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Work Management for Teams

In today’s project-driven, 24/7 economy, collaborating is a way of life. Typically, modern teams, work with people both inside and outside the company and across the globe to meet deadlines and complete projects on time. Our work collaboration blog category shows you what to look for in a project/work collaboration solution to effectively execute projects and manage teams, tasks, and deadlines. Whether on a team of 5 or 25, learn how to use the best tools when trying to set goals, create a plan, track progress, share documents, and monitor progress. We can help you look for adaptable solutions that are closely related to enterprise social networking platforms.

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management, Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

Lean Coffee Format for Virtual Teams

What is a Lean Coffee?   The Lean Coffee format is a structured, but agenda-less, meeting designed to facilitate collaborative group discussions. “How can you have structure without an agenda?” you might ask. Allow me to explain.  Seattle-based Lean thinkers Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith are credited with the invention of Lean Coffee. They wanted to start a regular discussion...

Work Management for Teams

Are You Building a Collaborative Culture?

A collaborative culture is crucial for building high-performing teams and organizations. Many employees prefer to work collaboratively, but fostering teamwork is not just about making employees happy. Successful collaboration also drives better business results.  For example, a study by i4cp, the leading human capital research firm, showed that high-performing organizations are 5.5 times more likely to encourage and reward collaboration....

Work Management for Teams

Managing Multiple Projects Successfully

Part of good project management is successfully managing multiple projects when needed. Most project managers are expected to juggle a mixture of small and large projects at any given time. This is why project managers have earned a reputation for being professional multitaskers. Multitasking sounds good at first, but making it a habit can actually...

Product Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning, Work Management for Teams

Better Lab Management: Managing Event Requests

What is Lab Management?  If science is the place where curiosity, discovery, and innovation meet up to have coffee, lab management is the process of making sure the doors are open, lights are on, and grounds are brewing. Labs in academia and industry rely on effective lab management to facilitate and support the groundbreaking scientific...

Agile Program Management, Vision and Trends, Work Management for Teams

Podcast: Three Agile Experts Discuss Agile Marketing

What does it take to expand Agile practices into business teams like marketing?  That’s the question that host Tim Shisler asked a panel of Agile experts in a recent series on the SAFe Business Agility Podcast. Our own EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Cameron van Orman joined author Jim Ewel and Melissa Reeve, VP of...

Work Management for Teams

What are Kanban Board Swimlanes? And How to Use Them

Kanban board swimlanes are horizontal lanes on your kanban board that help to separate and further define your workflow. These lanes allow teams to surface or highlight related work items or tasks that follow a similar process.  Your team might utilize swimlanes to keep track of tasks for different products or cross-team dependencies, for example. It allows you to easily spot...

Work Management for Teams

How to be a Successful Project Manager

Project management is hard work. Even seasoned veterans with years learning how to be a successful project manager have occasional setbacks. Even when you’ve planned and executed things perfectly, the unexpected could happen. How you respond to those problems could be the difference between steering your project on course or watching it come to a...

Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

5 Online Project Management Trends for 2021

Once the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, many collocated organizations were forced to make the jump to remote work and online project management. This had a profound impact on the labor market, with project managers and teams having a greater responsibility to collaborate and keep an open line of communication.   Will companies return to their “normal” working environments once the pandemic is behind us? It’s...

Work Management for Teams

Planview and Argo Consulting: Helping Manufacturers Lean In

Unplanned downtime costs industrial manufacturers an estimated $50 billion each year. What does an hour, a week, or a month of downtime cost your business? Adopting Lean principles and tools can greatly improve maintenance processes, which is why Planview and Argo Consulting have partnered together.   As a global operations consultancy, Argo Consulting leads manufacturing firms worldwide through a results-focused process that improves target costs...

Lean Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends, Work Management for Teams

What is Lean Transformation and Why is It Important?

What is Lean Transformation? Lean transformation is a term used to describe the strategic, tactical, and operational improvements that organizations undergo in order to create more value for their customers. These improvements represent a fundamental, collective shift in business mentalities away from traditional business practices toward a more value-driven, streamlined approach. There is no single...