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Ryan Rippey

As the Customer Enablement Manager, Ryan's main objective is to ensure that customers are maximizing their true full potential in continuous improvement through the use of KaiNexus CI software. Over the last few years, Ryan has worked in multiple SaaS start-up environments, developing a strong passion for technology as well as a diverse skill set within customer success, project/product management, operations, and data analysis. Born and raised in New Jersey, Ryan graduated from Rutgers University in 2012 with a BS in Exercise Science and a BA in Journalism and Media Studies. After spending a few years living in Las Vegas, NV, Ryan now resides in Austin, TX. In a nutshell, Ryan is a sports fanatic, gym rat, movie buff and wannabe DJ.
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Parent: A Story of Nesting Items in KaiNexus

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Sep 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM

When working with your items in KaiNexus, you will often discover that the level of effort on certain Projects or Improvements would be best executed by breaking them down into smaller units of work.

For example:

For simple bottom-up Improvement, you may be working on an Improvement that requires you to delegate Tasks to individuals and the Tasks would be tied to the completion of that Improvement. For top-down project management, you may have a long-term/ongoing multi-tiered project structure that you wish to visualize in a hierarchical manner. For strategy deployment, you may want to have all of your project and improvement work roll up to a top-level strategic pillar. Whatever your use case, all of this mapping in KaiNexus is determined by nesting items, which is done using an item’s Parent field.

Let’s take a deeper dive into the functionality and possibilities of this Parent field:

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Highlights of KaiNexus 2.4.7

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Aug 24, 2020 12:10:50 PM

The days seem to be blending together lately, but KaiNexus is here to shake things up with our 2.4.7 release featuring 28 improvements!

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

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What an Amazing View (Type)!

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Jul 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Customization and configuration is KaiNexus’ bread and butter - especially when it comes to visualization. Everyone prefers to visualize information differently, which is why KaiNexus offers 5 different View Types for list of items and those item’s details. Let’s take a deeper dive into each of these View Types and where you can take advantage of them in the system.

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Highlights of KaiNexus 2.4.6

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Jul 6, 2020 10:10:00 AM

2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate! New KaiNexus features of course! Alright maybe that didn’t make any sense, but I’m sorry, I cannot contain my excitement for our recent 2.4.6 release featuring 22 enhancements!

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

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How to Set Up Personas in KaiNexus

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Apr 23, 2020 8:15:00 AM

As part of our 2.4.4 Release, we have introduced a new feature in KaiNexus called Personas. For more information on the why and what behind Personas we encourage you to check out our Personas introduction blog post published last month. Today, I’d like to focus on the where (you’ll see Personas) and the how (to work with Personas) in KaiNexus. Let’s dive right in!

Persona is currently an optional field that can be identified on both a system Role as well as within the User Profile of a person in KaiNexus. A Persona describes a person’s real-world responsibility in spreading continuous improvement and how they’ll use KaiNexus. This is used for reporting purposes and does not dictate a user’s permissions or system access.

For more information about each persona, check out the Guide to KaiNexus Personas:

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So Many New Features in KaiNexus 2.4.4!

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Apr 21, 2020 3:20:53 PM

Hey there all you cool cats and kittens, last week we unveiled our 2.4.4 release with 43 enhancements! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:


Single Field Editing

You may now edit individual fields more quickly on a Template with Single Field Editing. Try it out on your Item’s Title, Locations, Fields, Attributes, and quantitative Resolutions by clicking on directly on the field.

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What's the Difference Between Review and Remind?

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Dec 20, 2019 1:02:08 PM

Hello! I was reminded the other day that our fellow KaiNexians could probably use a review on the difference between “Review” and “Remind” in KaiNexus.

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KaiNexus 2.3.6: Metrics Widgets, Reports Enhancements, and More

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Jul 25, 2019 3:52:33 PM

Our 2.3.6 release is officially here and it’s a beast, with 87 improvements!

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New Features and Updates in KaiNexus 2.3.5

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Jun 18, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Summer is almost here, and it’s already a hot one... and so is our latest 2.3.5 release with 64 new improvements!

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

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New Features & Enhancements in KaiNexus 2.3.4

Posted by Ryan Rippey

May 9, 2019 8:42:00 AM

April showers bring May flowers, and they also bring new KaiNexus improvements... 67 to be exact, as part of our 2.3.4 release!

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

 

 


Voting

Introducing Voting! You can now vote on a group of items for prioritization. For Projects with voting enabled there will be a new voting panel added to the template where Project leaders may set the number of times people can vote and provide a group of nested items for team members to prioritize. Any of those nested items on the Voting Project will be eligible to be voted on, assuming you are a part of the team on that Project. Look out for the Voting icon in the top left of those nested items that can be voted on.

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