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Jul 09

A Short (Anti)Guide to Derailing Any Project

How to derail any project?
Is work getting too smooth? Are your teams about to meet deadlines, or even worse, complete the tasks before they are due? Does everyone have a clear understanding of vision and goals? We got this covered! With this (anti)guide, you can turn the tides and derail the project, waste both... read more →
Jul 06
Jul 05

BigPicture vs. BigPicture Enterprise. Who needs what

BigPicture Enterprise addresses the needs of large-scale organizations; it enhances the way projects and portfolios are managed by delivering high-level PPM features. The 'BPE', as we call it at SoftwarePlant, adds an unlimited number of Box types, enterprise-level reporting, 'Show overall assignment' sort of features, and more. Let's enumerate what... read more →
Jul 01

Strategic Management Software – What to Look for?

Strategic management software, goals, decisions
Does Strategic management software even exist? Setting strategic direction is more an art than a science. Think of those who changed reality - big tech companies, statesmen, or Nobel prize winners. Were they aided by strategy management software? Or was that their obsession and trial and error method that they... read more →
Jul 01

BigPicture Pilot in Sii Poland Internal IT: Untangling and Streamlining Management Processes Across the Entire Software Development Value Chain

Sii Poland is one of the leading IT and engineering services vendors in the CEE region. With over five thousand people on board, working in diverse methodologies and technologies, applying a vast stack of tools, the company is unquestionably a challenging environment for any management software solution.    The BigPicture pilot... read more →
Jun 30

We’ve Joined the Appfire Family!

SoftwarePlant joins Appfire
We are delighted to share with you some exciting news! We are now part of Appfire! We’ve opened a new thrilling chapter by joining the Appfire family - one of the fastest-growing and most disruptive players in the Atlassian ecosystem. Appfire is on a mission to support founders and teams... read more →
Jun 21

Scrum Ceremonies (Events). Do You Need All of Them?

Scrum Ceremonies
The term “Scrum Ceremonies” sounds pretty divisive. For someone unfamiliar with Scrum Guide, it may sound a bit cultish. But fear not - it’s a fully secularized set of events with great importance for teams’ workflow. So how to implement them, and is it necessary to use all of them?... read more →
Jun 18

Stories, Initiatives, and Epics Across Agile Frameworks

Initiative epic story
Initiatives, epics, and stories belong to the agile realm. From here the surprises begin. It turns out that the popular Initiative - Epic - Story hierarchy is not engraved in stone. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, and LeSS approach initiatives, epics, and stories differently. It is the "living backlog", rather than epics... read more →
Jun 18
Jun 11

6 Signs You Need a New Project Management System

Rising sun, new PM software
The simplest test on whether your project management software is outdated or not is to offer it to a new employee, especially in their twenties. Software ages as rapidly as social media portals. As of 2021, for instance, there is a move from project management software to PPM suits and... read more →