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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.

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Agile Transformation: Mid-range Planning [Videos]

Executives and team members offer perspectives Agile transformation is a journey. Planview has been on that journey doing mid-range aka PI Planning for more than a year. To help customers understand how far we’ve come, we conducted a series of video interviews with different people in the organization – executives, product owners, and team members...

Enterprise Agile Planning

Learnings from a Newly Formed Agile Team [Team Interview]

Like many organizations today, Planview has been on its own Agile transformation journey for more than a year now. As a seasoned member of the corporate marketing team and first-year Scrum Master, I’ve had the opportunity to see how “being Agile” has taken shape across the business and how adopting Agile principles has changed the...

Innovation Management

Innovation Management at Work: Real-World Use Cases

Global companies waste at least $100 billion dollars per year on innovation, according to an article in MIT Sloan Management Review. Somewhere between idea and implementation exist numerous points of failure. One of these is on the front end: Failure to engage employees, partners, and customers in your innovation management process. These are the people...

Innovation Management, Vision and Trends

Digital Transformation and the Changing World of Work – A Blueprint to Innovation [Video]

Digital transformation and reinvention are lofty goals for any organization in this constantly changing world of work and resources. Every organization that aspires to rewire and go after new market opportunities has to face the fact that innovation depends upon ideation from within. Transformation is far more than new projects and ideas. You have to...

Enterprise Agile Planning

How Flow-Driven Product Management Can Benefit Your Organization

It’s no secret that Kanban boards have become a popular tool to enhance the way work flows within an organization. It has long since been a favorite for operations teams who don’t work well with Scrum, but now there’s been more focus on how Kanban can be used to enhance product development teams as well....

Innovation Management

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. It’s a simple equation that is often a lot easier said than done. But why? We have heard it time and again…Somewhere between the birth of an idea and the delivery phase, innovation slows or becomes nonexistent. Which is why “Innovation is rewarded but execution is worshipped!” While most innovation...

Work Management for Teams

Creating Continuous Improvement with Lean Metrics

Organizations operating under the Lean approach should have the same primary goal in mind—continuous improvement. Companies can use Lean to optimize operations, increase customer value, cut back on waste, and anything else that can be improved in the organization for driving innovation and adding value. But how do you know if your initiatives are working?...

Enterprise Agile Planning

Amplify and Expand Agile Team Success

How do you build a company-wide system that empowers every Agile team in your organization? Anyone can scale Agile, but it takes a true leader to build the framework that actually amplifies Agile’s benefits so that everyone is working cohesively to deliver innovation and continuous improvement. In this blog, we’re going to look at the...

Enterprise Agile Planning

Effectively Amplify the Benefits of Agile in Your Organization

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of Agile and how they’re used to help teams work smarter and more efficiently. Perhaps you already know how to implement a team-based Agile system that prioritizes innovation and continuous improvement. But do you know how to scale that system across an entire organization, so everyone in your...

Work Management for Teams

The Benefits of Scaling Agile

Agile has become a hot topic in project management. Many top businesses around the world are interested in scaling Agile across entire organizations. But despite its recent surge in popularity, Agile is far from a new concept in project management. Officially created in 2001, Agile’s origins go back multiple decades and have been used to help teams...