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The Missing Portfolio

Over the past few months, I have written several posts regarding the changing landscape of portfolio management and Gartner’s recent PPM Market Universe. As you may recall, part of this research includes a new Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Management Applications. This Magic Quadrant expands the IT portfolio and formally includes projects, applications, services,...

All Estimation is Waste – Rubbish!

Guest post: Troy Magennis of Focused Objective As long-time IT professionals ourselves, we at LeanKit understand the pain of being asked for detailed estimates about things we’ve never done and may never do. An awful lot of time gets wasted building detailed plans that end up bearing no relation to reality. The idea of making...

Are There Clouds Hanging Over Your Enterprise?

We have had a number of conversations with customers and prospect that mentioned having a corporate or IT-driven “cloud initiative”. After hearing this, we’ve reflected on the rapid change of cloud solutions from the early adopters and point solutions to broader acceptance of cloud solutions within enterprise IT. According to a recent article by InformationWeek...

Three Questions for Project Teams

While seemingly rather simplistic, the below three questions call for some critical thinking and decision making as a project is initiated. Let’s review each in detail: What does success look like? Many project managers fail to ask this most basic of questions, and may even be smirking a bit that one would suggest asking what...

Using Kanban in the Classroom

Introduction by LeanKit COO Jon Terry Many of you may know our next guest blogger, Patty Beidleman, from Twitter, where she’s well known in the Lean/Kanban community as @topsurf. She’s been a friend and inspiration for us at LeanKit since the early, early days of the company. We’ve been impressed by her passion for improving education through...

The Results Are In: 125 Senior Finance Executives Surveyed on Improving Capital Planning

One hundred and twenty five senior finance executives participated in a study titled, The State of Capital Planning, conducted by Appleseed Partners and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), and sponsored by Planview. The results are in and will be featured in as webcast this month on January 24, 2012 at 12PM CST. The study reveals...

Three Signs Your Organization is Ready to Implement Product Portfolio Management

Your product pipeline might be perfectly streamlined and efficient. But if you’re like many organizations, your portfolio may have some issues that are costing your organization in terms of revenue, product failures, and eventually reputation. Is your organization ready for PPM? Maybe you’ve wanted to implement a Product Portfolio Management Solution but haven’t defined or...

Using Kanban to Improve Audit Management

Introduction by LeanKit COO Jon Terry One of our New Year’s resolutions at LeanKit is to do a better job of sharing ideas for effectively using Kanban with our customers. We pick up some pretty good ideas from working with customers, and we promise that we’ll be working some of those into blog posts from time to...

The Transformation of IT in 2012 – A Brief Outlook for the Next Year

No one can know for sure what the future holds but there are certain predictions that help us navigate the tides of the changing economies in 2012. Studying these forecasts allow us to make informed decisions about how we invest time, money, and resources against our financial goals. We were recently invited to participate in...