Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. 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. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

The Definition of Done

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Managed by the development team. ”. A common DoD also helps save time and allows resources to focus on innovation and execution rather than fretting over definition. In the case of acceptance criteria, the acceptance criteria are defined by product management individuals.

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The Problem with Scrum Experts

Scrum.org

Although the paper is focused on training in general, my mind made the connection in how Scrum consultants, trainers, and coaches try to have organizations learn Scrum. How organizations expect to succeed with Scrum by hiring consultants, trainers, and coaches. Scrum is built on the observation that within a complex environment and/or doing complex work, an empirical process offers the best chance of success. The Professional Scrum Master II class. “We

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My Journey as a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

The first part contains my personal journey in becoming a Scrum Master, the second part includes recommendations for new Scrum Masters. Part 1 — Becoming a Scrum Master. Nine years ago I changed my title from Project Manager into Scrum Master. Nowadays I frequently receive the question: “Hi Barry, I’m currently a Project Manager (or any other role) and I would like to become a Scrum Master as well, where do I start? Scrum Master & Trainer.

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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

Engagement Manager, Financial Services and Project Management Consultant. On 1 November 2018, thousands of people gathered online for International Project Management Day 2018 : Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in an Age of Digital Disruption , an online learning and knowledge sharing event organized by IIL. KEYNOTE: Innovation Project Management. Dr. Harold Kerzner (Senior Executive Director, IIL) first introduces his audience to innovation.

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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. The keynote discussed how, over the years, project management has undergone continuous improvement efforts by extracting best practices from other management practices such as Six Sigma. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities.

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Introducing Clarizen Panels

Clarizen

We at Clarizen pride ourselves on being, in addition to the best work management app, the ultimate work collaboration platform available today, and strive to uphold this statement. Our newest innovation, Clarizen Panels , helps achieve just that … and much more. An example of this is the Team Board which is used by organizations working with Agile/Scrum methods. Change Management New Features Project Portfolio Management Workflow

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Road Trippin’ Organization Change: The Journey

Project Management Essentials

Organizational change and transformation efforts are often challenging. In last month’s article, ”Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning” , I recommending using adaptive-agile planning practices and treating the effort like a road trip: Set the direction, not the destination. Set high-level goals and the strategic direction of the change, motivate the “what” and “why,” but do not dictate the “how.” Recognize there will change; and.

Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant. Strategic projects were assigned to functional managers whom executives trusted more than project managers.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. Project management training is the glue that holds your career together. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Luckily for project management professionals, there are ample opportunities throughout the year to hunker down with colleagues, network and learn about new techniques and project management technologies in the industry. The Technical Project Management Conference .

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. International Scientific Conference on Project Management: Riga, Latvia, 25-26 April 2019. The theme is “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives.”

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021. 2020 Offline Project Management Conferences .

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

The momentum at which project management is evolving is making it tough for project managers to keep pace with it. New project management methodologies , tools, best practices and trends replace old ones. Project management conferences help you stay updated with all the latest developments in the project management industry. Moreover, it also enables you to hone your project management skills so you can manage projects more efficiently.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen. This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. The APM has already made huge inroads to gaining Chartered status for Project Managers.

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Stop Blaming Frameworks, Improve Adoptions

Scrum.org

I have yet to meet an Agile practitioner who would say that the original Scrum idea and perfection vision it provides isn’t good. Would anyone refuse to have high-performing Scrum Teams being able to deliver value to the market? Most Change Initiatives Barely Scratch the Surface.

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

Taskque

Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of each. As a result, you might end up choosing the wrong project management methodology, which is one of the main causes of project failure. Top 20 Project Management Methodologies. Critical Chain Project Management. Scrum.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more.

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

Taskque

Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of each. As a result, you might end up choosing the wrong project management methodology, which is one of the main causes of project failure. Top 20 Project Management Methodologies. Critical Chain Project Management. Scrum.

