Your Org Structure Defines What You Build

By Liza Mock on Sep 22, 2017 in org chart, product, Stories
Anyone who has ever worked in Product, has probably heard the warning “don't ship the org chart”. This is a reference to the fact that products can be limited by dev teams that don't take enough ownership of what they're working on, allowing for unnecessary redundancies and confusing setups for the user because it's not their... Read More

How to Create  a Flowchart

So you want to know how to make a flowchart online? Using Gliffy, it's no problem to create one — and have it come out looking professional with only one quick lesson. To create a flowchart, first launch Gliffy and scroll to the Flowchart section of the Shape Library. From here, drag a ‘terminator’ shape to the top of your Canvas.... Read More

Get Ready for a New JIRA Plugin

By Liza Mock on Sep 06, 2017 in JIRA
JIRA Supercharged Ask any Product Manager worth their salt, they’ll tell you: there’s no substitute to having an unfair advantage when bringing a new product to market. This year, after 12 years of staying our course as the first-to-market online diagramming app, and having the longest-standing Atlassian partnership, we’re... Read More

Business Book Series: Silos, Politics & Turf Wars

Feeling isolated, disengaged, like your manager doesn't care about what you're doing, or like your work doesn't matter? You may be working in a silo. But what is a silo? According to author and management expert, Patrick Lencioni's book Silos, Politics and Turf Wars, silos are “the barriers that come between different parts of an... Read More

Avoiding Silo Mentality, Part 3: How to Fix It

In the first two parts of our series on silo mentality, we hammered home the point that a company full of silos won't last long. We discussed the warning signs. Now we'll tell you how to break free free of silos. In this post, we'll not only discuss theory, but also give you some tools. Your company will be able to use these tools... Read More

Avoiding Silo Mentality Part 2: Warning Signs

By Animalz Crew on Jul 31, 2017 in silo mentality, Stories, silos
In part one of this series, we learned that the silo mentality sucks. Not only does it affect how your company runs internally, but it also harms your customers. The longer this mentality is allowed to grow and fester, the faster your company will start to crumble from the inside out. We also discussed how, contrary to how it might... Read More

Business Book Series: Remote — Office Not Required

The future of the workplace may be no workplace. And that could be a good thing. You've probably heard about the pros and cons of remote work. Maybe your team is thinking about transitioning to a remote structure, but you have reservations. Or maybe you just joined a remote team and you're wondering how to do your best work.... Read More

Avoiding Silo Mentality Part 1: Why Are They So Bad?

Silos. [Source: Wikipedia] No, not those silos. These silos. [Source: muhsinbudiono] Yes, the name comes from those large, grain-storing metal structures. But what exactly do we mean by silos and silo mentality when it comes to the working world? And why are they such a problem? According to Investopedia, silo mentality is: “An... Read More

Meet Gliffy’s new Enterprise plan

  Catered for teams to keep context and stay connected. Over the past ten years,  we’ve seen thousands of businesses use Gliffy to communicate better. From mom-and-pop shops to household names like Pixar, Nasa and Apple. Our product is a core part of teams maintaining context and staying connected to their tasks and teammates. But,... Read More