You are not logged in.
E-Learning Innovation Spark Grandview Services Community
  • Innovation_e_Publication
  • Integrated_PM_Feedback_Blog
  • Job_Board
  • pmNERDS_Center_of_Excelence
  • Research_and_Development_Journal
  • Community_Blog
A+ A A-

Capacity Planning Fast-Service™ Package

Capacity Planning 
Fast-Service™ Package

“If we select the pmNERDS' Fast-Service™ package, then we get rapid performance improvement, but we’ll need to answer questions and provide feedback.”

We all occasionally get major hankerings, it’s usually something that we can’t wait for and need within a very short period of time. For us it is usually food related, the Fast Food Industry utilizes the notion of standardization to produce food at minimal cost and preparation time while maximizing value within their business constraints. The question is can they make a compelling product while being profitable?

Continue reading
1
  706 Hits
  0 Comments
706 Hits
0 Comments

Capacity Planning Performance-Service™

Capacity Planning 
Performance-Service™

“If we engage in pmNERDS’ Performance-Service™ offering for Capacity Planning, then we’ll increase the organization’s competitive advantage, realize higher value from projects, and complete projects more efficiently, but it will require change leadership.”

Our performance improvement consulting begins with gathering information about your organization and engagement goals. We conduct a quick gap analysis to construct an engagement roadmap.

Continue reading
1
  303 Hits
  0 Comments
303 Hits
0 Comments

Capacity Planning with ‘PATHS’ Process-Service™

Capacity Planning with ‘PATHS’
Process-Service™

"Capacity Planning with PATHS is a Process-Services™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of PATHS, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

Capacity Planning provides actual paths to choose from. It’s with choices that we have agency and power. Too many times we’re given choices with only one possible answer. Well not with PATHS. With capacity planning we create real alternatives, conduct ‘What-if’ analysis, and optimally coordinate project start dates. What more God-like characteristic is there than to peer into potential futures and make decisions based on the most optimal outcome.

Continue reading
1
  203 Hits
  0 Comments
203 Hits
0 Comments

e-Learning Free Courses

e-Learning Free Courses

“If I participate in the Center of Excellence on-line courses, then I can expect courses using Integrated PM following standardized best practices in adult training today, but I want to test the courses and see if they will help me in my current circumstances.”

This Blog posting maintains a listing of the e-learning, free courses offered at the Center of Excellence. If you don’t see a course, feel free to request a topic in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

Continue reading
1
  255 Hits
  0 Comments
255 Hits
0 Comments

Fast Communication Plan

Fast Communication Plan

“If we make changes to our practices, then we improve practice performance, but if we don’t communicate properly, we won’t gather the expected results.”

The Communication Plan needs to be a repeatable, maintainable, and defendable document which is used as a bases of change communications. The plan is intended for internal team members, stakeholders, and potential customers who might be impacted by the proposed changes.

Continue reading
0
  310 Hits
  0 Comments
310 Hits
0 Comments

Feature Definition Performance-Service™

Feature Definition
Performance-Service™

“If we engage pmNERDS’ Consulting for Feature Definition then we’ll increase the organization’s competitive advantage, realize higher value from projects, and complete projects more efficiently, but it will require change leadership.”

Our Performance-Service™ consulting practice begins with gathering information about your organization and engagement goals. We conduct a quick gap analysis to construct an engagement roadmap. Once approved, we will build this roadmap out into a complete project plan and review it with our clients going over roles and responsibilities.

Continue reading
1
  303 Hits
  0 Comments
303 Hits
0 Comments

Feature Definition Fast-Service™ Package

Feature Definition 
Fast-Service™ Package

“If we select the pmNERDS' Fast-Service™ package, then we get rapid performance improvement, but we’ll need to answer questions and provide feedback.”

We all occasionally get major hankerings, it’s usually something that we can’t wait for and need within a very short period of time. For us it is usually food related, the Fast Food Industry utilizes the notion of standardization to produce food at minimal cost and preparation time while maximizing value within their business constraints. The question is can they make a compelling product while being profitable?

