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Change Impact Matrix: Understanding the Consequences of Changes

The Change Impact Matrix is a descriptive tool that details the scope of the changes that everyone involved in a project will face. The matrix is useful for presenting the project context to upper management when discussing the project status, schedule, and progress to plan.

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Technology Roadmaps: Anticipating Future Technology Trends

The Technology Roadmaps ties technologies & product timetables together by indicating which core technologies will be mature enough to incorporate into a particular product release.

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Social Community Matrix: Getting the Most Out of Social Communities

Social Community Matrix: Getting the Most Out of Social Communities

Many of our clients are using virtual communities to communicate and collaborate with outside partners. Managed communities enable you to share ideas and present the best proposals to the leadership team. Here’s a tool that helps select the best type of community for your needs.

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Anticipating Risks: The Risk Mind Map

The Risk Mind Map enables a team to create a comprehensive risk profile. It allows management to anticipate where risks might arise and to prepare to meet these challenges more effectively.

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Four-Fields Map

Optimizing Processes: Four Fields Mapping

Four-Fields Process Map Originated in Japan, the Four-Fields Map is a graphical technique most commonly applied to cross-functional processes.

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Managing Project Cadence: Deliverable Hit Rate Chart

The Deliverable Hit Rate tool manages project cadence by monitoring the progress of completed tasks against a target over time.

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Are Product Roadmaps Now a Waste of Time?

A product roadmap is a graphical representation of a set of related products over time with at most a monthly granularity.

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Predictive Metrics - Measuring the right things to ensure project success

Predictive Metrics – Measuring the right things to ensure project success

Companies are measuring the wrong things and ending up with the wrong results. Many times we get stuck on measuring what’s easy instead of what’s useful. Predictive metrics are a solution.

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Agile Burndown Graphs

In agile development, the team goes through the whole build/integrate/test cycle with the goal of solving the greatest number of user stories or requirements per build. Tracking the number of user stories completed per build combines many best practices into one easy-to-use system.

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Jump Starting Teams

New programs spin up every day, but most teams get off to a bad start. In a rush to get going, they forego a few simple steps that would help position their programs for success.

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Software Product Management – Staffing Ratios

Product Management is often an understaffed, overworked function. And the impact on the organization is huge.

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Why Benchmarking Often Fails to Deliver Results

Benchmarking often fails just when you need it most. All the best benchmarking and best practices lead nowhere if they are not implemented.

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