Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation is often viewed as the Holy Grail of business and the primary driver for growth. The question, of course, is “How do we manage innovation needs?”. 2008).

Project Management Software, Mind Mapping, Weak Ties and the Human Brain

Wrike

Weak ties are recognized by sociologists as the best bridges between people to spread new ideas and innovation. In turn, collaborative planning makes organizations more agile, productive and transparent. I have already mentioned that many-to-many structures employed in project management 2.0 software offer a better way to organize your projects. Here is an interesting angle on the same topic. Have you ever thought about how our mind organizes ideas?

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Bridging the Three Gaps in Project Management

Wrike

Instead of being a complex, expensive and stiff tool designed for trained project managers, the new tool should be simple, agile and inexpensive and should be used by the whole company from top managers to employees. Several years of extensive research and development resulted in the launch of innovative, online project management software , Wrike. MLab Roundtable was a remarkable event.

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

The paper Agile Base Patterns in the Agile Canon , Daniel R Greening, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is an important contribution to the discussion of agile at scale in organizations beyond 5 developers at the table with their customer. The Agile Cannon is composed of 5 elements. Quest for control (in manufacturing sense) makes innovation harder [2]. Innovation causes variability. Agile Conference 2009, IEEE. . [4]

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What is Agile Project Management? (and how to implement it)

EasyProjects

What is Agile Project Management? . That is precisely what agile project management is – taste testing the stew at various points to ensure that it’s tasting the way it should. Agile Project Management Defined. Agile project management is an iterative or incremental approach to completing projects. Agile is flexible and adaptive, relying on constant feedback from stakeholders and teams in order to steer a project towards a desired goal. How to be Agile.

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DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation. Mark explained he visits Dubai 3 or 4 times a year since it is where many of the major construction projects are occurring along with innovations in project management. The financial slow down of 2008 -2009 saw its share of cancelled projects in Dubai.

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The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Leading Answers

Eric Ries documented his lean startup methodology in 2008 as a way for organizations to adapt and experiment with new ideas and perform market tests. As more people get connected and information becomes more freely available, innovation accelerates in a virtuous cycle.

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DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation. Mark explained he visits Dubai 3 or 4 times a year since it is where many of the major construction projects are occurring along with innovations in project management. The financial slow down of 2008 -2009 saw its share of cancelled projects in Dubai.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Small Business CEO

Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. While some have publication dates that may seem old, the principles in these books are immutable, even for agile projects. Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn, Prentice Hall, 2006. Scaling Lean & Agle Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Voode, Addison Wesley, 2008.

Stop Blaming Frameworks, Improve Adoptions

Scrum.org

I have yet to meet an Agile practitioner who would say that the original Scrum idea and perfection vision it provides isn’t good. There are a number of useful Agile approaches: Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Nexus, Kanban, LeSS, Crystal Clear, Lean Startup, Management 3.0,

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

The most popular PM methodologies are as follows: Agile (Scrum, Kanban). They use, for instance, so-called ‘Wagile’ (Waterfall + Agile), ‘Scrumban’ (Scrum + Kanban), or ‘Lean Six Sigma’ (Lean + Six Sigma) frameworks.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp. Effort Estimation for Mobile Applications Using Use Case Point (UCP),” Anureet Kaur and Kulwant Kaur, Smart Innovations in Communication and Computational Sciences. 11, November 2008.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Review on Traditional and Agile Cost Estimation Success Factor in Software Development Project,” Zulkefli Mansor, Saadiah Yahya, Noor Habibah Hj Arshad, International Journal on New Computer Architectures and Their Applications (IJNCAA) 1(3): 942–952. Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. The Business of Software Estimation Is Not Evil: Reconciling agile approaches and project estimates,” Phillip G. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008.

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

If you’re also interested in Agile project management, pair the PMBOK with the PMI’s new Agile Practice Guide or our own Guide on How to Pick the Software Development Process that’s Right For you. Key lessons inside: Jeff Sutherland is one of the masters of Agile project management.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to assess risks, their impacts, and handling strategies for software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. 79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. 3, 2008. ius, KSI Transactions on Knowledge Society, Volume 1, Number 3, 2008. Using Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk to Manage Agile Schedule,” Risk Karen M. 11 November 2008.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. 79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. 3, 2008. ius, KSI Transactions on Knowledge Society, Volume 1, Number 3, 2008. Agility, Risk, and Uncertainty, Part 1 How Risk Impacts Agile Architecture,” Michael Waterman, IEEE Software , March/April 2018, pp.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This is the motivation for short work intervals found in agile development. . Using the Agile Methodology to Mitigate the Risks of Highly Adaptive Projects,” Dana Roberson and Mary Anne Herndon, 10 th Annual CMMI Technology Conference And User Group , November 5 – 8, 2012, Denver, CO. Hybrid–Agile Software Development Anti–Patterns, Risks, and Recommendations,” Paul E. 12, 2008. Agile Development and Software Architecture: Understanding Scale and Risk,” Robert L.

30 Simpler Asana Alternatives For Creative Teams

Teamweek

Asana was founded in 2008 by ex-Google and ex-Facebook engineers with the aim to make team collaboration better. Quire is another free Asana alternative that offers plenty of innovative features. Creative teams can easily manage their agile projects through Mavenlink.

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Scrum.org

You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 30,000-plus other subscribers. The wave of agile transition projects, particularly in large, established organizations over recent years, has provided those frameworks with a tremendous tailwind.

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100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020

Teamweek

In their words: Founded in 2005 as an intimate gathering of friends DLD (Digital – Life – Design) has developed into Europe’s leading innovation conference for visionaries from around the globe. It’s an opportunity to celebrate innovators, change-makers, and—together—inspire the future.

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Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

By the way, the pure conjecture that agile enables late changing requirements to not have a significant impact on the cost and schedule of the development project is completely lacking any testable evidence outside of personal anecdotes of agile advocates. Modeling Uncertainty in Risk Assessment Using Double Monte Carlo Method,” International Journal of Engineering and Innovation Technology (IJEIT), Volume 1, Issue 4, April 2012.

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A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

Scrum.org

It’s an agile activity which looks like it ought to be a no-brainer for teams…something they’d want to buy into, and of clear value to all. Everyone else seems to have more important matters to attend to than another piece of agile “fluff”. The original is Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas , proposed in 2008. The canvas as an agile artefact. In effect, it’s yet another sprinkling of agile pixie-dust that fails to overcome organizational gravity.

Monte Carlo Simulation

Herding Cats

Here's some more background on Wright Brothers Overview of the Wright Brothers Innovation Process that debunks the myth that only in the modern world are their innovators. Monte Carlo and Agile Development . There are a number of Monte Carlo Simulation tools for agile software development when you don't have an Integrated Master Schedule, with planned durations, and ranges of values. My favorite is Agile Monte Carlo. Whitlock, Wiley-Black Well, 2008. [12]

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What Project Management 2.0 IS and what it IS NOT (Part 1)

Wrike

in January, 2008. Nevertheless, they have about 20,000 employees, keep innovating and still aren’t keen on heavy project management processes that simply would not have worked for them. Shift toward collaboration and business agility. The trend evolved, as does my thinking, so it’s about time to elaborate on that old definition and give you my take on what Project Management 2.0 is and what it is not. What it IS about. Democratization.

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