The BEST Work Management Show by Appfire

The BEST Work Management Show by Appfire features smart leaders sharing their secrets for optimizing business processes and increasing productivity. Get the goods on how they handle everything from setting up workflows to automating processes. Every episode is 10 minutes or less, packed with insights you can use right away to supercharge your team’s productivity.

How Cprime’s licensing team reduced ticket backlog by 50% [Season 2, Episode 11]

Monte Montoya joins Emily Peet-Lukes to discuss how Cprime automated scripting across multiple systems to unlock efficiency, boost productivity, and increase profitibility. To learn more about this fascinating use case and how Cprime turned hours of work into minutes, click here.

Previous episodes

Season 2, Episode 10


How can I reduce tech debt using automation?

Reducing tech debt is crucial for managing risks and streamlining processes. Atlassian Architect Dan Tombs joins Sergejs Cuhrajs to discuss best practices for reducing tech debt as well as highlighting the benefits of using no-code or low-code automation to do so.

Season 2, Episode 9


Master these 3 important steps for a flawless migration execution

Jira expert Rachel Wright joins Emily Peet-Lukes to discuss the importance on how getting these three migration steps right will ensure a smooth and successful migration.

Season 2, Episode 8


What are the ingredients of productivity?

Imagine if enhancing your team’s productivity came down to following a simple recipe? Turns out, that’s not far off! Michelle Bartonico joins Kerry O’Shea Gorgone to share the ingredients for productivity, from focus to decisiveness and everything in between, and explains how to cultivate the right environment for leaders to rise.

Season 2, Episode 7


What are some migration planning missteps (and how do I avoid them)?

Jira expert Rachel Wright answers some key migration questions, including: What are the worst migration mistakes? What is the biggest migration misconception? How can you manage risk during the migration process?

Season 2, Episode 6


Why you need to start planning your cloud migration NOW (and what pitfalls to avoid)

Paul Renshaw joins Emily Peet-Lukes to discuss why it is important that you start planning your cloud migration right now and what are some of the things to avoid in the process. Including a seven-step process that will help to prevent migration pitfalls.

Season 2, Episode 5


What’s next for digital transformation?

Amelie Winkler joins Kerry O’Shea Gorgone to talk about digital transformation over the last 10 years: what we’ve learned, pitfalls to look out for, and the trends to watch in 2023 and beyond.

Season 2, Episode 4


What are some best practices for Jira migration?

Rachel Wright joins Appfire’s Emily Peet-Lukes to address some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Jira migration.

Season 2, Episode 3


What is workflow automation anyway?

Amelie Winkler joins Appfire’s Kerry O’Shea Gorgone to explain workflow automation: what it is, how you do it, and how it can help you supercharge your team’s productivity.

Season 2, Episode 2


How do you as a leader bring successful change to your team?

Michelle Bartonico explains the change management process, including The Prosci ADKAR® Model you can use to successfully implement change on your team.

Season 2, Episode 1


How do you help your organization see the need for change management?

Even after leadership’s committed to change, you still have work to do evangelizing that change to the rest of the organization if you want your initiative to succeed. Michelle Bartonico shares advice on selling the concept of change management at your organization so you can more effectively lead your team through transition.

Season 1, Episode 9


What are some current trends in productivity software?

Maciek Saganowski of shares insight into what’s next for productivity software, including “super apps,” new emphasis on async, integrations, and more.

Season 1, Episode 8


What is Cre8 Day and how can it make my team more productive?

Michelle Bartonico joins Appfire’s Kerry O’Shea Gorgone to explain how Cre8 Day can inspire your team to do their best work.

Season 1, Episode 7


What are some leadership tips for enhancing my team’s productivity?

Katie Robbert, co-founder and CEO at Trust Insights, Inc. shares tips for leading your team to maximize productivity. (And she would know! In a previous role, Katie and her Trust Insights co-founder Christopher Penn doubled headcount and tripled revenue in just 18 months.)

Season 1, Episode 6


How do I choose the right key performance indicators for my business team?

Data scientist Christopher Penn joins Kerry O’Shea Gorgone to explain how to select key performance indicators (the kind of metrics that get you promoted or fired). Chris explains how to use data to figure out which metrics matter, and how to test whether or not they truly contribute to your team’s success.

Season 1, Episode 5


How can the RICE method help me manage features and projects? founder Dmitrii Ilenkov joins Appfire’s Kerry O’Shea Gorgone to talk about RICE, a prioritization method that can help you decide which features or projects your team should focus on.

Season 1, Episode 4


What is DevOps and why it is so important for organizations today?

Julia Hall explains the challenges organizations face when implementing DevOps, and how value stream mapping can help you identify areas for improvement. She also gives you a sneak peek at what she’ll cover in the Appfire webinar “DevOps: The secret of many organizations.”

Season 1, Episode 3


How do I set up a leadership team or first line of management as a small team?

Biro Florin, founder and CEO of, shares the story of when he and Nikki Závadská realized they needed to formalize leadership at the company. He explains how they set up direction, established goals, and guided the team to set their KPIs, and offers tips on how you can do the same.

Season 1, Episode 2


How will Guardrails help to keep my Jira instance running properly?

Appfire’s George Dinkov explains what Jira guardrails are, how they help, and why you need to be doing more. George covers how to optimize the performance of a Jira instance, regardless of its size, and gets into how that optimization fits into an ITSM practice. 

Season 1, Episode 1


How can scheduling some downtime make my team MORE productive?

In the very first episode of The BEST Work Management Show, Appfire’s own Marta Pastor offers tips for freeing up time in your team’s schedule and making your team more productive at the same time.

Last updated: 2023-07-31

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