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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.

Work Management for Teams

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...

Innovation Management

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...

Innovation Management

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...

Innovation Management

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...

Enterprise Architecture

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

Culture of Innovation Video and Case Study: Cambia Health Solutions Transforms the Health Care Landscape Through Innovation

From inception, innovation has been at the core of Cambia Health—it’s truly in their DNA. Cambia is an exemplary example of how organizations can create a culture of innovation by engaging their most valuable resource—their people. This blog features a new video of how Cambia drives employee engagement through its Pitchwell program and features their...

Innovation Management

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

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...

Enterprise Architecture, Vision and Trends

A Fresh Approach to Maximizing Value of Government IT

One of the specific goals of The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) is to “promote transparency in existing IT assets and allow better planning, acquisition, and management of software licenses and IT resources.” Essentially, FITARA provides new ways to maximize the value of government IT and, at a basic level, answers the following: What...

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

10 Point Checklist for Better Project Estimates

The following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog. From all the previous six parts of this series, it should be clear that effective estimation...