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Innovation Project Management

International Institute for Learning

We are excited to bring you this blog post on Innovation Project Management, which is adapted from Dr. Harold Kerzner’s new book of the same title. Below, he explains why this topic is so important, the types of challenges that innovation project managers face, and much more.

Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Small organizations can change direction quickly because they have fewer people or processes to change. Think of a thousand people all moving toward a common goal—and their organizational structures and processes to get there. Examples include government agencies and charter schools.


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5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management


Managing a distributed project team takes real skill and a definite commitment to putting a governance structure in place that enables success. So, if your absolute absence is a given because you have project team members operating on three different continents across twelve time zones, then you must put in place the policies, processes, techniques, and templates to standardize activities and ensure the team is playing from the same sheet of music.

Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

Amongst her other consulting commitments, she is one of a handful of Project Academy coaches working with Cranfield University and PA Consulting to support the UK Government’s drive to increase senior project and programme management capability across government. What’s the difference between project management and project leadership? A recent APM report, Project Leadership; skills, behaviours, knowledge and values , explored this question. .

PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs


PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. Planview created the Savvy PMO Guide Series to give organizations actionable guidance on how progress PMO leadership.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

Is Your Organization Mature Enough for Digital Transformation?

Epicflow Blog

Not only businesses but also government organizations are engaged in digital transformation processes, and each of them knows why they need it as successful digitalization provides: Clients’ comfort, Competitive advantage, Security and speed of all processes, Reliability and safety of information. .

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Online PM Courses

If you need to get this right, do take a look at our Project Manager’s Project Definition Kit – an innovative course and resource kit, so you can take a jumble of ideas, needs, and requests and turn it into a well-defined project. – 2 – Governance. Governance is hardly the most sexy of project management disciplines. Good governance is a cornerstone of project success, so poor governance inevitably leads to project failure.

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The 10X Growth Machine – How companies can innovate, scale and win , written by Misha de Sterke, is a book to build your own growth machine by using innovation as a means. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting.

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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. Governance.

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

Naturally, the manager is monitoring and supervising the process. Autocratic management style can also be turned on and off when needed, such as during a crisis or other situation that requires a strict leadership approach. Just as the form of government that shares its name, the democratic management style is one in which everyone is involved in the decision-making. Therefore, they’re the ones who are driving innovation and setting goals and objectives.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

January 31 — Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event. Join to be up-to-date with the latest trends in project management, communication, and leadership. .

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

The role of the project manager has long been shifting away from someone who can tick off tasks as complete on a Gantt chart and towards a strategic leadership position for effecting change in an organization. Efficiency is more than having the right process.

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Agile Illustrated - Sample #2

Leading Answers

The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and servant leadership behaviors for working with agile teams. A lesser-known cousin to the Agile Manifesto, the Declaration of Interdependence was created in a few years after the Agile Manifesto to describe how to achieve an Agile Mindset in product and project leadership. Concentrate on developing features the business asks for: This is how we can get the best benefits for the business and support for the process.

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

Some of the ideas that find themselves in business agility came from the study of complexity science and the notion of complex adaptive systems, where a perfect understanding of parts of the process doesn’t translate into a perfect understanding of the whole system’s behavior. At the center of any business agility framework is innovation. People, not processes are what makes change happen. The more successful businesses apply this to their leadership roles as well.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices. Much has been written in the project and product worlds about “tailoring” processes and practices, based on the work being done.

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How has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

At least, the 1950’s were when project management emerged as a discipline to help manufacturing, construction and government initiatives deliver more reliably and with greater repeatability. And less on following rigid processes. A shift to leadership.

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

The first part of my book sets out the four essentials of team leadership, and a great project leader must constantly address each of these and keep them in balance: focus on individuals, build and share a clear plan, foster a true sense of team spirit, and communicate relentlessly – and well. Read more about the four essentials of project team leadership. How is management different from leadership? What kind of leadership is this? Mike Clayton.

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Embracing Metrics for Success In Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

We want to create safety for leadership, demonstrate progress against the backlog, and give the organization an idea of what it’s going to get for its investment. And the lagging indicators are the things we find out later in the process— we call those performance metrics.

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Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis

But it is in a crisis when the true meaning of leadership is defined. Related: Common Leadership Challenges. Learn what the red flags are for schedule, budget, performance, scope, quality and governance risk are. We also wanna know our team members, we wanna know who we can call on if we need, like, creative, innovative solutions. And who are the people who know the structures who can put the framework and the processes in place when things change?

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48 Experts Share Their #1 Tip for New Project Managers


Not surprisingly, these process fanatics shared a plethora of great tips to help newcomers succeed in this ever-changing area of work. To Be the Best, Hone Your Leadership & Management Skills. Following the PM process and keeping up with all the communication tools like the risk log, issue log, schedule, and deliverables should all take a back seat to leading your team. The most important skill a project manager must master is Leadership!

