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How to Design a LeanKit Board that Encourages Speed

Visualizing what you do now is largely regarded as one of the initial steps in a Kanban or Lean journey. Even starting with simple To Do, Doing, and Done lanes on a LeanKit board works wonders. People know what work is “happening” and the current status. They understand the flow of work and sequence of actions to...

Work Management for Teams

LeanKit’s New Speed Report

The new Speed report has quickly become our most visited report. This improved visualization helps teams quickly identify work items that are out of the “ordinary” to enable process improvement. Keep reading to learn how to get the most out of the Speed report. Cycle Time Scatter Plot In order to make informed process improvement decisions, it’s essential...

Work Management for Teams

Dress Up Your Data: Custom Reporting

A picture’s worth a thousand words — unless, of course, it conveys outdated or incomplete data. With LeanKit’s new Custom Reporting, you can answer your burning questions faster — and more accurately. LeanKit’s Custom Reporting solution offers quick insight to help you: Highlight organizational trends withcross-board reporting Meet your unique needs with custom reports, charts, and graphs...

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Enhanced Lean Metrics: More Speed and Insight

To find improvement opportunities, you look to the data. It offers the hard numbers that can help answer questions such as “Will we finish the work in time?” or “How can we adjust the process to improve flow?” LeanKit’s metrics and reports provide you with the data-driven insights you need to answer the tough questions....

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What’s New: More Flexibility with Custom Card Icons

Classify your work, your way, by using the Custom Icon field. Change the field label to reflect a category of work, and add custom card icons to quickly see the information. Class of Service, used to help further categorize the type work on a card (e.g., need to expedite, regulatory work, date dependent deliverable), is now a...

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Filter Enhancements for an Even Clearer View

Do you know which cards are stuck and require attention, what’s due within the next week/month/quarter, or what cards are assigned to you? These are just a few of questions that can be answered with LeanKit’s advanced filter functionality. Upcoming filter enhancements will make it even easier for you to get a focused view of your...

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Recent Enhancements to LeanKit

Enhancements have been rolling in over the past few months. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest features, including: Mass card updates Auto-subscribe settings Quick card adds Mobile app improvements Update Multiple Cards at Once The new multi-select option (Ctrl/Cmd + click) allows you to update multiple cards on a board at once. Remove cards that are no longer...

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Product Tip: Tracking work in your Calendar app

Pulling LeanKit work items into your Personal Calendar app Need to keep track of work that has due dates?  You can set up a feed so that your LeanKit tasks with start and/or end dates appear in a personal calendar like your mobile phone calendar app. Subscribing to an iCal feed is equivalent to adding...

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Coming Soon: Connections

Please note that Drill-Through relationships have now been renamed as Connections in LeanKit.  Connections establish parent-child relationships between LeanKit Boards. These multi-level hierarchies help you track and structure your work to the right level of detail, making it easier to not only visualize high-level initiatives but also dig deeper into the implementation details. Here’s what to look for in the upcoming enhancements:...

Work Management for Teams

See the “Who” with Three Avatar Options

If you’ve ever looked at your board and wondered, “Who’s working on that?”, LeanKit can instantly show you the answer with three types of card icons: a user monogram, a custom avatar image uploaded to your LeanKit account, or an image hosted by Gravatar. The Scoop on Each of the Three Options Automatic Monogram. User monograms are automatically generated for...