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How to Write OKRs: What to Avoid and What Really Works

One of the biggest challenges that organizations face when adopting the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) system is how to write OKRs.  Whether you’re a Planview LeanKit ™ or Agile Program Management solution customer that would like to take advantage of the OKRs functionality we launched recently or you are simply interested in learning more about OKRs, here are some pointers for writing effective Objectives and...

The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Most organizations are on a transformation journey of some kind, including Planview. It can be challenging to expand Agile practices beyond IT and development teams. Planview is committed to helping our customers with this transition and to that end, Chief Product Officer Patrick Tickle and I recently presented a webinar on “Leading an Agile Transformation.”...

Uncertainty in Business: Today’s Challenges in Adapting to Change

Uncertainty in business is increasing, caused by rapid change, disruptions, unknowns, and whatnots. The problem is treating uncertainty today as an anomaly – a one-off event to overcome – instead of a constant. This is the topic I covered in a recent webinar featuring guest speaker Peggy Lawless, Founder and CEO of Lawless Research. We...

Remote Retrospectives: 11 Tips for Leading Retros Remotely

There is a lot of guidance in the world about hosting retrospectives in person, but not as much about leading remote retrospectives. As a product manager of a Lean/Agile product, I’ve participated in and led my fair share of retrospectives, both remotely and in person.   Retrospectives can be an incredibly helpful tool, giving teams an opportunity to bond, learn, and grow...

Talking OKRs with Planview’s CPO Patrick Tickle

We’re excited to announce that Planview has built Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) capabilities into Planview LeanKit™! In this post, you’ll learn:  why we’ve added OKR capabilities into the Planview platform  why OKRs are particularly valuable for Agile organizations  how OKRs have changed in recent years   what to look for in OKR software  But first, here’s a quick introduction to OKRs,...

Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Q&A from an on-demand webinar featuring Forrester Guest Speaker, Margo Visitacion and Planview’s Solution Marketing Director, Linda Roach The role of the PMO is changing. We recently got an in-depth look into this new face of the PMO during our webinar – “What’s Ahead for the PMO?” Our featured speaker was Margo Visitacion, Vice President...

Lean Coffee Format for Virtual Teams

What is a Lean Coffee?   The Lean Coffee format is a structured, but agenda-less, meeting designed to facilitate collaborative group discussions. “How can you have structure without an agenda?” you might ask. Allow me to explain.  Seattle-based Lean thinkers Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith are credited with the invention of Lean Coffee. They wanted to start a regular discussion...

Are You Building a Collaborative Culture?

A collaborative culture is crucial for building high-performing teams and organizations. Many employees prefer to work collaboratively, but fostering teamwork is not just about making employees happy. Successful collaboration also drives better business results.  For example, a study by i4cp, the leading human capital research firm, showed that high-performing organizations are 5.5 times more likely to encourage and reward collaboration....

Adaptability in Business: Accelerating Strategy Execution During Changing Times

Global benchmark study uncovers how some companies rapidly innovate and thrive under changing conditions, while others simply “get by” without evolving Adaptability in business is crucial today: Is your company among the elite that can respond effectively to change, at speed? A new global study commissioned by Planview, found a category of “Strategy Execution Leaders”...

What Makes a Successful Agile People Leader?

Agile people leaders know how to build relationships, empower teams and individuals, and keep work aligned with company goals.   They understand that a supported and aligned team is one of the most powerful assets a company can have — and they will work hard to set up their teams for success. In many ways, the Agile people leader is the ultimate servant leader.  Servant...