Visual collaboration resources
Get expert advice on how to leverage visual collaboration so you can go from imagining the future to building it.
Your go-to meeting facilitation toolkit
In this blog post, we will summarize our webinar with Marsha Acker, CEO of Team Catapult, on the benefits of effective facilitation and ways that facilitators can improve their skills.
Best practices for effective data visualization
Whether pitching for funding for a new project or describing year-over-year performance to shareholders, make your point more clearly with the right data viz. Take a look at these data visualization best practices.
How Lucid uses Lucid—visually and virtually
During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Use the Lucid visual collaboration suite during every step of the product development lifecycle.
- Connect silos across remote teams.
- Use specific features, like Breakout Boards and automated org charts, to ideate and bring projects across the finish line.
- Integrate Lucid products into your current workflow and tech stack.
Check these resources out
- Review the slide deck.
- Learn how to manage Scrum teams in Lucidchart.
- Collaborate on Objectives and Key Results (OKR) planning in Lucidspark.
- Understand ideas based on feasibility and usability through a value matrix.
- Visualize each deliverable by using an easy-to-understand Lucidspark Gantt chart.
Our all-star line-up from Lucid
Jarom Chung, Product Management Director
Michelle Fisher, Senior Program Management Director
Brian Pugh, SVP Engineering
Ryan Stringham, Principal Engineer II
Emily Acuna, Sr. Solutions Engineer
How to get buy-in for changes to your organizational structure
If your company is preparing to scale, acquiring another business, or preparing to undergo another major change, an organizational redesign may be necessary. Learn how to get the necessary buy-in for your org changes from leadership and employees.
How to implement new work processes successfully
You've put a lot of work into analyzing and improving your processes, but all that work is for naught if people don't adopt the new standard. Create a plan to implement new processes and get employees on board from the start.
Why teams need to be more agile in the "Next Normal"
See how Agile methodologies have prepared us for the future of work and why teams need to continue to embrace agile processes in the New and Next Normal.
The Next Normal: Bringing the human connection back to remote teams
During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- How work has changed for good in light of recent events.
- How we individually need to change to succeed in this new world of work.
- How to bring the fun back and build relationships in a remote culture.
- How visuals can improve engagement and collaboration with dispersed teams.
Once you have watched the webinar, check out these resources to better prepare your teams for the Next Normal:
- Webinar slides (created in Lucidchart!)
- Emotional intelligence webinar with Gemma Leigh Roberts
- Remote team building ideas
- Brainstorming warm-up exercises
- Tutorial on conducting strategic planning sessions in Lucidspark
- Tutorial on using voting features in Lucidspark
About the speaker
Bryan Stallings is the Chief Evangelist for Lucid. Bryan is tasked with sharing all he has learned about individual and team effectiveness from more than 20 years spent bringing people together in the workplace. Bryan engages with recognized thought leaders to share their insights on the subjects of agility, collaboration, facilitation, teaming and workplace culture. Additionally, Bryan creates clarity within the product organization about end-user perspectives and corresponding product features.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2005, Bryan has trained and coached thousands of individuals and teams in Scrum and Agile techniques. He has been responsible for advising and guiding the enterprise rollout of Scrum at dozens of companies. Bryan was the first agile coach hired by SolutionsIQ; he later became a member of the leadership team and was involved in its growth to become the industry-leading agile consultancy. He is a certified professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), as well as being a trained ORSC coach. Bryan was faculty of the Agile Coaching Institute.
The basics of documenting and analyzing your as-is process
Learn more about documenting your as-is process. Studying your current state helps organizations document, track, and optimize processes for better performance, greater efficiency, and improved outcomes.
Mastering collaboration in a hybrid work environment
During this webinar, you’ll learn strategies to:
- Create time-zone-friendly hybrid teams
- Communicate team policies and check-ins
- Set up high-velocity collaboration and working meetings
- Develop and maintain stronger working relationships
About the Speaker
Jeff Rosenbaugh is a catalyst and coach who values outcome focused solutions and customer obsession. With 13 years of deep experience working with technology inside a Fortune 5 company, Jeff brings unique insight into the challenges large organizations face with embracing a digital future, enabling an increasingly hybrid workforce, and dealing with high degrees of complexity. Jeff blends being a bit of a trouble-maker with a thoughtful approach to uncover hidden challenges that plague your business. He’s spent his career coaching on innovation, searching out bleeding edge technology, and evangelizing the benefits of embracing Agile beyond the realms of software.
Using the Lyssa Adkins high performance tree template with Agile teams
Learn about the Lyssa Adkins high performance tree and how it can help Agile teams reflect on, and learn from, previous work.
Facilitation workout: How to read the room and lead better meetings
Continue your journey to become a better facilitator with these resources:
- Webinar slides, including recommended books and websites on facilitation
- Games Simon Plays
- Agile Toybox
- How to stop running meetings and start facilitating them
- Facilitating small groups in Lucidspark
About the speakers
Emilia Breton is a natural-born Agile thinker who was on her first agile team in 1999 as an XP developer. After the dot-com bust, she became a PM and finally managed to swim out of the waterfall in 2005. As an Agile Coach, she is constantly looking for new ways to build better software and make the world a better place. As a passionate gamer, she believes that teams who play together can accomplish anything.
