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Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. It starts with leadership and cascades down to a shared mindset of team members. Developing new products or services is a maze-solving exercise. The process of learning starts with understanding the knowable and then adding to this through experiments and new learnings.

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

Use “verbal anchors” to ensure clarity and understanding – comparisons, analyses, processes and steps, examples, repeating information for emphasis. . The post The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader appeared first on The IIL Blog. By Frank P.

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Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

International Institute for Learning

As closing keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , she delivered a powerful message on how complexity is holding most of us back, and what we can do to get back to the work that really matters. “If we get the work right, we get the culture right” – @LisaBodell #LeadershipCon19 #leadership #innovation pic.twitter.com/hiqPhawym5. — Of course, simplicity is a subtractive process.

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership

LiquidPlanner

I just finished the last chapter of Susanne Madsen’s piece on The Power of Project Leadership (2nd edition). I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown , who explore emotional intelligence with leadership. For me, The Power of Project Leadership is where these two worlds combine in the most impactful of ways! . Susanne asserts that we must do this through the expansion of our project leadership skills.

Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

What’s the difference between project management and project leadership? A recent APM report, Project Leadership; skills, behaviours, knowledge and values , explored this question. . The authors concluded project leadership is future-focused. Repeat the exercise often and review your project management approach accordingly. She believes that project success cannot be separated from leadership – what we say, what we do and how we conduct ourselves on a daily basis. .

The Ultimate Guide To the Phase Gate Process

Wrike

Project managers have a number of processes and techniques they can use to ensure continued project viability and success. One such technique is called the phase gate process. . The phase gate process is a technique that is used to guide a project from conception to launch.

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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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Building High-Performance Teams necessitates that we utilize innovative tools and techniques to engage the audience. Tuckman model of forming-storming-norming-performing), they can benefit from a Simple Interactive Meaningful Practical Learning Exercise (SMILE). Evolution of Learning Exercises for Collaboration. No one author or source can take credit for the evolution of learning exercises for virtual teams. Types of Interactive Exercises. By Dr. Willis H.

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Choosing the right leadership models for your team and your organization

Runrun.it

Let’s get this out of the way this early on: There is NO one correct leadership style. A lot of factors affect the kind of leadership model that works for a particular individual, team, and / or organization. Some leadership models that work with others won’t always work with the next team or company. True and effective leadership is never about what title one holds, or what awards or accolades one receives. Autocratic Leadership. Laissez-Faire Leadership.

Using Divergent Thinking to Become a Better Leader

ProjectManager.com

Leadership, if anything, is a creative way to think and engage with people and situations, while guiding and setting an example for others. It is usually a spontaneous, free-flowing and nonlinear process, where many ideas are generated and explored over a short time. While there might be types of people who are more likely to think divergently, promoting divergent thinking is possible through various creative exercises. It’s inherently creative and often innovative.

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

One way I like to think of the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership is that: Project Management gets things done. Project Leadership makes changes happen. Leadership: guiding and motivating the people around you. So, with all of this as a backdrop, let’s get into the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership. People and Project Leadership. Leadership is not easy. Personal Leadership. Leadership.

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute for Learning

Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc. As opening keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he inspired us all with his uncommon approach to leadership and productivity in the modern workplace. “Leaders like to try things and see what happens” – Rich Sheridan @menloprez #LeadershipCon19 #leadership #innovation pic.twitter.com/kjEKg2L2FY. —

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. They often act as an independent third party to validate a change that groups know they want to make anyway, sometimes playing the role of devil’s advocate, questioning processes that internal staff should/could not as; sometimes acting as the scapegoat when someone must explain why/who thought this experiment would be a good idea.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. D efects O verproduction W aiting N on-utilized talent T ransportation I nventory excess M otion waste E xtra processing. Copy the concept (internally generate new processes to solve local problems), but not Spotify’s actual procedures.

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Mindfulness for Leaders: Improving Management Practices

LiquidPlanner

Leadership is essential to any successful work environment. Canadian Information Processing Society: The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Multitasking in a High-Stress Information Environment After completing a 8-week training on mindfulness meditation, researchers noted a significant increase in time spent on-task, decreased negative emotions after task completion, and—the unexpected result—improved memory. Advice Careers Featured Leadership

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How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

In fact, in some lean or agile organizations, over-reliance on documentation is seen as a clear impediment to innovation and collaboration. Again, you’ll want to have this process also documented in your business case. Now, it’s not just an exercise to appease senior leadership.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. D efects O verproduction W aiting N on-utilized talent T ransportation I nventory excess M otion waste E xtra processing. Copy the concept (internally generate new processes to solve local problems), but not Spotify’s actual procedures.

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What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Simple but authoritative – the author’s project process must be straightforward, but be rooted in strong best practice. Innovative Techniques for Project Management. If you want to self-coach, to become a better PM, and are prepared to put in the work of doing her exercises, Susanne offers a great book. The first looks at the four essentials of team leadership in a project context, and offers a wealth of tools and tips for each.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

The best books for crafting your leadership qualities. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. Project management is as much about people as it is about processes. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership.

