New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests. This is a very prescriptive approach, where a PMO sets out new processes and provides new templates and expects people to comply and use them. People affected by new processes are able to identify with them.

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the internet began to significantly influence how information and meetings were managed. 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. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow.

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

MPUG

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.

How to work a little more creatively

Lynne Cazaly

adaptability creative creative process creativity influence innovation presentation sensemaking stories storytelling thinking visual storiesStoryboards are powerful thinking and communication tools in films and advertising. and we can use them too. Just as film creatives map out the proposed scenes of a movie, we can be story boarders too! A creative tool I use often with teams to think and work more creatively is storyboarding.

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Employee-Led Innovation (6) – The Walt Disney Method for Idea Development

Inloox

The roleplay process First, there should be a test run so the participants can get to know all the roles: In the dreamer area, the participants are asked to think of a particularly beautiful or creative moment in their lives. They should feel a positive influence and move on to the next phase with a particularly good feeling - to the realist area. Read more from the Employee-Led Innovation series: Advantages of In-House Idea Development. Innovation Labs and Open Innovation.

What Skills Will Make You a Top Manager in 2022?

Epicflow Blog

Analytical Thinking and Innovation . In 2022, analytical thinking and innovation will be even more important. Continue being a PM innovator and always look for new management ideas and techniques, as it will give you a considerable advantage. This book was written by Jake Knapp , who created the Google Ventures sprint process, John Zeratsky , who was a design lead at YouTube, and Braden Kowitz , who founded the Google Ventures design team in 2009.

2022 70

10 Productivity Factors You Probably Never Knew Before!

nTask

Certain productivity factors influence your work pace, your overall efficiency, and the quality of your work. Let’s look into these factors and how they influence your working ability. Top Productivity Factors Known for Influencing PM’s Work Routine.

2021 101

Five Factors Shaping The Future Of Project Management

LiquidPlanner

However, any delays that occur between the various project development stages can create bottlenecks in the process. He says: “Innovation and speed go hand in hand, which is why companies are adopting agile methodology. Masters of collaboration, communication, and influence.

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An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable. Like anything else, SCM didn’t show up fully formed but was influenced by other disciplines. It was important to be responsive to these concerns, which lead to the integration of key business processes in the supply chain. The Process of Supply Chain Management.

2019 268

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. The key to successful leadership today is influence not authority.” – Kenneth Blanchard. Even if such top-down authority is adhered to, it will crush any creative thinking and innovation. This creates buy-in for the project, and it also influences the team to work harder towards their common goal.

2018 265

The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

Done well, it adds huge value to the project management process and benefits your organisation. Well, one person’s innovative maverick is another person’s loose canon. It can distinguish clever innovation from reckless shortcuts. There is plenty you can do to influence good governance on your project. Decision-making process. This Blog is brought to you courtesy of Dr Mike Clayton. It covers the very important topic of project governance.

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. — How do you influence your customers?

2019 59

Improving big data project management

Ganttic

Big data certainly has a major influence on the way companies can be restructured and improved to drive innovation and growth so it’s crucial that people involved in big data projects fully understand how to realise the benefits.

2021 78

Adapting to All-Remote Talent Management

Leading Answers

Written-down processes over on-the-job training. Both Automattic and GitLab have extensive onboarding handbooks, videos and FAQ resources but still admit this process is a challenge. The recent article “ Can We Still be Agile?

2020 78

How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

ProjectManager.com

The product launch is one of the most crucial processes in any successful project. Know the Buying Process. The foundation of all your marketing and sales rests on a deep understanding of the buying process. Where do they get their information, and who are the people or places that are influencing their purchases? Show how you’re a leader in the field, how your product is innovative and how there isn’t already a product on the market that does what yours does.

2018 304

The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. Influence. Influence. What to expect: Gina Abudi uses her experience with both small businesses and large organizations to write about projects, leadership, people, team building, professional development, and processes. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

2018 87

Using Digital Transformation to Be More Efficient

ProjectManager.com

Digital solutions are providing companies with new innovations and creative ways to tackle old problems more efficiently. Digital transformation is a way to get more innovative and take something beyond what a tweak of traditional methods might offer. But it also involves process, in that it encompasses workflows, tasks , approaches and methods.

2018 263

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Modelling is the reason we don’t want our children to hang out with “the wrong sort of influence” and it is the reason we want them to hang out with “the right sort of people”. You are likely to notice more creativity and innovation, the mood in the room is uplifting. Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team.

2019 280

Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

By automating project management processes, project managers and resources are better able to focus on the work at hand, and spend more time on tasks than on administrative or manual work. This is why creating and executing on a solid innovation-driven strategy is key.” We here at KeyedIn understand the importance of continually improving project management processes and methodologies to get the most value from your investments.

2019 60

Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!

Keyedin

By automating project management processes, project managers and resources are better able to focus on the work at hand, and spend more time on tasks than on administrative or manual work. This is why creating and executing on a solid innovation-driven strategy is key.” We here at KeyedIn understand the importance of continually improving project management processes and methodologies to get the most value from your investments.

2019 60

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. He says, “The difference today is that machines are going after people with college degrees, political influence and Twitter accounts. This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. The more information is available for processing, the more the AI systems can learn and the more accurate their predictions and decisions will be.

2018 114

Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

In fact the second principle is about reviewing the portfolio continuously – to make sure it is constantly aligned to strategy which sounds labour intensive especially when you consider that most portfolios today which are heavily aligned to the organisational annual budget planning process. Innovation Hub is a term from the Framework for Business Agility – you can take a look at the whitepaper about that.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. 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. They know how to influence, motivate, create and communicate a vision.

