Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. These teams need support and coordination services throughout the process.

People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1].

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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. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches. Yet where’s the focus on experiments, the learning process and trials for the next iteration?

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. Of the three types of innovation [market-creating, sustaining, efficiency], how do you determine which one to focus a team’s energy?

Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Small organizations can change direction quickly because they have fewer people or processes to change. Think of a thousand people all moving toward a common goal—and their organizational structures and processes to get there. Please Innovate While We Micromanage You!

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. Articles

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

How the Fail Fast Approach Brings Innovative Solutions

Runrun.it

The concept of fail fast and embracing failure entails testing new ideas and innovating on current strategies. Such failures will essentially lead to more knowledge and new innovations. This article will discuss ways that managers can better handle conflict within the work environment.

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

LiquidPlanner

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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How has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

Here are some of the main tech innovations that have led to an evolution in the way we manage projects. Robotic Process Automation is here to stay, along with AI, natural language processing, big data and all the other data-driven processes.

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. First, you need to explain your project and process well in the narrative of your proposal.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. You are likely to notice more creativity and innovation, the mood in the room is uplifting. How To Guides This article contains affiliate links

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

The lesson I need to remember is that, whilst experimenting is an integral part of innovation, the most successful programmes are those that recognise the ongoing needs of business-as-usual and balance the tried and tested with the new.

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Employee-Led Innovation (3): Promote Creativity Using These Techniques

Inloox

If these employees also have specific subject matter expert ise , there is even greater innovation potential. The resolution is at the end of the article! Four principles guide this process: Recognizing your own predominant thought patterns. Many people claim to be either creative or not creative. People who claim to be uncreative often shy away from sharing their ideas or give up quickly. To a certain extent, however, creativity can be learned and fostered.

What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

They communicate the project plan and focus on processes, systems and procedures like an effective monitor and control cycle. They are prepared to innovate and make courageous decisions that challenge the boundaries. Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate links

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Executives are starting to realize that process is only one small component of success and that executing to a strategy takes more.

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Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You

The IIL Blog

Intro by trugroup.com admin Scott ] “In this interview, Rich Sheridan — founder of Menlo Innovations and author of the new book Chief Joy Officer — shares the trials and tribulations in cultivating and leading a positive work culture in an ever-changing business world.

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Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Runrun.it

Granted that the agile process isn’t the only effective workflow management methodology out there today, but it certainly is worth understanding more; organizations should at least consider how it can affect the way they work and produce in this day and age. Innovation is a given.

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Top Tips for Reducing Risks as a Construction Project Manager

Wrike

When construction projects involve owners, designers, and contractors, the project delivery system exists to describe “how these participants are organized to interact, transforming the owner’s project goals and objectives into a finished project,” explains an article for ProjectConnections.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

Make informed course adjustments to improve performance and product quality while refining project processes. Providing real-time and constant feedback on processes and product progress. The Scrum meeting is a proven process to deliver valuable outcomes faster than conventional methods.

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

The IIL Blog

Case studies on how agile methodologies have been applied to mission planning and how scrum has been used in spacecraft construction were discussed, as well as topics such as developing and delivering software, reliability and reuse of software, onboard processing, and communication.

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Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web

MPUG

He has extensive experience in working with business processes, people, knowledge in information technology, and financial accounting activities. Articles

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Big Announcements from Ignite 2019

MPUG

Attendees explore new hands-on experiences that will help them innovate in areas such as security, cloud, and hybrid infrastructure and development. Satya shares an innovative use of glass as a storage device for Warner Brothers. Articles Microsoft Ignite

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Weapons of war are more than words; they include schedules, budgets, specifications, requirements and other competing constraints as well as the organizational process assets. The Innovation Ribbon: . Innovation is generally regarded as a new way of doing something.

Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

MPUG

Kyle: He has written numerous white papers, articles and delivered, engaging interactive presentations to over 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world, and as well as for the MPUG community. Let’s say you’ve got your process in place. Articles

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Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

MPUG

This is something that we even want to go a little bit left of initiation and then as we go through, and plan and execute, provide change, control processes and close out a project that, that can continue as well. Articles

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

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed. Seek to regularly improve and innovate.

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Why Productivity in Project Businesses is Flatlining?

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the part two in a series of four on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort – part one certainly seemed to draw some interest and some comment so please, like, share and comment on this one as well.

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

LiquidPlanner

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.

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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. 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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SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

The three dimensions of Organizational Agility are: Lean-thinking people and agile teams (house of lean, SAfe principles, Agile Manifesto), Lean Business Operations (process time – delay time – process time) and Strategy Agility.

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5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Int his article, I’ll look at 5 activities you can try in your daily team standup meeting. Because after a few weeks I realized that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency.

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How Attention to Detail Changes the Way You Do Business

MPUG

You can focus on the typos and the processes, but don’t forget about to go beyond the technical aspects. Attention to the details of how you work with others and within the culture of an organization will move you more firmly into areas of creativity and innovation.

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Knowledge Management (Part 2): Why It Is Necessary to Manage Your Company’s Knowledge

Inloox

Having a lot of knowhow gives you an edge, as it facilitates innovation which gives the company a competitive advantage and increases its competitiveness on the market. Normative goals in knowledge management focus on the organizational structure and processes as well as the corporate culture.

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

ProjectManager.com

Think of this article as a sampler that you might order at a restaurant that you’ve never been to but heard the food was great. Naturally, the manager is monitoring and supervising the process. Therefore, they’re the ones who are driving innovation and setting goals and objectives.

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Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team. In this article I want to focus on the process of group decision-making, so I will skip the how-to of these models.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

Of course, this assumes that organizations are streamlining processes, using new digital transformation approaches or methods and are assigning competent project managers to lead small, medium and large teams.

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Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

Some swear by the debriefing process and others simply bypass it altogether. Let's take a look at the process, its purpose, the benefits and, yes, the drawbacks. The debriefing process is conducted once the project activities have come to a close and the project is complete.

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