Kanban with JIRA

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 your…

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An Open Letter to our Customers and Partners from Tim Mulron & Jon Terry

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 faster…

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Feature FOMO: LeanKit Features You've Been Missing

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…

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8 Kanban Board Examples for Engineering & Manufacturing Organizations

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…

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How LeanKit Uses LeanKit for Kanban Process Improvement

LeanKit | Kanban Process Improvement

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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A Guide to Navigating Integrations: Pros and Cautions

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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 all problems for everyone.

When it comes to business tools, this idea remains the same. It is incredibly challenging and often a messy path to go down to find a single tool to solve all the needs of your business and teams (something we talked about in a webinar with our integrations partner Tasktop). In doing so, you can end up with a conceptually great system that does little to accomplish real-life goals, resulting in high spend with little ROI.

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