Innovation Project Management

International Institute of Learning

We are excited to bring you this blog post on Innovation Project Management, which is adapted from Dr. Harold Kerzner’s new book of the same title. Below, he explains why this topic is so important, the types of challenges that innovation project managers face, and much more.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever? You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you’re going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of Transformation. Agile Transformation @ Innovate Virginia from LeadingAgile Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you’re going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of Transformation. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to: Form the right kinds of teams.

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Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Efosa Ojomo is Senior Research Fellow and Lead of Global Prosperity Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. As a keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he shared impactful theories and models that left us thinking about innovation in an entirely different way. IIL Global (@IILGlobal) March 7, 2019. If a company focuses only on efficiency innovations, it is bound to be disrupted someday.

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. The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award offers 8 awards with the aim of encouraging and promoting an innovative culture in project management. But apart from my books, how innovative have I really been? Innovation

Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

How do we plan with certainty when we are working in an disruptive environment that requires rapid, innovative thinking? How does an organisation’s business and innovation context affect the way it approaches project management? Shenhar and Dvir (2007) pose an interesting argument about innovation in a project management context. Their thing is the idea that different types of innovation require different approaches to project management.

Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

How do we plan with certainty when we are working in an disruptive environment that requires rapid, innovative thinking? How does an organisation’s business and innovation context affect the way it approaches project management? Shenhar and Dvir (2007) pose an interesting argument about innovation in a project management context. Their thing is the idea that different types of innovation require different approaches to project management.

Project Innovation – a Value Chain Approach

Tony Adams

We talk a lot about using innovation to create exciting and funky products, and to deliver a competitive advantage. Value chain thinking gives us a powerful toolkit to help pinpoint innovation opportunities within our project delivery practice. Exploiting these opportunities gives us a leg-up to deliver innovative business outcomes to the market, faster and cheaper than our competitors. Identifying Innovation Opportunities Across the Value Chain.

Project Innovation – a Value Chain Approach

Tony Adams

We talk a lot about using innovation to create exciting and funky products, and to deliver a competitive advantage. Value chain thinking gives us a powerful toolkit to help pinpoint innovation opportunities within our project delivery practice. Exploiting these opportunities gives us a leg-up to deliver innovative business outcomes to the market, faster and cheaper than our competitors. Identifying Innovation Opportunities Across the Value Chain.

AGILE NXT FUTURE FRIDAY 2019

Henny Portman

I got across the AGILE NXT FUTURE FRIDAY 2019 conference organized by Xebia. If you only imitate, you’ll never innovate. Learn how to make culture change more tangible and sustainable. I will definitely attend AGILE NXT FUTURE FRIDAY 2019 and I look forward to the insights the speakers will offer. I give a lot of workshops and presentations and in many cases, attendees ask for the ‘silver bullet’ to become agile.

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged. Can you tell us about what inspired you to launch a Women in PM Initiative for 2019?” ” Elise Stevens : “I find it amazing that we are still having conversations about why women add value to the economy, in 2019.

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How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

One of the major challenges is that despite claiming to love innovation, people still resist change. Going digital is not only about bringing innovation but also about changing the culture, being flexible and ready to introduce new programs. Many of these companies have managed to considerably increase their production efficiency, react to fluctuations faster, and become more sustainable.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

Strategic projects (such as those involving innovation, R&D and entrepreneurship) may require different skills, a greater understanding of risk management (especially business risk management), and the use business metrics in addition to the traditional time, cost and scope metrics.

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Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

ProjectManager.com

Look to Your Competition: They can give you a canary in the coalmine view of the market and whether it can sustain growth or not. Make innovation one of your strategies, because things change, and the only way to stay on top of that change is by never becoming complacent. Number two is, make innovation one of your strategies. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, has been an entrepreneur and business owner for about 20 years.

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

The field is anything but static, with developments continuing to this day, including taking into consideration issues of sustainability, as well as other ethical concerns, and incorporating risk management. But supply chain management is not merely reactive, it also helps to stimulate innovation and productivity by assisting companies with organizational learning. That leads to creative thinking, which results in innovation and increased productivity.

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10 Construction Conferences In 2019

Appfluence

Looking to add construction conferences to attend in 2019 to next year’s schedule? There are many different options of conferences, summits, and expos in 2019, so finding the right one for you is crucial! Construction Conferences in 2019. AEI Conference 2019.

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. We used a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on human centered design thinking and process improvement as two lenses through which to look for innovation opportunities within organisations.

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. We used a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on human centered design thinking and process improvement as two lenses through which to look for innovation opportunities within organisations.

Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. This allows you to come up with new and innovative ideas to redesign your products. Innovation centric organizations adopt this methodology because it allows them to stay true to their corporate culture of innovation. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas

Planview

These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. Then there is the pressure to innovate and deliver the right products and services to BCBS members quickly. Creating an Innovation Culture: “Crowdsourcing is powerful.”.

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

Making people a part of a self-organizing and self-engaging team makes them more innovative, creative, and appreciated for their experience, knowledge, and expertise. Sustainable work practices assure people don’t get tired or burn out from overwork load or stress. The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. This allows you to come up with new and innovative ideas to redesign your products. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

How to use Agile Principles to Transform your Business?

