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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...

What’s (Still) on Your List?

One part of my job that I like best is working with prospective customers to help them understand the potential ROI of a PPM solution. It’s an interactive process that takes many factors into consideration. Time and time again, what surprises me is the extent to which IT resources are over-committed, often to what turn...

Reply to Notifications for Cards Comments

Happy New Year! Consider them a belated Christmas present or just a great way to start 2012, but either way, we’ve deployed a few new features for LeanKit. First and foremost, Professional Edition users can now add comments to their cards by replying to system-generated notification e-mails. So, if someone assigns you a card, adds a comment in the...

Top Six Most Widely Read PMO Resources of the Year

It has been an amazing year in the portfolio management space and it is time to reflect on accomplishments and new goals on the horizon. As the year comes to a close, I’d like to share the most popular PMO resources of 2011. The list covers everything from tips for resource planning and best practices...

LeanKit Kanban API & Wrappers

As we mentioned in an earlier post, our customers have integrated LeanKit with many different kinds of systems. And we provide services to develop integrations if you don’t have the time or inclination to do this yourself. But, if you do want to develop your own integration, read this article about our API in the LeanKit Knowledge Base. Our...

Connecting Strategic, Financial, and Operational Planning

Yesterday, J. Rourke wrote an article on Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management Blog titled “EPM Resolutions for 2012” and resolution #3 caught my attention. “Many organizations suffer from planning processes that aren’t aligned across functions and are supported by disconnected spreadsheets. Look for ways to better integrate long-term, strategic planning with financial budgeting as well as...

5 Game Changers in Product Management – Part 2

Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to read Part 1 of this 2-part blog series. Carrie Nauyalis began our series with 3 of the top 5 game-changing tools that you can take advantage of to improve product management in your organization and make your life much easier. The last 2 tools are equally important. Let’s look...

Evaluating Product Portfolios – Saying NO To Good Ideas

As a product line manager in charge of several software products, my job is challenging. It’s a constant balancing act around delighting the customer, minimizing risk, maximizing revenue, leveraging resource availability, and about 12 other considerations. While I quite often think the pain of having to make difficult tradeoffs between good ideas, I have never...