Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? It may sound easy, but executives and shareholders demand results, not “learning opportunities.” To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential.

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. Support program execution.

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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

Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach


Customer demands are not static; they change as technology evolves and accelerate the pace of innovation. Together, PMOs, finance, and business leaders can ensure the organization is allocating funding responsibly to drive the agility and innovation to achieve strategic objectives.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO


For example, some elements of governance may still apply, but are adapted to various ways of working, like collaborative, iterative, Lean, and Agile. Instead of executing discrete projects, persistent teams deliver outcomes defined by a product roadmap. Lean and Agile PMO

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes


With the right planning process, organizations can strategically manage funding from the initial strategy development to the execution of their initiatives, all the while adapting to change. Lean and Agile PMO

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum


Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. The Kanban Method pulls a great deal of its values from a Lean value system. There isn’t really a “Lean Manifesto” but the works of Taiichi Ono and W. Edward Deming contribute to a common understanding of what it means to be a lean thinker. Scrum’s Sprint duration is a great innovation over the traditional approach to managing work.


Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

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Moonpig was founded in 1999, before Lean and Agile approaches had become mainstream in the UK. In this post Amanda Colpoys – a Lean, Agile and Growth Coach, shares her experiences as she set out to introduce business agility at Moonpig. Leverage lean working practices?—?visualising

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

Then create an implementation plan, and execute improvements. Lean Six Sigma. Six Sigma has proven itself adept at working with collaborative teams since the year 2000 when it developed into Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma finds synergy between these two managerial styles.

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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. Behaviors and competencies for lean and fast teams can differ in many ways.

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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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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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7 Employee Engagement Ideas to Improve Office Culture

The race to acquire top talent across industries further intensifies as the business world becomes more complex and intricate, and unique companies continue to create innovative and ground-breaking products.

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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 Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) 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. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you.

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10 Best Project Management Quotes

You can be an expert at the textbook definition of a dozen methodologies, or an intuitive leader who manages from the gut, but if you lean too heavily on one or the other, you’re never going to fully realize your potential. It’s easy to forget that Henry Ford was a great innovator.

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Rethinking Resource Management

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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. Lean, agile, phase-gate, and many more methods are all being used in our organisations.

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

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No matter your industry, change and innovation are the only constants you can count on these days. Work methods like lean, stage-gate and Agile that originated in the software development community are becoming more common in other industries.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) 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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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Project Management Life Cycle - a course on how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing. Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Productivity and Quality - covers how to master Six Sigma and Lean fundamentals to improve productivity and quality in your organization and earn a TUM Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way


Be clear when setting goals who is responsible for delivery and execution. Transparency about business decisions will keep teams lean and focused, but it will also help different parts of the business work better with each other. Digital project management is complex.

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The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

Books like “ The Lean Startup ” and “ Blue Ocean Strategy ” have become the new how-to guides for people wanting to innovate. As knowledge workers, we need to be designing and executing low-cost experiments to learn more quickly than our competitors.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Whether you are overseeing a team or leading major projects and their execution process, it is essential to keep everything in line to ensure project success. Only 36% of projects are completed when they are executed by low-performing companies.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

The Work: Helping your Clients Agile consulting involves instilling and applying a few lean thinking concepts such as: Prioritizing for value. People are always developing innovative ways of describing agile techniques, and we can share the best with our clients.

Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future


Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. The role of the project manager is also expanding: Strategic Advisor: plans and executes projects, delivers results. Innovator: acts as product owner and developer. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace.

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

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Keynote Speaker, Author, and Executive Coach. Helping billion-dollar companies to startups turn vision to value by improving project execution. Love #projectmanagement #startup -s #fintech #innovation & #leadership. Lead & Innovate: @ PMOObserver.

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Road Trippin’ Organization Change: The Journey

Project Management Essentials

We may spend additional time at one stage—re-designing and re-executing part of the process. Create an environment that encourages innovation and learning from our mistakes. Organizational change and transformation efforts are often challenging.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes….

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Project Portfolio Management Works for More Than Just IT


Corporate Portfolio Management should be used for any area where discretionary expenditures and hence investments are occurring including advertising & promotion, innovation/R&D, operations, sales, IT, capital expenditures, etc.” It makes sense to keep things simple from the start, so I’ll briefly share the basics of the Lean PPM method many of our customers have found helpful. Once that is done, you can start the Lean PPM process.

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5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management


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?

10 New Books to Add to Your 2018 Fall Reading List


From former Yahoo and eBay executive Maynard Webb, Dear Founder serves as a great source of wisdom for people at any stage of their business career: from start-up to stagnant. We will just have to see in October which tone this book leans toward.

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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. When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018


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. Lean Manufacturing.

The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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What to expect: As a Lean and Agile project management expert, Corinna Baldauf shares her knowledge to help PM professional find and fix process problems. These podcasts focus on how Scrum, Agile, and Kanban can innovate project management as it shifts from its long gone traditional methods.

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The 10 Best Productivity Blogs to Read in 2019


However, productivity went up and down a slippery slope as technology innovated things. An average manager, professional or an ordinary white collar guy reportedly has a lot to deal with, but not a proper plan to execute his weekly rituals.

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10 Best Mind Mapping Software for IT & Non-IT Businesses


Instead, people rely on directly jumping on to plan to initiate, executing and deployment without giving the “brainstorming” element any thought. Many companies and businesses shut down because they don’t innovate.

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5 Best Mind Mapping Software for IT & Non-IT Businesses


Instead, people rely on directly jumping on to plan to initiate, executing and deployment without giving the “brainstorming” element any thought. Many companies and businesses shut down because they don’t innovate.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes…. Usually, organizations have a suite of currently executing projects that still need to be delivered on schedule. Transformations are flavor of the month.

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The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition.

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18 Best JIRA Alternatives For Agile Project Management in 2019


This project management software is designed for teams that build innovative software and is popular among video game, mobile app and design robot developers. LeanKit is an enterprise-class platform for scaling Lean.

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