I saw the new Mingle demo. It was great to see how a program manager can have visibility into Agile projects from the top down and the team can view a project from the bottom up thru stories. There are more ways to help the teams have visibility into roadblocks or challenges, workloads, and understand what's happening where. They have done some great work with their app - I can't wait to play with the demo site!I also visited Axosoft, which is a great tool that is a little like Trello. It also allows someone the ability to give bug tracking access to customers. This is great for custom app firms or even companies that are getting a product off the ground and value customer input. I want to get in and explore that tool a little more. It has a lot of functionality, but not overwhelming with features.Leankit is a great for organizations that value quick visual summaries of their projects. If your company loves Kanban boards - this is for you! They support Agile and Waterfall, but they are about making the presentation super simple and straight-forward. I need to get a full demo when I get home.Workfront is perfect for mixed waterfall and Agile environments. This seems to be the trend as enterprises are adopting Agile - change is hard, and it's hard to let go of the known process. I look forward to talking with them further.
- What makes a great manager/leader (hint: not micromanaging)
- How change impacts people for the good or bad and what makes it easier to swallow
- What are good stories/requirements
- How changing requirements can be confusing - and difficult to process