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Better Brainstorming Techniques: How the S.U.C.K. Method Unlocks Your Team’s Full Creativity

Planio

Structure: Make your brainstorming sessions mirror the creative process. The truth is that the most creative and innovative thinkers thrive on structure. Let’s look into each one and then show how you can use them in your team brainstorming process. Yes, creativity is a process.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

At the time the authors were talking mainly about recruiting for leadership roles and the importance of finding people who possess: "a sharp strategic mind, leadership ability, communications skills, the ability to attract and inspire people, entrepreneurial instincts, functional skills, and the ability to deliver results." The recognition that people bring value and the need to respect, attract and engage people is central to the process.

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How to Build Products While Working Remotely: The Ultimate Remote Work Guide for Project Managers, Entrepreneurs, and Startups

Planio

Communication is key: Set up systems and processes to understand when your remote team needs help. Update your old processes and communication style to work in a remote world. Some people experience a lack of innovation and creativity without the “intangible magic” of in-person meetups.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps

Scrum.org

The free 71 Product Owner Interview Questions PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information on: Why the questions are useful in the process, and…. Generally, it is a process that will take time, and there are no shortcuts available.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

Scrum.org

The free 71 Product Owner Interview Questions PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information on: Why the questions are useful in the process, and…. Finding this answer is a process and not a destination. process.

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Headcount vs FTE: What’s the best resource management model for you?

Resource Guru

Planning headcount is a highly strategic exercise that seeks to address the goals, objectives, and developments the business experiences. Outline business objectives and changes within industry – customer needs, technology innovations, regulatory changes and areas targeted for growth – that have a potential impact on how you will need to design and grow your workforce.

100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020

Teamweek

In their words: Founded in 2005 as an intimate gathering of friends DLD (Digital – Life – Design) has developed into Europe’s leading innovation conference for visionaries from around the globe. It’s an opportunity to celebrate innovators, change-makers, and—together—inspire the future.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

At the time the authors were talking mainly about recruiting for leadership roles and the importance of finding people who possess: "a sharp strategic mind, leadership ability, communications skills, the ability to attract and inspire people, entrepreneurial instincts, functional skills, and the ability to deliver results." The recognition that people bring value and the need to respect, attract and engage people is central to the process.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholder & Product Roadmaps

Scrum.org

The free 71 Product Owner Interview Questions PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information on: Why the questions are useful in the process, and…. Generally, it is a process that will take time, and there are no shortcuts available.

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Remote Agile Transitions — The Top-Ten Challenges

Scrum.org

The process continues to be ruled by (annual) budgets, and risk-mitigation by committee is still the norm, becoming even more counter-productive during a remote agile transition. Going remote requires more effort to cultivate your organization’s culture, particularly at the leadership level.).

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

Scrum.org

Change is much less appreciated than innovators commonly believe. However, according to Henrik Kniberg–one of the head coaches at Spotify–it wasn’t that easy: “[It] wasn’t a big remake, more like a continuous stream of small iterative improvements to our organization and process.

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Creating a new learning experience with the PSM II class

Scrum.org

Two years ago Christiaan Verwijs and I started the process of creating this new training for Scrum Masters?—?obviously It arises in unpredictable environments from relationships among a number of people and resources within a context in which learners organise and determine to some extent both the process and the learning destinations. By offering a simple, four-step instructional design and delivery process, the learners are continuously engaged and involved.

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32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

Often, these organizations were once created to train farm boys into assembly-line workers within a standardized industrial process churning out standardized products in the name of output optimization. Remember: Product Backlog item creation is a Scrum Team exercise.). process.).

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And then the process developed a point of view around kind of why companies were jacking it up. And all that stuff’s like really super important, but we have this debate internally quite a bit with my leadership team. Now, how do we get them to go out and be more innovative?

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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. As they were working through the hands-on exercises, their lead Business Analyst asked, “Can Cucumber read Excel files?” Business processes may become dependent on these resources. Replacement: JRuby on Rails, new functionality added during the strangulation process.

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High Performing Teams: What Are They and How Do I Build One?

ActiveCollab

Similarly to the shaky foundation, ineffective procedures prevent the team from being constructed and can cause problems with gathering, organizing, and evaluating information, while at the same time discouraging creativity, innovation, and risk-taking. Shared leadership. When members concentrate more on their feelings, rather than meeting goals, team efforts tend to get treated like HR exercises - focus remains on team building.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

My personal belief is that they do not fit, at least well, if you believe that all processes and activities identified in the PMBOK ® Guide must appear in each methodology. What are your recommendations for being certified in Agile and Scrum and is it value added for project managers or the leadership managing project managers as well? This is optimization exercise and companies struggle. Bridging adaptive and innovative problem-solving styles trumps culture.

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Daily Habits of Successful Leaders: Examples and Lessons

ActiveCollab

After a few hectic weeks of product review sessions, Jobs made a sudden decision to stop the entire process and make a revolutionary U-turn: he grabbed a marker and drew a two-by-two grid. Every day Jobs would choose four or five things to focus on while neglecting everything else in the process. Before heading to the office, he exercises on his treadmill, while reading the morning newspapers.

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High Performing Teams: What Are They and How Do I Build One?

ActiveCollab

Similarly to the shaky foundation, ineffective procedures prevent the team from being constructed and can cause problems with gathering, organizing, and evaluating information, while at the same time discouraging creativity, innovation, and risk-taking. Shared leadership. When members concentrate more on their feelings, rather than meeting goals, team efforts tend to get treated like HR exercises - focus remains on team building.

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