Fri.Dec 08, 2023

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Layoffs? I've got a project to run

Musings on Project Management

Well, talk about cratering a schedule and resource plan!Layoffs in the middle of a project will do it for you.But wait!There may be a silver lining here:Communication complexity in and among project participants decreases as the square of participants. That could be a winnerYou may be able to select the departees.

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The Crucial Interlink Between Product Goal, Stakeholders, and a Transparent Product Backlog for Product Success

Scrum.org

Have you ever tried piecing together a jigsaw puzzle without knowing what the final picture should look like? Knowing what the outcome should be can guide you in reaching product success. Understanding the Product Goal, aligning with stakeholders, and keeping a pristine Product Backlog is akin to having a completed picture of your project. If you understand and follow it meticulously, it becomes the linchpin of success.

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Skills Mismatch | What Is It & How to Bridge the Gap

Teamweek

According to the 2023 ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage survey , 77% of employers report difficulties in filling roles — a 17-year high that’s over twice what it was a decade ago. The issue? The skills shortage is partly to blame, with McKinsey reporting that 87% of organizations “know they have a skills gap or will have one within the next few years.” However, even when businesses are able to find highly skilled employees, they don’t always hire for the right skills.

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All technical debt is a risk to the product and to your business

Scrum.org

If you were buying a car or a TV, you as the purchaser would do your best to understand the product that you are buying, the quality tradeoffs, and the capabilities. All technical debt is a risk to the product and to your business. So why is so much of software opaque to the business? Why does the business have a fire-and-forget mentality and little interest in understanding what they are investing in?

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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Most Effective B2B Social Media Strategies For Every Business

UPQODE

Social media marketing often takes a backseat for B2B companies, as many rely on referrals and in-depth online research for customer acquisition. The nature of several B2B sectors, often perceived as ‘dry’ or serious, doesn’t always align seamlessly with image-centric platforms. However, implementing a social media marketing plan can significantly enhance your profit margins.