Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Agile Prioritization Product Management Product Strategy Requirements Software developmentLast month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments.

2015 235

How to pick a project management methodology

Moira Alexander

Waterfall methodology is sequential in nature; it’s used across many industries, most commonly in software development. Think of project management (PM) methodologies as blueprints, step-by-step instructions that guide your team on how to build a successful project. With so many different – and in some cases, overlapping – approaches to managing the complexities of any given program, how can you know which one is right for your project, team or organization?

2015 237

You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product

Tyner Blain

In enterprise software, it isn’t enough to build software, you have to deploy it.

2015 185

Software Review: ITM Platform [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

I spent some time using this online project management software and here is my ITM Platform software review. You'll also like: Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017] Roadmap Planner is a simple app designed for creating strategic plans. Better Collaboration Software

2017 272

Why Not What – An Example

Tyner Blain

The customer’s area of expertise is not in root-cause analysis, abstraction, interface design, and software development – they won’t make directly-useful requests. Forbes quoted Steve Jobs as saying “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.”

2015 172

8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency

Azendoo

Software is eating the world and startups can deform or disrupt the the value chain in the blink of an eye. Established companies have but one goal: resilience. During most of the 20th Century, it was enough to ensure not only their survival, but their dominance.

2015 148

You Don’t Know Jack (or Jill)

Tyner Blain

Imagine you’re selling software to these hair cutters, and you need to know what to prioritize for the next release of your software. You’ve got some shiny new segmentation data about prospective customers; how much they earn, where they are located, how old they are.

2015 159

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. I tried the software on my iPad and frankly it wasn’t that easy to create a nice looking roadmap using my fingers as input devices. Software review: Viewpath Express Viewpath 2.0

2017 271

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. I tried the software on my iPad and frankly it wasn’t that easy to create a nice looking roadmap using my fingers as input devices. Software review: Viewpath Express Viewpath 2.0

2017 254

Hierarchy Is Bad For Motivation

Pawel Brodzinski

First of all, especially in the context of software development, there’s a strong correlation between the two. Whenever a topic of motivation at work pops up I always bring up Dan Pink’s point.

2015 116

Tools

Zen Project Management

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development says it should be “Individuals and Interactions over Process and Tools” so ask yourself if the tool you are considering is going to help you or could it just be another distraction? When I was young, I had a riding lawn mower.

2015 117

7 Advantages of Online Project Management Software

Clarizen

Project managers of a certain vintage may find themselves, as I sometimes do, reflecting on the old days – as in a bygone era when rotary phones ruled the earth, when personal computers were neither very personal nor computed all that much, and when project management software was little more than clunky gaant charts and an extraordinarily annoying animated paperclip offering un-asked for advice. Take cloud-based project management software , for example.

2015 60

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product. If only we could have such a discussion about every feature that we build in our products we would add much less waste to software.

2015 91

5 Time Management Trends for 2016

Paymo App

But there is a shift towards using predictive algorithms in software: think predictive text for your SMS messages, but bigger. Predictive software could look at your past timesheets and let you know what’s going to be eating up your time in the week to come.

2015 97

Top 10 Project Management Software and Tools

TrustRadius Project Management

In this article, we provide a comprehensive exploration of leading project management software products, including advice on how to compare products based on key metrics like research frequency and user ratings. A Comparison of the top ten most highly rated project management software.

2015 62

Minimal Viable Product

Zen Project Management

Groupon started as an online activism platform and PayPal started out building security software for handheld devices (think Palm Pilots, not smart phones). I have a customer with a challenge. We've been working on an application and finished our first release. The business folks looked at it and came up with a list of "must-have's" they want before going live. The IT folks are pushing back, trying to keep additional work to a minimum before going to production.

2015 90

Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Slenke has been around since 2015, but you might not have heard of this Canadian-built project management software tool. Software

3 Reasons Agencies Need Task And Project Management Software

Function Point

I am currently in a part-time MBA program at Simon Fraser University and during my Information Systems Management class I had an ‘a-ha’ moment about task and project management software. Function Point Productivity Software (fp.)

