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Work Management for Teams

Tagging a Kanban Card

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we deployed a new feature – Tagging. Now you can “tag” a kanban card with any value you wish, or as many as you wish. You can filter the board by tags, including searching for cards that don’t have a given tag (e.g., search for Release 1.2, !deployed). You can filter the analytics and...

Work Management for Teams

External Card ID and Enhanced CFD

Over the weekend we added a couple of new features to LeanKit’s online kanban system, based on requests from our customers. Cumulative Flow Diagram Enhancements We’ve added a couple of nice new features to the Cumulative Flow Diagram. Now you can filter the CFD by Card Type or Class of Service, by clicking on the tabs at...

Product Portfolio Management

Survey Results Are In: How Do You Compare?

For those of you following this space, you know that a few months ago I asked for your participation in a survey that benchmarks today’s product portfolio management opportunities and challenges. To those who joined in: a big thank you! We had an overwhelming response with nearly 1000 participants this year. I’m pleased to say...

Product Portfolio Management

Breaking Down Brand-Driven Innovation Into Next Steps

If you caught the Innovate or Die Webcast earlier this month, you heard from Chris Andrews, Senior Analyst of Forrester Research that approximately 80% of senior-level executives say that innovation is a priority for their company and that this priority has been on the increase post-recession. And while it’s all fine and dandy to say...

Product Portfolio Management

Resolving the Time Tracking Dilemma: 8 Tips for Success

When it comes to implementing time tracking for Resource Management, many companies disagree on the granularity at which they should capture time. Some feel that summary or phase-level tracking is adequate, while others want to track activity at the task level. Here are a few tips that can help resolve this common dilemma: Manage outcomes,...

Product Portfolio Management

Move Over P&G and J&J: Now There’s Something a Little More “Quirky” in the Mix

Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum Review — Part 1 of 3 The 2010 Consumer Goods Growth and Innovation Forum just concluded in South Beach on Friday with a big bang… including a spontaneous and refreshing F-bomb from an amazing new innovator. But, more on him in a moment. This year’s conference, produced by CGT,...

Product Portfolio Management

Passion and the “Ideal” Product Manager

What makes the ideal product manager? This is a very timely subject for our team, having just gone through an exhaustive — and ultimately successful — search for a new product manager to join the fold, one that forced us to ask ourselves a lot of questions: How important is domain experience vs. product management...

Product Portfolio Management

The Capacity Quadrant: Four Keys to Improved Resource Planning

Organizations often cite resource management as their most overwhelming challenge. Despite the best-laid plans, they just can’t get a handle on getting the right people available at the right time. Because of this, they sometimes resist taking on new projects and products for fear of the ability to deliver. Or worse, they take on unlimited...

Product Portfolio Management

How Does Your Company Measure Up?—Make Your Voice Heard

Participate in the 2nd Annual Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study Take the Survey Now and receive the full complimentary report. It’s time for the 2nd Annual Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey! You are invited to participate and in appreciation for your time and input, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of the full report in November,...

Product Portfolio Management

How Is Your Company Using Social Media?

Allow me to pose the question again, but this time as a multiple choice question: How is your company using social media? As a hip way to fill business cards and e-mail signatures with nifty and icons To communicate to employees and customers To transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues (Wikipedia) As...