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Leyna O’Quinn

Sr. Content Strategist

Leyna O’Quinn is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Agilist. She has been managing the Planview blog strategy for more than 7 years. She writes about portfolio and resource management, Lean and Agile delivery, project collaboration, innovation management, and enterprise architecture. She has more than 15 years of experience writing about technology, industry trends, and best practices. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing.

Podcast: Three Agile Experts Discuss Agile Marketing

What does it take to expand Agile practices into business teams like marketing?  That’s the question that host Tim Shisler asked a panel of Agile experts in a recent series on the SAFe Business Agility Podcast. Our own EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Cameron van Orman joined author Jim Ewel and Melissa Reeve, VP of...

Agile Team Names: What’s in a name?

In traditional organizations, teams don’t have to think much about their team name, because it’s usually defined by their function: Marketing team, sales team, etc. But Agile team names? Those require a bit more thought. Choosing a unique Agile team name can be a fun, creative exercise that helps to solidify your team’s identity and...

451 Research Perspectives on Agile Program Management [Video]

We recently sat down with Chris Marsh, Principal Research Analyst for the Workforce Productivity and Collaboration practice at 451 Research, to discuss the fundamentals of Agile Program Management. Chris answered four of the questions that we receive most often about Agile Program Management, articulating its meaning and value in a clear and concise way. Watch...

Agile News: Articles and Videos for Your Fall Reading List

With the commencement of the fall season and the welcome change in weather, it’s time to curl up with your pumpkin spiced latte and tablet and catch up on the latest news in Agile. We’ve compiled a variety of newsworthy thought leadership content for your reading pleasure. Enjoy and happy reading! Agile Transformation and the...

Connecting International Teams Through Agile Program Management

Many organizations today deploy Agile in some capacity throughout their operations. More than 75% of organizations have stated that they have adopted Agile practices to accelerate their software delivery cycles. Although faster software deployment is a key benefit to embracing Agile, other teams within organizations like marketing and sales are adopting Agile to improve productivity....

3 Real-World Success Stories in Agile Program Management

Organizations achieving Agile at scale can deliver quickly against larger programs, initiatives, or strategies. Agile Program Management is integral to this, providing a better, more Agile way of managing the work of interrelated teams. Here are three short case studies describing how different organizations are scaling Agile using Agile Program Management – and reaping the...

Agile Program Management: How to Increase Agile Scaling Success [Video]

What is Agile Program Management and how can you use it to scale Agile successfully? Planview has created a short video introducing the topic. It sets the stage for our six-part guide, which is summarized below. First, scaling Agile means extending Agile principles beyond software development and IT to teams across the business, both vertically...

Agile News: Engaging Agile Articles to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Agile In the News Summer is upon us! Many of us are enjoying downtime at home. Although 2020 has not been the ideal year to travel or music festivals – you can still curl up with a tablet and read the latest Agile news. To that end, I’ve complied a reading list for all you...

Virtual PI Planning: Learnings and Best Practices from the Team [Videos]

In my last blog, Agile Transformation: Mid-Range Planning Videos, I shared videos from the team about Planview’s Agile transformation and PI planning journey. Like so many other businesses around the globe, we are adjusting to this new remote world.  As the business world continues to grapple with unprecedented change – it’s important to adapt to...

Agile Planning Tool: Four Lean-Agile Use Cases

Agile has officially moved beyond independent application groups to play a critical role in managing work across the broader enterprise. As a result, organizations need Agile planning software that supports a variety of work methodologies and processes, such as Lean, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, and even traditional project delivery. Whether your organization is new to...