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Why rush to find a better software tool only to continue doing things the wrong way?


You want to help your team prioritize tasks, take action, expose road blocks, and be part of the game plan. Playbook brings the visibility and clarity necessary to make it happen.

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How many such pennies are being stacked along critical tracks?


Hardware product projects are not humming birds. They are thousand ton beasts on a schedule. Their failure is not tied to engine speed, but the accumulation of schedule slips, faulty priorities, and other reverberating hazards left unaccounted for along its lengthy project tracks. Playbook is software and methodology designed specifically for hardware projects that keeps the development train on the tracks.

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Playbook enables them to do so!


Our mission is to free your teams from multitasking and enable them to focus on work that matters. Finally time to think, act and create innovative, customer-led products.

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The right tool matters.


Playbook is more than smart software, it’s built specifically to fix the problems that plague hardware product development. Methodology that sets your team up to work smart.

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A: Ditch the sticky notes.


With thousands of tasks and no plan, product development teams are drowning in sticky note overwhelm. Playbook makes work priorities clear across your entire portfolio so you can ditch the sticky notes, and get the light bulb changed, better.

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Playbook empowers teams to focus on critical tasks and solves the real reason for project delays.

See how Playbook is different than other project management platforms — software that supports product development best practices.

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Is Playbook the right solution for your product development team?
Is your organization the right fit for Playbook’s solution approach?


(The answer is here at your scrolling fingertips.)

Uniquely designed for the dynamics of product development.

Playbook is more than a highly-adaptive work management software solution. Playbook synthesizes software and methodology to meet the unique challenges facing complex product development projects.


- the critical path is clear
- teams are laser-focused on project priorities
- delivery roadblocks such as resource overloads are highlighted in advance
- zero-touch, accurate, and real-time reporting

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The Software / Methodology union.

Project planning and work management software alone supports a broader goal—working smarter, and improving project outcomes. Playbook natively embeds principles from Agile, Lean, and Theory of Constraints to ensure work is delivered using best-in-class methods. Software that facilitates working better, and as a result, reenergizes and inspires your team. That’s Playbook’s promise.

 

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Unique Problems— Unique Solutions.

Playbook has analyzed hundreds of projects and has addressed the most common problems facing product development teams, including complexity, lack of visibility, multitasking, and incorrect priorities — all resulting in costly delays.


Playbook was created by product engineers and managers specifically to address the issues you face. Increasing profitability is now in your hands—entirely in your control.

 

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Change happens when solutions become the obvious choice—the choice preferred by those doing the work.

A solution that stands no chance of sustained adoption is really just another problem. Playbook recognizes the challenges project managers face when considering new software, new practices, and methods that affect everyone from the team to management. Our comprehensive adoption strategies mean resource-invested solutions take hold including access to:


- An incremental rollout strategy adapted to your needs
- Online training at the Playbook Academy
- Unprecedented, 24/ 7 support

 

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A Better Way To Manage—A Better Way To Work

Product development success does not hinge on software alone. It depends on every link in the chain. In complex development environments with thousands of tasks, diverse skill sets, and multiple team members, Playbook is the foundation of successful outcomes. Shared objectives, visibility of the work underway, correct priorities, proactive management of resources, and the ability to react to changes equals empowered teams and exceptional products.

 

 

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Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Geniuses remove it.


– Alan Perlis

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No One Is Left In The Dark.

Working in the dark just doesn’t work. So why would you accept any tool that doesn’t give you complete, accurate, and actionable information? Surfacing accurate data enables teams, project managers, and management to head off risks and issues before they occur. Playbook comes with a zero-touch, real-time KPI dashboard that surfaces:

- Which projects across your portfolio are at risk of going off track
- The specific tasks or resources that need your attention immediately to avoid unnecessary project delays
- And even reports on how accurate the data is, so you can make informed decisions.

Never work in the dark again. Empower your teams with accurate data and deliver on time, predictably.

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Ready to consider Playbook?

 

Is your organization ready for change, improved outcomes, more harmonious teams, and fewer problems? You’re here, aren’t you? Playbook is ready to hear from you. No commitment, no hassles, just the discovery of what better looks like. Everything to gain and nothing to lose. Simplifying complexity starts here.

Options for taking the next step to better project outcomes:

 

You're ready to bring visibility and clarity to your product development projects.

 

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You’ve got questions specific to your conditions. Make a time in our calendar and let’s fast-track your discovery process.

 

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Still not convinced? Well, that’s on us.
Serious consideration requires serious investigation. Here it is.

Playbook is not just another enhanced Gantt chart or Kanban board. It is the only tool that transforms the project management landscape within your organization and empowers teams to be their most effective to reach project goals. Playbook solves process problems that have plagued your organization, and problems you didn’t even know you had. If you are looking for proof, here’s the pudding.

 

Watch this four-part mini-series. Grab a sandwich for the perfect lunch & learn.

Part One: (6:26)
Understanding the Challenge

Real solutions start with understanding the problem. This introduction identifies the challenges facing product development teams and managers, from systemic issues to the biggest cause of project delay. The answer may surprise you, and the solution is here.

Part Two: (3:19)
Key Principles — Built In

Not bound by a single methodology, Playbook capitalizes on seven key principles, including Lean, Agile, and Theory of Constraints, and tailors key elements from each to create the most effective product development methodology. See how these principles are woven into the design and function of Playbook.

Part Three: (8:52)
Software Designed to Facilitate Process

In this introduction to the Playbook software, see how Playbook creates the right environment for all project stages, from game planning to daily task priorities, and gives team members and managers relevant views of the same playing field. Playbook not only reacts to changes, it captures the data essential for future projects.

Part Four: (23:11)
The Dynamics of Project Progression and Comprehensive Reporting

In this fourth chapter, see how Playbook supports the changing dynamics of a project, enables team members to be hyper-focused on priority work, accommodates for incremental losses, and capitalizes on incremental gains. Playbook not only pontificates best-in-practice philosophy, but it also provides the tools to walk the walk for every team member.

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