2015 52

3 Reasons Agencies Need Task And Project Management Software

Function Point

I am currently in a part-time MBA program at Simon Fraser University and during my Information Systems Management class I had an ‘a-ha’ moment about task and project management software. Function Point Productivity Software (fp.)

2015 52

Solid State Pros | Advertising Agency Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

Function Point does so many things in one place (From a cloud-based CRM to project management; contract management to resource management — it’s an advertising agency software with time tracking capabilities!). We love each and every one of our clients and what makes them unique.

2015 52

Solid State Pros | Advertising Agency Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

Function Point does so many things in one place (From a cloud-based CRM to project management; contract management to resource management — it’s an advertising agency software with time tracking capabilities!). We love each and every one of our clients and what makes them unique.

2015 52

Your CRM Implementation Is Going To Fail

Troubled and Failing Project

To be sure, configuring the software is significantly more difficult that it appears at first glance. As much as one wants to blame Salesforce, Microsoft, or some other software vendor, though, the trouble lies much closer to home. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) implementations fail at an alarming rate. For the last fourteen years, numerous independent parties have come up with the same dismal statistics. In fact, your implementation probably will not meet your goals either.

2015 59

fp. Answers: Common Project Management Software Questions

Function Point

It happens every once in a while: you stumble into a problem with your creative project management software – don’t fret! At Function Point, our creative project management software comes with free lifetime support. We’ll show you how speedy and easy software support can be.

2015 52

fp. Answers: Common Project Management Software Questions

Function Point

It happens every once in a while: you stumble into a problem with your creative project management software – don’t fret! At Function Point, our creative project management software comes with free lifetime support. We’ll show you how speedy and easy software support can be.

2015 52

How to Prepare a Plan to Introduce a New Product – Part 2

Clarizen

As such, make sure that you use robust and easy-to-use project management software here, so that you can clearly see how your action plan holds together – or how it doesn’t. Creating your action plan with the help of professional project management software will help you objectively see whether you’re positioning your product to successfully make to market. I know you have been waiting eagerly for the final three steps on how to prepare a plan to introduce a new product.

2015 60

Own Your Agency Resolutions With Project Management Software

Function Point

In the same way that people are working on improving their own bodies, a new year is also a great time to improve the health of your creative agency with a project management software. To see your agency get fit in 2015, you may need a bit of motivational support.

2015 52

Own Your Agency Resolutions With Project Management Software

Function Point

In the same way that people are working on improving their own bodies, a new year is also a great time to improve the health of your creative agency with a project management software. To see your agency get fit in 2015, you may need a bit of motivational support.

2015 52

fp. Project Management Software Boosts Top Draw’s Growth

Function Point

Online Project Management Software Case Study . Top Draw utilized up to eight different software tools to manage projects, which made extraction and transfer of information prone to error. Without an integrated creative project management software solution, scalability was limited.

2015 52

fp. Project Management Software Boosts Top Draw’s Growth

Function Point

Online Project Management Software Case Study . Top Draw utilized up to eight different software tools to manage projects, which made extraction and transfer of information prone to error. Without an integrated creative project management software solution, scalability was limited.

2015 52

Find Creative Project Management Software To Fit Your Agency

Function Point

It starts with knowing what you want before you go looking for your creative project management software, because once you start, what each option has to offer can blend into an indiscernible jumble. Here’s the thing: we’ve worked with a lot of creative agencies.

2015 52

Find Creative Project Management Software To Fit Your Agency

Function Point

It starts with knowing what you want before you go looking for your creative project management software, because once you start, what each option has to offer can blend into an indiscernible jumble. Here’s the thing: we’ve worked with a lot of creative agencies.