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

Online PM Courses

#PMOT is the Twitter hashtag used by Project Managers on Twitter. 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. It’s not the only tag project managers use. But, as the hook for a roundup of some of my favorite Project Managers of Twitter, #PMOT is as good as any. Project Management People. Project Management: @ PMArticles.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

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? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. You'll also have the option on the next screen to opt into my awesome newsletter - weekly project management tips. The extension of self-care is caring for others, also crucial for project management and change management.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

That’s where the bigger set of skills around change management and emotional intelligence that take a lifetime to learn come into play. Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. Growth involves changing how people work and interact. Then you change industries and start from square one, learning about a new business domain. Agile Project Management Leadership

10 Task Management Skills & Tips to Manage Workload Like a Boss

nTask

Workload balancing and time management skills are not only associated with project managers or bosses. So, what are the essential task management skills that we all need to be effective and efficient, simultaneously? They are like your everyday essentials and add to your effective task management skills. Michael Mankins is a Bain & Company partner and co-author of “Time, Talent and Energy”, a CMI Management Book of the Year. Manage Change.

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What leaders need to know about Agile

Agile Advice

The charismatic hand-gesturing of the modern world leader (especially in technology) does not go far in the grand scheme of things to change an approach that has been ingrained in us. Create an environment where work, and even innovation, can happen! As the late management guru Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”, implying that no amount of managing of people would be more positive than the intrinsic motivation people have to succeed in their work.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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People are gradually becoming more interested in project management as an independent topic and as a possible career. Project management blogs and resources can be a primary source of knowledge, especially if project management (PM) experts contribute to them. To help you save time searching for the best resources, we have thoroughly analyzed more than 300 project management blogs and resource websites. Project Management Software Developers. What is Scrum?

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Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Recent research from the Project Management Institute is clear: Almost fifty percent of projects managed in PMOs are agile or hybrid based. Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM). The financial, ERP and IT service management systems need to be pulled in, as well, to effectively manage resources or costs across disparate projects.

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Recent research from the Project Management Institute is clear: Almost fifty percent of projects managed in PMOs are agile or hybrid based. Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM). The financial, ERP and IT service management systems need to be pulled in, as well, to effectively manage resources or costs across disparate projects.

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. I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. The extension of self-care is caring for others, also crucial for project management and change management.

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Top 10 Books to Improve Your Project Management Skills

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To ensure projects are delivered on time, budget, and scope, great project managers truly have to be jacks-of-all-trades. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best project management books that will set you well on your way to becoming a better project manager.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

In this week’s episode, LeadingAgile Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens, sits down with Mike Cottmeyer to discuss Capability-based organizations, Systems of Delivery vs Systems of Transformation, managing dependencies, and more. – Talk about project management and things like that.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Project management is an essential part of every organization. In the long run, it is the project management techniques adopted by managers that either make or break the organization. . How will you know what is the best way to manage your teams ? We bring to you 100+ project management stats you must know to streamline workflow, manage teams efficiently, and ensure successful project execution. Adopting Project Management as a Practise .

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

And what that means to us is not just teaching people how to do agile or how to do kind of methodologies in this space like say for Scrum or what have you but really like how to create the kinds of organizations that really can do agile really well and really effectively at scale.

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Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

So we could set the conditions so that we could deliver a great product, but it wouldn’t continue to change the overall organization without being engaged at the right level of the organization. So they’re more the management type practices than they are the technical practices.

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

MPUG

Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to today’s MPUG training series, part one, Understanding and Incorporating Agile Project Management. He’s an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator supporting the project management community for over 25 years. And as you know with even technology and the improvement of what we’re doing in our mobile devices, we’re seeing a massive change in the way that work is being done for the project management community today.

Wrike vs Asana – which PM tool works best for YOU?

BeeWits

When you’re making the critical decision of choosing a project management system for your team, there are two names which will come up over and over again – in this post, we will present you with a detailed review of Wrike vs Asana as seen from the eyes of a project manager and team members collaborating on a specific tasks and processes. Wrike is a project management software that enables you to collaborate with your team efficiently and effectively.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

– And I was a project manager. – And you were a project manager in a different part of the organization. – Yeah, I remember one time I think I drove up to Charlotte to meet with some executives at MBNA and to teach them about how we were managing software projects.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills. . We’ve compiled a list of over 80 of the very best online resources for project managers, including online training sites, podcasts, ebooks, tools and templates, blogs, and more. .