Tasks versus Visual Processes

In my last blog called Task versus Step, I talked about how a set of steps collaborating together is more powerful than a list of tasks without context. Today, I will share my beliefs that we can improve project and program portfolio results with visualizing and executing good processes. Let's think about how our brain works...

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Task versus Step

We all deal with daily tasks, such as preparing for a meeting or creating a deliverable. The problem is that the word "task" is too finite or individualistic. What if our tasks are related to each other? Should we care? Maybe we don't if our only objective is to knock them off our list. But, what if we want to get someplace or deliver something great? Read how "steps" are more important than "tasks", and may keep you out of trouble.

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Hey-ho, it's 5.4!

We have released version 5.4 to our customers. This release includes a few features and improvements and fixes a lot of bugs. Key improvements includes better resource forecasting and a new help center.

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Save the Planet with Sustainability Projects

Most enterprise initiatives are driven by projects. Are we considering sustainability when establishing project methodology and process planning?

I'm compelled to bring up this topic this week since it's in the news, so it's a good time to start discussing how we can focus on sustainability process steps in our projects.

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End Results Win

We recently ran a survey at IPM Day 2015. It had only one question: "Choose which is more important --- Speed & Cost or End Results." 

Survey Answer: Speed/Cost = 7%, End Results = 93%

Check out our blog post to see the graph and more insights.

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Top 10 Project Ingredients

Ever wonder what makes a great project? We believe it is the right ingredients and the approach to making the ingredients work well together. We have come up with a list of 10 items to consider for making successful outcomes. Read the blog post for the top 10 ingredients.

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Stop Knowledge from Walking Out

Between 2011 and 2014, NASA's Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) community has seen an 11 percent net reduction in its workforce. John Marinaro, director of the NASA Safety Center (NSC), estimates that the civil servants leaving SMA had an average of 15 years more SMA experience than those replacing them...

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