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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.

Understanding the “Why” Through Lean Tools

For years, organizations have been applying Lean principles and Lean tools to align employees around why. It helps them make smarter decisions about how to invest their time, energy, and money with clarity and purpose to become an innovative, influential, and profitable organization. When it comes to the question “why?”, it’s one we often forget...

5 Benefits of Using Enterprise Kanban for Scaling Agile Teams

You’ve become an Agile leader, putting the systems in place to successfully scale Agile across your entire organization. The next step is to ensure teams don’t lose momentum, carrying their same energy, enthusiasm, and urgency from one project to the next. This is where enterprise Kanban software comes into play. It ensures teams work together...

Lean Methodology: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?

If you’ve worked in management for some time, you’ve heard discussions around Lean methodology. It’s a popular business philosophy known for reducing waste and improving efficiency. But aside from being a popular buzzword, what is Lean? And more importantly, can it benefit your organization? Short answer: Yes. Lean Methodology can be used to improve the...

Siemens Case Study: Crowdsourcing Solutions to Turn Gridlock into Green Lights

As a worldwide leader in resource-saving technologies like offshore wind turbine construction and combined-cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions, and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation, Siemens considers innovation “its lifeblood.” In fact, the 170-year-old company produces an average of 38 inventions per day, a number powered by...

Crowdsourced Innovation Management Survey: Participate in Valuable Industry Research

If you are reading this blog, you know that ideation and engaging the power of the crowd is at the heart of any innovation program. That’s why we need your input! Planview Spigit is conducting the fourth annual State of Crowdsourced Innovation Management survey and study. The purpose of the survey is to gather data...

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Polaris Industries’ crowdsourcing case study is inspiring people both internally and externally—and their story is still relevant today. As a strong believer that the key to success is in the ethics and values of its employees, Polaris has made the creation of great products not just a job, but a way of life. “We’re proud...

5 Key Strategies to Application Portfolio Management

Now more than ever, organizations are relying on software applications and outside technology vendors to meet their information technology needs. Yet, as these requirements evolve, it becomes difficult to keep track of what applications you have, the purpose they serve, usage, and  value. This is a problem that application portfolio management (APM) can solve. What...

Innovation Management Trends

Companies of all sizes understand the importance of innovating and growing their business to avoid becoming stagnant, irrelevant, or an industry follower. One competitive advantage many top-performing companies have is how they incorporate ideation and innovation management into the company’s culture. In the webcast, “Can You Measure Innovation Impact? Announcing A New Science in Innovation,”...

Innovation Management: Discovering Solutions and Amplifying Innovation

When it comes to innovation management, solutions can come from the most unexpected sources. When a major airplane manufacturer struggled with completing a routine parts inspection that took much longer than its airline customers could afford, it was an administrative assistant with an idea from a Tom Cruise movie who had the answer. The parts...