One of the many things we do at Seibert Media is helping to enable teams to do Agile at scale. In our journeys across various industries and use cases, we occasionally come across organizational changes that we feel could be interesting to a wider audience. One of those organizations is Toom Baumarkt Gmbh.
The Center for Research on Multinational Corporations, or SOMO, conducts research concerning the influence and practices of multinational corporations from their office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. SOMO’s corporate intranet, called SOMO Community, consists of Atlassian Confluence, the Refined Theme and the Linchpin Intranet Suite. SOMO Community was launched in January 2020. René Vlak’s video review notes the several advantages offered by Linchpin and describes how they make user workflow easier.
Companies, especially larger ones, tend to try to streamline processes throughout the company, making use of certain tools and processes obligatory. These might foresee most problems that arise based on previous experiences, but what happens when a new, unique problem occurs that can’t be solved by the framework that has been put into place? Mark Poppenburg and Lars Vollmer have explained this at last year’s Tools4AgileTeams conference, hosted by Seibert Media.
At the recent T4AT 2020, Peter Giglinger gave us an overview of the implementation of a new intranet based on Confluence and Linchpin at BSH Hausgeräte (Home Appliances) GmbH. Peter works there as an IT Business Consultant for Atlassian & Collaboration Services.
As a provider of Linchpin intranet suite, we are always excited to see how Linchpin is used in practice. We pay special attention to what specific requirements a solution should meet and how our customers implement such projects. Our colleagues at Beecom in Switzerland carried out such a project. They collaborated with cyber security specialists InfoGuard, using Linchpin as the intranet communication platform connecting locations in Bern and Zug.
No longer is it a special case for companies and their teams to find themselves in a meeting with participants who aren’t sitting (or standing) in the room with them. It’s critical for clients and stakeholders to be involved in communicating and coordinating with external partners. Teams are often distributed or they have individual team members who work remotely. Since I’m a remote employee who is a part of a local Scrum team at //SEIBERT/MEDIA, I have a lot of experience in this area which I’d like to share with you in this article.
With its 25 clinics, 18 departments, and 7 institutes, Erlangen University Hospital covers all areas of modern medicine. In addition to having a world-renowned operating room, the hospital equips itself with not only the latest medical devices, but it also employs cutting edge – and scientifically sound – diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. //SEIBERT/MEDIA is proud to partner with Erlangen University Hospital, where we’ve implemented a social intranet project based on our Linchpin intranet suite. This collaboration has resulted in a modern portal which brings together more than 8,000 employees from many different areas of the Erlangen University Hospital system into one place.
The vast majority of organizations use some sort of browser-based spreadsheet app, and Microsoft Excel Online and Google Sheets are industry leaders in this area of professional software. Both are also part of larger collections of business software organized into office suites: Excel Online is a Microsoft Office 365 module and Google Sheets is a G Suite application. In many ways Excel Online and Google Sheets are quite similar, especially functionally. I’ve chosen to focus on reviewing twelve functions where I could really see differences between the two pieces of software. These twelve areas are especially relevant for more advanced users; those who have extensive experience working with spreadsheets software.
Clasp, the Apps Script command line interface (CLI), helps you develop add-ons for G Suite applications, automate workflows, integrate external APIs and more. We’ll cover what this tool can do, how it is installed, and how it is used in this post.
Scroll Documents is Confluence app developed by our friends at K15t which adds modern document management processes to Confluence. With Scroll Documents, you can easily combine extensive, multi-page content into your documents and you can manage them all as individual content units. Shannon Meehan and Anshuman Dash from K15t join me in a webinar to chat about the features, use cases and advantages of using Scroll Documents in Confluence.