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Agile Innovation

LeadingAnswers

Agile methods are supposed to facilitate innovation through iterative development followed by inspection and adaption. Psst, this is your conscious, I am here to remind you about something you have thought about, but then hid away in the back of your mind. Also, why must we have standup every day, isn’t that kind of prescriptive? The other reason is a little more sinister.

New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? People are free to innovate, with the PMO’s framework of processes and templates at the core of all new activities. That way individuals and teams feel a part of the new plans and processes, will understand the benefits of adapting to new practices, and are able to add value and innovation within the new framework.

How to Create an Innovative Project Team

LiquidPlanner

Innovative project teams are increasingly becoming an invaluable asset for corporations. When looking at how to cut costs, the teams have to be exceptionally innovative in the way they approach the design and production of their products. How do you create an innovative team, and encourage cutting edge ideas? Here are five ways to play the innovation game: 1.

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team’s Skills

Celoxis

best practices collaboration infographic Leadership Project Management Trends work culture celoxis innovation Online project management tool people management project management web based project management softwareINFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team's Skills.

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Podcast 90 – Innovative Project Delivery with Trish Sutter

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s explore innovation on projects In this podcast, Trish Sutter from Armada Consulting speaks to me about innovation on projects. The post Podcast 90 – Innovative Project Delivery with Trish Sutter appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. The team at Armada focuses on maximising clients’ returns on enterprise project investments in performance and profitability improvement. They provide experts to assist in the design, development and delivery of results-focused enterprise performance management programs. […]. Podcasts

Podcast 95 – How conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects In this podcast, project management industry thought-leader Lee Lambert speaks to me about how conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects. The post Podcast 95 – How conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Lee has been working in project management for nearly 45 years, implementing processes and programs in 22 countries. He […]. Podcasts

Win Copies of The Myths of Innovation [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

When I met Scott Berkun in Texas for the Digital PM Summit last year, he kindly signed two copies of his book, The Myths of Innovation, for me to offer as giveaway prizes. Today I have a great giveaway for you. Some of you might know that Scott’s first book, Making Things Happen , is one of my all time favourite project management books. Good luck! Christmas break! It’s.

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Agile Innovation

LeadingAnswers

Agile methods are supposed to facilitate innovation through iterative development followed by inspection and adaption. Psst, this is your conscious, I am here to remind you about something you have thought about, but then hid away in the back of your mind. Also, why must we have standup every day, isn’t that kind of prescriptive? The other reason is a little more sinister.

IPMA 2014 – Innovation through Dialog

Fear No Project PM

While I have a lot of readers who are in Europe – thank you for reading! – I know that many of my readers are here in the USA and always looking for a good reason to get out of the country. I also know that some of you are members of the International Project Management […]. Best Practice Conference Professional Development learning pm project management training

Morse code on a Smart Phone?

Musings on Project Management

The code is simpler also: So, InnovationNow we learn about an experiment to "simplify" typing on a smart phone -- perhaps someday coming to you. Google has been thinking about a variant of Morse Code they call TAP Don't remember your Morse? Perhaps you remember this: Of course, on a smart phone, it's much "simpler". You merely 'tap' on two large buttons, one for dot and one for dash.

20/20 Vision – Innovation Game in Action

Tyner Blain

Innovation Games. If you are a product manager (or play one on tv), and aren’t already familiar with Innovation Games, you should be. I have been shamelessly stealing pieces of what Luke Hohmann (he also runs Enthyosis ) and the rest of the Innovation Games team are doing ever since the Innovation Games book came out.*. Product Management Process. larger version ].

Friday Roundup: Self-Driving Cars, Robots, and the Most Innovative Companies

LiquidPlanner

Self-driving cars are being built and tested as we speak; robots and automated processes are replacing mundane human effort—and making way for us to do more innovative work with our brains. Why Big Firms Are More Likely to Innovate – Harvard Business Review. Large organizations get knocked for being complacent in their success, and failing to be innovative. Use and prosper!

Disruptive defined -- again!

Musings on Project Management

I'm not one to obsess over the number of angels on the head of a pin, but a recent posting about what's disruptive and what's not caught my eye -- to wit: an innovation that captures and exploits excess capacity may well be disruptive even it doesn't it the traditional definition that it must come from below from a less capable competitor The poster child for this idea is the smart phone that. Innovation

Innovative leaders ask powerful “what-if” questions

Susanne Madsen

” When you ask these great questions you will challenge your team to think beyond the status quo and into innovation and creative thinking. Asking q uestions is an essential component of leadership. It doesn’t matter how creative you are as a leader, it doesn’t matter how good the answers you come up with. That interesting! What are we not seeing that is new or different?

