What did the Project Managers ever do for us?

The Lazy Project Manager

Standardization of practices and tools, which leads to a more efficient use of resources and a greater ability to lead and innovate. There is that famous scene in Monty Python and The Life of Brian where the rebels are demanding action against the oppressive Romans and ask the question ‘What did the Romans ever do for us?’-

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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.

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. However, innovation and learning take conscious effort, forward planning and accountability. It furthermore places emphasis on the experiments—the inputs for learning and innovation. In the article “ The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures ,” Gary Pisano describes how killing bad ideas is critical.

How good is your ability to build trust?

Susanne Madsen

Jeff Wilcox from Lockheed Martin, said at ICCPMs 4th Annual Research and Innovation Seminar that he had never seen a project fail that did not fail as a result of poor communication. One of the most important prerequisites for building great professional relationships with team members and stakeholders is trust. Without trust it’s impossible for a project to function effectively as people are unlikely to open up, collaborate and follow someone who they feel they can’t rely on.

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What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

ProjectManager.com

Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders. While cloud storage has become a given for both personal and business use, before exploring how organizations are using the technology in innovative ways, it’s important to take an unbiased look at the service. Companies that Innovate with Cloud Storage. But between late 2007 and 2015, the number of hours of content streamed increased 1,000 times.

Real-Time Collaborative Project Navigation

Clarizen

I can now use my valuable time to observe, think, analyze, question, innovate and socialize. Work management is about innovation. When Waze , the traffic and navigation app, came out in 2009 I did not understand why it was needed. At the time, there was an abundance of personal navigation devices (PND) that were by far more efficient than traditional paper maps. I could not understand why another such device was needed, let alone one that required constant access to the internet.

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9 Project Management Lessons Learned from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Wrike

Tasked with the nearly impossible goal of putting an American on the moon in less than a decade, the Apollo program will always be remembered as a remarkable feat of technological innovation. While you shouldn’t just dump a critical task on a hapless employee and wish them good luck, with the proper support, fresh eyes and curious minds can discover the most innovative solutions to a problem — or find valuable ways to improve stale processes. .

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Interview with Lori Bush Shepard, VP of Corporate Marketing at Clarizen

TrustRadius Project Management

Collaborative work management is tied to C-level initiatives and objectives, such as a transformation and innovation agenda. TrustRadius talked with Clarizen’s VP of Marketing about collaborative work management, a new software category that combines traditional project management with tools for collaboration and execution. What is your take on the current state of project management?

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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. Voltaire said that we should ‘judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers ’ and Albert Einstein was obsessed with questions, or more precisely, with getting to the right question.

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DevOps Deeper Dive: DevOps Accelerates Open Source Innovation Pace

Brad Egeland

Various studies including a 2015 survey by Accenture explicate how customer interaction has increased in the past decade with people finding it easy to socialise through mobile phones. This is why organisations look towards DevOps (Development and Operations) services, for they can garner an innovative open-source culture and speed up the software development process. Today, most of the enterprises collaborate like never before to innovate the open-source sphere.

Workflow Management Solution Top 20 | FP CEO Interview

Function Point

CIOReview: Can you give us an inside view of what goes on in your innovation lab? CW: We are constantly trying to innovate — and not just in terms of the technology. CIOReview: What are some of the investments Function Point has made for innovation? So, in a world where you’re trying to innovate, it comes from having clear communication right across the life cycle.

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Workflow Management Solution Top 20 | FP CEO Interview

Function Point

CIOReview: Can you give us an inside view of what goes on in your innovation lab? CW: We are constantly trying to innovate — and not just in terms of the technology. CIOReview: What are some of the investments Function Point has made for innovation? So, in a world where you’re trying to innovate, it comes from having clear communication right across the life cycle.

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10 Fatal Product Launch Mistakes

Wrike

You assume an innovative product is enough. Product launches are stressful. While success can propel your company to new heights, a botched launch can cripple your business. On top of all that pressure, pulling off the perfect launch is a complicated process, with plenty of room for error.

