Employee-Led Innovation (2): Innovation Labs and Open Innovation


In the first part of the "Employee-Led Innovation" series we’ve already looked at the advantages of developing new ideas in this way and what creativity and innovation mean in the first place. Now we’re going to look at a method that lets employees be creative without being steered in a particular direction: Innovation Labs. What is an Innovation Lab? Open Innovation is about building a network and getting input from outside.

How Smart Managers Create an Innovation Culture


Another popular word that gets tossed around often is innovation. In many cases, innovation is given the aura of the mythical and the inexplicable. But in my research, I’ve found that, like most things, innovation can be planned with software and encouraged with positive mindsets.

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.

Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation


Everyone in business is talking about innovation, but how does one actually innovate? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you practical steps you can take to innovate by using co-creation and project management techniques. An innovation, she said, is a new method, idea or product.

What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?


Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders. Companies that Innovate with Cloud Storage. It was a risk that paid off handsomely for the company, but it involved innovative thinking.

Employee-Led Innovation (3): Promote Creativity Using These Techniques


If these employees also have specific subject matter expert ise , there is even greater innovation potential. If not, there are many more puzzles like this to practice on the Internet: Destination Innovation.com Rinkworks.com Folj.com Read on: Employee-Led Innovation (1): Advantages of In-House Idea Development Employee-Led Innovation (2): Innovation Labs and Open InnovationMany people claim to be either creative or not creative.

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Employee-Led Innovation (1): Advantages of In-House Idea Development


Our latest blog series will focus on idea generation and management and we’ll present you with a number of methods which will help you offer your employees incentives to create innovation because your own employees often have the best ideas and the necessary know-how. What is innovation and creativity? Innovation is often defined as the (complex) new developments associated with technical, social and economic change.

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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?

Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

I recently spoke at Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ) and was struck by the innovative theme of the conference. Already when I prepared for my presentation the organisers said, “Innovation is a big thing down here”, and indeed it is. Innovation

12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software


Project management software (PMS) helps companies more effectively manage both day-to-day and long-term projects by providing crucial insights into the lifecycle of tasks and availability of resources.

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.

Simplify Team Collaboration for More Innovation | TeamGantt


Simplifying team collaboration frees up more time for innovation. Here’s how to collaborate effectively so your team has space for work that moves the needle

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.

It's All About Innovation - Both Technical and Commercial


Like them, we are constantly on the lookout, but for innovation and challenges. _STORY WRITTEN BY MARINAE BERRIOT, ENGINEER AT SENTINELLES DU WEB _ HOW ARE YOU (YOUR ORGANIZATION) MAKING AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD? We are craftsmen of the internet.

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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

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

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


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. The post Diversifying a City’s Economy by ‘Innovating Out’ From the Core appeared first on Leankor.

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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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.

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.

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

Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation is often viewed as the Holy Grail of business and the primary driver for growth. The question, of course, is “How do we manage innovation needs?”.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

Business innovation: all about how to reinvent your business


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?

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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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?

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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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Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You

The IIL Blog

Intro by trugroup.com admin Scott ] “In this interview, Rich Sheridan — founder of Menlo Innovations and author of the new book Chief Joy Officer — shares the trials and tribulations in cultivating and leading a positive work culture in an ever-changing business world.

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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.

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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

KEYNOTE: Innovation Project Management. Dr. Harold Kerzner (Senior Executive Director, IIL) first introduces his audience to innovation. Be aware that cost reduction measures are a short-term solution, whereas innovation aims at future profits. Creativity and innovation.

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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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