New Look, Same LeanKit

You may have noticed a few small changes recently in LeanKit, namely the font and color. These changes are just a couple of examples of the many small changes we will be making as we update our UI to a new, fresh look. Our goal is to maintain the same ease of use that exists in LeanKit today, while implementing design changes to ensure consistent and effortless experience across all devices and browsers.

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Goodbye Manual User Management, Hello Automated User Provisioning

Picture this: 10,000 employees and 20 enterprise-wide applications with an average of ten new hires and five exiting employees a week. Now imagine the amount of time someone spends creating, editing, deleting and permissioning all those users and roles across the varying applications they use -- ever changing with requests growing by the day.

If that sounds like your life on a daily basis, you must be an account administrator for the tools and applications your company uses. We feel your pain.

We know how taxing the manual work of user management can be. We also know that account admins are a critical component to scaling applications while maintaining efficient and secure operations within our enterprise clients. We’re here to help.

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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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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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What’s New: Analyze Your Data, Your Way with New Options for Advanced Reporting

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve expanded our Advanced Reporting capabilities so that you can easily analyze your LeanKit data in your business intelligence system of choice. Discover new ways to access and visualize your Kanban board data with our new reporting API, which allows you to create the custom reports and dashboards you need to make data-driven improvements.

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What’s New: Make IT Service Management Visible with New Kanban Board Templates

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When multiple teams, various tools, and stakeholders from across the business are involved, IT Service Management (ITSM) processes can be complicated and challenging to manage -- but Kanban can help. We’ve created new board templates, based on ITIL guidelines, to quickly get started on managing and implementing your ITSM processes. These new Kanban board templates will give your team the visibility it needs to take a systems-thinking approach to prioritizing and managing problems, changes, and incidents -- resulting in faster time to resolution and reduced costs.

Keep reading to learn how your team can use these Kanban board templates, with specific examples of some of your most common workflows: incident resolution, problem and incident management, change authorization, and change implementation.

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