Project Management

Team communication problems lie within the tools?

We have all been in a situation where poor team communication lead us to working more or doing things twice. In fact, most of the teams’ problems do rise from miscommunication amongst the team members. The importance of good communication follows us in our personal as well as our professional lives. Without good communication, we …

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Agile

Scrumban: on demand vs. long-term planning

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a long-term plan for your scrumban projects? Sure you have already read all about scrumban and enjoyed all the perks this methodology offers, but if you miss long-term insight you used to have, you may be surprised that there is still some things left …

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Agile

You should feel lost during the first sprint

When implementing scrum for the first time, you read all about the roles, meetings, user stories and more. However, when it comes to planning the first sprint, most of us feel lost and unsure in what exactly needs to be done. The basic steps of a sprint are pretty straightforward – plan, execute and finish, with the …

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Eylean Features

Extend Visual Studio Online experience with Eylean

As you know, besides being a standalone software, Eylean Board offers integrations with other popular project management tools, such as TFS, MS Project and others. By this we seek to enhance the experience and to extend the features available for our customers. Today we want to talk about one more Eylean integration aimed to bring …

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Project Management

The perfect project management tool?

Project management tools today are plentiful -no matter the specifications and the requirements a team has, there is a lot to choose from. Hence, the problem in getting a perfect tool is not in the supply, but more so in choosing the right one and often not getting overwhelmed by the process itself. When it …

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Project Management

The 5 pitfalls of project management

Project management is a phrase that rarely goes without a reaction. The methodologists are usually happy to bring their theories to light, however, most of us do not feel the same. The reasons why people feel some sort of negativity towards the concept are various and often from their personal experience – bad project manager, …

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Agile

From scrum to scrumban?

At the moment, more and more companies are turning away from the old project management practices and searching for the new trends like agile and one of its methodologies – scrum. While most are successful in adopting the new practices, some however are struggling. While the reasons vary from the incompatibility with the process to …

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How To

Measuring Team Performance for Kanban: Lead and Cycle times

Written by: Dalia Lasaite In order to improve, every team needs to monitor and evaluate its performance.  There are two key tools for measuring performance in Kanban: the Cumulative Flow Diagram, which we covered in a previous blog post, and the Lead and Cycle Diagram. Lead and cycle diagram measures two indicators – lead and cycle …

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Eylean Features

Moving your Kanban projects into Eylean

This week, we continue with the Eylean how-to series by taking a closer look into how your Kanban projects should be created or moved into Eylean. Starting with a new software or a new way of managing your daily tasks can be overwhelming sometimes, therefore we will give you some pointers to make the transition …

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Agile

Why reports should be part of your daily routine

When talking about reports, the image that comes to most of our heads is hundreds and hundreds of pages filled with words, numbers and charts. In fact, most of us do not like to either prepare or to read reports unless they contain the exact information we are looking for. However, this image of reporting …

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