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.

Win Copies of The Myths of Innovation [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

When I met Scott Berkun in Texas for the Digital PM Summit last year, he kindly signed two copies of his book, The Myths of Innovation, for me to offer as giveaway prizes. Today I have a great giveaway for you.

What is innovation?

Growing Agile

One of the topics discussed was what innovation actually is and how we can foster it. We encounter many companies who count innovation as one of their company values, and lots who have innovation labs or teams. We all concurred that innovation needs to solve a need in a new way.

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?

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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Distorted reality field

Musings on Project Management

Imaginative innovation requires acceptance of a distorted reality field Paraphrase of an observation and commentary by Walter Isaacson. InnovationDistorted reality? How does that fit with "we're all in this together"; committed scope-cost-schedule-quality; risk management; and "other people's money"? When I think PMO, I think: Orthodox PM; rules; constraints; commitments; and all the rest I'm not.

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5 Ways to Build Innovation into your Project Team


Innovation cannot happen without a project manager who recognises that change is part of a process. Here’s how you can build innovation into your project team. {socialbuttons}. News/Blog

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.

How to Create an Innovative Project Team


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.

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.

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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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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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.


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 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?

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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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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.

The Era of Disruptive Innovation and Milkshake Marketing

Boost by Brightpod

Marketing Unraveled: in this series we break down modern marketing strategies and techniques through examples so that you can elevate your efforts

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


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.

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


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


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.

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


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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A clever tool to help you problem solve

Lynne Cazaly

It's one of the reasons I give groups and teams this creative and innovation thinking tool to make problems bigger. It's a process that let's you look at creativity, innovation and problem solving by making it bigger before you get your hands dirty by doing something about it. collaboration innovation problem solving template thinking

6 Practical Tips For Improving Your Team’s Digital Skills


We can and we must develop a flexible, sustainable approach to innovation in an era of constant change. Finding a way to integrate learning and work to cultivate a continuous study process could be your golden ticket to hacking innovation. Innovation Work management

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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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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Getting Started with Project Management


Along the way, you will also find ways to innovate on project structure, communicate more effectively, and enable cross-team collaboration. Getting Started with Project Management. In 2013, Moz learned the hard way what can happen when a project gets derailed.

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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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Team overload -- burning out

Musings on Project Management

what you want toward self improvement and personnel innovation" model; formulas like that lend objectivity to the process (not playing. Are you on one of those death march projects about to burn out. Want some time off? Perhaps it's in the plan Formula solution Google among others -- Microsoft, etc -- are well known for the "time off, do. favorites, etc). Note: more on this in the "6x2x1". planning Project Management Teamwork

?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.

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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?

10 Best Project Management Quotes

Even if such top-down authority is adhered to, it will crush any creative thinking and innovation. It’s easy to forget that Henry Ford was a great innovator. They are more than learning experiences; they are fundamental to the process of creation and innovation. “As

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6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

Projects are often pursued for the purpose of generating revenues, creating growth opportunities, seeking innovation or even increasing brand awareness, but it can be easy to get caught up in just day-to-day operations without recognizing the actual cost of missing some more basic projects.

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Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitization


This is possible due to automation and optimization of production processes and workflows, which in turn leads to increased innovation power and customer satisfaction, since companies can offer them more value for their money. This pool can include customers, partners, universities and other external stakeholders in the innovation process. The first part of this 3-part series gave an insight into what “digital transformation” means.

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The Project Manager who Smiled

The Lazy Project Manager

If you are having a good time, there is a far greater chance a positive, innovative atmosphere will be nurtured… A smile and a joke can go a long way, so be quick to see the lighter side of life’.

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