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Role of Project Manager in Software Development
Project management becomes a critical aspect of the delivery and role of a Project Manager evaluates over time. Software project delivery is more and more challenging, as organizations do not only want to quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment and achieve their goals but also control project cost and timeline. According to PMI Pulse of the Professions ® 2018 there is a prediction based on the interviews and research that the role of project manager will expand and include also being: strategic advisor, innovator, communicator, big thinker and versatile manager.
25.11.2020, 9 min read
Marta Maciaszek
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Benefits of Remote Discovery Workshops for Product Development
It’s hard to overestimate the benefits of remote discovery workshops. Over the course of our work with many founders, startups and established companies building or refining more than 150 IT digital products and services, we’ve noticed how little understanding most leaders and project managers have of their own core values, those of their customers, and how their products fulfil those emotional needs. As the world pivots to working remotely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, running remote workshops can help fill knowledge gaps, build consensus between stakeholders, and deliver more value-driven contributions to project planning and product development.
09.11.2020, 4 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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Value-driven Business Analysis Tools, Techniques and Methodologies
It would be impossible to cover the entire spectrum of business analysis tools and techniques with anything short of an encyclopedia-sized volume. In this article, we will explore a subset of business analysis techniques that we have integrated into our digital consulting at DO OK, using a methodological toolbox developed over thousands of hours working with many different clients across a wide variety of industries.
03.11.2020, 9 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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How to Run a Product Development Workshop
During the previous articles in this series, we’ve discussed the discovery phase of project management, the advantages of running discovery workshops for startups and the product development process, and some of the reasons why you may (or may not) want to run a product workshop. Today, we’re doing a deeper dive into how to run a product development workshop, and what to expect at different stages of the process.
27.10.2020, 8 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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How Business Analysis Works in Project Management: Process & Approach
In the modern business environment, data has become one of the key factors delineating the boundary between the success or failure of products, established companies, startups, and all types of business operations. Collecting, analyzing, and understanding the enormous quantities of information (over 2.5 quintillion bytes per day in 2018) generated in business interactions and everyday online activities is crucial for any successful business.
19.10.2020, 7 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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Wave the uncertainty and get opportunities with Value-Focused Workshop
When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020, most of us optimistically looked ahead to what promised to be a prosperous year. And with good reason. The global economy was booming. The stock market reached all-time highs. Then out of nowhere, COVID-19 swooped in and triggered a seemingly overnight economic recession.Many business owners had to close shop. Consumer needs and preferences changed, and entire markets for goods and services dried up. Businesses have been forced to find new ways to offer value to their customers to ensure both their short and long-term survival. But that is easier said than done. To make a successful strategic pivot, an organisation must employ a highly focused and proven method to identify and deliver value to customers.Product discovery workshops are an essential tool in this regard. In this article, we will explore some popular product discovery workshops and conclude by examining a revolutionary and exciting new approach: the value-focused product discovery workshop.
12.10.2020, 8 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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When and How to Plan a Product Workshop
We are software developers, and that means we get to work with lots of amazing product designers, project managers, and startup founders to help define the values & goals of many great companies and products. And being part of a product or design team means that you spend a lot of time collaborating, trying to create better products in order to deliver more value to customers. When conceptualizing or designing a new product, every founder, manager, designer and developer should know when and how to plan a product workshop, why it is an important part of product development, and how to run one. In this article, we’ll discuss how to think about workshops, and when you should (or should not) run a product development workshop.
05.10.2020, 7 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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How To Avoid The Most Common Risks That Startups Face
Did you know that only 1% of all startups turn into unicorns? Furthermore, it takes them on average six years to earn this status, and it’s often an arduous and challenging road. The secret behind their success lies in their ability to quickly alleviate their mistakes and ensure that the product they’re working on truly responds to customer needs.   In today’s article, we’re going to cover the seven common risks that startups face on their way to market success and we’ll show you how you can avoid following in their footsteps.
01.10.2020, 7 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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What is a Discovery Workshop and Why Do You Need One?
Exploring the discovery phase and what is a discovery workshop is critical for understanding the goals and business needs of any new product or startup. In this article, I am explaining the importance of the discovery workshop and details on how you run one.
28.09.2020, 6 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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How to improve your MVP with Discovery Workshops?
According to Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, over 30,000 new products are introduced to the market annually, out of which 95% fail. Product development is undeniably challenging, but is there a way to prevent your product from becoming part of this bitter statistic? Fortunately, yes, and it involves creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). While it might seem daunting at first, taking part in a discovery workshop will make creating an MVP a lot easier.  Let us take a look at what MVP stands for. 
23.09.2020, 6 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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How To Know If You Need To Attend A Startup Workshop
Gone are the days when a good idea and a lot of hard work were enough to create software products. If you want to build a successful startup, you need market validation. Why? Because turning ideas into fully functional digital products requires a lot of time and money. Luckily, attending a discovery workshop for startups can help you decide whether your idea is worth investing in.   In today's article, we're going to discuss why startups should consider attending a discovery workshop. Before we proceed, let’s take a look at what a startup workshop is.
17.09.2020, 6 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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Why are value-focused business strategies able to drive your growth?
As a result of recent learnings, I've diagnosed the main challenge thousands of firms currently have: How to align their roadmaps in the ecosystem affected by pandemics? The stated hypothesis bolds out the important aspect of customer values. In this article, I explain how did DO OK pivot in its consultancy offering to help businesses change their service or product development strategies. I reveal some details of two methods: Business Value Chart (™), and Value-Focused Product Planning Workshops.
17.06.2020, 4 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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