Continue reading
1
  699 Hits
  0 Comments
699 Hits
0 Comments

Feature Definition with ‘VALUE’ Process-Services™

Feature Definition with ‘VALUE’
Process-Services™

“Feature Definition with VALUE is a process consulting offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of VALUE, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

We use the acronym VALUE to illustrate and teach the concepts necessary to communicate your strategic intent to both internal and external stakeholders concisely. The product feature articulates the promised value customers’ gain from a specific product capability. The feature needs to have enough value to motivate customers to adopt the new capability, and anticipate its launch with excitement.

Continue reading
1
  263 Hits
  0 Comments
263 Hits
0 Comments

Free Integrated PM Booklets

Free Integrated PM Booklets























Using the annotation feature on this site, you can share this blog post with team members, to provide a discussion platform, and capture thoughts in the context of booklet concepts. Or if preferred, feel free to download and distribute the booklet using a PDF format.

Market SensingLearn the strategic intent and principles of market sensing through a business story about a new pmNERD using the acronym: Differentiation, Anticipation, Nudge, Cost-Position, Echo Chamber.

Continue reading
0
  209 Hits
  0 Comments
209 Hits
0 Comments

Integrated PM Performance-Service™

Integrated PM
Performance-Service™

“If we engage pmNERDS’ Performance-Service™ for Integrated PM then we’ll increase the organization’s competitive advantage, realize higher value from projects, and complete projects more efficiently, but it will require change leadership.”

Our performance improvement consulting practice begins with gathering information about your organization and engagement goals. We conduct a quick gap analysis to construct an engagement roadmap. Once approved, we will build this roadmap out into a complete project plan and review it with our clients going over roles and responsibilities. Due to the high level of change required, a change risk assessment will be part of this engagement, and levels of change will be discussed, and incremental change will be defined.

Continue reading
1
  232 Hits
  0 Comments
232 Hits
0 Comments

Integrated PM Fast-Service™ Package

Integrated PM 
Fast-Service™ Package

“If we select the pmNERDS Fast-Service™ package, then we get rapid performance improvement, but we’ll need to answer questions and provide feedback.”

We all occasionally get major hankerings, it’s usually something that we can’t wait for and need within a very short period of time. For us it is usually food related, the Fast Food Industry utilizes the notion of standardization to produce food at minimal cost and preparation time while maximizing value within their business constraints. The question is can they make a compelling product while being profitable?

Continue reading
1
  295 Hits
  0 Comments
295 Hits
0 Comments

Integrated PM with ‘STOCK’ Process-Services™

Integrated PM with ‘STOCK’
Process-Services™

“Integrated PM with STOCK is a Process-Services™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of STOCK, and then line-items of a S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

Not more Zombie stuff! Nope relax, this is nothing about Zombies. However, our system of projects does have both stocks and flows. A stock is a warehouse or stockpile of things flowing through your projects. What type of things you ask? For example, information assets, tasks, issues, risks, costs, and more. These stocks can act as buffers within the projects, and impact project behaviors. Whether preparing for an apocalypse, or just process improvement, STOCKs are a powerful tool for project management.

Continue reading
1
  205 Hits
  0 Comments
205 Hits
0 Comments

Launch Definition Performance-Service™

Launch Definition
Performance-Service™

“If we engage pmNERDS’ Consulting for Launch Definition, then we’ll increase the organization’s competitive advantage, realize higher value from projects, and complete projects more efficiently, but it will require change leadership.”

Our Performance-Service™ consulting practice for Launch Definition, begins with gathering information about your organization and engagement goals. We conduct a quick gap analysis to construct an engagement roadmap.

Continue reading
1
  342 Hits
  0 Comments
342 Hits
0 Comments

Launch Definition Fast-Service™ Package

Launch Definition 
Fast-Service™ Package

“If we select the pmNERDS' Fast-Service™ package, then we get rapid performance improvement, but we’ll need to answer questions and provide feedback.”

