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  • Being a effective marketer today requires creativity, strategic thinking, and most importantly - focus. With thousands of channels and mediums available to market to prospects and customers, and hundreds of marketing tools to choose from when creating our tech stacks, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. All too often, as marketers we focus our efforts on the…

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Multitasking is a silent killer of productivity, disguised as a ‘life hack.’ In their book Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life, authors Dr. Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore describe how multitasking increases the risk for making mistakes and missing important information and cues. Their research shows that people who multitask are less likely to retain information in working memory, whi...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • How often do you find yourself at work flipping between tabs, unable to complete a thought before moving onto something else? You go from answering an email to checking a Facebook notification to reading some LinkedIn article, and then - what was I doing? Oh yeah, answering that email. It’s the digital equivalent of walking into a room and forgetting why…

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • The ultimate goal of Lean management is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Traditionally focused on manufacturing and software development, customer value comes in the form of speed, price, and product quality. But what about the value of customer service? We’ve found that practicing Lean principles can help you become a more efficient customer-focused company with a competit...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • You may have noticed a few small changes recently in LeanKit, namely the font and color. These changes are just a couple of examples of the many small changes we will be making as we update our UI to a new, fresh look. Our goal is to maintain the same ease of use that exists in LeanKit today, while implementing design changes to ensure consistent and effortless experience across all devices and br...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Picture this: 10,000 employees and 20 enterprise-wide applications with an average of ten new hires and five exiting employees a week. Now imagine the amount of time someone spends creating, editing, deleting and permissioning all those users and roles across the varying applications they use -- ever changing with requests growing by the day.If that sounds like your life on a daily basis, you must...

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LeanKit
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  • If you’re trying to be more lean and agile, you know it’s important to decouple work and limit cross-functional dependencies. While dependencies often present risks to fast, continuous delivery, they are also an inevitable part of any high-functioning organization. Where necessary dependencies exist, it’s important to visualize them in a way that keeps everyone aligned.With our latest Connections ...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • LeanKit is a powerful Lean-Kanban tool that enables teams to visualize and manage their work processes. It is popular with IT Operations teams because it allows more flexibility than a traditional software development tool. Meanwhile, many development teams use JIRA, an Agile tool, for issue and project tracking. Integrating LeanKit with JIRA can help you achieve greater visibility across yo...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Today, we are excited to announce that LeanKit has been acquired by Planview, and we are joining the Planview portfolio of work and resource management (WRM) solutions. By combining our two like-minded cultures, and by building on both of our companies’ strong commitment to serving our customers, we see an incredible opportunity to enable organizations to communicate, innovate, and deliver f...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • As an avid LeanKit user, you might think you know all that the product has to offer, but there are probably a number of features you are not completely familiar with (and are missing out on!) In this webinar, you’ll hear firsthand product examples and customer stories such as: Tales of how Thomson Reuters aligned their globally distributed teams & reduced…

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Many engineering and manufacturing companies choose LeanKit to help them to gain visibility into and manage their work. We are increasingly impressed with both the diversity and utility these organizations are getting from their LeanKit boards. With this post, we’d like to share some of the more interesting examples, in the hope that it may inspire better processes and lead…

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • When you’re first implementing Kanban, it’s easy to grasp the early and obvious benefits of visualizing your work: Benefits like maximizing your time, tracking progress more effectively, and communicating better often happen quickly. At some point, however, your team will hit a plateau -- a place where improvements slow or stop completely.While it’s normal to feel frustrated by plateaus, you can p...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • In 2007, Steve Jobs opened a keynote presentation promising the world three new products — a widescreen touch iPod, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet device. But in a twist of events he pulled out a single device, the Original iPhone. While this was a revolutionary, “one to rule them all” type of device, the majority of products are not and should not be intended to solve al...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • In this webinar, you’ll hear firsthand about Agile marketing and why it gives you a competitive advantage in your marketing operations. Agile Marketing experts from AgileSparks and Terminus will dive into the strategy and tactics behind Agile marketing. They’ll also share an example of how a leading B2B account-based marketing team was able to successfully achieve marketing agility. Yuval Ye...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • In a blog post today on agilefocus.com, William Pietri outlines his approach to tracking experimental work through the value stream of a Lean Startup. Being a "Lean Startup" ourselves (though we don't really think of ourselves as a "startup"...but close enough), I found this line of thought intriguing. So, I decided to take a crack at modeling William's proprosed kanban board layout using LeanKit ...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Over the weekend, we deployed some bug fixes and some little niceties we'd like to point out to our users. First of all, we fixed some bugs and some UI funky-ness that caused lane heights to be a little off at times. I think you'll see that they line up much more nicely now, especially on the more complex board layouts. We also found a (related) issue, where dragging cards into some columns was a ...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Over the weekend, the LeanKit Kanban team updated all our beta subscribers with a set of new features, including the ability to divide lanes into horizontal sublanes, and to nest sublanes within each other several levels deep. We'd been "dogfooding" these features for some time, and had recently exposed them to a set of "alpha" users as well. Still, there's so much new stuff in this release that w...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • We are very excited about the new analytical capabilities that will soon be released within LeanKit Kanban.  We hope these tools can provide your organization with valuable insight into the effectiveness and throughput of your system, as well as helping you recognize and exploit the constraints or bottlenecks within your system.  We feel that these tools complement the other capabilities being rel...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • We've had several new signups for our Community Edition since we announced it a few weeks ago. Some of these include:Janice Linden-Reed, a kanban advocate and practitioner, is using LeanKit Kanban to plan the upcoming Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010, to manage tasks among conference organizers located around the world. More information can be found on the LeanSSC2010 conference website.L...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Last week, the LeanKit Kanban development team began "dogfooding" the new Horizontal Swimlanes feature. We're still working out the kinks, especially when it comes to re-sizing the lanes, and some cross-browser CSS tweaks. But it should be ready for a select group of alpha testers within a few days. Check out the teaser video. :) (be patient...it's been taking a long time to load)

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Bandit Software, LLC. is proud to offer a Community Edition of its initial product offering: LeanKit Kanban. Our goal with this offering is to promote a more productive society through the widespread adoption and use of Lean methodologies, especially in relation to the practices of Kanban. This opportunity also allows us to give something back to the communities that have provided us with tremendo...

LeanKit
LeanKit
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  • Starting today, LeanKit Kanban Team Edition will be available at special "Early Bird" rates. What is "Team Edition", you ask? Basically Team Edition includes all the features you may have seen already, if you have a free account with LeanKit Kanban, as well as a few more. Soon, we'll start work on an Enterprise Edition, which will include more Enterprise-y features, like multi-level kanbans, dashb...

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