Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. His company works with clients to successfully solve problems using innovation and Design Thinking approaches. Anyone who wants to solve a problem can use Design Thinking to find innovative solutions.

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. Teams spend too much time recording viewpoints and information—but not enough time reviewing or planning experiments.

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The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute of 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. .

Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

It requires sensing emerging trends and actively listening to customer requests, then acting on this information and making the changes required to position the organization for where it needs to be in the future. Please Innovate While We Micromanage You!

How to Create an Innovative Project Team

LiquidPlanner

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. Share information effectively inside the team.

12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software

MavenLink

The company adopted a modern and intuitive project management system to access real-time information about resources for improved project strategies and a reduction in non-billable time spent staffing projects.

5 Ways Project Team Collaboration can Drive Innovation

Keyedin

Innovation in project management is becomming more and more essential. Innovation can be driven by ensuring team collaboration and giving the whole project team access to core project information.

Book Summary: Think Better – An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking

Project Bliss

Learn how to think better by using productive thinking approaches with Tim Hurson’s book Think Better – An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking. Information is far more easily accessible these days. It’s how they use that information that can be helpful.

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. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

Project Innovation – a Value Chain Approach

Tony Adams

We talk a lot about using innovation to create exciting and funky products, and to deliver a competitive advantage. Value chain thinking gives us a powerful toolkit to help pinpoint innovation opportunities within our project delivery practice. Exploiting these opportunities gives us a leg-up to deliver innovative business outcomes to the market, faster and cheaper than our competitors. Identifying Innovation Opportunities Across the Value Chain.

Project Innovation – a Value Chain Approach

Tony Adams

We talk a lot about using innovation to create exciting and funky products, and to deliver a competitive advantage. Value chain thinking gives us a powerful toolkit to help pinpoint innovation opportunities within our project delivery practice. Exploiting these opportunities gives us a leg-up to deliver innovative business outcomes to the market, faster and cheaper than our competitors. Identifying Innovation Opportunities Across the Value Chain.

Employee-Led Innovation (4): IdeaSedCard and Pitching Contest

Inloox

You want to motivate your employees and successfully lead them to be more innovative and creative. On the other hand, this harbors the risk that internal information and ideas could be passed on to the outside. Advantages of the Pitching Contest Like most of the methods for employee-led innovation, the pitching contest creates a positive innovation culture. Read more from the Employee-Led Innovation series: Advantages of In-House Idea Development.

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management

LiquidPlanner

Both OEMs and CMs can end up getting information too late in the process to make corrections; and even when they do get or share information in a timely manner, deterministic systems such as Project make it difficult for teams to change priorities and reallocate resources.

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How the Fail Fast Approach Brings Innovative Solutions

Runrun.it

The concept of fail fast and embracing failure entails testing new ideas and innovating on current strategies. Such failures will essentially lead to more knowledge and new innovations. Radical innovations are often begun through errors and failures, the Forbes article explains.

Diversifying a City’s Economy by ‘Innovating Out’ From the Core

Leankor

Diversifying a City's Economy by 'Innovating Out' From the Core. In a recent article , James Lochrie – a national tech leader – points out the amazing transition happening in the Calgary innovation ecosystem as we move from primarily “energy tech” innovation to a more broad-based collection of startups that cross industry boundaries. Building, deploying and managing information technology to support the above.

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments.

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments.

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.

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

The 6th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, held in Alcala de Henares, Spain, brought together scientists, engineers, and researchers from NASA, the European Space Agency, universities and industry.

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. In the meantime, I encourage you to download the full eBook, “ Planning Deconstructed ,” which contains the information we will cover in this series in greater detail.

33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0: Vote for the Best!

Wrike

I’ve assembled a list of blogs that give me substantial food for thought when I write on innovations in project management. The list also includes blogs that serve as great sources of information about Enterprise 2.0, What project management blogs do you read?

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Economic Downturn is Time to Innovate

Wrike

Some experts, including Bill Gates , answer: “ Innovation.” ” Innovation means finding new ways to do business in this harsh situation and learning to think differently. It is said that innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity and not a threat. One of the ways to do it is to improve the efficiency of your operations through innovations in project management. characteristics pushing innovation.

