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The Best Kind of Project Team for Your Organization

A project team coalesces into one of four common forms. The most effective form within an the organization depends on the culture and interpersonal dynamics accepted and practiced across bounds of responsibility. Where team dynamics are the exception and not

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Quality Management Across Profit Models: From Big Splash to Long Tails

Conditions for business success changed from the industrial shops to the manufacturing organizations operating today. One particularly important condition for success is quality management in the creation and production of new products. There exist numerous scarcity factors that impact quality

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Invest in Research to Innovate Successfully, But It’s Not the Kind of Research You’re Thinking

Directing resources away from research and development is a gamble for marginal and short-term revenue gains at the cost of eroding sound market foundations. Research and development are engines of technological innovation which is in turn much of the source

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The Importance of Leadership Competence and Integrity

Competence Is Not Optional To develop confidence among stakeholders and team members, project managers must exhibit professional knowledge and acumen. When a team has reasonable questions about the competence of a project manager, they cannot predict what will happen when problems are

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Detecting Faux Innovation

Don’t everyone fall down in disbelief but Snapchat is full of it. It’s singular contribution to enterprise is how to use tech naiveté and imprecise language to bilk investors and users. The Snapchat team is delivering a product that has

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Adventure in Strategy and Innovation

Part 4 of 4 in a series Set Your Course Turning it over in your mind, the functional advocate role seems to solve some very difficult problems. Failures of understanding across disciplines wastes time, energy, and materials. In these conditions,

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Resolve in Strategy and Innovation

Part 3 of 4 in a series Silos Isolate and That’s What They’re For So let’s talk about the need for a new role, the functional advocate. Within every functional organization, knowledge domain experts lead a group of progressively more

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