Auteur model of innovation

Musings on Project Management

Now we hear about the auteur model of innovation, an idea coined by John Kao, an innovation guru. Auteur: an innovator that has a distinctly personal style and maintains artistic control over all design and production aspects of his/her work [a definition adapted for projects from the film industry where the auteur model has been practiced for. InnovationGood grief! Yet another model to learn about.

New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? People are free to innovate, with the PMO’s framework of processes and templates at the core of all new activities. Are you aiming for your PMO to be the hub of innovation?

Business innovation: all about how to reinvent your business

Runrun.it

The post Business innovation: all about how to reinvent your business appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Have you stopped to think about the existence of IBM and other long-running companies like Xerox, Kodak and HP?

20/20 Vision – Innovation Game in Action

Tyner Blain

Innovation Games. If you are a product manager (or play one on tv), and aren’t already familiar with Innovation Games, you should be.

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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. And this is exactly what innovative teams do.

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success (REVIEW)

Project Management Hacks

I recently read Shane Snow ‘s book, “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success.” Simplicity: Inside An Innovative Solution To Saving Babies.

Podcast 90 – Innovative Project Delivery with Trish Sutter

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s explore innovation on projects In this podcast, Trish Sutter from Armada Consulting speaks to me about innovation on projects. The post Podcast 90 – Innovative Project Delivery with Trish Sutter appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. The team at Armada focuses on maximising clients’ returns on enterprise project investments in performance and profitability improvement.

Podcast 95 – How conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects In this podcast, project management industry thought-leader Lee Lambert speaks to me about how conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects. The post Podcast 95 – How conflict can lead to creativity and innovation in projects appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

IPMA 2014 – Innovation through Dialog

Fear No Project PM

While I have a lot of readers who are in Europe – thank you for reading! – I know that many of my readers are here in the USA and always looking for a good reason to get out of the country. I also know that some of you are members of the International Project Management […]. Best Practice Conference Professional Development learning pm project management training

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

LiquidPlanner

Keeping Up With the Speed of Innovation. What CMs and OEMs need is a project management system that lets them build productive and profitable relationships and keep up with the speed of innovation. While contract manufacturing is not a new concept, its reach continues to increase.

Friday Roundup: Self-Driving Cars, Robots, and the Most Innovative Companies

LiquidPlanner

Self-driving cars are being built and tested as we speak; robots and automated processes are replacing mundane human effort—and making way for us to do more innovative work with our brains. Why Big Firms Are More Likely to Innovate – Harvard Business Review.

Innovative leaders ask powerful “what-if” questions

Susanne Madsen

” When you ask these great questions you will challenge your team to think beyond the status quo and into innovation and creative thinking. Asking q uestions is an essential component of leadership.

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Effect of Culture on Innovation – A Conversation with Vivek Wadhwa

Guerrilla Project Management

From tech entrepreneur to business owner, from accomplished academic to widely published writer, Vivek Wadhwa is an agent of innovation and disruption. From tech entrepreneur to business owner, from accomplished academic to widely published writer, Vivek Wadhwa is an agent of innovation and disruption.

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Stay on Top of Your Work With Michael Oblak! [PODCAST EPISODE #14]

TimeCamp

Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast innovation michael oblak podcast sheetsu stay on top stay on top of workStay on Top of Work With Michal Oblak! Another Wednesday, another episode of our podcast!

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INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team’s Skills

Celoxis

best practices collaboration infographic Leadership Project Management Trends work culture celoxis innovation Online project management tool people management project management web based project management softwareINFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team's Skills.

Whole Product Game

Tyner Blain

Gamestorming has an article describing the Whole Product game and a link to Innovation Games’ online version. We stayed pretty close to the script for following the “rules” of the game as described on the Innovation Games and Gamestorming sites.

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Inspiration

Musings on Project Management

Hedges goes on (I paraphrase her ideas): Inaction is your enemy human factors InnovationDoes your work inspire you? Super if so Frustrating if not Kristi Hedges tells us in an hbr.org essay that psychologists T. Thrash and A. Elliot have posited three contributors to an inspired work life: We see new possibilities We're receptive to outside influences We've a feeling of energy and motivation Not working for you?

Creative constraints

Musings on Project Management

InnovationMost of us are familiar with the Theory of Constraints as postulated by Eliyahu Goldratt in his famous book: "The Goal". In ToC, constraints are not good; they're the bad guy Now, comes along a TED talk that sets up the opposite proposition: Constraints are 'somewhat' the good guy because they frame the issue, estabish a target, and get us beyond "writer's block". Take a look: "The power of.

Analyze, optimize, etc

Musings on Project Management

We’re moving into a world where machines and software can analyze (see patterns that were always hidden before); optimize (tell a plane which altitude to fly each mile to get the best fuel efficiency); prophesize (tell you when your elevator will break and human factors Innovation Project ManagementAccording to Tom Friedman, author of "The World is Flat, "we’re in the middle of a change in the “climate” of technology."

