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.

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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 154

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 159

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 164

Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

When it comes to developing a product strategy – or even making decisions about how best to create a product, one of these assumptions is likely to be what causes us to fail. Essentially, product strategy and product ideation.

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Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

Well it starts with strategy formulation which is no longer the annual exercise it used to be – nowadays it is an ongoing iterative activity. And since each strategy gives birth to one or more projects this adds to the portfolio constantly.

2014 41

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.

2016 130

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


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

Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!


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. <>

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

Building a Credible Performance Measurement Baseline,” The Measurable News , 2014, Issue 4. 229, 2014. Thesis, University of Manchester, 2014. Disruptive Challenges, New Opportunities, and New Strategies , Strategic Studies Quarterly , Maxwell Air Force Base, Spring 2012, pp.

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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.

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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 78

What Gilmore Girls Can Teach You About Project Stakeholder Management


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 ?

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How to Create Your Own PMP Study Plan


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.

The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

Screenshots can also be used to review work processes, improve productivity, and develop strategies. Published: February 2018. If you’re here, it means that you’re looking for time tracking software that you will use yourself or with your team.

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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.

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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.

2014 59

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.

2016 83

Our Five Fave Blogs for Content Marketing & Collaboration


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.

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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 59

Polychain Capital stands out with their long term approach

In this post, I explore this hedge fund, its investment strategy, and how its positioning in the ecosystem of innovation in Wealth Management. The story started in 2014 while at Coinbase, Olaf found himself exploring the potential of Protocol 2.0

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.)