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Advanced Kanban Board Templates for Agile Marketing

In my last post, 8 Kanban Board Templates for Agile Marketing, I discussed several common marketing functions — content marketing, demand generation, marketing operations, product marketing, events, and PR and social media – and provided Kanban board templates from Planview LeanKit™ to help marketing teams and their stakeholders plan, track, and manage their work more...

5 Ways I Learned to be an
LGBTQ+
Ally

In recent years, allyship for those that identify as LGBTQ+ in the workplace has been a hot subject, but cultural progress is much more than a trending topic – it’s a growing movement. Allyship can help build other communities up, which helps advance equality for all. As Frances Wright, a historic social reformer, wisely said, “Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.”   In celebration...

Agile2021: 20 Sessions for Scaling Agile

No matter where you are along your Agile journey, you’ll want to block off some time on July 19-22, 2021, to (virtually, of course) attend Agile2021!  This four-day event is truly a global celebration of Agile: The program schedule is using a follow-the-sun format, with 200 sessions taking place in three regions around the globe...

Planview as a Force for Good

It is important to us at Planview that our employees live happy lives so they can be their best selves every day. There is an old Chinese proverb that concludes, “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody else.” To that end, during the week of May 24th Planviewers around the globe were encouraged...

8 Kanban Board Templates for Agile Marketing

Editor’s Note: For this post on Kanban board templates for Agile marketing, we’re excited to welcome Jim Ewel to the Planview blog. As one of the leading voices on Agile marketing, Jim co-organized the first meeting of Agile marketers and co-authored the Agile Marketing Manifesto. Since 2010, he has helped over 70 organizations adopt Agile...

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,...