Tool Review: Streamtime

The Digital Project Manager

With effortless project planning, one click estimating and invoicing, innovative time tracking, slick scheduling and intelligent reporting, Streamtime gives you complete visibility of your projects all within a beautiful interface. Posted in Articles General Tools. Streamtime is already gaining momentum on Capterra and the awards circuit. With a recent gold at the. Articles General Tools

Whole Product Game

Tyner Blain

Gamestorming has an article describing the Whole Product game and a link to Innovation Games’ online version. We stayed pretty close to the script for following the “rules” of the game as described on the Innovation Games and Gamestorming sites. Generic is at the base, then you build on that to meet expectations, augment, and innovate. Thanks, Luke!

How to buy Project Management Consulting Services: Service as a Product (SaaP)

Guerrilla Project Management

Innovative firms are thinking differently about how they charge for their consulting services and they are offering creative ways to package Project Management. Innovative firms are thinking differently about how they charge for their consulting services and they are offering creative ways to package Project Management. Vendor Management

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The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management

IPMA

In this way, emerging economies will generate the correct political, social and economic incentives to support long-term innovation and growth. Operational efficiency, agile processes and organisational settings as well as a special focus on innovation are some of the challenges that will shape the way projects are “managed” in future. Do we know how they manage projects?

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It´s all about the impact of a project, not the deliverables!

IPMA

Another issue is worth mentioning as the monitoring and controlling of the progress was done through an innovative “Electronic Photo Monitoring System”. In trainings project managers are often told that the main focus of a project is to deliver in time and in budget. What is the impact and how does it relate to input, activities, outputs and outcomes of a project?

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Effect of Culture on Innovation – A Conversation with Vivek Wadhwa

Guerrilla Project Management

From tech entrepreneur to business owner, from accomplished academic to widely published writer, Vivek Wadhwa is an agent of innovation and disruption. From tech entrepreneur to business owner, from accomplished academic to widely published writer, Vivek Wadhwa is an agent of innovation and disruption. His research, which has been supported by several grants from the Kauffman Foundation and by the Sloan Foundation, has been cited in thousands of national and international media outlets since 2007 and has. Multicultural Teams Podcasts

Temporary Organizing – the new art of working

IPMA

Patricia Prado and Jonathan Sapsed: The Anthropophagic Organization: How Innovations Transcend the Temporary in a Project-based Organization. Temporary organizing captures the activities and practices associated with collectives of interdependent individual or corporate actors who pursue ex ante agreed-upon task objectives within a predetermined time frame. Bakker, Robert J.

Recovery projects – Better with a bloody nose…?!

IPMA

When projects go 1 st time right it may be because of excellent project management, but also because the project was just well sold, the project, technology or the environment not that challenging, complex or innovative or just by sheer luck. Moreover, when you don’t make mistakes it probably means that you’re probably not discovering enough new things i.e. innovating enough.

The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

I fired off, "Creating an over bureaucratic morass stifling innovation & implementing process instead of cultivating leaders." It was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs? Can you comment?" Can I comment? Really? That is like cheese to a mouse. Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? Plenty of fodder, because they all lead to project failure. Naomi Caietti , Robert Kelly and I had a great conversation. Most of the thread is below.

What’s the Most Important Job of a Project Manager?

LiquidPlanner

Building the plan is not a project manager’s most important job— especially for projects that need to innovate among a lot of uncertainties. If innovation is required to be successful, the most important job of a PM is to nurture an environment where the team can innovate. Here’s a closer look at what project managers need to do to keep innovation thriving. Think again.

Managing and working in Project Society

IPMA

Secondly, project-supported organizations (PSOs) include organisations that rely on projects to drive innovation and competitive advantage. Many surveys proof the fact, that we experience an increasing number and importance of projects in our society. Are we on our way into “Project Society”? The answer is clearly yes, argue the authors of the book “Managing and working in Project Society”.

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Formally recognise the profession of project management, and dedicate certified project management resources to deliver their commitments – A call from Sydney

IPMA

It will only be through harmonising our practices and approaches that the power of the project management discipline will force a collective global shift and we will see tangible improvement in productivity, innovation and competitiveness.“. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has met at a time of significant change and uncertainty in the global business and political landscape.

“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”

LeadingAnswers

Answers like “never” or “when the business unit stops innovating and enters a decay phase” are generally not acceptable. Does this question sound familiar? If you get asked it regularly then you may be part of the mainstream transformation from software projects to products. It’s coming and it's going to turn many roles, certifications and in some cases entire companies on their heads.

