Heartbleed Update: LeanKit Service Provider Status

Initial checks with all of our vendors indicated that there were no LeanKit service provider vulnerabilities to Heartbleed. However, our content delivery network (CDN), Akamai, recently amended their previous statement to communicate to their customers that they are currently implementing fixes related to the Heartbleed issue. Akamai’s corrective actions, in part, include reissuing SSL certificates for all of their customers, including LeanKit.

We are actively monitoring updates from Akamai. When Akamai confirms that LeanKit’s SSL certificates have been rotated and that Akamai is no longer vulnerable, we will send out another update with next steps. In the meantime, there is no need for you to take action.

Additional information related to the evolution of Akamai’s response to the Heartbleed issue can be found here:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LeanKit Network Security at netsec@leankit.com.

WIP Limits: How to Journey (safely) Into the Unknown (Part 2 of 3)

In part one of this blog series, I discussed why limiting the amount of work you have in process can be so inherently difficult. Now that you’re aware of the mindset needed to implement work-in-process (WIP) limits successfully, it’s time to venture a little further into the unknown.

There are three different perspectives to consider when managing WIP limits: personal, team and organizational. A common mistake is to assume that the same approach for managing WIP limits will be effective at each of those levels. Take it from me that it won’t. In this post, I’ll share some of the observations, ideas and lessons that I’ve learned about managing WIP limits at the team (execution) level and at the organizational (structural) level.

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How To Solve Problems So They Stay Solved

systems-thinking-certification-programWhy is it that as we approach our goals they seem to be more difficult to achieve? Why is it that things progressing so well seem sooner or later to turn sour? And when things turn sour, how is it that they seem to do so in such a rapid fashion? Why is it that every problem we solve seems simply to lead to a whole new set of problems? Why is it that the problems we thought we solved yesterday seem to come back to haunt us in a few weeks or months? Why is it that a group of individuals each doing what seems so sensible manages to create something that none of them want, i.e. bureaucracy? Why it is that no matter how much money I make it never seems to be enough? Why is it that co- operative partnerships that should produce tremendous results so often end with the partners becoming adversaries?

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Quarterly Product Update Webinar

Join us for a roundup of LeanKit’s newest and upcoming features on Thursday, May 1 at 1pm ET.  Jon Terry, LeanKit’s COO, will give a live update and answer questions.

Register for webinar

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Visualize your date-driven work with the new Calendar View

  • Get the most out of recent UI enhancements

  • Stay connected with our new mobile app for Android

  • Reply to card comments via email for easier collaboration

  • Use system-generated monograms to identify card ownership

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Effective Agile at Scale Webinar Series

Agile CycleNet Objectives gets straight to the point when it comes to describing Agile, reminding us that it’s not about iterations, teams, co-location or any of the ways it may be implemented. Instead, Agile is about the fast delivery of business value in a predictable, repeatable manner.

With this perspective in mind, join Al Shalloway, CEO of Net Objectives (a LeanKit partner), for a new webinar series on Effective Agile at Scale. Al offers insights into what it takes to achieve Agile at scale, regardless of the approach your organization is following to get there.

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