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Karen Tate is the owner and founder of The Griffin Tate Group Inc. and partner in MartinTate, LLC. She has over 25 years experience in project management, and has written 5 books on the subject. Karen was featured as one of the top 12 Women Project Managers in PM Network Magazine. The focus of her books, Project Management Techniques, is absolutely key to success in the field. Dave Garrett recently sat down with her to discuss which techniques are most important and why.
Every few years the Product Development and Management Association conducts a survey of Product Development practices and identifies best practices. We cordially invite you to join us for this exciting event to learn more about:•How the best companies get 100% higher sales and profit from new products and services•How new product development cycle times have changed•What tools are the most effective to improve NPD output•How strategy impacts new product success•How social media is being used in NPD•What you can do now to help your company develop more successful products faster
It's time to start a new project - what should you do to set it up for success from the start? Join us in this session as we discuss what you can do to start your project off on the right foot, have a stellar kick off every time, and make that critical first impression with your new customer the best it can be. Learn what you need to do to go beyond simple checklists and SDM and set your new project up for success!
Requirements are a key driver for any project and there is a direct relationship between the accuracy of requirements and the outcome of a project. In many cases there is a direct link between scope and requirements, hence requirement definition impacts project scope.
As project managers we literally face dozens of decisions every day - big and small - from those more akin to intergalactic warfare to the everyday: how to deal with a challenging stakeholder, who to assign to which task, when is enough analysis enough, what sort of recognition is appropriate, etc. Yet most of us haven’t thought about the different roles we play in decision making, how we can add the most value, how we can harness the most value from our crew, and do we need more Spocks or Kirks to make the best decisions?