Good Enough

Tyner Blain

What good enough means, precisely, for your customer, for a particular capability of a particular product, given your product strategy is unique. We hear a lot about building products which are “good enough” or “just barely good enough.”

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Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap

Tyner Blain

Executives (should) want to talk about intent and strategy for investment in the product. But try and shift the conversation back to corporate goals, strategy, and the role your product is intended to fill.

2014 107

Trending Sources

Classifying Market Problems

Tyner Blain

Think “ blue ocean strategy ” here. When you’re reviewing a roadmap in light of a strategy, there are several different ways you need to look at your plan. Product Management Product Strategy Requirements Requirements Models market problems product strategy

2014 73

Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

A winning strategy involves selecting an attractive market, developing a strategy for how you will compete within that market, then developing a product (or portfolio) roadmap which manifests the strategy, while embodying the vision of the company.

2014 62

Agile Cadabra

Tyner Blain

Too busy grooming the backlog for the next sprint to invest in developing a strategy ? Paul Young’s recent (and good) article about the conflict between agility and strategy is what inspired me to explore the following scenario. Agile is not magical.

2014 67

How to Break into Project Management-Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

You just need a clear strategy to get started. In this second installment in this series on how to break into project management, Bruce Harpham, the author of Project Management Hacks, shows us how to tun a process into a project.

ERP Projects: The Complete Survival Manual-Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

In this video series, I will share with you practical strategies, tips, and technique so you are prepared to manage these complex projects effectively: Chapter 1: Chapter 2: Chapter 3: Chapter 4: System Integration Tools & Techniques

Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!

EarthPM

The reduction drove down production costs and helped sustain 20% annual growth between 2010 and 2014. <> Formulate a strategy once tangible sustainability measures are established. <>

Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

LiquidPlanner

According to a Tata Consultancy Survey , manufacturers deploying IoT solutions in 2014 saw an average 28.5 percent increase in revenues between 2013 and 2014. This story is part of our Industry 4.0

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

It should be the representation in projects (and programs) of the competitive strategy that will allow business executives to convert their intentions into reality. Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development.

2017 17

13 Statistics On The State of Work In 2016: Meetings, Productivity & Conflict

Project Management Hacks

95% of workers experience conflict with other teams (compared to 81% in 2014). You can develop your career with a strategic lunch hour: 6 Strategies to Advance Your Career in 60 Minutes. What’s happening in the world of work in 2016? To answer that question, I reviewed the U.S.

2016 18

What Gilmore Girls Can Teach You About Project Stakeholder Management

Wrike

In October 2014, approximately seven years after the series ended, Netflix started streaming all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls , exposing it to a whole new (and much younger) audience. The best strategy when faced with project constraints such as a lack of budget or time ?

2017 18

Product Owner Survival Camp

Tyner Blain

There’s always a gap between strategy and execution – and product owners are ideally positioned to help fill that gap. Building on the successful program developed and delivered in Europe in 2014 and 2015, we have designed this program to serve the needs and goals of product owners.

A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development.

2017 16

Why Most People Fail At Career Change

Project Management Hacks

A Fortune article reports findings from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas: nearly 500,000 layoffs were announced in 2015 (an increase compared to 2014). The Low Risk Strategy For Career Change. Joining LinkedIn Groups is an online strategy to gorw your network.

2016 29

Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

The CONOPS facilitates a shared understanding of ideas, challenges, and issues on the possible solution strategies to the problem at hand , without addressing the technical solution or implementation. The mechanism for users and buyer(s) to express thoughts and concerns on possible solution strategies. In other cases, there may be a variety of acceptable solution strategies. January 2014, Homeland Security Studies & Analysis Institute.

How Charles Byrd Gets It Done: Project Management & Networking Tips

Project Management Hacks

Lync was a favorite with employees and was the most utilized tool company-wide rolled out in 2014. In this project, I knew the marketing campaigns and education strategies would be key.

Our Five Fave Blogs for Content Marketing & Collaboration

amium

Between re-branding exercises, new product launches , and a shift in our sales and marketing strategy , it sometimes feels like we’re picking random hats out of an old costume trunk and wearing what just feels right for the day. They cover all the topics such as strategy, building your audience, and content creation –the hardest part of the process! For all the social media content creators out there, Meet Edgar Blog is a fountain of social strategy knowledge.

How to Create Your Own PMP Study Plan

ExamsPM

Since 2014, PMI stopped releasing the passing score to the PMP exam. Additionally, read this article to learn the 9 strategies that will help you answer PMP questions correctly. Learn what strategies work and adopt them.

Project Sponsors are from Venus

The Lazy Project Manager

I explored this in the book Strategies for Project Sponsorship (Management Concepts Press) with my co-authors Vicki James and Ron Rosenhead, where – at Vicki’s suggestion – we agreed to separate the roles by gender.)