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Collaborative work

Agile professionals using the Nureva Span visual collaboration system

The last digital holdout webinar

By Tricia Whenham
on Jan 20, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Technology has transformed how we work in countless ways. Yet in a recent survey by Wainhouse Research, 9 out of 10 knowledge workers have been in a team session where someone resorted to taking a picture of the output to be emailed later. And 2 out of 3 organizations have had to lock down a project wall or room for weeks – because the work was being recorded on sticky notes or chart paper.

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A multitool of collaboration software

By Rick Kennedy
on Dec 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

In my role as director of customer engagement at Nureva, I have a unique opportunity to see what happens when customers are given the freedom to create with a tool that can be easily adapted to new situations. Every day is full of surprises.

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Blueprint for action-based continuous improvement [agile webinar]

By Tricia Whenham
on Dec 12, 2016 8:15:00 AM

How many hours do you spend in continuous improvement discussions every month? Whether you call them retrospectives, kaizens, post mortems or something else, you’ve devoted significant time to improving your processes. And you’ve almost certainly experienced the frustration of running up against problems you can’t solve – because you don’t have the power to fix them. Want a different way?

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Working toward creativity: Doing away with the creative genius myth

By Alan Cho
on Dec 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When you think of a creative genius, you probably have a very specific person in mind. Like Geoffrey down the hall. He only wears black turtlenecks, works alone and constantly blares Swedish death metal from his desk as part of his “creative process.” Geoffrey seems like a creative genius. Not like Eugene. Eugene is just a typical dad who likes spending time with his kids and goes to see the same movies everybody else does. He’s easy to work with and gets his work done on time. Eugene doesn’t strike anybody as a creative genius. But what makes Eugene seem less creative than Geoffrey?

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Integrated project delivery – the proactive solution for labor shortage [webinar]

By Tricia Whenham
on Nov 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Only one industry (outside of farming) has experienced a net decline in labor productivity since 1964 – construction. To reverse this trend, there’s a new method – called integrated project delivery (IPD) – that’s getting results through collaboration, communication and good timing.

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6 things to know before buying technology to support the agile process

By Lavonne Boutcher
on Oct 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Every company that chooses to adopt an agile approach to project management wants to become “better, faster and stronger,” says Jason Cusack, consultant and enterprise agile coach. Not all of them will. Jason has worked with more than 300 teams in a wide range of industries and he’s seen a pattern. To be successful, he says, companies need the right culture, people and technology. And while there’s no “silver bullet” when it comes to technology tools, Jason says there are a few things to consider before you invest in technology to support the agile process.

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8 ways the agile methodology is shaking up business-as-usual

By Lavonne Boutcher
on Sep 29, 2016 11:24:15 AM

If you need more evidence that agile has hit the management mainstream, look no further than a recent article in the Harvard Business Review. In May 2016, the prestigious general management magazine published Embracing Agile, an article describing how the revolutionary management methodology moved beyond the confines of IT to become a “radical alternative to command-and-control-style management” in a wide range of functions and businesses.

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3 tips to get the most from your distributed agile teams

By Tricia Whenham
on Sep 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt about it – remote workers are becoming increasingly important. “The days of hiring talent within 50 miles of a specific building are gone,” says Jason Cusack, enterprise agile coach.

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10 reasons your last brainstorming session failed (and what to do about it)

By Tricia Whenham
on Sep 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Brainstorming sessions are so commonplace they’ve almost become a business cliché. So why is it we often leave them counting all the better ways we could have spent that hour? And there’s plenty of science to back up that feeling. When Leigh Thompson compared traditional brainstorming with its alternatives, for example, she found that 42 percent more original ideas were generated when individuals worked alone.

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Taking design thinking digital with the Span system

By Tricia Whenham
on Aug 18, 2016 7:30:00 AM

As a group facilitator, Hannah Feldberg helps teams use design thinking to make strategic planning and other collaborative activities focused and effective. When she travels to workplaces for sessions and workshops, she’s used to hauling a large bag full of materials along with her.

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