Simon Macpherson is an Agile coach who brings professional coaching and his playfulness into facilitation. He creates containers for the conversation needing to happen—where analytical thinking can meet the power of emotional intelligence and relationship systems intelligence. His work-life experience stretches across a variety of backgrounds: retail, manufacturing and engineering, hospitality, and finally software development. As an Agile Coach, with long-term practice in telecommunications, healthcare, travel and leisure, insurance, and banking, it has always been about the people.
To set yourself up well for this webinar, check out our conversation with Marsha Acker on demand to hear why facilitation is an essential skill for today's leaders.
How to perform a stakeholder analysis
Stakeholders are built into every organization to help ensure that initiatives are aligned toward shared business goals. Before you start any project, learn how to identify and gain the support of the right people through a stakeholder analysis.
The benefits and downsides of team performance models
Here are some examples of team effectiveness models—as well as pros and cons for each—so you can select the right one for your team.
Rethinking the role of the architect
The term "architect" has taken on new meaning in the world of IT and software development. Take a look at the evolution of this term, and learn about different types of technical architects.
The importance of sociotechnical systems
We're seeing more and more companies take the sociotechnical systems approach—but what does that mean? Learn more about this intersection of technology and human interaction.
Which process improvement methodology should you use?
Struggling to decide which process improvement methodology to use? Learn about the top approaches—Six Sigma, Lean, TQM, Just-in-time, and others—and the diagrams that can help you implement these techniques starting today.
Coaching agile teams in the pursuit of high performance
Start identifying and making changes with your team using these resources:
- View the webinar slides in Lucidchart.
- Start a discussion around important team values with our high performance tree template.
- See our best practices for facilitating meetings to keep your performance discussions on track.
- Learn how to give feedback while working remotely.
- Learn more about Tuckman’s stages of group development as a way to form stronger teams from the start.
About the speaker
Lyssa is an internationally recognized agile thought leader and speaker. Her book, Coaching Agile Teams, is still a top-ranked book years after publication. She co-founded Agile Coaching Institute (ACI), which has equipped over 10,000 people in the must-have skills and mindset shifts of excellent agile coaching.
Since transitioning ACI to its new home at Accenture, Lyssa has focused on coaching transformation leaders and facilitating group work sessions that unknot the gnarly, multi-department impediments that agile reveals. As a certified organization systems coach and integral facilitator, and as a deeply experienced agilist, Lyssa possesses the skills to help organizations move through the difficult problems to benefit from the full promise of agile.
10 Tips to Avoid Remote Working Fatigue
Dave will share strategies to up your remote work game, including tips to help you:
- Debunk multitasking myths
- Conquer the biggest productivity killers
- Focus on your most valuable work
- Make the most out of your breaks
- Master key skills for remote team collaboration
We’ll have a Q&A with Dave at the end of the session, so come ready with questions.
Dave Crenshaw develops productive leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world. Find out more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
Visual collaboration: The key to engage and accelerate hybrid workforces, presented with 451 Research
Dive deeper into this topic with the following resources:
- Business impact brief from 451 Research
- Case study with BambooHR
- Case study with Russell Group Limited
- Case study with Credera
- Lucidspark Cards for Jira
- Slide Deck
About the speakers
Rosanna Jimenez is an Associate Research Analyst at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Rosanna's coverage focuses on workforce productivity and collaboration software such as digital workspaces, asset creation tools, and workforce management applications. Prior to joining the analyst team, Rosanna worked with 451 Research sales supporting vendor and end-user research requests. Rosanna holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Suffolk University.
As Principal Research Analyst, Chris Marsh sets the vision for and manages the Workforce Productivity and Collaboration practice at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. The WPC practice focuses on a broad range of enterprise software including technologies supporting workforce planning, project and work management, collaboration, content and innovation management, learning and skilling, and content creation. As part of his role, Chris owns the team's Voice of the Enterprise survey data product, which surveys a mix of business and technology leaders and employees around the pain points, frustrations, aspirations, and strategies supporting workforce productivity and engagement.
Why collaboration tools are key to creativity, innovation, and profitability
During this webinar, we’ll expand on key findings from Forrester, including how:
- Companies are prioritizing efficiency due to the shift toward hybrid work.
- Collaboration is more challenging in a hybrid work environment, yet one of the biggest necessities for company success.
- Companies are invested in finding and implementing the right collaboration platforms for their teams to solve these challenges.
Use the resources below for better hybrid team collaboration and alignment.
- Forrester Study
- Webinar slides
- Improving Collaboration Tools Facilitates Creativity, Innovation, and Profitability: a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Lucid
- Best tools for remote collaboration
- Tips for better online collaboration
About the speakers
Andrew is a senior analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals. Andrew’s research focuses on helping companies improve the technology experience of their employees. He also looks at how companies can transform the physical working environment to improve employee experience.
Michele is a member of Forrester's infrastructure and operations research team. Her expertise focuses on internet of things (IoT) platforms, services, applications, and vendors, as well as 5G networks, edge computing solutions, automation technologies, and location-based services to extend IoT deployment among enterprises in many vertical markets.
Jamie started her career as a management consultant 14 years ago and has been a lover of strategy ever since, especially when it comes to defining new categories and launching new products. Jamie attended Dartmouth College and received her MBA from Stanford.