2012

Why Do Products Fail? – Forgetting that Users Learn

Tyner Blain

Next up in the series on the root causes of product failure – products that fail because you have ignored the user’s level of experience. The first time someone uses your product, they don’t know anything about it. Did you design your interfaces for new users?

2012 203

Leading the Emotional Brain: An Interview with Dr. Richard J. Davidson

Guerrilla Project Management

Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson shares insights from his latest book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” about a new model for understanding emotional styles.

2012 78

LPM, Lawyers and Project Managers

Knowledgeline

A 4 year college degree, plus 2-3 years of work experience and class work (4,500 hours to be exact), on-going education needed to maintain your standing, and passing a brutal 4 hour - 200 question entrance exam (that has created a cottage industry for exam prep). What does this sound like?

2012 73

Top 3 reasons why projects fail

Clarizen

We all know that, generally speaking, project managers are great people who know what they’re doing. Sure, some score higher on the “nice” and “smart” scale than others, but that’s true of any field. However, despite all of the great project managers out there, we have to admit that the overall success rate for project management itself – as defined by those projects that close out in scope, on time, and on budget — isn’t that high.

2012 60

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

PMP and CAPM Certification Exams are Changing

Deep Fried Brain

PMI® has announced the official dates for changing PMP® and their other certification exams. For PMP® particularly, it means that you can take the exam for PMBOK® Guide, 4th edition, announcement CAPM PMBOK PMI PMP

2012 46

Get Some Free Project Management Training and PDUs through June 8th

PM for the Masses

This is a very quick message to let you know of an incredible way you can get some free project management training and earn PDUs (if you are PMI certified). My friend Josh Nankivel from pmstudent.com is running a campaign to raise awareness to Autism.

2012 38

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Why Do Products Fail? – Incomplete Solutions

Tyner Blain

This article continues the series exploring the root causes of product failure. Even when you target the right users, and identify which of their problems are important to solve, you may still fail to solve the problems sufficiently. Why Do Products Fail?

2012 168

20/20 Vision – Innovation Game in Action

Tyner Blain

Having an outside-in bias as a product manager is important – you need to understand how your customers (or your customer’s customers) would value capabilities you might build into your product.

2012 159

Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking Model for Project Management

Guerrilla Project Management

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi shares insights about Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking methodology, a model that enables project managers to better understand and leverage their preferred thinking styles.

2012 63

Leadership and the Neurobiology of Fear

Guerrilla Project Management

2012 63

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

12 Essential Conversations for Project Success

Guerrilla Project Management

Shawn Kent Hayashi shares insights from her book on the 12 fundamental conversations every project leader should master to be truly effective. Listen to the audio or download the full transcripts below.

2012 60

The Care and Feeding of Business Analysts – A conversation with Vicki James

Guerrilla Project Management

Vicki James, PMP, CBAP shares insights on how Project Managers can build stronger relationship with their business Analysts to more effectively leverage their talent and expertise for project success.

2012 58

How to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure

Guerrilla Project Management

Todd Williams says that as a project manager, your reputation, your job, your career, and your entire organization could be at risk if a major project fails. Todd should know – he is an internationally known leading authority, consultant, speaker, and educator on project auditing and recovery.

2012 55

How to Conquer Information Overload – A conversation with Dr. Joanne Cantor

Guerrilla Project Management

Joanne Cantor shares insights from her latest book Conquer CyberOverload: Get More Done, Boost Your Creativity, and Reduce Stress. Do we own our electronic gadgets or do they own us?

2012 55

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Book Recommendation: Stepping into Project Management by Soma Bhattacharya

Guerrilla Project Management

Transitioning to project management can be a challenging journey. Most of us begin our career as “Accidental Project Managers” with no formal experience, training, or guidance.

2012 53

Understanding and Managing Conflict in Projects

Guerrilla Project Management

Margaret Meloni shares insights on why understanding and managing conflict is a critical skill for project managers and offers practical strategies for resolving conflict in projects.

