What is innovation?

Growing Agile

One of the topics discussed was what innovation actually is and how we can foster it. We encounter many companies who count innovation as one of their company values, and lots who have innovation labs or teams. We all concurred that innovation needs to solve a need in a new way.

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.

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? The post Agile Portfolio Management appeared first on arraspeople.

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. Agile is a way of approaching project management.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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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?”.

Agile 2018 Interviews: Day Three

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors.

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Your Introduction to the Agile Roadmap


One of the biggest misconceptions new Agile teams have is that they’re supposed to entirely abandon the concept of a roadmap for the sake of constant adaptability. Agile teams still have roadmaps, long-term plans, and commitments. Building your agile roadmap.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

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. Agile

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Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

Yesterday Adriana Girdler and I presented Timeless Leadership at the Toronto Agile Tour. Our intent was to show that everything we need to know about leadership has already been invented, we just need to stop and look around once in a while instead of jumping on the next agile fad.

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. Then this year at Agile and Beyond, I had a conversation with someone who self-admittedly is new to the Agile world, more or less.

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Agile project management- A tutorial


The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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Route to Enterprise Scale Agility


Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated.

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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

There’s way more content available, ranging from Microsoft® Project going Agile, cracking social media, building machine learning models to transparency being key to project success. KEYNOTE: Innovation Project Management. Creativity and innovation.

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

By Tom Friend – Agile Consultant / LtCol USAF (Ret). Want to expand your agile & scrum knowledge? Check out our 3rd annual Agile & Scrum Conference here. This standard is a simple 6-page document keeping with the Agile tradition of minimum viable documentation.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. AGILE AND SCRUM.


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.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing


We’re honored to republish this blog post ‘Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing’ by Andrea Fryrear which was originally published in the Agile Sherpas blog! They also increase the number of learning opportunities for your Agile team.


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.

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Shift from Annual to Continuous Planning to Enable Agility [Webinar]


Well, for one, you will receive the gift of time , as becoming more agile will increase your organization’s productivity. This agility is your second benefit, as it will reduce the cycle time to forecast and analyze the impacts of decisions from days/weeks to hours.

Why Executives Don’t Go to Agile Conferences

Agile Coach

Let’s say the owner had a little more to worry about than ‘ being Agile ‘ I remember when the Agile Alliance did their first executive forum at the big annual Agile 20XX conference. Of course, the counter argument to that is typically “ well, they SHOULD care…if THEY are mandating Agile then THEY need to go to Agile conferences and be involved hands-on!! So where are these executives going to learn about Agile?

French version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

Ils s’engagent aux valeurs et principes Agile. Ils montrent du courage pour considérer le changement comme source d’inspiration et d’innovation. . Agile Scrum French Scrum Values


5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. Because after a few weeks I realised that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. Constant reviews like this are an essential tool of agile development.

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Getting Started with Project Management


Don’t be like us – use agile development, have lots of visibility into progress, and keep your team accountable to each other.”. Along the way, you will also find ways to innovate on project structure, communicate more effectively, and enable cross-team collaboration.

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Post project reviews are good, but why not learn in the experience?

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

What would be more effective is to adopt one of the agile methods of reflecting, learning and course correcting as the project is being implemented. Even if you’re not running an agile project, you can still carry out a retrospective after each major milestone.

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). agile InspirationI hope this kick starts your week.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

The theme is Innovation Made Possible by a Project Manager. The focus will be taking Agile to the next level in your organization. I’m not an Agile expert by an means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to. Agile 2018: Washington, D.C.,

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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. I gave a presentation entitled “Agile: Panacea or Hype?”

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Next Practices: 5 New Future Ways of Working in Project Management


The key will basically be to be able not only to keep up with disruptive trends but to anticipate them and see them as an opportunity for innovation. It will also allow project managers to focus on areas where AI falls short, such as people skills and team building and to expand their role as strategic advisor, thought leader , innovator, communicator, and versatile manager. Our ways of working in project management have continuously changed over time and keep on changing.

The Idea Hackathon

Growing Agile

It all started at Agile Testing Days in Germany in December. We had some diversity: testers, developers, agile coaches, scrum masters, business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, a receptionist and a university lecturer – not too bad for our first attempt.


DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Agile Project Management Events Leadership TravelI have just returned from the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF). Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the.

Webinar – Solving Wicked Problems: What is Old is New Again

Leading Answers

The webinar reviews problem-solving through the ages and shows how agile is the rediscovery of many old approaches. Wicked As companies race to innovate and compete in a global market, we are seeing wicked problems more and more often.

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos


It’s a method for accomplishing work where teams use principles from the Agile Manifesto made famous by pioneering software development teams back in 2001. ” Tactus develops innovative touch screens with unique physical buttons that can appear or disappear onscreen as needed.


How to Structure a Team


Sparks innovation. Agile development demands a certain structure for its teams. Are you doing traditional waterfall development or Agile development? You can boost productivity and also spark innovation and new ideas.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers


Six Sigma and Agile. As Agile methods continue to grow from the software development egg in which they were hatched, the style has found itself saddling up with Six Sigma. Agile teams are focusing on continuous improvements, which fits hand-in-glove with the creed of Six Sigma.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


The Basics of Agile Process Management. Agile management is all about providing a framework for building systems that allows plenty of room for interaction, customization, and frequent updates. Use a Tool That Can Do Both Waterfall or Agile.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Instead, we launch agile transformations, digital transformations and productization transformations.   Agile Transformations. The goal:  Agile transformations move organizations from working with traditional project management approaches to using agile approaches.

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What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Innovative Techniques for Project Management. The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile: Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach. Chuck Cobb is a good friend of Online PM Courses, and if you want to learn Agile Project Management , then we recommend his courses.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert

Girl's Guide to PM

Today is the turn of Natalie Warnert, who set out to promote and support women in Agile. Natalie, what does Women in Agile do? WomenInAgile has created a place and community for women to network, share experiences, and spread diversity through the Agile community.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

First, what works well for agile teams. When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values. Agile Teams. Agile approaches recognize it is people who add value.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. We make Agile teams become amazing, check out our free online masterclass: agilesumo.com. Agile Project Management Author, Mentor, and Instructor.

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The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

Books like “ The Lean Startup ” and “ Blue Ocean Strategy ” have become the new how-to guides for people wanting to innovate. It means we are wasteful innovators. By design 50% of our experiments should fail, this is the quickest path to learning and innovation.