How Smart Managers Create an Innovation Culture

Another popular word that gets tossed around often is innovation. In many cases, innovation is given the aura of the mythical and the inexplicable. But in my research, I’ve found that, like most things, innovation can be planned with software and encouraged with positive mindsets.

Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

Everyone in business is talking about innovation, but how does one actually innovate? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you practical steps you can take to innovate by using co-creation and project management techniques. An innovation, she said, is a new method, idea or product.

12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software


Together, these elements help businesses execute project strategies for improved employee utilization and greater profitability. Transitioning from rough project estimates to actionable data helped the company collaborate and precisely execute tasks in ways previously not possible.

Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

I recently spoke at Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ) and was struck by the innovative theme of the conference. Already when I prepared for my presentation the organisers said, “Innovation is a big thing down here”, and indeed it is. Innovation

How to Create an Innovative Project Team


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 7 Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019


Finding the Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019. As Executive Assistant, you are constantly looking for ways to hone your skills. Attending executive assistant conferences, workshops or retreats is a great way to learn new skills. Executive Secretary LIVE 2019.

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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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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.

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


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.

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. So where are these executives going to learn about Agile? I talked to a handful of C-level executives from small (100 person) organizations, through to enterprise (30,000+) organizations. visiting executives at other organizations they want to learn from.

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy


Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. Some managers see a deviation from an approved plan as a lack of discipline that undercuts execution. Lean and Agile PMO Product Innovation

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Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You

The IIL Blog

Intro by 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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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

KEYNOTE: Innovation Project Management. Dr. Harold Kerzner (Senior Executive Director, IIL) first introduces his audience to innovation. Be aware that cost reduction measures are a short-term solution, whereas innovation aims at future profits. Creativity and innovation.

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A clever tool to help you problem solve

Lynne Cazaly

It's one of the reasons I give groups and teams this creative and innovation thinking tool to make problems bigger. It's some cloud shapes or circles up on a whiteboard or I'll get them (yes, executives and senior leaders too) to sketch in a notebook, blank page or in an app on their tablet. It's a process that let's you look at creativity, innovation and problem solving by making it bigger before you get your hands dirty by doing something about it.

Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

At the center of any business agility framework is innovation. All this is leading to your innovation hub , which are the people who execute the plan and are responsible for its success. Businesses love nothing more than stability.

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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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6 Practical Tips For Improving Your Team’s Digital Skills


We can and we must develop a flexible, sustainable approach to innovation in an era of constant change. Fortunately, leaders have started to grasp the importance of digital – only 52% of 2,200 surveyed executives rate their digital IQ as strong. Innovation Work management

Project management salaries: Talent gap reveals long-term growth

Moira Alexander

Organizations are increasingly relying on project management professionals to implement strategic initiatives, drive change and deliver on innovation. Project managers, especially, bring a valuable set of skills and knowledge that organizations will increasingly need to execute strategic projects in the years ahead.

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Triskell Software is the November App of the Month Selection

Brad Egeland

Triskell PPM Factory is an end-to-end solution, from strategy planning to execution, and Portfolio and Performance management. Fill the gap between strategic planning and proper execution. Today, most companies have to face several challenges at the same time, digital transformation, innovation, new product and market developments, as well as improve competitiveness and margins, all with ever more stringent constraints. You need to stay aligned and to execute on purpose.

Institutional Knowledge Fuels Project Success


If you want your team to plan and execute great projects, you too need to funnel collective wisdom into individual success. You can innovate. Executives may say they support employee learning, but until it’s codified as a core value, learning won’t be a priority.

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Institutional Knowledge Fuels Project Success


If you want your team to plan and execute great projects, you too need to funnel collective wisdom into individual success. You can innovate. Executives may say they support employee learning, but until it’s codified as a core value, learning won’t be a priority.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

The one-day event has a program of influential speakers who will discuss how project management can better deliver value with innovative methods, tools and techniques. The PMO Symposium gives participants access to executive-level networking, workshops and discussions.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

As we ease into the new year, many organizations’ executive teams are ramping up hiring for new talent. These strategies are best executed by high performing teams that can handle a fluctuating work environment.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

Thought leaders in project management have strong social media followings, are published authors, and are working as leaders for innovative companies and enterprises in the project management industry. He currently serves as the executive director and head of global business solutions for J.P.

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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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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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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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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.

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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Getting Started with Project Management


Different teams have different goals for projects and different execution strategies. Along the way, you will also find ways to innovate on project structure, communicate more effectively, and enable cross-team collaboration. Getting Started with Project Management.

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CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]


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.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Role of the Project Manager in 2030


Artificial intelligence will take over project management, based on the data sets of all projects planned and executed with this software. This technology can be used for projects that are subject to constant change due to increasing complexity, fast pace and the high pressure to innovate in all industries. It will make optimization suggestions based on the classic parameters of time, costs and quality and propose the most efficient execution of the upcoming tasks to the team.

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10 Best Project Management Quotes

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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Why Projects Succeed or Fail

Girl's Guide to PM

Perhaps a better step would be to review internal processes, gain executive support for doing things in a ‘project management-y’ way and build from there. Lack of executive support. They also have to be executed effectively.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

With the likes of PowerBI and Tableau taking off around dashboard and reporting, I think our executives and leadership are going to want to see more project data real time. Dr. Robin Burk has extensive project, program and executive management experience in rapidly changing tech markets.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

Then create an implementation plan, and execute improvements. It also doesn’t fit well with work that is oriented towards finding innovative new methods and processes. It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

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8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency


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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Portfolio and Resource Management: Satisfy Your Spring Fever


The Top 7 Reports for IT PMOs – Learn why the PMO needs to focus more and more on innovation, agility, strategy, and stakeholder engagement. 9 Key Ingredients for PMO Success – Your PMO should no longer be narrowly focused on project execution.

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.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!


This is why creating and executing on a solid innovation-driven strategy is key.” ” Having the right people in place working on the right projects is a winning combination to execute on the strategy and goals of the business. BA&PM Times Conference is a great way to learn more about how to be an innovative and successful leader. It aims to empower professionals to ensure that projects are clearly and flawlessly executed due to strategy.

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