Productivity

October 2017

Scrumban – Blending Agile, Scrum and Kanban into a methodology that works for you

By | 2017-10-12T16:03:27+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Agile, Coaching, Kanban, Productivity|

This blog was first published on Kanban Zone, but it also applies very well to Agile coaching under Torak. Since the original publication of the Agile manifesto in 2001, the most commonly used Agile methodology has been Scrum. In more recent years, Kanban which originated from Taiichi Ohno’s publications back in 1988, has also [...]

July 2016

Lean Thinking – Not Just for Manufacturing

By | 2016-07-17T18:35:20+00:00 July 17th, 2016|Agile, Productivity, Torak's Blog|

What is Lean Thinking? Lean thinking is based on the idea of creating more value to customers with fewer resources. It’s a way of organizing human activities so that more benefits are delivered while waste is eliminated. The ultimate goal of Lean thinking is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value [...]

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April 2016

Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work – And How Kanban Can Help

By | 2016-04-13T23:43:16+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Kanban, Productivity, Torak's Blog, Uncategorized|

Multitasking is defined as the performance of multiple tasks at one time. Experts agree that, aside from a couple exceptions (like walking while chewing gum), multitasking isn’t really possible. Research has shown that we don’t actually do things simultaneously, we just switch back and forth so rapidly we don’t realize we’re doing it. Instead of [...]

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March 2016

Supercharge Your Productivity: Combine Kanban Boards with The Pomodoro Technique

By | 2016-04-13T19:25:46+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Kanban, Productivity, Torak's Blog|

These days everyone is quick to brag about their ability to multitask. Interview two dozen candidates for an open position and you will undoubtedly hear every one of them tell you how well they multitask. This 21st-century buzzword has become a badge of honor for people both personally and professionally. It’s become a race to [...]

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August 2013

Save Time, Get Great People by using a deselection process and a group interview

By | 2016-03-26T23:52:12+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Productivity, Torak's Blog|

I remembered reading an article many years ago, about a company whose interview process started with the first contact and then every step until the final interview contributed towards the final decision. What impressed me the most at the time, was the fact that interactions outside of the actual interview session had a significant impact [...]

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Bob’s 2 word therapy… instant results guaranteed!

By | 2017-10-12T16:09:37+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Coaching, Productivity, Torak's Blog|

Whenever you or someone feels stuck and dealing with self-sabotaging behaviors, simply watch Bob the world's most efficient therapist. He has a clear pricing structure, sessions are kept short and it's simple to remember. Forget about a Freudian approach and just enjoy a dose of Newhartian therapy...Did this video help you get passed what is preventing you from achieving your goals? Do you need to watch [...]

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Looking at other Note Apps, now that Catch is no more!

By | 2016-03-26T23:52:45+00:00 August 4th, 2013|Productivity, Torak's Blog|

This week I was very surprise to see the message below, when I tried to access my Catch account... Catch has made the difficult decision to take the company in a different direction. As such, we will be terminating service next month. We value our users and have greatly enjoyed providing Catch to millions of people over [...]

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