Enterprise Agile Planning

Enterprise Agile Planning solution provides a scalable enterprise-level Lean Portfolio Management, Agile Program Management and Agile delivery platform that supports organizations from strategy to delivery, no matter where they are on their transformation journey. Plan and fund both Lean-Agile and traditional portfolios in a single platform for strategically aligned, outcome driven plans. Enterprise Agile Planning solution empowers organizations to deliver the value that matters most while transforming on their terms and timeline.

What is Waterfall Methodology?

Many new project managers — as well as non-project managers who have the mantle of project manager thrust upon them — are surprised to learn that there is not one single, universal methodology for building, executing and completing projects. In fact, there are dozens of them, each with its own structure, rules, advantages and disadvantages....

8 Kanban Board Templates for Agile Marketing

Editor’s Note: For this post on Kanban board templates for Agile marketing, we’re excited to welcome Jim Ewel to the Planview blog. As one of the leading voices on Agile marketing, Jim co-organized the first meeting of Agile marketers and co-authored the Agile Marketing Manifesto. Since 2010, he has helped over 70 organizations adopt Agile...

What is Scrum Methodology in Project Management?

On some projects, especially those that focus on software development, it is preferable — or in many cases necessary — to take an iterative approach, in which small deliverables are completed in rapid succession; ultimately leading to a finished product. The bad news is that waterfall methodology (which we will look at in a moment)...

How to Write OKRs: What to Avoid and What Really Works

One of the biggest challenges that organizations face when adopting the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) system is how to write OKRs.  Whether you’re a Planview LeanKit ™ or Agile Program Management solution customer that would like to take advantage of the OKRs functionality we launched recently or you are simply interested in learning more about OKRs, here are some pointers for writing effective Objectives and...

Increasing Agility with Capabilities-Based Planning

Capabilities-based planning originated in the fields of defense and military planning, and it’s understandable why. In this area, operators will never have full information about what threats or risks they face, so capabilities-based planning focuses on ensuring they have the ability to adapt and succeed in the face of change and meet whatever challenges may...

Scrum: How to Plan Project Sprints

In the Scrum methodology, iterations, work and deliverables are completed in “sprints.” These sprints usually align with the project goals of a product owner, i.e. the specific team lead on a development project. A sprint can take anywhere from one week to four weeks and the scrum sprint planning session takes place on Day One....

Remote Retrospectives: 11 Tips for Leading Retros Remotely

There is a lot of guidance in the world about hosting retrospectives in person, but not as much about leading remote retrospectives. As a product manager of a Lean/Agile product, I’ve participated in and led my fair share of retrospectives, both remotely and in person.   Retrospectives can be an incredibly helpful tool, giving teams an opportunity to bond, learn, and grow...

How High-Performance Teams Tell Stories to Get What they Need

Storytelling is much more than just a colorful way to convey a message. Stories activate parts of the brain in sympathy with the events of the story in question. In other words, when we get captivated by a story about a mountain climber who is hanging on for dear life, or a star athlete who...

Talking OKRs with Planview’s CPO Patrick Tickle

We’re excited to announce that Planview has built Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) capabilities into Planview LeanKit™! In this post, you’ll learn:  why we’ve added OKR capabilities into the Planview platform  why OKRs are particularly valuable for Agile organizations  how OKRs have changed in recent years   what to look for in OKR software  But first, here’s a quick introduction to OKRs,...

Choosing Enterprise Task Management Software: 10 Questions to Answer

At the heart of all work — regardless of whether the goal is to build a robot, construct a building, launch a marketing campaign, or anything else — are tasks, tasks, and yet more tasks. When tasks are organized and executed correctly, they support optimized workflows, engaged workers, and successful outcomes. On the other end...