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. Are you aiming for your PMO to be the hub of innovation?

How to Create an Innovative Project Team


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. And this is exactly what innovative teams do.

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

According to a 2016 study by Accenture Technology Vision, 86% of executives expect an acceleration of tech developments in their sector within the next three years. An overview of different Agile approaches, taken from Henny Portman at the PMO Conference 2016.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

This could be a reaction to old structured and inflexible systems but pushing an agenda of continuous innovation without a tangible, declared objective could be even worse. Digitalization and Collaboration. The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing.

2016 403

Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

I recently spoke at Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ) and was struck by the innovative theme of the conference. Already when I prepared for my presentation the organisers said, “Innovation is a big thing down here”, and indeed it is. Innovation

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management


Keeping Up With the Speed of Innovation. What CMs and OEMs need is a project management system that lets them build productive and profitable relationships and keep up with the speed of innovation. While contract manufacturing is not a new concept, its reach continues to increase.

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).

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert

Girl's Guide to PM

You hosted a #WomenInAgile session just before Agile 2016. By increasing all types of diversity we will continue to get new and innovative ideas or inspect old ideas to use them in new ways and that is a benefit to the entire Agile and technology communities!

2016 343

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

Brad Egeland

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. My background is primarily information technology and project management.

2016 148

5 Traits of Successful Project Managers

Arras People

Passionate by ideas and innovation management, Mind Mapping expert with numerous mind maps created and used as templates. I often get asked by those starting out in project management – or those wanting to up their game in their career about what makes a successful project manager.

2016 323

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.

2016 230

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.

5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Because after a few weeks I realised that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means.

2016 311

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


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.

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6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

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. Here are six projects any business can implement in 2016 to help ensure the people, processes and technologies are working together effectively to create better opportunities or avoid missed ones.

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How To Help Teams Make Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

About the author: Edoardo Binda Zane is an innovation trainer and creativity consultant. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. If you are a project manager, making tough calls and decisions is part of your everyday life.

2016 305

4 Key Drivers For Team Engagement

Girl's Guide to PM

Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. I’m still constantly surprised when I hear that people work in a command and control style management hierarchy.

2016 293

Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

It's important to also identify innovative opportunities for improvements, and of course, highlight any accomplishments.

2016 277

6 Ways to Manage Projects Like a Nordic

Girl's Guide to PM

The Nordic countries are frequently featured in the news for their egalitarian lifestyles, high performing education systems and technological innovations. This is a guest article from Kayleigh Töyrä, coming to us from Bristol but with her roots firmly in Finland.

2016 300

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


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.

2016 149

Sharing Economy at work?

The Lazy Project Manager

In 2016, we see these practices slowly making their way in the professional sphere. The corporate culture is also growing thanks to this collaborative innovation plan. A guest post by my friends at Genius Project.

2016 195

Steve Wake: Reflections on EVA, Silence and To Do Lists

Girl's Guide to PM

Steve has also had to become an accomplished event organiser and chair with his own EVA conference in its 21st year as well as continued close involvement in the high profile PMI UK Synergy events, both productions with a reputation for the unusual and innovative.

2016 238

How to Lead Your Team to a Successful Project


This approach will definitely hinder the possibility of innovation and corrections. Launching a new project can be both exciting and challenging, while invoking a whisper of dread. There are so many ways a project could go wrong, and issues are guaranteed to arise at one point or another.

2016 177

How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects


The work is innovative, creative, hugely collaborative and global; and it’s all those moving parts that makes the industry such an exciting one to be part of. When you work on a manufacturing project , you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake.

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success (REVIEW)

Project Management Hacks

I recently read Shane Snow ‘s book, “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success.” Simplicity: Inside An Innovative Solution To Saving Babies.

2016 47

LiquidPlanner Wins Two CODiEs! Best Project Management Solution and Mobile Solution


SIIA’s 2016 Business Technology CODiE Awards recognize the most innovative products impacting businesses across the world,” said Rhianna Collier, VP & Managing Director for the Software & Services Division at SIIA. OMG, we did it again!

2016 116

12 Project Management Related Tools to Check Out for 2017

Brad Egeland

Comindware Process Comindware Process is an innovative solution that combines management of projects, processes and cases that might reshape project management in 2016. 2017 is right around the corner so maybe it's time to try something new.

2017 145

How Do You Plan for the Unknown? See How LiquidPlanner Customer Project Creation Studio Does It


He and his ace team at PCS are responsible for helping aspiring innovators in the technology and healthcare industries develop some of the world’s most recognizable and interesting products.

2016 124

Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

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.

2016 144

Project Management in Manufacturing: Solving the Resource Management Issue


Handle the uncertainty of innovation. This helps lead to a project schedule that’s grounded in reality, taking into consideration that you’ll probably encounter a few unexpected issues along the way—a common occurrence when attempting to innovate.

The Spotlight on the Programme Manager

Arras People

Trusted source who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success. If you’re interested in the role of Programme Manager, why not register with Arras People to see what opportunities are available in 2016?

2016 238

What Is Dynamic Project Management?


These days, your business has to keep up with the speed of innovation. We have a unique vantage point here at LiquidPlanner. We talk to people managing projects every day, and get insight into their struggles and strivings.

2016 90

The Top 3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a SaaS Provider


They’re looking for ways to innovate and speed up their teams—it’s a theme of our times. As a salesperson in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, I get to speak to executives who are shopping for new work management tools every day.

2016 119

Video Interviewing for Project Management?

Arras People

The digital world continues to make innovations that make finding the perfect job easier.

2016 276

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.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Fixed price without fixed specification,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory, 15 March 2016. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 2 (2016), pp. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 2016 International Training Symposium, Bristol England, 2016. The QUELCE Method: Using Change Drivers To Estimate Program Costs,” Sarah Sheard, April 2016, Software Engineering Institute. September 2016.

What We’re Reading This Week: Data Mining


Want Big Data Innovation? Every week we scour the web to bring you a few of the stories we think are worthy of discussion.

2016 90

The New Face of Project Leadership


As a result, project leaders and their teams are challenged to quickly innovate and deliver solutions that are rich in functionality and that provide long-lasting benefits. Leadership has changed over the years.

What We’re Reading This Week: The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely


3 Organizational Agility Lessons From a Workforce Management Innovator – Is working from wherever you want to all it’s cracked up to be? Being a remote worker has been on the rise for years, thanks to technology.

2016 90

Customer Success: Spotlighting the “Other” Cloud-based Project Management Game-Changer


While the phrase game-changer can be applied somewhat loosely these days, there are instances when it is the only suitable, honest description – and cloud-based project and work management software certainly qualifies to be on this short list of groundbreaking innovations.

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