New Release: More Ways to Connect Work, More Visibility

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 release, we’re bringing you even more ways to gain visibility into work across your organization. Now you can connect one child card to multiple parent cards, enabling you to communicate project status across multiple boards without having to create more work for you and your teams.

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How LeanKit Uses LeanKit for Kanban Process Improvement

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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 push past them and keep improving with real, measurable results. At LeanKit, the documentation team traveled a similar journey. By using Kanban principles as our guide, we’ve solved several of our plateau challenges and have seen a 5x reduction in cycle time and a 3x increase in throughput.

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How Kanban Keeps Us on the Same Page

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My name is Ariel Klontz, and I have been working at LeanKit for the past few months as an intern alongside Andy Hoover on the Customer Documentation team.

When I first started here, I was nervous about how much work I could really accomplish on a part-time basis; but working at LeanKit opened my eyes to a whole new way to manage work. Working in a virtual Kanban board showed me how powerful our tool is -- it keeps our entire team on the same page, even when the pages are constantly turning. I don’t have to wait to be told what to do. I can see what work I need to accomplish by glancing at our board, and I have the tools to move forward with it.

Today I’ll share how LeanKit helps our team systematically update our Knowledge Base based on product updates and customer feedback, so customers always have the latest information about our product. I’ll also explain how using a virtual Kanban board enables everyone -- even part-time interns -- to add real value.

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