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6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

Projects are often pursued for the purpose of generating revenues, creating growth opportunities, seeking innovation or even increasing brand awareness, but it can be easy to get caught up in just day-to-day operations without recognizing the actual cost of missing some more basic projects. As 2016 begins, now is the time for businesses (regardless of industry, size, product or service offering, or location) to take stock of all resources and initiatives, and plan strategy-centric projects to implement in the New Year.

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Rethinking Resource Management

Arras People

Eight forces are creating this complexity today, constraining the progress of organisations and teams as they try to innovate and deliver on their strategic objectives. In this article, Patrick Tickle from Planview* talks about just how complex resource management has gotten and how, now, might the right time to rethink what we’re doing around resource management. Our goal?

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How Management Changes as Your Company Grows (Greiner's Growth Model)

ActiveCollab

That’s why companies constantly need to innovate and improve. Be careful though, innovation for its own sake isn’t good either. But big companies feel like they have to innovate all the time and so they come up with reengineering initiatives they don’t really need, thus wasting time and resources. Things change as you grow. Things break when you grow. Greiner’s Growth Model.

Lean Project Management – old wine in new bottles or a real gain?

IPMA

They certainly cover some repetitive processes and functions, but in essence it´s all about innovation, creation of unique deliverables through a one-off management effort. Like all other management disciplines, project management is subject to new concepts and developments – and not free of fashionable words. In his Bestseller “The Toyota Way” J.K. Kanban).

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution … and what it means for project management!

IPMA

Projects are performed to enable innovative products and services, they require a flexible and context-adaptive facilitation. Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has published a new book with an attention-grabbing title: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Schwab explains that we have a chance to shape this revolution. Its scope is much wider.

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Forming project teams – the right mix is key to success

IPMA

There is enough evidence through research that diversity of the team helps to be more innovative and to overcome challenging situations in projects. It is well known, that teamwork is essential for projects. Many research papers, books and standards (like the IPMA ICB ) highlight this fact. However, little attention has been paid so far to the team composition.

What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?

Wrike

Waterfall development means their expectations for new products and innovations are restricted, but simply waiting for the next version of the product can inspire anticipation and excitement. When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches. appeared first on Blog Wrike.

The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

Well, one person’s innovative maverick is another person’s loose canon. It can distinguish clever innovation from reckless shortcuts. This Blog is brought to you courtesy of Dr Mike Clayton. It covers the very important topic of project governance. Projects are all about getting stuff done, I was once told. And this wonderfully simple view is very appealing, isn’t it? Dr Mike Clayton.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bimodal IT

LeadingAnswers

Treatment: Mix Models, Engage the teams and Innovate. Is it just me, or does Bimodal IT sound like a mental health condition? Unfortunate name aside, it has been adopted by companies reluctant to embrace agile but looking for a halfway-house / best-of-both-worlds solution. While it is easy to poke holes in ideas, it is more useful and rewarding to fix and improve things. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Five Advantages of Applying Design Thinking in Project Management

Celoxis

Design thinking first emerged as a methodology for driving innovation; it is now the go-to mindset for most managers, including progressive project managers. Project management and design thinking have been evolving rapidly in the recent years. Being both a science and an art, design thinking is an important part of project management that cannot be ignored anymore.

When Outsourcing Makes Sense

LeadingAnswers

Using examples like Google and Apple who are known for their innovation is a good segue to talk about when outsourcing makes sense and I have had good experiences with it. Disclaimer : This article is based on my personal experience of software project development work over a 25 year period running a mixture of local projects, outsourced projects and hybrid models. x 60% = 1.5 Hybrid Models.

PMI Global Congress Wrap-up

Zen Project Management

He talked about how innovation evolved at Lego, based on a book he wrote on the topic. I'm at the Orlando airport, departing from this year's PMI North America Global Congress. I've attended at least part of every North America congress since 1999, and even a few of the ones in Europe. While I did enjoy it, this year's was definitely not among my favorites. I missed the first day's activities due to a personal commitment. I heard mixed/negative reviews of the opening keynote, Drew and Jonathan Scott, HGTV's Property Brothers. The second day keynote, David Robertson , was very good.

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Projects and project management in Serbia

IPMA

Other projects, sponsored by the European Union and the World Bank, are aiming at increasing the entrepreneurial activities and innovation, e.g. through Mini Grants and Matching Grants Programmes. In 2014, the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia awarded the College the status of the Faculty for Project and Innovation Management.

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