2019 279

How Can Leaders Retain Key Talent Through Unexpected Change?

ProProfs Project Management

Add to that the revolutionary potential of innovations like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Brexit, climate change, and other global events; it is obvious as we head into 2020 that a changing and uncertain business landscape is not going anywhere soon. For many leaders, managing the actual process of change can feel fairly predictable, supported as they are by the organization.

2020 66

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

Planio

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Project management is as much about people as it is about processes. Why you should read this: Once you master the materials inside the PMBOK you’ll have a process for initiating and successfully running any project.

2020 123

Cultivating an Adaptive Mindset

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

It is easy for our minds to play tricks and drive us to our default thinking; but if we can overcome our bias and engage with a broad network to encompass other perspectives, innovation and forward thinking can come to light and present the best opportunities forward. If not, we are stifling the ability to innovate and see through the murkiness that lurks. Innovation is suppressed under stress.

2019 62

Deming’s 14 Points – It’s All About Quality

Project Bliss

He’s had a HUGE influence in this area. So in 1950 he went to Japan and applied his improvement processes – very successfully. He’s had a huge influence on quality control. Innovate and constantly improve. Higher quality doesn’t come from inspection, but from improving the production process. Identify ways to create quality within the production processes all the way through. There are always opportunities to improve the process.

2019 120

How to Onboard Your Team to a New Project Management System

Epicflow Blog

But there are some steps you can take to prepare people : Plan the process well. According to PwC, 49% of employees still are not open to innovative digital technologies. People adjust to innovation at different rates: innovators and early adopters do it quite fast, while others take time. Select people who are visible and carry influence inside the organization and, before you go broad, pour all your resources into making these early adopters wildly successful.

2019 69

Teambuilding and Idea Development with Lego Serious Play

Inloox

The idea of Lego Serious Play (LSP) The LSP method promotes both innovation and business performance. Studies show that this kind of hands-on experience supports a deeper understanding of processes and faster recognition of opportunities. As visual, auditory and kinesthetic stimuli are addressed, the participants have to process and understand these stimuli on several levels.

2018 147

Celebrating Women in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged. We start with the influencers in leadership thinking such as Amy Edmundson with her latest book The Fearless Organization , Susan Cain with her book Quiet and Theresa Amabile and her book The Progress Principle. As women continue to expand their footprint in the field of project management, they’ll add innovative ideas and perspectives.

2019 301

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

The project sponsor should possess a strong appreciation of your organisation’s strategic goals; understand their role as sponsor; exert influence, and have some project management experience. Some key attributes to look for are: A strategic, innovative mindset. If your project sponsor is working at the wrong level or lacks influence, they will be unable to push through boundaries when needed. Think back to your most recent successful project.

2017 161

How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Design thinking is a non-linear process, which allows businesses and their project teams to embrace design concepts, in order to solve complex, ill-defined problems. It is especially useful for situations where project managers need to re-frame the way they view an issue, challenge internal assumptions, or truly innovate. Sensemaking – This step is all about ideas, innovation and envisioning solutions. Increased Opportunities For Innovation.

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

The project sponsor should possess a strong appreciation of your organisation’s strategic goals; understand their role as sponsor; exert influence, and have some project management experience. Some key attributes to look for are: A strategic, innovative mindset. If your project sponsor is working at the wrong level or lacks influence, they will be unable to push through boundaries when needed. Think back to your most recent successful project.

2017 156

What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

They communicate the project plan and focus on processes, systems and procedures like an effective monitor and control cycle. They are prepared to innovate and make courageous decisions that challenge the boundaries. Dr. Mike Clayton is an author and speaker specialising in project and change management, leadership, influence, and risk. Mike Clayton. What makes a brilliant project leader?

2018 241

Product Owner: Product Value Maximizer

Scrum.org

Product owner is mini CEO for Product and own the product; Product Owner preferred stances are The Visionary, The Collaborator, The Customer Representative, The Decision Maker, The Experimenter and The Influencer. Product Owner is Accountable for Maximizing Value of The Product.

2020 70

The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

Qualities like magnetism and charisma became important and self-help books had titles like “ How to Win Friends and Influence People ”. Books like “ The Lean Startup ” and “ Blue Ocean Strategy ” have become the new how-to guides for people wanting to innovate. The condition prevents the body from processing the common building block of protein tyrosine. It means we are wasteful innovators. Harvard Innovation Lab expert Tony Wagner puts it this way.

2018 80

Scrum is about value not work. Reflections from Scrum Guide Update

Scrum.org

The whole process starts with ‘this is all the work we should be working on, what should we start with?’. By making those things transparent to the customer you may start to influence the organization in how it structures the work. November 2020 was the launch of the Scrum Guide update.

2021 89

11 ways company politics can thwart your projects

Moira Alexander

Often real progress and innovation come about through the differing experience or views. Inappropriately leveraging personal influence. When this happens for no apparent reason, misguided, and often self-serving influence may be at the root. A PM has a responsibility, to continually remind all parties to limit influence towards furthering stakeholder needs only, and not their own agendas. Sharing of knowledge in of itself is an educational process.

2017 129

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.

Multinational Leadership: How to Successfully Lead Offshore Projects

PM Basics

In the future, the offshore activities will also be challenged by other factors such as the research of innovation from outsourcing agreements, which require definition and motivation of overseas partners/contractors and then measuring the value created through innovation and delivery. Do not take for granted that you can take the challenge and start doing this without a preliminary activity which involves only you as a PM and not processes or methodologies.