professional front too, work-from-home opened doors and people's perspectives. Workspaces are being redesigned, remote employees are being hired, newer technologies are being explored and employees and employers are learning to experiment with different skills and capabilities. Embracing Continuous Improvement for a Smooth Agile Process The term agility according to the dictionary means the ability to move quickly and easily. Just like the name, the Agile process makes the work process better with time. The reason being it involves continuous learning and improvement and continuous experimentation at its heart. Agile divides different processes of developing a product into smaller parts. Designated teams are assigned to work on every small part of the product, which makes building a product much swifter and effective due to

By |2022-03-22T13:17:08-07:00November 9th, 2021|Agile, Project Management|

9 Kanban Values to Help Boost Business Productivity

Most teams that start looking into implementing Kanban in their organizations think that they're all set when they have a Kanban board. This thinking is far from the truth. Kanban is more than just a bunch of cards and a board. Kanban requires a solid foundation to be implemented effectively in any organization or team. Much like how you have company values for your organization, you also have Kanban values. These nine Kanban values establish the right mindset and perspective for teams that are doing Kanban. Knowing the Kanban values and practicing them will help your team reap the full benefits of the system and boost your business productivity.  But just what are these Kanban values? Let’s explore each one and see how they help elevate your business productivity.  The Nine Values of Kanban to Improve Your Business Productivity Understanding One of the foundational principles of Kanban is, “Start

By |2021-10-12T13:25:51-07:00October 12th, 2021|Kanban, Project Management|

Top 10 Project Management Books You Can Learn From

Project management can be a very challenging role to fulfill, especially if you are not very experienced. With more and more businesses switching to remote or hybrid work style these days, the need for reliable project managers is also on the rise. In fact, according to a talent gap analysis report from Project Management Institute (PMI), the demand for project managers will continue to increase over the next 10 years. If you want to take advantage of this growing need for project managers, you'd better get started improving your project management skills. The good thing is there is now a large selection of tools and references available on the internet, including various project management books for beginners. So if you are just getting started in project management, then it's best for you to get advice and tips from some of the best people in the industry through the guides and

By |2022-03-22T13:23:02-07:00October 6th, 2021|Kanban, Kanban Board, Project Management|