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Decision Driven project management

Most project managers place their focus on a project plan comprised of a network of tasks and/or work packages.  These work packages are part of a hierarchical decomposition of the project effort known as a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).  A … Continue reading

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Interpreting roadmaps

Yesterday I explained the difference between a roadmap and a project plan; both display bars on a timeline, but the meaning of the bars is radically different. Roadmaps display the time-availability and evolution of the alternatives for a set of … Continue reading

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Roadmapping basics

Over the years I’ve helped numerous groups create technology, capability, product, platform and strategy roadmaps.  Most of these used a format similar to one popularized by Bob Galvin during his tenure at the helm of Motorola.  Such roadmaps depict the evolution … Continue reading

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Decisions bridge innovation and execution

I’m kicking back this afternoon watching the Masters tournament.  I’ve already seen 4 or 5 commercials from IBM poking fun at an overemphasis on innovation techniques (talking) at the expense of execution (doing).   I’m sure this rings true to anyone who … Continue reading

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