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Innovation Management

Idea to Impact, Amplified with Planview

Today is an exciting day for the Spigit business and all the customers we serve, as we announce that Spigit has been acquired by Planview, the global leader in work and resource management (WRM). Spigit’s mission and commitment has long been to support our customers as they drive sustained innovation by engaging employees in crowdsourced...

Innovation Management

Idea Diversity: Key to Building a Culture of Innovation

In her Huffington Post article, Tiffani Bova, Contributor Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, touches on an important point made by Lisa Bodell, an award-winning author and CEO of Futurethink, that has a big impact on building a culture of innovation: idea diversity. As highlighted in the article, Bodell explains: “Innovation isn’t just...

Innovation Management

Spigit Announces the Acquisition of Kindling Inc. and a Record Year

Spigit is off to a great start in 2017 after a very successful 2016. Last year we announced our strategy to extend our leadership in Innovation Management, and I’m pleased to say that we are firing on all cylinders, as Spigit has become the de facto standard for the enterprise. With the New Year in...

Work Management for Teams

Lean Accounting: Does IT Need a Time Out on Time Tracking?

Different companies have different cultures, but timesheets are almost universally abhorred by the work force — and yet they continue to stick around. Why? Because timesheets are acutely intertwined with traditional IT budgeting processes. While workers may be peeved at the inconvenience of timesheets, leadership is looking to them to answer vital questions. Questions like:...

Work Management for Teams

Time Theft: How Hidden and Unplanned Work Commit the Perfect Crime

How many times have you finished a long day at work, exhausted, yet unable to cross anything off your list of high-priority to-dos? You feel robbed. Where did all your time go? Unfortunately, you feel this way more days than not. What’s going on? You’re likely falling victim to the biggest culprits of time theft:...

Work Management for Teams

The Myth of Multitasking: Why IT Operations Needs WIP Limits

It may sound hard to believe, but multitasking is an effective way to get less done. Juggling multiple tasks at once interrupts your focus, which can cause you to spend more time on each task than if you had completed them one at a time. While research proves the harmful effects of multitasking on productivity, many of...

Work Management for Teams

From Divided to United — Aligning Technical and Business Teams

Are your technical and business teams at odds with each other? They don’t have to be. Alignment is defined as “a position of agreement or alliance”.  Aligning technical and business teams is a matter of gaining clarity and consensus around why teams are doing what they’re doing. Your teams may (and in fact, should) argue about the who, what, and when,...

Work Management for Teams

The Misaligned Middle: Getting IT Managers On Board with Change

People are talking about the misaligned middle. How can it be that executives understand the value of emerging practices in IT Operations, such as Lean and DevOps, and individual contributors in the trenches get it, but the middle managers just don’t seem to? Are they unaware? Stubborn? Is it learned helplessness? Sandwiched between leadership and individual contributors,...

Enterprise Agile Planning

Using Guardrails to Guide Decision Making

Guardrails are designed to keep people from unintentionally straying into dangerous territory. They are usually placed in the trickiest areas, where it is easy to take a wrong turn. Just as guardrails along the roadway keep drivers safer, decision–making guardrails can protect businesses from taking unnecessary risks. Our concept of guardrails for knowledge work was born...

Work Management for Teams

Lead Time Metrics: Why Weekends Matter

At the Agile2015 conference last August, I overheard a tool vendor demonstrating metrics reports to an interested visitor. Wanting to learn more, I lingered by the booth. The visitor expressed interest in lead time metrics and asked if there was any way to exclude weekends from the lead time reports. I intruded (in my politest, most respectable way)...