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?

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Leadership and the Neurobiology of Fear

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FREE webinar: “Negotiating is Necessary”

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It has been a while since you last heard from me. Life has been busy!I’d I’d like to tell you that I have some great plans for the Project Management for the Masses website and brand for this summer. I can’t tell you much about it right now, but all I can say is “stay tuned.”Now, ”Now, […]. The post FREE webinar: “Negotiating is Necessary” appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog Products Soft Skills

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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12 Essential Conversations for Project Success

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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.

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Social Media For Project Managers – A Conversation with Elizabeth Harrin

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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 29

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Industrial Psychology for Project Managers with Bernardo Tirado

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

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Understanding and Managing Conflict in Projects

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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.

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How to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure

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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 18

The GPS for Your Change Journey: Change Readiness Assessments

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2012 17

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Why lean IT matters – A conversation with Steve Bell

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Steve Bell shares insights from his latest book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation on the application of Lean in IT and recommendations for organizations wishing to start their own Lean journey. As more organizations turn to Lean to drive operational efficiencies, they are increasingly demanding speed and agility from their IT departments.

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

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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 16

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

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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?

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Behavioral Project Management – a conversation with Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP

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Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP, shares his insights on the case for behavior-based project management and how we can apply its principles to deliver successful projects Benoit Hardy-Vallée says that projects often fail because organizations put more emphasis on rational factors than on employees’ psychological engagement — and the cost to organizations is enormous. Benoit suggests. Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D.,

2012 13

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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The Mythical Project Manager: Part 1

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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

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How IT Can Deliver New Business Value Every 12 Weeks – Adobe Systems Case Study

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Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. I am joined today by Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management, to talk about how her team at Adobe Systems delivers business value in 12-week sprints. Paula shares.

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Essential Leadership Skills for Global Project Managers – Part 1

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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

The Neuroscience of Change: a conversation with Walter McFarland

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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.

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

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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.

BrainBOK PMP ITTO Explorer - Inspiration, Idea and Need for Improvement

Deep Fried Brain

Recently I came across an extremely talented and skilled professional, who was preparing for PMP certification. He came across as a very unique individual, a person with a very visually-oriented. BrainBOK CAPM Forums ITTO PMP

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Scrum - from a Skeptic's Point of View

Deep Fried Brain

Three days of training and a certification exam later, I'm now officially a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The 3 days spent in the class was time well-spent. It was a good and refreshing experience. Agile Project Management Training Scrum

The LOE Index: Measuring The Individual Response To Organizational Change

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Victoria Grady shares insights about the Organizational Loss of Effectiveness Index: a quantitative Tool for measuring individual response to organizational change. I am joined today by Dr. Victoria Grady to talk about her Organizational Loss of Effectiveness Index, a quantitative Tool for measuring the individual response to organizational change. The LOE Index is used.

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

Certified ScrumMaster Training - Review and Feedback

Deep Fried Brain

As I mentioned in the previous two posts, I attended a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class in Singapore, last week. The course was conducted by GoodAgile, and offered by ISS, NUS. One of my colleagues. Agile Project Management Training Review Scrum

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.