2015 52

3 Tips for Last Minute Holiday Strategies

DigitalPM

Integrating your eCommerce customer data with software like Windsor Circle will enable you to track purchases that take place during these heavy acquisition times. Remember retailers and eCommerce manager, it is not too late!

2015 56

Software Review: iMindQ 4.1 Online and Windows [2016]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s going to be a useful addition to your set of project management software tools and you can get started for free with the web version to see if you like it. You'll also like: Software Review: Project Viewer for Primavera [2016] This article was updated with minor amends on 27 March 2016.

2016 224

Dealing with Change Requests and Issue Management

Clarizen

A project management software that includes a standard plan for change requests and issue management can alleviate a significant amount of stress for project managers. Ask any project manager and they will probably tell you they aren’t a huge fan of change. Change to a project means the potential for resource relocation, budget mishaps and delayed deliverables.

2015 60

Learn How to Make New User Onboarding Easier

Axosoft

The search for a new software product is hard enough. I have also worked in software support, training and account management in the past so I completely understand the challenges of how to best set a team up for success. It means don’t give them access to every little thing the software has to offer, but don’t limit them so much that they can’t actually get anything done. Nobody likes change and implementing a new software solution takes some work.

2015 40

Learn How to Make New User Onboarding Easier

Axosoft

The search for a new software product is hard enough. I have also worked in software support, training and account management in the past so I completely understand the challenges of how to best set a team up for success. It means don’t give them access to every little thing the software has to offer, but don’t limit them so much that they can’t actually get anything done. Nobody likes change and implementing a new software solution takes some work.

2015 40

Are you feeling mature?

Mike Clayton

Software development, project management, and risk management all have maturity models that set criteria to allow organisations to measure the level of institutionalisation of good practices. It think it is time that Stakeholder Engagement Management also had a maturity model. … Continue reading → Stakeholder Management The Influence Agenda maturity model stakeholder engagement management

2015 48

Interview with Workfront’s Chief Marketing Officer Joe Staples

TrustRadius Project Management

Where people are struggling to be efficient, Workfront provides a single software tool that allows them to get their arms around all of the requests and projects, manage them, track how quickly they get done, and provide visibility to stakeholders.

2015 62

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial

Function Point

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial. Unfortunately, no one is ever taught “How to Buy an Agency Management Software” in school. After the first exploratory demo, you’ll dive deeper into specific functionality while going over questions that arise as you learn more about the system (check out the smart way to buy agency management software ). Because our agency management software is so comprehensive, it requires training to be used optimally.

2015 40

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial

Function Point

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial. Unfortunately, no one is ever taught “How to Buy an Agency Management Software” in school. After the first exploratory demo, you’ll dive deeper into specific functionality while going over questions that arise as you learn more about the system (check out the smart way to buy agency management software ). Because our agency management software is so comprehensive, it requires training to be used optimally.

2015 40

Interview with Lori Bush Shepard, VP of Corporate Marketing at Clarizen

TrustRadius Project Management

TrustRadius talked with Clarizen’s VP of Marketing about collaborative work management, a new software category that combines traditional project management with tools for collaboration and execution. How does Clarizen fit into the project management software landscape?

2015 62

When the Agile rubber hits the enterprise road

quantmleap

The reality in such circumstances is that while the software development aspect of the project/program can utilize Agile methods, the project in its entirety is still bound to interface with non Agile delivery teams, operating with a different cadence, different milestones, and different operational requirements. H aving been ‘doing’ both Waterfall and Agile for quite some time now I feel fairly qualified to point out the idiosyncrasies in both approaches.

2015 52

Buying Project Workflow Software is Like Hiring a New Staff

Function Point

We’ve helped hundreds of creative firms find the right project workflow software for their business and sometimes that means recommending other solutions. Finding the right software is just like hiring an employee. Here are our 4 tips to help you ‘hire’ the right project workflow software. The first thing to do when looking for a project management software solution is the same thing you need to do when hiring someone.

2015 40