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Empowering Creators - by Tom Gilb in English

Jun 25, 2019

Tom Gilbs Keynote at Empowering Creators

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The Happy Project Saboteur

Jun 04, 2019

Principles of Project Failure:  How to sabotage a project, without anyone noticing you.

by Agent 20-7

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‘Something like 42% of all IT Projects Fail’ (Google that! 7 million hits).

Some of you might like to know ‘how to sabotage a project,’...

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How to Plan for the Unknown - by Tom Gilb

May 14, 2019

In all planning situations, you can safely assume that there will be known unknowns, unknown unknowns, and shocking changes.

You can, like many ‘weak’ planners, use these ’surprises’ as your ‘excuses’ for your project failure. But we hope you want better...

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Power Planning Principles

Feb 05, 2019

Presented By Tom Gilb at Intel - Accelerate Results Conference

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Principle: Represent Rich Reality - Dangers of having a single number represent your objective

Dec 04, 2018

 by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

Principle: Represent Rich Reality. 

"Any number of 
objective-levels
can be specified
in any number of 
useful dimensions
of time, space, and events.
"

 

If you use a single number to represent the Goal you set to reach, then it...

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Principle: Loyal Subordination

Nov 27, 2018

 by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

"All your subordinate’s objectives
must clearly support
your objectives"

 

We typically have many and varied sources of support for reaching our value objectives. Direct subordinates, contractors, consultants, etc. Let us call any instance that...

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Principle: How to Prioritize Your Top Ten Value Objectives

Nov 20, 2018

 by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

"It is sufficient to initially focus on
up-to-ten most critical value objectives
at any given level of responsibility."

 

How to quickly get your project focussed on the essential priorities,
so ‘even your managers’, and the entire...

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Principle: Quantify Objectives

Nov 06, 2018

by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

"All critical
outcome value objectives
can be quantified and must be."

There are two initial steps to quantification of outcome objectives, ‘Scale + Levels.’

First the ‘Quantification Scale’ needs to be defined.

Then interesting levels...

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What Does 00.08% Improvement in System Availability Cost?

Mar 27, 2018
 

Do you have control over these Values in your project?

Please tell me, does it make you laugh or cry?

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How well does the Agile Manifesto align with principles that lead to success in product development?

Jan 08, 2018

by [email protected]

Background

I carried out my first 20-value-delivery-step agile IT project in 1960 on an invoicing system in Oslo when I was 20 and I just used my common sense. It was a radical re-architecting of what IBM initially sold to my client. So I learned that 'smarter architecture' might...

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