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Monday Readings

Stepping Into Project Management

Here's a mixed bag of links that am sure will get you thinking and innovating: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] (Pic Courtesy: Google Images). I hope this kick starts your week. agile Inspiration

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Is Holacracy the new Agile?

Stepping Into Project Management

Research shows that every time the size of a city doubles, innovation or productivity per resident increases by 15 percent. But when companies get bigger, innovation or productivity per employee generally goes down. Zappos adopted Holacracy and things almost went viral. So we're trying to figure out how to structure Zappos more like a city, and less like a bureaucratic corporation.” – Tony Hsieh Holacracy is a new way of working and this is how it works.

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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.

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Resource Planning Can Change What Employees Are Saying About Work (Infographic)

Ganttic

Resource planning brings great benefits to the table and it is an innovative way to plan, schedule and manage all of your resources at work. Milne once said, “Organising is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” This fundamental and foolproof method of working is not unheard of but it’s easier said than done.

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10 Fatal Product Launch Mistakes (+New DroneCo Comic)

Wrike

You assume an innovative product is enough. Product launches are stressful. While success can propel your company to new heights, a botched launch can cripple your business. On top of all that pressure, pulling off the perfect launch is a complicated process, with plenty of room for error.

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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?

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New Resources Pt 3- Interview with Samad Aidane

Stepping Into Project Management

Understanding these core neuroscience principles and drivers of human behavior will help us understand individual capacity to cope with ambiguity, deal with conflict, and find innovative solutions to complex problems. Samad Aidane is a cross-cultural leadership and Project Management Consultant and Coach with over two decades of experience in information technology change initiatives.

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Chess and Business Strategy

International Institute for Learning

More in detail, Luigi wrote the case study “The Airbus A380” and the chapter on “Innovation Management Software” for the books Project Management Case Studies, Fifth Edition (Wiley, 2017) and Innovation Project Management (Wiley, 2019), respectively. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D.

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ll be watching the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform to see what impact that has on project success (lots, I hope). You'll also like: Project Management: Hot Trends for 2015 I had another baby this year. 2015: Reviewing Trends in Project Management and Collaboration I made some predictions about what trends would affect project management in the first edition of Social Media for Project Managers*.

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

Quite a few of these challenges were highlighted in the PMO Flashmob report on Portfolio Management back in 2015 so they’re all pretty well-known and experienced by those working in the portfolio management field. Innovation Hub is a term from the Framework for Business Agility – you can take a look at the whitepaper about that.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Elizabeth Harrin speaking at EVA 2015. The theme is Innovation Made Possible by a Project Manager. Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me.

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

Planio

Published date: 2015. Published date: 2015. Published date: 2015 (2nd edition). However, The Culture Code teaches what you need to know to maximize your team’s performance, create clear and open lines of communication, and challenge your team to be creative and innovative.

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Creative Ways to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged and Motivated

LiquidPlanner

Founded in 2015, the Hoxby Collective comprises a group of 450 people working remotely across 29 countries and specialising in areas like marketing and design. Finding innovative ways to keep everyone engaged is a top priority. Remote working has become the norm in the modern world of work, with digital technology enabling members of teams in different locations and different time zones to work together on the same project.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

85, 2015. Effort Estimation for Mobile Applications Using Use Case Point (UCP),” Anureet Kaur and Kulwant Kaur, Smart Innovations in Communication and Computational Sciences. nek, Zdenka Prokopová, Radek Šilhavy, and Veronika Vesela, Springer Plus, 2015. June 2015. Managing the Sources of Uncertainty: Matching Process and Context in Software Development,” Alan MacCormack and Roberto Verganti, The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2003:20:217?232.

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art , Steve McConnell, Microsoft Press, 2015. Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products , Jim Highsmith, Addison Wesley, 2004. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Don't hear one? Then it's likely just a personal anecdote made without any principles. .

5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider

Brad Egeland

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), whaling email scams alone were up 270 percent from January to August 2015. billion in little over two years, and an additional $800 million in the six months since August 2015. The innovative Trustlook Antivirus & Mobile Security app available on Google Play protects your Android phone or tablet against malware, harmful viruses, spyware, trojans, phishing attempts and unsafe web browsing.

