How to Create an Innovative Project Team

LiquidPlanner

Innovative project teams are increasingly becoming an invaluable asset for corporations. When looking at how to cut costs, the teams have to be exceptionally innovative in the way they approach the design and production of their products. And this is exactly what innovative teams do.

The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? I fired off, "Creating an over bureaucratic morass stifling innovation & implementing process instead of cultivating leaders." Then the maelstrom started and it went directly to the gap between the executives and projects managers. It was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs?

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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.

Innovative leaders ask powerful “what-if” questions

Susanne Madsen

Another smart mind, Tim Brown (chief executive and president of IDEO) says, " It’s very easy in business to get sucked into being reactive to the problems and questions that are right in front of you. Asking q uestions is an essential component of leadership.

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Whole Product Game

Tyner Blain

Gamestorming has an article describing the Whole Product game and a link to Innovation Games’ online version. great prioritization), or execution against the target problems (e.g. Generic is at the base, then you build on that to meet expectations, augment, and innovate.

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

According to a 2016 study by Accenture Technology Vision, 86% of executives expect an acceleration of tech developments in their sector within the next three years. Agile management adapts more easily to changes in an environment of innovation. Seek to regularly improve and innovate.

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Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

Arras People

The rapid innovation—from cloud computing to AI to IoT—is making waves that require a new management mindset and a broader toolset. In this guest blog, Esther from Planview talks about a new whitepaper focused on resource management in VUCA environments – digital transformation.

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Overcoming Annual Planning with Adaptability

Arras People

For the PMO, this means executives expect adaptability, not predictability. At its heart, this issue involves innovating to overcome cumbersome project lifecycles so annual planning will no longer have a death grip on the business. Empowering the PMO to Be the Change-Maker.

CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]

LiquidPlanner

The series offers a look into some of the most successful executives in the industry and what they’re doing to grow and innovate within their companies.

8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency

Azendoo

Here’s 10 ways to help your staff to adjust to these new challenges and embrace innovation. Some organizations such Orange have decided to send a large part of executive managers in a “learning expedition” in San Francisco. Established companies have but one goal: resilience.

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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

Be clear when setting goals who is responsible for delivery and execution. Things at Google may have changed since those days, but at what cost to innovation? Innovative projects will improve company culture; people love to work somewhere innovative that has a future.

2017 130

10 Best Project Management Quotes

ProjectManager.com

There are outside influences that will impact it, not to mention the project is executed by people, and people are notoriously difficult to place in box. Even if such top-down authority is adhered to, it will crush any creative thinking and innovation. Project management is vast.

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Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

Strategy management, financial planning processes; portfolio management and strategy execution are all areas for consideration. Then there are options which you may never have considered for your industry or organisation, for example innovation, design thinking, data analytics, psychology – take inspiration from other industries and bring in new thinking in your approach to managing projects.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Continuous innovation and improvement are regular practices. Traditional waterfall planning and execution can lock down budgets and team resources on a set plan that might not deliver value for 18 months. Innovation happens quickly these days, and teams need to be able to adjust.

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How to Prioritize Your Workload When Everything Seems Important

Appfluence

While this article provides advice from CEOs and their experiences, keep in mind that their contributions can be applied to not only Chief Executive Officers, but other members of the board of directors team such as CTOs and COOs, all the way to business owners to managers. Innovation.

2018 73

17 Biotech Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

At this showcase, you will hear the latest industry trends in workshops and panels featuring key biotech leaders, investors, pharma executives, and other industry advisors. Partnering for Growth: Biotech Innovation, Showcase, & Forum. In addition to the Innovation Showcase, Partnering For Growth features a series of educational presentations, panel discussions, and networking activities aimed at sharing best practices and opportunities for collaboration within the industry.

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6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

There are many projects any business can implement that, if executed successfully, can create fresh opportunities or drastically reduce the chance of costly missed opportunities. 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.

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Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

No matter your industry, change and innovation are the only constants you can count on these days. Patrick Tickle is responsible for the company’s Products organization and leads the Planview team that continues to deliver the most innovative portfolio management solutions to the marketplace.

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How To Make 2018 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 Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Often holding a senior position within the organisation, the project sponsor is responsible for initiating and approving the project, and supporting the project manager during execution. Some key attributes to look for are: A strategic, innovative mindset.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with innovators and leading professionals throughout the industry. Connect with over 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships. This is your chance to find answers to your current medtech challenges — from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry. Manufacturing Innovation.