Taskque

They benefit and sustain the company in the long-run. Show the side that being agile means to move away from the comfort zone and innovatively do things. Businesses are moving forward – if you are not moving with that speed, you are losing quite a lot of business.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Project Planning Sessions

Project Smart

As a manager or team leader, you should be full to the brim with innovative ideas about how you can improve both your workflow and business objectives. When you come across an idea that you want to implement - whether that's a new way to sustain growth, manage your inventory, or hire new staff - chances are you'll be in a rush to get it launched.

The Agile Fluency model

Henny Portman

Delivering teams deliver on the market cadence (agile sustainability). Optimizing teams lead their market (innovative business agility, agile’s promise). The Agile Fluency model, developed by Diana Larsen and James Shore in 2012 and substantially updated in 2018, is a framework to help teams understand their current position and to help them develop an individual road map. Agile teams pass through four distinct zones of fluency as they learn ( fluency evolves).

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

No sustainable agility is achieved. Open offices kill innovation and creativity, even more when combined with clean wall policies. Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.

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Ask the Expert: Andy Jordan - Agile Portfolio Management Edition

Keyedin

On a recent KeyedIn webinar, Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce to Sustainable Business Growth , featuring guest presenter and industry expert, Andy Jordan , we received some burning questions from attendees regarding the topic of agile portfolio management. Andy suggests organizations should start to become strategically focused on driving long term value with a top down approach to prioritizing innovation and time to solution.

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Agile NXT Future Friday retrospect

Henny Portman

Friday May 10, 2019, I was one of the 40 participants of the first Agile NXT Future Day conference organized by Xebia. If you only imitate, you’ll never innovate. We experiment how to make culture change more tangible and sustainable by using the corporate culture map (A3 placemat). The next Agile NXT Future Friday will be held Friday September 13, 2019.

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An Exclusive Look at Mavenlink’s 2019 State of the Services Economy Report

MavenLink

The question is, how do companies take advantage of this sustained industry-wide growth? It comes as little surprise that organizations chose increased competition as one of the top business pressures in 2019. When it comes to the top business pressure of 2019, services organizations indicated managing changing customer expectations as one of the top three pressures, underlining its continued importance in long-term business strategy. Learn About the Services Economy in 2019.

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Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized At Work (And Stay That Way)

Teamweek

Though many people claim it works for creative minds, an argument could be made that creatives who also focused on organization could drastically improve their own innovativeness. Sustain a mindset of only touching something once when you need it by putting it away immediately after use. Slack has redefined communication for companies with its innovative software that makes team collaboration a breeze.

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2020 Challenges and Trends in Construction

Epicflow Blog

Construction is one of the industries that don’t follow emerging innovative trends too quickly and enthusiastically but anyway it doesn’t ignore many of them to improve its state. Innovative Technologies in Building: AR, VR, and 3D Printing . Additive manufacturing in the field of building houses is not an innovative technology today as some countries have already adopted this technology for construction. Sustainability in Construction: Green Building Trends.

Diversity and inclusion can increase team performance

Susanne Madsen

And although Agata uses terms that are a bit different to my own, the underlying messages are the same: To build an effective and innovative team you have to bring people together with different kinds of thinking, fully include them in discussions and decision-making and make them feel psychologically safe. As project managers we want our team members to be innovative, to solve problems and to identify risks before they turn into issues.

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Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Your project development team should be able to stay focus and work under conditions which are sustainable. Project teams often run into problems when the development is not sustainable. For optimal performance, teams should establish a sustainable pace and then keep to it as much as possible. This means they will find their own solutions to problems and use their own ideas to innovate.

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Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

The next technological innovation is on the horizon, and you’ve got to keep the most viable, sustainable pace you can with IT in order to maximize your operational ability. Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT technology is everywhere.

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

EasyProjects

Keeping the team motivated by providing a good work environment and a sustainable workload. It might even contribute to how fast we are advancing as a species when it comes to technology and innovation. What is Agile Project Management? . Imagine for a moment that you’re cooking stew for the first time. As you’re cooking, you’re following a recipe that you found online. If you follow the instructions to a tee, it’s going to taste fantastic – just like the reviews say.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

And this is actually fairly huge because Microsoft just crossed over the $1 trillion mark in terms of revenue assets for the company and Amazon not far behind, also implementing agile in a global perspective to help them really kind of innovate and create a much more competitive of company and organization. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

*This article has been updated on February 21, 2019 based on new research conducted by the TrustRadius team*. Based on a February 2019 poll on TrustRadius.com, fewer than one in five professionals said their organization uses the waterfall methodology. Source: February 2019 poll of 300 professionals on TrustRadius.com. No flexibility and can’t innovate.

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Project Management Vs. Leadership – How nTask evolved From an Early Start up to a Robust Industry Competitor

nTask

We think that we are integrating a new style of management or something innovative that’s going on in the industry just because it is working for some of the popular competitors. You will have sustainable allies based around mutual trust. I believe that companies that are rigid, and don’t innovate internally as pressure from outside builds up, they eventually crumble. Project management often reflects tangible results that managers crave.