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Mindjet and Spigit to Merge Their Innovation Wares
My recent blog post discussed the increasing need for enterprise innovation management (EIM) software covering all of the innovation lifecycle stages, from

brainstorming  mainly been good for brainstorming in a small group on a limited set of ideas (coming from certain team members), as the product has no crowdsourcing, social, behavioral science, game mechanics, collaborative decision models, and or capabilities that promote the first rule of brainstorming—bring on as many ideas as possible from wherever and extend innovation to other constituents. Over the years, Mindjet’s focus has evolved from a sole focus on brainstorming, planning, and productivity to include Read More

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Project Management Strategies for a Challenged Economy
As recent media reports suggest, the dreaded “R” word—recession—is looming large across the horizon of most western and global economies. Many organizations

brainstorming  on meetings. Meetings for brainstorming and to fire up team members’ creativity are more important than ever when companies downsize. 4. Build new teams. Business pullbacks are excellent times to pursue new ideas and projects and to get them on the drawing board.? 5. Don’t insulate team members by cutting travel. Get them out in the world and exposed to new thinking. Send teams to trade shows and webinars, and encourage networking through associations, all to review costs with an eye toward eliminat Read More
Conviction is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process
You need conviction to skillfully handle the inevitable criticism during the positioning process. Otherwise, you're likely to try something different every time

brainstorming  example, during your first brainstorming session, you need to begin at the right starting point, or it will take forever to cross the finish line (agree on a positioning statement). Those involved are free to suggest any positioning statement they want. You'll hit the bull's-eye (the statement that works best) sooner if brainstorming ideas address your target buyer's most pressing problem. Reject those ideas that do not. But we're jumping ahead in the process. Before you put together a team to develop Read More
The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 1)
The title of this blog post might sound like a no-brainer: as clear and indisputable as the “motherhood and apple pie” adage. Yet how many times have you dealt

brainstorming  individual use such as brainstorming software  to broader, more enterprise-wide solutions. In the former, individuals and small groups can use KM software as a platform for brainstorming and analysis, and for cataloging, organizing, structuring, and searching disparate sources of information or data, and arranging them into an understandable  and useful format. The next KM step up in terms of complexity would be more specialized enterprise software suitable for use by teams, as with various collaborati Read More
Decision Making: Why Consensus Is Important (Especially When You’re Choosing Software)
Two Brains—or Three or Four or More—Make Better Decisions than One…Anyone working in today’s office or business environment has no doubt participated at least

brainstorming  in the ubiquitous group brainstorming session. Some may enjoy these sessions as a respite from cheerless, lonely cubicle life. Others, however, may just as soon remain ensconced in front of their monitors and keyboards, solitary workaday soldiers trudging through without distraction until five o’clock. Unfortunately for the latter category of office worker, the results of a study about group decision making may be cause for more than the usual number of sighs. Summarized back in April 2009 on both the B Read More
The ERP Ecosystem
Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different key success factors. This article also discusses some challenges that may have an impact on the ERP ecosystem.

brainstorming   after participating in a brainstorming session, I had to agree that this ambiance did help people to think more freely and differently. Success Factors for Adopting Organizations 1) In-house expertise Very often, adopting organizations overestimate their capability on the business processes side and underestimate their need to become stronger on the IT side. Although there are consultants that help enterprises build ERP systems, adopting organizations should not limit themselves to being passive adopters Read More
Quality Management
In today’s global market, providing quality products and services is essential for any manufacturer’s continued growth—but maintaining a competitive edge is not always easy. For success, quality awareness must begin at the conception of the product and continue throughout the various stages of its development. To improve in this area, many manufacturers are now adopting the total quality management (TQM) approach.

brainstorming   participate in group meetings, brainstorming sessions and become primary vehicles for planning and creative problem solving. Each member in the team is recognized & rewarded. Errors and problems are viewed as opportunities for learning, rather than blunders to be punished. In the recent past, TQM received formal recognition by way of ISO 9000. In order that organizations may successfully compete with world-class leaders, it is imperative to be prepared for quality even beyond the popular ISO 9000. Read More
The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers
General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the dimensional inventory, chemical, and physical properties requirements that are vital to the metal service industry and material converter businesses.

brainstorming   and it is currently brainstorming whether to develop these internally or to opt for an alliance. To recap, general ERP providers, who likely have a solid product and are viable companies, typically do not have the functionality to meet the dimensional inventory, and chemical and physical property requirements that are vital to the metal center services industry. On the other hand, several metals industry specific solutions providers, such as Enmark Systems , Invera , Compusource Corporation , STEELMAN Read More
The 2007 Microsoft® Office System in Manufacturing
This white paper highlights the key challenges facing the manufacturing industry, and discusses how the 2007 Microsoft® Office system can help maximize employee contributions and enhance business performance with innovative and powerful enterprise capabilities.

brainstorming   and unstructured information (discussions, brainstorming) data. Office Groove 2007 workspaces support a broad range of project activities, from simple document collaboration to defined projects such as a product launch, or custom solutions integrated with business processes. Microsoft Office Visio 2007 drawing and diagramming software helps manufacturing companies create new processes, using diagrams linked to data to provide a complete picture of a process, project, or system. Effective analysis, Read More
Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example
<!--StartFragment-->My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point solutions (i.e., time and attendance [T@A], workforce scheduling, absence management, human resources [HR], payroll, etc.) into unified solutions with a common user interface (UI), integrated WFM modules, and centralized

brainstorming  study the problem), day-in-the-life brainstorming discussions, mockup UI reviews, and validation live tests (real users doing real tasks with prototypes before building the real solution). Both Kronos and RedPrairie pledge to continue to do these exercises because they learn more from every customer interaction. Easing the Life of Store Managers At  the NRF Big Retail Show 2010 conference , I had a chance to see the demo of Kronos’ next-generation UI for retail store managers, which was made Read More
Customer Relationship Management Strategies Part Four: Strategies and Case Study
Creating specific CRM strategies means developing measurable goals and calculating your ROI to achieve them. These in addition to a technical framework, sales and marketing strategies, including Internet strategies, and customer satisfaction metrics will create a smooth running CRM machine in your company.

brainstorming  approves, Bill has a brainstorming meeting with Marketing to update the web site. Curtis, the director of sales and marketing, also receives an e-mail asking to approve the campaign s budget. He looks at the budget, compares it to the annual marketing budget, and approves the funding. Bill calls Curtis about a mailing list of households with income of $75,000 $200,000 that he will purchase from a marketing company. Bill commits to importing it into the CRM system by and tells Curtis that the web site has Read More

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