Tag Archives: productivity

Build Your Internal Processes in Jira Cloud with Easy Issue Templates

Think of how well projects or tasks have gone with either very little prep or even worse, by “winging it”. It may start out fine, you might feel like you’re flying right through it then all of a sudden, something breaks or fails, and then something else, then another and well, you get the idea. With Easy Issue and Subtask Templates for Jira, that’s a thing of the past!

4 Useful Ways to Escape the Time-wasting Loop with SAFe® and Agile Hive

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Small startups and enterprises both need to harness agility in order to work in the most efficient way possible. The agile revolution is still thriving throughout the world and large organizations are starting to pick up on the advantages their startup competitors have. So how do enterprises scale the agile practices that seem to come so easily to startups and other lean organizations? Part of the answer is a framework and part of the answer is tooling.

Distributed Collaboration: Big Meetings, Big Problems?

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.

Jan Einfach: Agile and Atlassian explained | A short introduction to “Agile Hive – SAFe with Atlassian Tools”

Are you thinking about implementing the scaled agile framework (SAFe) in order to meet your business needs? Curious about how Atlassian tools can help you achieve your goals?

In this video from “Jans Einfach” (Jans Easy), my goal is to give you a quick overview on how to use Agile Hive, our in-house developed solution that can help you manage your SAFe planning and your business.

An alternative to Office 365: How Google is positioning itself with G Suite Enterprise

Companies want flexibility, they want their software to respond more quickly to changes in their requirements, and, of course, they want cost savings. They don’t want to worry about when, how, and why their services work – they just want them to work, every time. Unfortunately, when it comes to choosing a modern cloud-based office suite, many companies don’t look at the big picture. Many who used MS Office in the past transitioned into Microsoft’s cloud suite Office 365 without evaluating it any further – or considering alternatives. If you take a closer look at the available cloud based office solutions, you’ll come up with some interesting and valuable findings. When considering which cloud based office solution is best for you and your team, it’s a good idea to rethink things, to specify what your requirements are, and then to identify objective weaknesses in your current office solution. There are viable alternatives to Office 365: most notably Google G Suite.

Five free or low-cost alternatives to Microsoft Office

Over the years, Microsoft Office has established itself as an industry leader. However, these days you can find serious alternatives that, depending on the application, are quite sufficient and, in some cases, they perform even better. In this article we’re bringing you a brief overview of a few of the most interesting office alternatives out there today. We’ll also recommend what type of user these Office alternatives benefit most; in other words, one might be a better fit for an individual user, while another might be a good fit for a company seeking an office alternative.

Switching from Google Inbox to Gmail – Comparison of features and tips

After releasing Inbox in May 2015, the free supplement to Google’s primary email service, Gmail, was taken offline in April 2019. Luckily, many of the popular features found in Inbox have been integrated into Gmail, so users can still enjoy the increased productivity promoted by many of Inbox’s helpful functions. In this article, we’ll consider several Inbox features and look at how we can recreate them in Gmail.

Management, leadership, collaboration, innovation. Book recommendations – part two

Martin Seibert often reads books that relate to his professional interests, which he also happens to share with many friends, colleagues, and customers. So rather than keeping this to himself, he has now started a series of blog posts where he provides short reviews of interesting (or not so interesting) books. They could prove helpful for others – a must-read tip or a lucky escape as each book receives a stamp of recommendation or is relegated to the trashcan. Here’s part two.