A Case for Digital Kanban Boards in IT Ops

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The nature of workplace collaboration is constantly changing, and no where is it more visible than with team-level, digital Kanban boards. Gone are the days where teams worked together in a traditional office setting. It’s predicted by 2027, more than half of all employees in the United States will be working remotely—and with this trend comes a greater demand for smart tools that evolve your process without restricting the way you work. Digital Kanban boards can connect teams, regardless of physical location.

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A Look into Program-level Kanban Design

A Look into Program-Level Kanban Design

Visualizing the work of an enterprise organization doesn’t have to be daunting. Up until now, we’ve spent a lot of time looking at how a well-planned Kanban design can empower IT Operations, making it easier for team members to complete tasks within their agreed-upon timeframes. As such, Kanban has proven itself to be an invaluable tool for team-based project management, giving managers more control over resources and capacity within their teams.

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General Guidelines for Kanban Board Design

General Guidelines for Kanban Board Design

Busy People Say “Yes” Haphazardly, Productive People Say “Yes” Deliberately. In order to enjoy the benefits Kanban has to offer, you need to follow a few guidelines regarding Kanban board design, so that they work as intended and improve the user experience. In this post, we’re going to look at some of those guidelines and how you can implement them into your project management strategy.

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The Major Tenets to Designing a Basic Kanban System

The Major Tenets to Designing a Basic Kanban System

How to measure the progress of your work and communicate your work state. In this post, we’re going to look at the final two tenets and how they’re applied into a basic Kanban system. This will help you and your IT Operations become better equipped to reduce constraints and maximize collaboration, so that projects run smoothly from start to finish.

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How to Do Kanban for IT Operations

How to Do Kanban for IT Operations

Designing a basic Kanban system begins with four major tenets. Learning how to do Kanban can completely transform the way your organization manages tasks, especially for IT Operations teams which have to manage a steady stream of planned and unplanned work. That’s because Kanban makes it easier for IT Operations to accurately predict their capacity and manage resources, thanks to Kanban’s ability to break complex workloads down to digestible chunks that are easier to understand.

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How to Define IT Operations

How to Define IT Operations

A Glimpse into Kanban, DevOps, and the Theory of Constraints, IT Service Management and ITIL. Despite being one of the most important fields in large-scale organizations, it’s difficult to clearly define IT Operations with just a few words. Always walking the line between tech management and quality assurance, the IT Operations team has their hand in everything from infrastructure maintenance to ensuring finished products meet the customers’ needs and expectations, and everything in between.

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What’s “Broken” in IT Operations?

What's "Broken" in IT Operations

Managing IT Operations can feel like fighting an uphill battle. From ensuring the security of sensitive data to implementing new software solutions, the IT Operations team is expected to juggle a number of tasks at any given time. As such, many of these teams struggle to manage tasks and meet deadlines—not always because of performance issues, but due to the overwhelming nature of their line of work.

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