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Enterprise Agile Planning

What is Flow and Why it Matters

Flow means to “move along in a steady, continuous stream.” In knowledge work, the ability to visualize and manage your flow is essential to achieving faster and more consistent delivery. It allows you to understand your capacity, easily identify problems and improve that flow. In a system designed to manage the flow of tangible deliverables,...

Product Portfolio Management

Innovation Demands Better Resource Capacity Planning and Management

Steady, continuous innovation and timely product delivery are only possible when the right resources are available at the right times to work on products. Innovation demands better resource capacity planning and management. If you’ve ever experienced the pain of having “too many projects for our resources”, you won’t want to miss the data uncovered from this...

Work Management for Teams

See the “Who” with Three Avatar Options

If you’ve ever looked at your board and wondered, “Who’s working on that?”, LeanKit can instantly show you the answer with three types of card icons: a user monogram, a custom avatar image uploaded to your LeanKit account, or an image hosted by Gravatar. The Scoop on Each of the Three Options Automatic Monogram. User monograms are automatically generated for...

Work Management for Teams

How to Modify Your Board Layout

See how to modify the layout of your LeanKit board to accurately reflect your team’s process. In this short video you’ll learn how to: Add new lanes, reposition them and increase lane width to show your process Create sub-lanes for stages of work within your process Use horizontal swimlanes for parallel processes LeanKit is designed to let you build out any work process —...

Innovation Management

Getting Down and Dirty with a Story on Collaborative Innovation

Editor’s Note: Last fall, our senior practice leader Doug Collins began a story about the fictional Dirty Maple Flooring Company. How do they embrace the practice of collaborative innovation as a way to solve critical business problems in the Digital Age? The episodesappear bi-weekly on InnovationManagement.se. Doug reflects here on how his work with Mindjet clients...

Product Portfolio Management

Shark Tank Your Gate Meetings

Have you seen the hit ABC TV show, Shark Tank? (Or, as it’s known elsewhere around the world, Dragon’s Den?) Its inspirational premise sparks the creative genius in each of us as regular folks go into the “tank” to pitch their inventions and ideas to a panel of “shark” investors, all of whom attack with...

Project Portfolio Management

Too Busy to Improve Billable or Field Utilization? $6,000,000 a Year Busy?

During a recent Field Services conference, I asked the audience to make the following calculations: Multiply the Average Billable Hourly Rate (or Cost) per person and the Average Number of Hours that person should be “off bench” per year. (When we looked at industry averages, we came up with $200/person X 2,175 and came up...

Project Portfolio Management

Is the Resource Dilemma Solvable? The State of Resource Management and Capacity Planning 2014

Productivity and the efficient use of resources is attained when the right resources are working on the right projects at the precisely the right time. No matter if you’re in IT, the PMO, marketing, or in a professional service organization, resources are specialized, shared, and matrixed – making effective resource management a complicated goal! You need...

Project Portfolio Management

Talent Strains and Trending Solutions for Professional Services [Infographic]

What do analysts see when all the data points to a looming talent shortage for professional services? They research what best-in-class organizations are doing to combat the problem. In this particular instance, Service Performance Insight gleaned from their annual PS Maturity Benchmark study that organizations that had technology tools with three attributes fared considerably better...

Product Portfolio Management

Killing Products: Gone, but Never Forgotten

A few weeks ago Carrie Nauyalis posted an inspiring blog about the positive aspects of killing products early in the innovation process and how it can be similar to a Jazz funeral. The piece was so well received that she expanded the blog into a full article on Innovation Management.se. Here’s a short synopsis and...