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New Webinar - Make Work Visible

10. April 2022

Make Work Visible - The topic of #projectflow seems to be getting a lot of attention. Mark Adler Madsen and Brian Cohn gave a presentation to the Project Management community with over 1600 participants. Continuing this theme, we have released our next video on Making Work Visible. What other ideas do you have to #MakeWorkVisible?

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Project Flow Webinar

03. April 2022

Brian Cohn and Mark Adler Madsen continue the discussion on #projectflow for our friends in PMI with a webinar on Monday. Even though you cannot register for the event, you should be able to join at noon central time (19.00CET).

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New webinar - Flow in Product Development

03. April 2021

Slow delivery of value from #projects often starts from decisions about how many projects to start. Our principals, Mark Adler Madsen and Brian Cohn hold their first #aspriringanswers discussion on how to manage your portfolio to increase the return on your project investment highlighting the importance of metering your onramp, working short & fat, and making work visible.

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Aspire Coaching

28. November 2021

We have a new service that will help the Project Managers in your organization to dramatically improve their outlook on work and life. Our #coaching will help to uncover their strengths and motivate them. Have a look!

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Agility in Hardware Development

02. September 2021

Our very own Brian Cohn has posted an excellent article.

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Our very own Brian Cohn has posted an excellent article about applying agile for hardware development - and the pitfalls to avoid. Make sure you check it out here:

#MAHD #productdevelopment #agile

Project Recovery - our Project Doctors

5. May 2021

Do you have an important project that is in trouble? Is the schedule slipping, the budget not holding or is the business potential slowly disappearing? Then you have a situation like John in the video below.

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If you want to know how John solves his problem, or you want help with yours, make sure to visit our new service that is all about Project Recovery!

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Follow this Link to watch the solutions video.

#projectsuccess #projectmanagement

Project Management Fundamentals Part 2

19. April 2021

We're happy to share the 2nd video in our series on project management fundamentals!

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This time we'll be talking about planning: Have you nailed the ideal balance between planning upfront and agile, iterative planning? Do you know when to use what? If not, make sure to watch the video.

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#agile #projectmanagement #planning #waterfall

Have a look at our new service - Aspire Workshops!

09. April 2021

Are you tired of long, virtual meetings that are neither productive nor fun? While we are all longing for the world to open again, chances are that we will need to work together both physically and virtually and we need to find a way to make both great.

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We have experienced your frustrations ourselves but have found ways that work, and we want to help you too. So, we are happy to announce that we are launching another service all about helping you making Great Workshops - real and virtual - so you and your team can reach your targets while having fun!

With years of experience in combining the right techniques with the right tools we will find the right solution for you: From posters, whiteboards and Post-it’s to making #microsoft365 and #googleworkspace platforms work great for you, using collaboration tools like #Miro, #Menti and many others.

Follow this link if you want to learn more!

Join us in our first Webinar

26. February 2021

Are you struggling with applying agile principles to hardware development?

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Then book your calendar on March 18th where Brian Cohn and Mark Adler Madsen will be co-presenting on agile product development at a webinar hosted by the PDMA Minnesota Chapter!

Project Management Fundamentals Part 1

05. January 2021

Happy and successful new year to you all!

To get us off to a good start in 2021, we will over the next months be sharing a bunch of tips & tricks on how to innovate better and faster - while having some fun along the way. We will cover several topics around effective Portfolio & Project Management and Leadership of Innovation with both modern and traditional approaches and there will be both videos, blog posts and articles coming your way.

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In this 1st video in our 1st series we go back 4500 years to the very beginning of project management to see if there are still lessons that can be learned or we forgot something along the way (Spoiler alert: The answer is probably yes).

The overall goal with these video series are to share tips & tricks on how to innovate better and faster. We will be covering a multitude of topics on getting from idea to profit including portfolio & project management, business leadership as well as both traditional and modern approaches.

You can find this video on YouTube or LinkedIn.