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11 Resources and Tools for Project Managers

As a project manager, you are always looking for ways to streamline your workflow and increase efficiency. The right tools can make all the difference in whether or not a project is successful. There are a variety of resources and tools for project managers available online, but it can be difficult to know which ones are the best to use. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 11 of the best tools for project management. Google Drive Google Drive is another

By |2022-11-24T19:22:14-07:00November 23rd, 2022|Portfolio Kanban, Project Management|

Business Model Canvas Explained

The business model canvas is an invaluable tool for any organization. It provides a structured and straightforward way to create a business model. Instead of writing lengthy paragraphs and documents to explain what the business does and how it makes money, the business model canvas enables companies to explain their business model in one page. Let’s explore how to use this tool and how you can create your first business model canvas. What is a Business Model? Before we can even begin to

By |2022-12-06T14:54:38-07:00September 22nd, 2021|Kanban, Kanban Board, Portfolio Kanban|

Portfolio Kanban Benefits – How Can It Help Your Business?

Kanban boards are extremely useful visual aids to understanding workload, progress, and completion of tasks. When you understand the way that they work, you will see your tasks speed up. Business owners, project managers, and supervisors are all reading this rubbing their hands together, thinking about the speed and efficiency improvements. They may even be thinking that projects can't go too fast. The good thing is they can. You can lose sight of the bigger picture. The end goals can become fuzzy memories

By |2022-12-07T12:58:53-07:00March 11th, 2021|Kanban, Kanban Board, Portfolio Kanban|

Putting the Zone in Kanban Zone

The month of May 2020 will be all about gradually rolling out Summary Zone. The goal is to offer organizations the ability to visualize multiple boards in a single view, with advanced filters and sorting options. We have built Kanban Zone to handle Portfolio Kanban and this continues to support that direction. Today’s change - Exposing the column states on boards In order to combine cards from multiple boards on a single Kanban board, we are making the column states much more visible

Visual Project Management with Kanban Linked Cards

Project Management is all about clear deliverables and the ability to track progress on these deliverables. One of the most important aspects of delivering successful projects is to set clear expectations and ensure great communication throughout the project. As Kanban experts, we believe that visualizing projects by connecting Kanban cards is the simplest and most effective way to manage projects. Let us explain by illustrating how to do this using Kanban for a single team or across multiple teams. Everything on a single

Scale Kanban Across the Organization

Perhaps one of the more popular topics in Agile development today is scaling. Scaling means to widen the use of Agile practices across multiple teams. After seeing results from Agile implementations at the team-level, companies tread the obvious path of making the whole organization Agile. What started as a pilot team acting as guinea pigs and seeing success, leaders then say “what’s next?” They then begin introducing Agile to other teams and departments. This endeavor is often met with tension and struggle as

Different Kanban Approaches: Personal Kanban vs Portfolio Kanban

Once you learn how to use a Kanban board, you can start completing tasks faster with less effort. You become more organized, and you can more easily see the bigger picture and prioritize your tasks in a way that reflects any challenges and changes you run into along the way. And since Kanban has a very versatile nature, their different Kanban approaches that allow you to use it for tracking personal daily chores, or your professional tasks and projects. You can use a

By |2019-12-06T14:36:35-07:00December 6th, 2019|General, Kanban, Kanban Board, Personal Kanban, Portfolio Kanban|

Kanban Zone on full display at Agile Arizona 2019

This year we decided to take Kanban Zone on the road by teaching, speaking and sponsoring at Agile Arizona 2019. This regional Agile conference was full of great speakers and we were very happy to not only speak about Portfolio Kanban, but also set up a booth that showed how Kanban Zone works well on any display (mobile, tablet, laptop, and large touchscreen). This was also an opportunity to create some fun merchandise like the perfect way to relax by squeezing, bouncing or

By |2019-12-05T00:34:23-07:00December 5th, 2019|General, Portfolio Kanban|

Guided Setup to Build an Effective Online Kanban Board

Creating a Kanban board is not difficult when you only focus on creating a few basic columns. But, if you are seeking to create an effective Kanban board, then you should consider following a sequence of helpful steps. The outcome will be a Kanban board that focuses not only on visualizing a process, but also ensure that the cards on the board can be categorized in a way that will improve filtering the board and analyzing the data with ideal parameters. We should

By |2022-04-25T10:57:24-07:00November 20th, 2019|Feature, Kanban Board, Metrics, Portfolio Kanban, Process Flow|

Aligning Strategy to Execution with Kanban

Creating a strategy can be challenging, especially if you are dealing with conflicting priorities. Yet, developing a strategy that aligns the strategic objectives with their corresponding project and product-level execution is crucial for any organization that wants to ensure effective resource allocation and positive business results. Yet, to be effective and achieve business and market goals, businesses need to get the teams’ work in tune with the overall strategic goals. So how can leaders create a successful strategy that makes sense for people

By |2019-09-26T16:05:29-07:00September 26th, 2019|Kanban, Kanban Board, Portfolio Kanban, Process Flow|