Reviewing Web Analytics 2.0 - How Analytics Must be Done!

"Web Analytics 2.0 - The art of online accountability & science of customer centricity" - sounds like corporate speak, doesn’t it? The kind of thing you heard before, in messages from your corporate leaders, right? Even though you might answer "Yes!" to any of these questions, this book is not filled with dry, empty corporate speak. It’s really about web analytics. Done right! The way everybody should do it and the way only a few actually do.

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The Culture of Delivery

As project managers we do not deliver on our own. We deliver as part of a larger organisation. Typically, only a small part of the organisation is involved in the project we are running. What the organisation does share is a culture – or at least a series of broadly consistent behaviours and beliefs. Our ability to deliver successfully is impacted significantly by the culture of the organisation. Some organisations have cultures which seem to facilitate or encourage delivery. Unfortunately, other organisations seem to have developed cultures which are almost perfectly evolved to obstruct delivery at every point.

In this article I identify a few characteristics which I think help or hinder delivery. I hope these ring a bell for you. I’m most interested to use this article to generate a discussion about the culture of delivery. So... let’s start.

the Best of the Web for Corporate Geeks - June 2011

Even if June hasn’t been a very productive month in terms of articles published on Corporate Geek, it has been a productive month in finding lots of great books and articles to read. This month’s roundup is filled with good stuff to challenge the way you think about certain aspects of humanity, society and the corporate world. Spare a few minutes of your time and go through this list of reading recommendations.

Learning from New Product Development Projects

In this article, I want to share some of my experiences of developing new products. I have been involved in several projects to launch new products, and a few to start new businesses. But I’m writing this as much for a general lesson I have learnt from those projects, as to discuss detailed lessons about product development.

the Best of the Web for Corporate Geeks - May 2011

In the May episode we have a very diverse mix of articles on: project management, process management, data analysis, the power of influence and a few bubbles about to burst. Sources include great names such as O’Reilly Media, McKinsey, TechCrunch, Business Week and a few famous project managers. I’m hoping I made you curios enough to browse this month’s recommendations.

Reviewing Managing Change Step by Step

One can argue that all projects are about change, even though the degree of change varies a lot between projects. Personally I consider project managers to also be change managers, and knowing different tools and frameworks for managing change critical to any successful project manager. As the title says, “Managing Change Step by Step” is a book about how to successfully approach change projects, especially those that bring more meaningful change to your organisation. In this review i will try to evaluate if this book is useful to have in a project manager’s library of good management books or not. Read on to find out.

the Best of the Web for Corporate Geeks - April 2011

It is the month of April and it is time for another roundup of the Best of the Web for Corporate Geeks. This episode contains some of the best reads we’ve found in the last few months - articles filled with ideas worth spreading about: how to build a great boss, manage the inflation of titles in your company, attracting and keeping top-talent in your project teams, the effect technology has on social psychology, how China will soon rule the world, etc. I hope we’ve managed to stir up your curiosity enough to check our roundup.

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