We all occasionally get major hankerings, it’s usually something that we can’t wait for and need within a very short period of time. For us it is usually food related, the Fast Food Industry utilizes the notion of standardization to produce food at minimal cost and preparation time while maximizing value within their business constraints. The question is can they make a compelling product while being profitable?

Continue reading
1
  559 Hits
  0 Comments
559 Hits
0 Comments

Launch Definition with ‘MEANS’ Process-Service™

Launch Definition with ‘MEANS’
Process-Service™

“Launch Definition with MEANS is a process consulting offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of MEANS, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

We use the acronym MEANS to illustrate and teach launch concepts, and increase the perceived value of project deliverables. We use this acronym because it’s our launch MEANS, that make the difference between success and failure.

Continue reading
1
  472 Hits
  0 Comments
472 Hits
0 Comments

Market Sensing Fast-Service™ Package

Market Sensing 
Fast-Service™ Package

“If we select the pmNERDS' Fast-Service™ package, then we get rapid performance improvement, but we’ll need to answer questions and feedback.”

We all occasionally get major hankerings, it’s usually something that we can’t wait for and need within a very short period of time. For us it is usually food related, the Fast Food Industry utilizes the notion of standardization to produce food at minimal cost and preparation time while maximizing value within their business constraints. The question is can they make a compelling product while being profitable?

Continue reading
1
  592 Hits
  0 Comments
592 Hits
0 Comments

Market Sensing with ‘DANCE’ Process-Services™

Market Sensing with ‘DANCE’
Process-Services™

“Market Sensing with DANCE is a process consulting offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of DANCE, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

We use the acronym DANCE to illustrate and teach the concepts necessary to nurture the relationship between the market or client and the product innovation team. A dance is made up of regular turnings and movements, which your partner can follow and participate in. The product innovation lifecycle is a dance between the product innovation team and the market; starting with discovering needs through launching a product, and then gathering feedback on the product to start the next iteration. Customers must understand their role and be able to anticipate the market sensing activities for both partners to have an enjoyable and valuable DANCE experience.

Continue reading
1
  251 Hits
  0 Comments
251 Hits
0 Comments

New Process Definition

New Process Definition

“If we define a new process then it could improve project performance, but process engineering diagrams seem overly complex, any improvement can be nullified due to confusion and lack of adoption.”

Each practice can be viewed through the lens of a system. This system view identifies its boundaries, the inputs and outputs. It also is concerned with the resources consumed, and controls involved such as decision rules and approvals. Information flows are also an important part of the system description. At pmNERDS, we have found that the above diagram captures this required thinking, while being as intuitive as possible.

Continue reading
0
  533 Hits
  0 Comments
533 Hits
0 Comments

Opportunity Definition Performance-Service™

Opportunity Definition
Performance-Service™

“If we engage pmNERDS’ Consulting for Opportunity Definition then we’ll increase the organization’s competitive advantage, realize higher value from projects, and complete projects more efficiently, but it will require change leadership.”

Our Performance-Service™ consulting practice begins with gathering information about your organization and engagement goals. We conduct a quick gap analysis to construct an engagement roadmap. Once approved, we will build this roadmap out into a complete project plan and review it with our clients going over roles and responsibilities. We schedule weekly meetings to review the project and discuss relevant decisions. Depending on the length of engagement, steering committee meetings are also scheduled.

Continue reading
1
  639 Hits
  0 Comments
639 Hits
0 Comments

Opportunity Definition Fast-Service™ Package

Opportunity Definition 
Fast-Service™ Package

“If we select the pmNERDS' Fast-Service™ package, then we get rapid performance improvement, but we’ll need to answer questions and provide feedback.”

We all occasionally get major hankerings, it’s usually something that we can’t wait for and need within a very short period of time. For us it is usually food related, the Fast Food Industry utilizes the notion of standardization to produce food at minimal cost and preparation time while maximizing value within their business constraints. The question is can they make a compelling product while being profitable?

Continue reading
1
  235 Hits
  0 Comments
235 Hits
0 Comments