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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.

Work Management for Teams

Making the Switch: 4 Benefits of Kanban Project Management

Kanban project management has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. Project managers thriving in today’s fast-paced professional environment have to communicate with multiple teams from different geographical locations, track their progress, and ensure that processes are moving smoothly through their workflows. To-do lists and spreadsheets don’t cut...

Work Management for Teams

Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 2: Implementing and Measuring

In the first post in this series on continuous improvement, we discussed planning to improve, including how to set up your Kanban board to collect meaningful continuous improvement metrics. Continuing our use of the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Adjust) framework, this post will cover the next two steps in the cycle of continuous improvement: Do and Check! DO: IDENTIFY...

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Getting Started with Continuous Improvement, Part 1: Planning to Improve

Whether you’re still finding your way around your Kanban board or you’ve been practicing Kanban for a while, you’ve likely stumbled upon the phrase ‘continuous improvement.’ At first glance, the meaning of this phrase seems self-evident: It’s just about aiming to always improve, right? Yes—it’s true that the goal of continuous improvement is to help...

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Business Agility Definition

WHY AGILITY? Just a few decades ago, businesses were built to last. The successful companies were the stable companies—those that consistently, dependably offered a product or service desired by the masses. The goal for those running these businesses was to eliminate uncertainty, complexity, and variability where possible. Lengthy, tedious planning cycles and bureaucratic processes are hallmarks...

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How Collaboration Software Works with AI and Automation

By 2022, millennials and Generation Z will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce. For employers, the influx of younger workers means adapting to different expectations. Millennials, for example, expect to collaborate across geographies and time zones to get things done—and they expect to spend a considerable amount of their day using collaboration software. But...

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The Psychology of Lean Methods

Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. When implemented holistically and sustainably, Lean methods have been shown to promote a healthy organizational culture. This isn’t a coincidence: Rooted in behavioral psychology, Lean methods emphasize respect for others, effective...

Work Management for Teams

How to Switch from Physical to Online Kanban Boards

There are many reasons why your team might currently be using a physical Kanban board rather than an online Kanban board. For one, using a physical Kanban board is a great way to learn the fundamentals of Kanban. It can get your team to commit to the idea of sharing work on a shared board,...

Work Management for Teams

Collaboration in Construction Project Management

As a project manager in the construction industry, you must be able to track multiple deadlines and manage the inevitable changes in the field—it’s like a complex puzzle with numerous moving parts. On top of that, the stakes are high. One minor setback on infrastructure or building projects could cost tens of millions of dollars....

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Prevalent Themes at Agile 2019

What a blast Agile 2019 was this year. We met some amazing new people and re-connected with fantastic customers. Agile 2019 really brings together the tenured Agilists, along with those just starting to dip their toes into Agile practices and principles. This coming together of knowledge is what makes the event such a great place...

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6 Steps to Become a Lean Organization

THE WHY AND HOW BEHIND LEAN In previous posts, we’ve talked about the benefits of becoming a Lean organization. We’ve looked at Lean’s guiding principles, and how it’s been used to help organizations continuously improve the way they work and how they develop products. In this article, we’re going to take it a step further and explore...