In a world where key messages are lost in a sea of words, incorporating visual content into project communications can be like sending out a distress flare. This article talks about four ways of using visual content that will grab attention, connect with stakeholders, optimize team creativity and increase corporate awareness of your project.
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|A.||Document the specifics of the failure so that you have data to show how and why this ultimately failed. At the same time, come up with steps you can take with your team to change your own and the team’s behavior when this happens again.|
|B.||Managers who do not listen to the team and the end users deserve to fail and for the project--and ultimately the organization--to lose money. You can’t fight management, so just do your job and implement what they choose.|
|C.||Set up a lunch-and-learn session as soon as you have collected enough incriminating evidence to show that management made a very poor business decision in this instance. Be very specific in who was responsible for this failure, and by doing this you will deflect blame from yourself and your team.|
|D.||An agile team works on the premise that they are flexible. Despite incorrect third-party software being purchased, you and your team should have been able to re-write it so that it was what the company needed, whether they knew what they needed or not.|
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