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Liz Llewellyn-Maxwell

Sr. Content Strategist

Liz is a content strategist at Planview. She worked at LeanKit prior to the company being acquired by Planview. With more than 7 years’ of Agile experience, Liz passionately believes in the transformative power that practicing Lean-Kanban principles can have on teams and organizations.

How Premera Blue Cross Uses Innovation Software to Drive Employee Engagement

When Premera Blue Cross needed a way to attract new customers and retain existing ones, they didn’t turn to a team of expert consultants or research firms. Instead, they went to the people closest to their customers – their employees. But Premera lacked the innovation software it needed to help gather those ideas and collaborate...

Getting Started: Top 5 Kanban Resources

The Kanban technique emerged in the late 1940s as Toyota’s reimagined approach to manufacturing and engineering. The system’s highly visual nature allowed teams to communicate more easily on what work needed to be done and when. It also standardized cues and refined processes, which helped to reduce waste and maximize value. The application of Kanban to knowledge...

Kanban: Redefining the Importance of Process Policies

Setting explicit process policies is the special sauce for the successful implementation of Kanban. Yet in many ways it’s also the least understood step of The Kanban Method. For many people, the term “policies” conjures up images of employee manuals and handbooks. And let’s be honest, while these types of organizational documents are necessary, they’re not...

Why LeanKit is Like Time Travel

Just as we powered up the TARDIS for Agile2013, the BBC announced the 12th Doctor in the long-running television program, “Doctor Who.” (Well played, BBC. Your timing couldn’t have been better.) For those who are unfamiliar with the Doctor Who character, here’s a sky-high overview: Doctor Who is a Time Lord who travels through time in his...