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Informal learning - the root of KM?

Knowledgeline

Been reading through Jay Cross's new book - "informal learning - rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance" during the holiday break. Way more learning happens in the coffee room than the classroom, but firms continue to spend way more on formal training than informal learning - there is a huge disconnect right there. link] So when last did you reflect on your informal learning practice(s

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Virtual Watercooler Breaks: The Value of Informal Communication in Remote Teams

Wrike

It revealed that about 80% of successful ideas created in teams were born from informal conversations, both in co-located and virtual teams. It also stated that in R&D teams, almost 90% of conversations could be described as informal.

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33 Selected Blogs Update: 11 More Blogs for Project Management Innovators

Wrike

So in this post, I’d like to add another 11 blogs for project management innovators to my initial collection. I’m Not Actually a Geek is a blog written by Hutch Carpenter, a well-known evangelist of innovation and Enterprise 2.0. The post got over 220 comments and still counting!

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6 Practical Tips For Improving Your Team’s Digital Skills

Scoro

We can and we must develop a flexible, sustainable approach to innovation in an era of constant change. information and data literacy. Gather information about: 1. Innovation Work management

2018 74

The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute of Learning

Diversity is critical to a team’s success because it enables greater innovation. Our organization has many assets—information systems, information sources, tools, templates, procedures, learnings, and other things—that our team could adopt to improve our effectiveness.

2020 83

Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. If the work is unique and innovative, your appetite for contingency is likely to be higher.

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

ProjectManager.com

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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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute of Learning

We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices. [This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ].

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Agile management adapts more easily to changes in an environment of innovation. Seek to regularly improve and innovate. For more information on Genius Project and its Agile features see www.geniusproject.com. Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation?

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Key Takeaways from ‘The Phoenix Project’ DevOps Simulation

International Institute of Learning

Priority information not passed downstream. Flow of work kept stopping and going back upstream because of lack of information. Ask ‘How does this affect you?’, ‘What information do you need to be able to do your work and make decisions?’.

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Why Productivity in Project Businesses is Flatlining?

The Lazy Project Manager

If we look at this McKinsey & Company study , one of the main reasons stems from poor project management and the lack of technological innovation and adoption. However, they often don’t have this information.

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Overcoming Distance and Cultural Barriers to Virtual Teamwork

International Institute of Learning

From studies such as the work of Mehrabian, we know that not all information passes through the words of an exchange (verbal communication). The common threads to Peter’s career are innovation and exploration. “Out of sight, out of mind.”

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Effective Collaboration for Outstanding Virtual Teamwork

Project Bliss

Seeing the human side of people fosters empathy, trust, and more collaborative and innovative teams. Share information, but also be intentional with your communication. Make sure the information or message is clear and concise. Access to Information.

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What Is Synergy, and How Can It Help My Management?

ProjectManager.com

If one has flawed information or is less competent or overconfident, the outcome could be negative. Trust lays the groundwork for innovation. Focus: Like attracts like, and a deliberate focus creates a powerful momentum of attraction of people, knowledge and information.

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What’s the Most Important Job of a Project Manager?

LiquidPlanner

Building the plan is not a project manager’s most important job— especially for projects that need to innovate among a lot of uncertainties. If innovation is required to be successful, the most important job of a PM is to nurture an environment where the team can innovate.

2016 147

How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

There are templates you can use to write your business case and collect all the pertinent information, which includes the following: Executive summary. In fact, in some lean or agile organizations, over-reliance on documentation is seen as a clear impediment to innovation and collaboration.

2019 353

Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

How can we make sense of all the information and technology that is available to us, make the right decisions, and successfully manage our projects? LeRoy Ward, IIL Executive VP of Enterprise Solutions and Sander Boeije, Program Manager – IIL Online Conferences .

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An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

Supply chain management is used to describe a number of different approaches that are used to integrate the flow of materials, finances and information efficiently. Make sure information is visible to capture early in the process.

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