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Marc Rayis

Product Marketing Manager

Marc is a Product Marketing Manager for Planview’s Work Management solutions, which help teams visualize, prioritize and collaborate to deliver their most important work fast. Marc is committed to engaging with customers through collaborative customer forums and interactive use case discussions with the goal of improving the overall customer experience. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and enjoys swimming the lakes of Austin and reading by the pool.

What are Kanban Board Swimlanes? And How to Use Them

Kanban board swimlanes are horizontal lanes on your kanban board that help to separate and further define your workflow. These lanes allow teams to surface or highlight related work items or tasks that follow a similar process.  Your team might utilize swimlanes to keep track of tasks for different products or cross-team dependencies, for example. It allows you to easily spot...

6 Ways to Boost Remote Collaboration

How do you manage a team separated by time zones, cultures, work methods, and personalities? Even professionally trained project managers struggle to foster remote collaboration. Technology is one answer – such as instant messaging, video conferencing, and online planning and scheduling charts – but project managers must reinforce these digital tools with a shared purpose and good management practices.   Project managers who learn to adapt their leadership and organizational skills across these different communication mediums will be more likely to lead strong, productive teams. This...

File Sharing in Project Management: A Quick Guide

A big part of being an effective project manager is being able to streamline file sharing in project management. A file sharing system can go a long way in minimizing bottlenecks and other setbacks. It gives team members and external collaborators access to up-to-date information, while also providing an avenue for management and stakeholders to contribute to the project. In other words, the system keeps everyone on the same page by ensuring...