The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

Understand the PMO lifecycle framework and which phases and processes are most relevant for a PMO team member. Governance. Governance Design. Governance Operation. Knowledge and Innovation. Innovation Operations. Knowledge management innovation.

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Review: How to survive the organizational revolution

Henny Portman

Trends that affect the way we think about organization like the competition is driven by speed and innovation. On the other hand, the authors see several trends around organizational forms: Departments are out; processes are in.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary


Organizations must become more adaptive to achieve greater innovation, responsiveness, efficiency, and productivity. Agile development also advocates self-governing, dedicated teams over individuals assigned to a project for faster, more customer-centric delivery. Part 2: Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough Governance. To foster innovation, creativity, and productivity, the enterprise must balance top-down oversight with bottom-up agility.

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Going Above and Beyond with Human Resource Management

They are responsible for the company’s improvements, as well as project creation and coming up with innovative ways to keep the team and company going. They are as significant as project management or any existing management process in an organization. Human resource management is the process or method that is responsible for hiring, managing, and directing people contributing in a company. Never underestimate the power of this management process.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO


If technology and business peers within the organization are struggling for the operational bandwidth they need to survive, no one is able to look up from the problems at hand to innovate in serving the customer. And without the PMO using solid rules of strategic governance to ensure only the right projects are on-deck, you won’t ever gain a solid, end-to-end process that encompasses KPIs based on customer-obsessed strategies. Process. Governance.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by the end of 2018, at least 40% of organizations will have a fully staffed Digital Leadership Team versus a Single DX Executive Lead to accelerate enterprise-wide DX initiatives. To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. Artificial Intelligence can help streamline many of the HR processes.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM


Keeping these key areas in mind will help PPMs supply not just functional enterprise-wide PM—but PM that delivers both foundational and innovative benefits. As I was writing this post, I found the agenda for Gartner’s upcoming PPM and IT Governance Summit next month. This gets tougher as processes get more iterative and as project sponsors fade away when faced with too much change, too quickly.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM


Keeping these key areas in mind will help PPMs supply not just functional enterprise-wide PM—but PM that delivers both foundational and innovative benefits. As I was writing this post, I found the agenda for Gartner’s upcoming PPM and IT Governance Summit next month. This gets tougher as processes get more iterative and as project sponsors fade away when faced with too much change, too quickly.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery


The Project Management Institute (PMI) asked this question for the first time ever for its 2020 Pulse of the Profession ® report, knowing that organizations are rewiring to innovate and deliver competitive products and services quickly. Provide ‘just enough’ governance.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers are those that embrace the mantle of leadership. In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. So, then the shift was on to LEADERSHIP.

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Radio Show Transcript - My Experience with Transformation Costa Rica - Recorded April 6, 2018

PM That Works

And so when we start talking about the Seven Streams of influence we're talking about government talking about arts you're talking about education. So those are your Seven Streams of influence and also making sure that within the government you have buy in all the way to the top which is the president of the country and so they started to align all these different factors of what they would need buy in from to come and do a transformation. And so they started to get the process.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And I was working for this VP that was like really super cool, is very into agile and we were coming up with really creative things for like team formation strategies and agile governance, all stuff. We have to figure out how to install governance.

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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. 20% of companies say that their IT requirements process is not the articulation of business need. 58% of organizations report more defined processes and practices as their key step to project success. Other than that, with well-defined processes and practices, the chances of project success automatically increases. .

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100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020


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. They matter in society and governance.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management. A project-based funding structure creates a slower, more complicated budgeting process that requires estimates, plans, and details far before they are able to be accurate.

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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. 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. The American Manufacturing Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy across the globe.

Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure


When reviewing vendors to meet that need, these PPM pros had better factor effective capacity planning processes into the mix. I’ve sat in numerous meetings where executives redirected our priorities to a new “great idea or opportunity” I understand the excitement of identifying what seems to be the best thing for the company that also happens to be innovative or interesting, and I wouldn’t want to sound dismissive. Ask yourself: Is the process working?

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This is why your company doesn’t make real progress, although everyone works so hard.

However, the organisation has a policy that allows the team release their increment only after a painful process that is governed by external approvers and only as a part of a monolith code base in sync with other teams, on a specific date. Servant Leadership over Heroic Leadership. .

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The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]


PMOs can no longer focus on standardization, governance, or control when the business needs agility, flexibility, and innovation. The result is an outbreak of Zombie PMOs that are simply going through the motions instead of being innovative and fully agile. Consider a few of these questions to determine your PMO status: Does your PMO have a maniacal focus on standards and processes? Warning! The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here.

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