User stories vs use cases: The basics

User stories vs use cases: Are they the same? User stories vs. use cases. It’s a common topic of conversation among developers, and product managers. Before I go any further, it is important to understand that user stories and use … Read More

Share Knowledge in Small Parts: A Valuable PM Lesson

In today’s hectic workforce, it’s almost a given: You will deal with chaotic schedules and work on projects which you really wish would end sooner than later. You can choose to run away from the project and walk away with … Read More

Innovation Conferences in 2013: Top 3

Innovation conferences to help ignite your team Encouraging and promoting the exchange of ideas in the workplace is no easy task. It consists of determining the right mix of innovation ingredients for your organization and culture. Innovation is not something … Read More

Product Management Quotes: Our Faves

We all have favorite quotes or at least words we like to live by. Knowing how hectic days can be in the product management world, we thought we would compile some quotes that might inspire product managers to do the … Read More

Customer feedback systems: Add a portal

Customer feedback systems: Customer portals Customer feedback systems enable you to gather valuable insight from the people who know your products the best – your customers. Part of OneDesk’s larger set of integrated social business applications is a powerful customer … Read More

Project Management Mistakes and Developing Lessons Learned

When a project fails, it can be very discouraging. All project managers undoubtedly have ups and downs. However, it is up to them to make what they can out of these situations and turn them into a learning experience. Every … Read More

Teamwork and collaboration: Revealing statistics

Competition is fierce and in a down economy, the need for teamwork and collaboration is crucial. Great product development involves being able to keep up with a rapidly changing marketplace. Great product development means being able to leverage teamwork and … Read More

Scrum Development With OneDesk

While OneDesk is not specifically a Scrum or Agile tool, it was certainly designed with these development methodologies in mind. How to Use OneDesk During All Stages of Scrum Development Backlog refinement Create a Project that only the contains the … Read More

What is scope creep?

What is scope creep? Scope creep is unpredictable, like a snake in the grass, waiting silently for the right moment to strike its prey, it may be detrimental to the health of your projects. If it not addressed and managed … Read More

Project Success Lesson: Honesty is The Best Policy

“Honesty is the best policy.” This saying, made famous in Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac, has provided many with a motto to live by, as well as something they can use to educate and inspire others. In today’s “Lesson Learned” … Read More