Book Review by Larry Marks of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the Work by Adam Grant
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Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are a set of quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge and compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational goals.
Variance analysis is the quantitative investigation of the difference between actual and planned behavior. This technique is used for determining the cause and degree of difference between the baseline and actual performance and to maintain control over a project.
Functional testing is a type of testing performed to ensure that the system or software conforms to the specifications and/or requirements laid down for it. Functional tests cases should be traceable to requirements.
Risk audit is the examination and documentation of the effectiveness of risk responses in dealing with identified risk and their root causes, as well as the effectiveness of the risk management process.
The affinity diagram is a convergent thinking tool used to organize or "cluster" ideas and data. It is one of the Seven Management and Planning Tools. People have been grouping data into groups based on natural relationships for thousands of years; however, the term affinity diagram was devised by Jiro Kawakita in the 1960s and is sometimes referred to as the KJ Method.
Design thinking is a broad framework for problem identification and/or solving. It is characterized by a high level of collaborative engagement, using creative methods that are often co-created and visual in nature. Design thinking supports an iterative approach to problem identification and solutioning, encouraging repetitious divergent and subseq...