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Is Your Dream Team Actually a Nightmare? | Tinder on Customers

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“Tinder on Customers” is the monthly podcast series featuring Bob Evans in conversation with Bonnie Tinder. Bonnie is the founder and CEO of Raven Intel, an independent B2B peer review site that’s amplifying the voice of the customer. She focuses on software customers, consulting partners and software vendors, and helps identify the best partners for their needs. In this Tinder on Customers episode, Bonnie talks about how to build your project dream team.


Episode 6

The Big Themes:

  • A project leader: Who has enough political capital to see the effort through to the end – and people who are culturally aligned with them.
  • Projects with poor technology succeed because of great teams: Projects with great technology fail because of bad ones. You choose which one.
  • An experienced technical person: One who’s deeply and intimately familiar with the product idiosyncrasies and pitfalls – and is willing to take that chance.
  • Commitment: Project team members who can stay throughout the duration of the project – both from the systems integrator side and the customer side.

The Big Quote: “I’m from Chicago. You always think of Michael Jordan, but really, and truly that was Phil Jackson that I would call the project leader.”

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Bonnie Tinder is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2020. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.

This episode is brought to you by BMC Software.