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KeyedIn� Projects Cloud-Based Software Further Simplifies Complex Project Portfolio Management with New Release

Keyedin

Minneapolis, MN (June, 23 2015) — KeyedIn ® Solutions, an innovator in aPaaS and SaaS-based business solutions, today announced a significant upgrade to its highly regarded KeyedIn ® Projects software. Version 5.8 Responds to Demand for Added Oversight, Process Automation and Reporting through an Enhanced Web Interface.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

1, 2015, “Evaluation of Model Evaluation Criterion for Software Development Effort Estimation,” S. Jeyakumar , International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering , Vol: 9, No: 1, 2015. Cost Estimating Issues for MAIS Programs Using an Agile Approach for SW Development,” Richard Mabe, 22 September 2015, DoD Agile Meeting: Enhancing Adoption of Agile Software Development in DoD, September 2015, PARCA OSD. “An 1, 2015.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

McMahon, Cross Talk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering , July/August 2015, pp. Project Risk Management Model Based on PRINCE2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek, Jan Juricek, The International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications (IJSEA) , January 2015, Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN: 0975-9018. Risk: The Final Agile Frontier,” Troy Magennis, Agile 2015. There was a Tweet two days ago from one of the founders of eXtreme Programming, that said.

Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

This year at Agile and Beyond was the first Agile event I attended since I presented with Declan Whelan at Agile 2015. The innovators and early adopters will say “RIGHT ON!!!” As the late majority jumps into the original Agile movement, the innovators and early adopters are looking for more advanced ideas, as well as how to redirect the decline of the original Agile movement.

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

Quest for control (in manufacturing sense) makes innovation harder [2]. Innovation causes variability. Greening, “Agile Pattern: Social Cause Mapping,” [link] (2015). . 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.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

4, February 24, 2015. Thomas, Director Today , December 2015. 540, 2015. “A Risk Management in Agile Software Development: A Comparative Study,” Aalaa Albadarneh, Israa Albadarneh, Abdallah Qusef, IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT) , 2015. 1, January 2015. “A Innovation and Risk Management,” Eduardo Manuel, MPRA Paper No. 391, 2015. 9, 2015. 218777, July 2015. 9, 2015.

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5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider for 2016 and Beyond?

Brad Egeland

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), whaling email scams alone were up 270 percent from January to August 2015. billion in little over two years, and an additional $800 million in the six months since August 2015. The innovative Trustlook Antivirus & Mobile Security app available on Google Play protects your Android phone or tablet against malware, harmful viruses, spyware, trojans, phishing attempts and unsafe web browsing.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

4, February 24, 2015. Thomas, Director Today , December 2015. 540, 2015. “A Risk Management in Agile Software Development: A Comparative Study,” Aalaa Albadarneh, Israa Albadarneh, Abdallah Qusef, IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT) , 2015. 1, January 2015. “A Innovation and Risk Management,” Eduardo Manuel, MPRA Paper No. 391, 2015. 9, 2015. 218777, July 2015. 9, 2015.

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The Best Project Management Podcasts

Susanne Madsen

I spoke to Mark in 2015 about how to motivate your project team. Tim interviews world-famous authors, thought-leaders, athletes and entrepreneurs, and no, I haven't been a guest of his yet ;-) If you liked this post, you may also like: Why every project manager should have a coach How I managed to free myself from stress Innovative Leaders ask powerful 'what-if' questions Focus on mind-set and behaviour as you set goals My Story - Working Smarter; Not Harder.

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2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

The theme this year is “Disrupt or Disappear: Connect, Innovate & Transform.” Elizabeth Harrin speaking at EVA 2015. This article, 2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills.

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Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

– Well, when you’re trying to build software and the software we were building was, was very innovative and kind of leading edge for organizations. Back in, we’ve actually had studios on our website since about 2015, right before we did our Collective Soul Concert in Atlanta.

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