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Capacity Planning with ‘PATHS’ Process-Service™

Capacity Planning with ‘PATHS’
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"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.

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Feature Definition with ‘VALUE’ Process-Services™

Feature Definition with ‘VALUE’
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“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.

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Integrated PM with ‘STOCK’ Process-Services™

Integrated PM with ‘STOCK’
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“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.

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Launch Definition with ‘MEANS’ Process-Service™

Launch Definition with ‘MEANS’
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“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.

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Market Sensing with ‘DANCE’ Process-Services™

Market Sensing with ‘DANCE’
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“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.

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Opportunity Definition with ‘ALIGN’ Process-Services™

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

We use the acronym ALIGN to illustrate and teach the concepts necessary to define, review, and prioritize market and business opportunities. The opportunity process leverages the concept of alignment to optimize opportunities.

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pmNERDS' Consulting

pmNERDS' Consulting

“If I engage consultants, then we’ll improve current project performance, but we need to develop an in-house capability for long term sustainability.”

The typical success criteria for a pmNERDS consultant is measured in terms of increased project performance, and growth of internal capabilities. We focus on targeted changes to business structures, and then project practices that are currently constraining project throughput and systems thinking.

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Portfolio Management with ‘PURSE’ Process-Service™

Portfolio Management with ‘PURSE’
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“Portfolio Management with PURSE is a Process-Service™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of PURSE, and then line-items of a S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

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Problem Definition with ‘FORCE’ Process-Services™

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

We use the acronym FORCE to illustrate and teach the concepts necessary to define, review, and prioritize problem statements. The problem statement provides the force required to deliver customer satisfaction.

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Process Improvement with ‘FOCUS’ Process-Service™

Process Improvement with ‘FOCUS’
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“Process Improvement with FOCUS is a Process-Service™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of FOCUS, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

We all agree that “Boiling the ocean” for a lobster fest is a bad idea. The trick in process improvement is to identify the key constraint impacting your project output. Improving any else just won’t produce the needed outcome. Focusing on the key constraint of your process, instead of every constraint will return significant results. However, you must look for the key constraint of the whole system, and not just a part. Knowing what to focus on will do the trick.

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Product Management with ‘TEAMS’ Process-Services™

Product Management with ‘TEAMS’
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“Product Management with TEAMS is a Process-Services™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of TEAMS, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

Are you all alone doing product management? Even in the smallest companies of one, you cannot do product management alone and be successful. Product management is a team sport. Some of the more obvious players are the investors or stakeholders, your customers, manufactures/engineers/developers, the SEO, marketing and sales folks to name just a few. We help establish processes that nurture the team, while improving the innovation process.

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Program Management with ‘SENSE’ Process-Service™

Program Management with ‘SENSE’
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“Program Management with SENSE is a Process-Service™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of SENSE, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

Is there any sense at all in your program office, or program management practices? Of course, governance of any kind runs the risk of seaming illogical to a few, but the logic we use in our programs need to be repeatable, maintainable, and defendable. Best practices are used to command the respect of those within your program, build credibility, and reduce the variability of projects.

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Project Management with ‘FACET’ Process-Services™

Project Management with ‘FACET’
Process-Services™

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

Each surface, or facet of this gem represents an information structure of a project, program, or portfolio. Think of these facets as an information architecture. One architecture would contain the project activities or tasks. Another facet of this gem (project) could be a cost structure, another one a contract structure. There exists many structures or architectures for projects programs, and portfolios. Much of the information within these architectures have inter-connecting links and correlations to behavior or performance.

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Project Planning with ‘NEEDS’ Process-Service™

Project Planning with ‘NEEDS’
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“Project Planning with NEEDS is a Process-Service™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of NEEDS, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

I sure hope this guy has what he needs before the winter starts in, or when his project begins. I find that most issues in projects could have been avoided if a better job of planning was done. Likewise, most issues with project plans arise when the gathering and understanding of client, customer, and stakeholder needs weren’t understood, or keep front and center during the planning activity. On the other hand, there is nothing like a winter in a log cabin when everything has been addressed properly.

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Requirements Definition with ‘MODEL’ Process-Service™

Requirements Definition with ‘MODEL’
Process-Service™

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

We use the acronym MODEL to illustrate and teach the concepts necessary to define good market requirements that will deliver satisfied customers. We use this acronym because models give features and their requirements a physical representation. A good charade partner will make you a winner every time, you might even start believing your that good.

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Roadmap Definition with ‘POWER’ Process-Service™

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

We use the acronym POWER to illustrate and teach the concepts necessary to communicate the strategic path of your product or deliverable to both internal and external stakeholders concisely. The roadmap articulates the promised capability which customers’ will gain in a period of time.

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Strategic Project Planning with ‘SHAPE’ Process-Services™

Strategic Project Planning with ‘SHAPE’
Process-Services™

“Strategic Project Planning with SHAPE is a Process-Service™ offering of pmNERDS. This offering provides a process umbrella of SHAPE, and then line-items of an S.O.W. that can be chosen a la carte.”

Strategic Project Planning shapes (i.e. this awesome car) the environment, expectations, initial thresholds, guidelines, and constraints. It’s like priming the old well pump of innovation. It gets the juices flowing. It’s the catalyst of great things. As it progresses, you should see things start to take shape. The innovation process should flow as a single process which transforms initial strategic plan data into living information assets driving decisions in daily activities.

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