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Change Management; What Are We Actually Changing?

 By Paula Gray, Anthropologist, AIPMM There is a lot written about change management along with a host of templates, grids, spreadsheets, timelines and more tools to manage change in organizations. However much of it misses the point. Most of the literature focuses on how to change a process, the decision to change, the method by which a process is modified, but what most of fails to recognize is that it all comes down to a change in human behavior. The literature notes that there may be individuals who are less motivated to change but none of it recognizes that it all begins and ends with a behavior change. That is how any process is changed, through human behavior.
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Innovation Certification - Now is the Time

 Finally, a resolution that will really make a difference to your career. Learn the knowledge used by successful innovators and new product development professionals. Regardless of your title, if you are involved in any way with product development, you need to understand innovation practices.
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Empowering Leadership

 Leadership is about making sure the team is functioning well and creating an environment where everyone can do his or her best work. And it takes a whole team of leaders to make a self-organizing team.
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Management Myth #1: The Myth of 100% Utilization

 Too many managers believe in the myth of 100% utilization--the belief that every single technical person must be fully utilized every single minute of every single day. The problem with this myth is that there is no time for innovation, no time for serendipitous thinking, no time for exploration, and it often leads to a less successful organization.
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A Leader Among Followers...

 While most aspire to be the Chief, without the followers, there is no leadership, no group to lead. Emancipating and elevating the role of followship is the quickest way to success. Therefore, a leader with foresight would focus on creating an environment of effective followers; an environment in which the roles of leaders and followers are interchanged and interactive. Since we naturally fulfill both roles simultaneously and inherently, it would be to our advantage to exploit and make the most of that nature within us.
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An Internet Thanksgiving

 I'd like to thank the product managers, who study the data and talk to customers in order to figure out the right color or right kind of button needed on an app. Their work lives in the myriad of details that go into creating a product.
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An Interview On The Subject Of ProdBOK

 ProdBOK is an industry-wide effort to standardize the practice of product management sponsored by the Association of International Product Management and Marketing (AIPMM).
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Growth Hackers Conference: Lessons Learned

 "With the possibility to iterate on your product and marketing efforts faster and faster the product manager's role more than ever builds the backbone of a product's competitiveness and success."
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Managing The UnManageable: Excerpt of Discussion With Co-Authors

 There are very few companies these days that are not relying on software, software developers, software development in some way to drive and underpin their businesses, and yet, as we point out in the book, software development is a mystery and we try to unravel that mystery and make it more understandable.
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Forbes Top Websites For Your Career Advancement

 An analysis of "The Top 75 Websites For Your Career" by Forbes, with a recommendation of five top sites that need to be used as part of a strategy that incorporates different strengths from each of them, specifically for the job seeker, by Jason Alba, CEO and creator of JibberJobber.com
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