The Lord Beaverbrook model

Musings on Project Management

Innovation process Project Management QuotationsLord Beaverbrook, a genious in getting things done with big bureaucracy under the extreme pressure of war, had this philosophy Organization is the enemy of improvisation It is a long jump from knowing to doing Committees take the punch out of. fill in the blank]. Lord Beaverbrook was a close advisor and confidant of Winston Churchill during WW II. His genius: making.

Disruptive defined -- again!

Musings on Project Management

I'm not one to obsess over the number of angels on the head of a pin, but a recent posting about what's disruptive and what's not caught my eye -- to wit: an innovation that captures and exploits excess capacity may well be disruptive even it doesn't it the traditional definition that it must come from below from a less capable competitor The poster child for this idea is the smart phone that. Innovation

Morse code on a Smart Phone?

Musings on Project Management

The code is simpler also: So, InnovationNow we learn about an experiment to "simplify" typing on a smart phone -- perhaps someday coming to you. Google has been thinking about a variant of Morse Code they call TAP Don't remember your Morse? Perhaps you remember this: Of course, on a smart phone, it's much "simpler". You merely 'tap' on two large buttons, one for dot and one for dash.

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Tool Review: Streamtime

The Digital Project Manager

With effortless project planning, one click estimating and invoicing, innovative time tracking, slick scheduling and intelligent reporting, Streamtime gives you complete visibility of your projects all within a beautiful interface. Posted in Articles General Tools.

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Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

Leveraging Planview Enterprise provided Kingspan with the visibility they needed to power their own in-house Innovation Development System (IDS). They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

Leveraging Planview Enterprise provided Kingspan with the visibility they needed to power their own in-house Innovation Development System (IDS). They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

Things at Google may have changed since those days, but at what cost to innovation? Innovative projects will improve company culture; people love to work somewhere innovative that has a future. Reward innovative thinkers, but also reign them in when you need to.

5 Collaboration Trends You Will See in Project Management During 2018

Brad Egeland

” Moreover, the continuous diffusion of innovative technologies throughout the working landscape has accelerated and governed this shift. In the next year, we’re going to see fundamental shifts in collaboration.

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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. Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility?

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8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency

Azendoo

Here’s 10 ways to help your staff to adjust to these new challenges and embrace innovation. Innovating at the required pace, or as radically as necessary, is a challenge for most organizations. Innovating from the inside is not always the best way to manage high-speed transformation.

2015 148

Capturing and Learning from Project Experiences; why slowing down can help you speed up!

Hydra

Capturing and Learning from Project Experiences; why slowing down can help you speed up!

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.

How to buy Project Management Consulting Services: Service as a Product (SaaP)

Guerrilla Project Management

Innovative firms are thinking differently about how they charge for their consulting services and they are offering creative ways to package Project Management.

2014 71

Project management salaries: Talent gap reveals long-term growth

Moira Alexander

Organizations are increasingly relying on project management professionals to implement strategic initiatives, drive change and deliver on innovation. And whole industries just now realizing the value of project management are expected to spur a boom in demand for project management skills in the coming decade, according to the a recent report from the Project Management Institute.

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Being Productive is a State of the Mind

Celoxis

Productivity has evolved into a more holistic concept with a focus on collaboration, process innovation, and business outcomes. The context of productivity has gone through a world of change in the last decade. Companies were following the traditional manufacturing through the process of measuring resource output against hours. That’s the productivity formula anyway. Today productivity means a lot more than just more done output per resource.

Overcoming Annual Planning with Adaptability

Arras People

At its heart, this issue involves innovating to overcome cumbersome project lifecycles so annual planning will no longer have a death grip on the business. Empowering the PMO to Be the Change-Maker. Is your PMO cultivating a blame-free culture?

Getting Ready For a Project Management Job Change

Arras People

It’s useful to carry out research on what is happening in the marketplace; who is sharing news about business growth, new strategies or innovations. I’m thinking about a change in job this year, is there anything I can be doing now in preparation?

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Five Advantages of Applying Design Thinking in Project Management

Celoxis

Design thinking first emerged as a methodology for driving innovation; it is now the go-to mindset for most managers, including progressive project managers. Project management and design thinking have been evolving rapidly in the recent years. Being both a science and an art, design thinking is an important part of project management that cannot be ignored anymore.

Eliminating Work Silos for Greater Collaboration

Backlog

Innovation will suffer, and ultimately, teams will too readily form strategies that don’t sufficiently support the greater goals of the company. Too many organizations tout collaboration as a fundamental tool for success while allowing silo mentality to run rampant across their teams.

2017 164

?6 Ways to Improve Team Motivation

Brad Egeland

Motivating project teams leads to increased collaboration , innovation and productivity, all of which allow the team grow and succeed together. ​ A project manager wears many hats: planner, negotiator, resource manager, delegator and accountant to name but a few.

CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]

LiquidPlanner

The series offers a look into some of the most successful executives in the industry and what they’re doing to grow and innovate within their companies. LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce was recently featured on TechChats, a web series by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).