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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].

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?

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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. Most medium to large-scale organizations have considerable mindset inertia in the form of strategies, multi-year plans, in-flight programs, and projects, etc.

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

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?”.

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 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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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. One of the most successful learning strategies for me has been the gathering and sharing of stories from project and programme managers.

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How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Design thinking is a non-linear process, which allows businesses and their project teams to embrace design concepts, in order to solve complex, ill-defined problems. Sensemaking – This step is all about ideas, innovation and envisioning solutions.

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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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. A project leader creates a vision and strategy, and inspires people to act, painting a vision of the future. Mike Clayton.

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Tips for Improving Your Knowledge Management Strategy

Runrun.it

Check it out what you will find on this article about the benefits of knowledge management strategy : Knowledge Management Strategy: The Various Types to Try What Motivates Employees to Share or Hide Knowledge What Type of Jobs Lead to Sharing Knowledge?

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

Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Maintaining a healthy portfolio requires organizations to align the portfolio with strategy and to select suitable metrics to track progress. Project Portfolio Management and Business Strategy. There is a circular link between strategy and project portfolios.

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Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Maintaining a healthy portfolio requires organizations to align the portfolio with strategy and to select suitable metrics to track progress. Project Portfolio Management and Business Strategy. There is a circular link between strategy and project portfolios.

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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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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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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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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. The implementation strategy requires having a plan with the final objectives defined.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Six Sigma: Define and Measure - an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the define and measure phases. Evidence-Based Project Management - a self-paced course that covers which project management strategies, tools and techniques are most effective by analyzing evidence-based research. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. By automating project management processes, project managers and resources are better able to focus on the work at hand, and spend more time on tasks than on administrative or manual work. From a recent article at Gartner , “Too many organizations leave strategy realization to chance.

AI In Project Management: 7 Ways in Which AI Will Transform Project Management

Taskque

According to AI Innovators: Cracking the Code on Project Performance report by PMI, 81% of project managers admitted that their organization has already been impacted by AI. . In this article, you will learn about seven ways in which AI will change project management.

Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. By automating project management processes, project managers and resources are better able to focus on the work at hand, and spend more time on tasks than on administrative or manual work. From a recent article at Gartner , “Too many organizations leave strategy realization to chance.

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

Taskque

In this article, you will learn about top 20 project management methodologies and which ones you should choose for your project. Rational Unified Process. It overcame many shortcomings of waterfall model such as process rigidity and higher risk and delivered a much better solution. With feedback on every iteration and client involvement throughout the process, you can deliver a product that satisfies your clients, thanks to agile. Rational Unified Process.

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

Taskque

In this article, you will learn about top 20 project management methodologies and which ones you should choose for your project. Rational Unified Process. It overcame many shortcomings of waterfall model such as process rigidity and higher risk and delivered a much better solution.

Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Creating a winning formula for efficiently implementing business processes. Strategies to manage your resources efficiently. This article focuses on introducing the most common project management methodologies that exist and eventually helping you choose the winning approach every time.

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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

If checking tasks is a complex and time-consuming process, implement a tiered structure where multiple rounds of edits and approvals take the pressure off gateway staff. Things at Google may have changed since those days, but at what cost to innovation?

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. As organizations realize their software systems provide the competitive advantage then stopping development equates to an end to innovation or competing.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. Artificial Intelligence processes are applied in real systems in a wide variety of sectors.

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How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 4 }

Project-Management.pm

We are now on part four of our five-part series of strategy planning , plan within a plan. If you want to gather more information on how to start your own strategic planning , you can check the preceding articles that cover different questions under different areas of the strategy. The main subjects of this article are the strategy resources needed in order to implement strategy planning and its processes and tasks.

19 Genius Ways to Become More Creative Today

Planio

In this guide, we’re going to dispel those myths, run you through the exact process that helps promote creative thought, and then cover 21 specific strategies to help you and your team be more creative, innovative, and imaginative on a daily basis.

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

Online PM Courses

If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter… Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products… #PMOT is a good tag to follow. This article is going to be different to most of ours. Lead & Innovate: @ PMOObserver.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Online PM Courses

These have been among our most popular and heavily-read articles, so I hope you’ll enjoy them. We have written a lot of articles (and we’ll continue to do so) on how to make your projects succeed. These articles include: How to get Better Project Management Results.

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Going from Project Completion to Product Delivery – What every project manager should know

Keyedin

There is little room for deviation from the established process because all milestones are meant to herd the project to a strict completion date — on time, in scope and under budget. This simple shift in approach completely changes the mindset of your teams and the resulting milestones set forth and, as a result, enhances flexibility, encourages innovation and, ultimately, achieves both internal and external benefits.

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The 2019 Guide to Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

nTask

When the projects are large in size and number, there has always been a need for a strategy to manage the mix of interrelated, connected and dependent projects. PPM is the ultimate solution for all of the projects to be managed together; past, present, and future of the whole process of the projects and effectively calculate what the priority chart of the projects should be and what the sequence of the projects should be for the maximum ROI. The PPM Process.

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How To Build A High Performing Team

Proofhub

Through Recruitment software or ATS, HR managers, recruiters and talent acquisition members can identify the right candidate and complete the hiring process. Therefore, you need to have a proper strategy that is tailor-made for your team’s goals to get the right results.

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Leveraging Agile Principles for Portfolio Management – Guiding Principle #1

Keyedin

The Strategy: Deliver products, not projects. What we’re really describing is a shift in thinking and execution during the portfolio management process. ” With a product delivery strategy, your portfolio manager can use the iterative nature of an Agile methodology to shift goals, make changes, increase or divert investments and make improvements, all with the end goal of delivering more value to customers or stakeholders – those who stand to gain from the outcomes.

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The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

While I drafted this article gadget store Brookstone declared bankruptcy and Apple became the world’s first publicly traded trillion-dollar company, with Amazon close on its heels. The condition prevents the body from processing the common building block of protein tyrosine.

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Work Hack: Leveraging Project Management Software to Improve Team Productivity

Proofhub

Ask yourself this before you read this article. When it comes to automating business processes or projects, there are several considerations based on three questions: To what extent should the automation take place? But, creating a perfect strategy can be difficult.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

Talent Management is the strategy, planning and execution of everything needed to hire, develop, reward performance, and retain people. Rebuild Your Recruiting Strategy. The recognition that people bring value and the need to respect, attract and engage people is central to the process.

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