My Favorite LeanKit Feature: Subscribe to a Card

LK_blogPhoto_favoriteFeatureHana here, from Product Marketing at LeanKit. One of my main roles is as a liaison between our Product and Marketing teams, ensuring that feature releases are communicated effectively with you, our customers.

I was recently asked to name my favorite LeanKit feature, and to be honest with you, that’s a bit like picking a favorite child. I decided to begin with LeanKit’s Subscribe to a Card feature, because it’s had a tremendous impact on the way I manage cross-departmental work.

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Improved Insights into the Distribution of Work

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Understanding the distribution of your team’s work can help you make better decisions about how work is planned, prioritized, and assigned.

We recently introduced improved Distribution and Assigned User Reports in LeanKit to make distribution information easier to read and interpret – especially if your board is used by a large team with a high volume of cards flowing through.

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Incorporating Lean and Kanban with Leanban

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As CEO of Net Objectives, I’ve seen firsthand how adopting a Lean, objective-driven mindset enables organizations to evolve their software development practices and deliver customer value more effectively. If you’re ready to take your team’s Agile practices to the next level, this webinar is for you.

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FAQ: Help! I Forgot My Password

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My name is Ryan MacGillis, and I’m a Customer Support Specialist here at LeanKit. A lot of the questions we receive are from people who want to get the most out of LeanKit’s features — that’s where I come in. Periodically, I’ll be blogging about some of the most frequently asked questions I hear. This FAQ explains what to do when you forget your password in LeanKit.

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Quit the Percentage Game: Make Focus Your Focus

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“Anne, I want you to spend 40% of your time on Project Narwhal, 40% on Project Jackelope, and the remaining 20% of your time on everything else,” said Bob, the new IT manager. This type of directive isn’t confined to Bob and his personal style of management. The percentage game is played in millions of teams, in countless companies across the globe.

On the surface, everyone understands the rules of this percentage game. It seems so easy: Just do a few hours on this, then a few hours on that and cap it off with the rest. But, there are some major problems with this approach. Usually, we don’t see them — so we sprint ahead, leaving a trail of unrealized opportunity behind.

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Driving Innovation with Kanban at Jaguar Land Rover

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In this webinar, I share how Kanban is being implemented across new vehicle development projects at Jaguar Land Rover to improve time, cost and quality. I’ll share the results of a Kanban product development proof of concept to accelerate design and development, the success of which is driving adoption across multiple programs.

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