2012 53

The GPS for Your Change Journey: Change Readiness Assessments

Guerrilla Project Management

2012 52

Change Takes AGES: A Brain-based Model for Making Change and Learning Stick

Guerrilla Project Management

Tobias Kiefer, Director of Global Learning and Development at Booz & Company, on how to create brain-friendly change programs that stick. What’s the latest research telling us about how the brain wants to learn and process change?

2012 52

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Industrial Psychology for Project Managers with Bernardo Tirado

Guerrilla Project Management

Bernardo Tirado, an Industrial Psychologist, shares insights on how Industrial Psychology helps project managers maximize team performance.

2012 52

If You Will Lead

Guerrilla Project Management

Doug Moran, author of the bestselling book “If You Will Lead”, offers practical ideas and guidance on what it takes to excel as a leader. LeadershipNow.com named Doug Moran’s latest book If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders, as one of its “Best Leadership Books of 2011.”

2012 52

Simple Meditation for Busy Project Managers

Guerrilla Project Management

While it is now a common knowledge that meditation, even in small doses, can be an effective stress management technique, we project managers can find it challenging to incorporate it in our busy schedules.

2012 52

Essential Leadership Skills for Global Project Managers – Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

Most training programs on leading global teams tend to emphasize unique aspects of each culture. By this I mean they train on what you can do and can’t do or how you can act within the boundaries of proper behaviors in a particular culture. This is useful to understand a culture but not sufficient to. Global Rollouts

2012 49

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Modal LPM

Knowledgeline

When you talk to hard-core project managers, one of the tell-tale signs of their 'school' of LPM is what language they use to describe their process and one of the hardest things for some PM's to acquiesce to is the short-comings of their school. From my experience, there's no perfect PM methodology, each has great characteristics, but each has flaws. The ideal LPM program is derived not from one methodology (PMBOK, Scrum, Agile, Waterfall, Prince, etc), but by cherry picking the best from each.

2012 48

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

Our project management “Education System” has created and still perpetuates the “Mythical Project Manager”. You know the one with the superpowers to control every aspect of the project and deliver every project successfully on budget, on scope, and on time every time. He (or she) is creative yet risk-averse, visionary yet operational, flexible yet structured. Leadership

2012 43

Why We “Choke” Under Pressure and How to Avoid it

Guerrilla Project Management

Sian Beilock, one of the foremost experts on the brain science behind performance under stress, explains why highly skilled people fail to perform their best when the stakes are high and everything is riding on their next move, in other words, choke under pressure. This is an extremely relevant topic for us project.

2012 43

The Neuroscience of Change: a conversation with Walter McFarland

Guerrilla Project Management

Walter McFarland shares insights on the latest neuroscience research findings that inform how we lead organizational change Walter McFarland believes that the emerging field of neuroscience may be a source of new insight into the theory and practice of organizational change. As neuroscience research increases our knowledge of the brain, information relevant to organizational change.

2012 43

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

The Holes in your PMBOK Guide

Deep Fried Brain

The PMBOK Guide is the bible for the PMP exam. But is it really perfect? Many project management experts have done research on this subject and highlighted issues, both from practical and academic. CAPM FAQ PMBOK PMP

2012 43

Why Team Building Is Not An Event – A conversation with Kirk Weisler

Guerrilla Project Management

Kirk Weisler shares strategies, behaviors, and, most importantly, the mindset that should guide effective team building. Team building is the process of transforming a collection of individuals into a high performance team. My guest today says that team building is not a one time event. It is more than team exercises and icebreakers. Kirk Weisler, Kirk Weisler shares strategies, behaviors, and, most importantly, the mindset that should guide effective team building.

2012 42

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

In Part 1 of the “Mythical Project Manager” series, we discussed how today we find ourselves at a crossroad. Our organizations are demanding agility yet our traditional project management education is deeply rooted in the doctrine of “control”. Today, we already see a backlash against this traditional project management in areas such as software development. Leadership

2012 41

Social Media For Project Managers – A Conversation with Elizabeth Harrin

Guerrilla Project Management

Elizabeth Harrin shares insights on how social media can support and supplement existing project management techniques. There’s a change happening in project management: social media tools are finding their way from branding and marketing to talent management and to the hub of companies and project teams. Elizabeth Harrin says that Project management methodologies are being.

2012 41

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.