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Often holding a senior position within the organisation, the project sponsor is responsible for initiating and approving the project, and supporting the project manager during execution. Some key attributes to look for are: A strategic, innovative mindset.

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7 Product Management Best Practices for Beginner PMs

Wrike

Part strategist, part analyst, part marketer, part business executive, the product manager balances business objectives with customer needs to create innovative products that users love. . Take the time to understand what matters most to executives and stakeholders (including users!)

5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

LiquidPlanner

Original thought can be a good thing, especially if your projects require innovation and ingenuity to deliver new and exciting products and services to your market. Why is the project being executed?

Rethinking Resource Management

Arras People

Eight forces are creating this complexity today, constraining the progress of organisations and teams as they try to innovate and deliver on their strategic objectives. We need new ways to get work done, collaborate virtually, and execute more quickly.

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OFFICIAL! Project sponsorship has been declared null and void.

Ron Rosenhead

The conclusion from the Board and ratified by the Senior Executive Committee was that because sponsors failed to carry out their role effectively and training was falling it should cease to be an ‘official’ position in project management.

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4 Key Drivers For Team Engagement

Girl's Guide to PM

60% said the executives don’t have a good understanding of an individual’s contribution and their value. This is particularly true if you work odd hours to cope with project team members overseas, and some of the time you are working is not sitting outside the executives’ offices.

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Video Interviewing for Project Management?

Arras People

This outlet also allows hiring committees to conduct pre-interviews easily before having to accommodate for formal in-person interviews with executives. The digital world continues to make innovations that make finding the perfect job easier.

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Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Strategy informs the portfolio, which impacts on approved projects; in turn, these projects deliver the desired solutions and innovations. You should also review how much time was needed to develop the budget, and how frequently the budget was revised during project execution.

Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Strategy informs the portfolio, which impacts on approved projects; in turn, these projects deliver the desired solutions and innovations. You should also review how much time was needed to develop the budget, and how frequently the budget was revised during project execution.

How To Grow Business Acumen and Business Awareness as a Project Manager (PODCAST)

Project Management Hacks

16:30: how to borrow ideas from other industries to boost innovation. 20:00 – how business awareness improves your ability to network with executives. Do You Have Business Awareness. Are you aware of your business? Do you know what’s going on in your industry?

2016 82

How to Run an Effective Meeting: Lessons from Pixar, Apple, and Amazon

LiquidPlanner

Forward-thinking executives have found ways to make their meetings more productive, cost-effective, and efficient. The idea was first championed by Alex Osborn, an advertising executive who pioneered the brainstorm. More Meeting Tips from Executives.

Might Ditch Corporate Work for Startup Life?

Hive

Also, many big companies have incubators and awesome innovation initiatives. But they still face real barriers, like innovator’s dilemma, to adopting new ideas and strategies.

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The Spotlight on the Programme Manager

Arras People

A third of Programme Managers report directly to senior executives or Board level. Trusted source who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success.

2016 151

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Brightwork

Often holding a senior position within the organization, the project sponsor is responsible for initiating and approving the project and supporting the project manager during execution. Some key attributes to look for are: A strategic, innovative mindset High emotional… The post How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor appeared first on BrightWork. Think back to your most recent successful project. What factors contributed to the desired outcome?

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

There are four prongs of quality and four ways to improve quality of product and service: - Innovation in product and service - Innovation in process - Improvement of existing product and service - Improvement of existing process. People execute the process.

6 Simple Ways Project Managers Can Improve Their Writing Skills Today

LiquidPlanner

Considering these documents help build the foundation of a project, writing plays an important role in successful execution. While that format may have impressed your eighth grade English teacher, it’s not going to impress a hurried executive. Innovate.

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4 Ways To Get Ready For Promotion

Project Management Hacks

Smith, successful executives regularly use two promotion strategies. Many charitable organizations have executives and other high level professionals on their boards to provide advice, connections and other contributions. Winning a promotion is a key discipline in career management.

2016 69

4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

LiquidPlanner

the term being used to describe these innovations in manufacturing, IT, and materials, will lead to sweeping changes. While it can be tempting to take a “wait and see” approach to the coming changes, executives and business owners need to remain vigilant.

Construction Project Manager Infographic

Geniebelt

CMs can be responsible for as many as 120 tasks, ranging from planning, to execution, to monitoring, to control and closure.