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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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Two Effective Techniques to Mitigate Product Development Risks

May 16, 2019
 
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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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When creating products and services, what should StartUp entrepreneurs focus on?

Feb 18, 2019
 

ValueFirst for Startups Talk by Kai Gilb held for the Founder Institute - Oslo.

Do they focus on creating something new and exciting, or is it something else that will make their products and services successful?

What is your experience?

The talk is 20 min. and uses two case studies to...

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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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