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Agile Innovation


Agile methods are supposed to facilitate innovation through iterative development followed by inspection and adaption. Psst, this is your conscious, I am here to remind you about something you have thought about, but then hid away in the back of your mind.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.


Agile Innovation


Agile methods are supposed to facilitate innovation through iterative development followed by inspection and adaption. Psst, this is your conscious, I am here to remind you about something you have thought about, but then hid away in the back of your mind.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Overcoming „projectitis“ in organisations


Potential criteria are: Is the work rather unique, innovative, creative (e.g. During the past fifty years projects became quite popular in organisations.

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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.

It´s all about the impact of a project, not the deliverables!


Another issue is worth mentioning as the monitoring and controlling of the progress was done through an innovative “Electronic Photo Monitoring System”. In trainings project managers are often told that the main focus of a project is to deliver in time and in budget.

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The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management


In this way, emerging economies will generate the correct political, social and economic incentives to support long-term innovation and growth. New results of a PwC repor t sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world.

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


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.

Temporary Organizing – the new art of working


Patricia Prado and Jonathan Sapsed: The Anthropophagic Organization: How Innovations Transcend the Temporary in a Project-based Organization.

The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

I fired off, "Creating an over bureaucratic morass stifling innovation & implementing process instead of cultivating leaders." It was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs? Can you comment?" Can I comment? Really? That is like cheese to a mouse. Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders?

Recovery projects – Better with a bloody nose…?!


When projects go 1 st time right it may be because of excellent project management, but also because the project was just well sold, the project, technology or the environment not that challenging, complex or innovative or just by sheer luck.

Managing and working in Project Society


Secondly, project-supported organizations (PSOs) include organisations that rely on projects to drive innovation and competitive advantage. Many surveys proof the fact, that we experience an increasing number and importance of projects in our society.

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“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”


Answers like “never” or “when the business unit stops innovating and enters a decay phase” are generally not acceptable. Does this question sound familiar? If you get asked it regularly then you may be part of the mainstream transformation from software projects to products.

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Formally recognise the profession of project management, and dedicate certified project management resources to deliver their commitments – A call from Sydney


It will only be through harmonising our practices and approaches that the power of the project management discipline will force a collective global shift and we will see tangible improvement in productivity, innovation and competitiveness.“.

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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Agile Project Management demystified


Many organisations try to improve their project management practices through applying agile approaches, e.g. in software development, innovation or change projects. However, to reach new levels of innovation and development the improvisation is key.

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Rethinking Resource Management

Arras People

Eight forces are creating this complexity today, constraining the progress of organisations and teams as they try to innovate and deliver on their strategic objectives.

2017 57

Lean Project Management – old wine in new bottles or a real gain?


They certainly cover some repetitive processes and functions, but in essence it´s all about innovation, creation of unique deliverables through a one-off management effort.

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Forming project teams – the right mix is key to success


There is enough evidence through research that diversity of the team helps to be more innovative and to overcome challenging situations in projects. It is well known, that teamwork is essential for projects. Many research papers, books and standards (like the IPMA ICB ) highlight this fact.

How Management Changes as Your Company Grows (Greiner's Growth Model)


That’s why companies constantly need to innovate and improve. Be careful though, innovation for its own sake isn’t good either. In a nutshell, the company loses its ability to innovate and conquer new markets because it becomes too focused on efficiency.

PMI Global Congress Wrap-up

Zen Project Management

He talked about how innovation evolved at Lego, based on a book he wrote on the topic. I'm at the Orlando airport, departing from this year's PMI North America Global Congress. I've attended at least part of every North America congress since 1999, and even a few of the ones in Europe. While I did enjoy it, this year's was definitely not among my favorites. I missed the first day's activities due to a personal commitment.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution … and what it means for project management!


Projects are performed to enable innovative products and services, they require a flexible and context-adaptive facilitation.

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bimodal IT


Treatment: Mix Models, Engage the teams and Innovate. Is it just me, or does Bimodal IT sound like a mental health condition? Unfortunate name aside, it has been adopted by companies reluctant to embrace agile but looking for a halfway-house / best-of-both-worlds solution.

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The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

Well, one person’s innovative maverick is another person’s loose canon. It can distinguish clever innovation from reckless shortcuts. This Blog is brought to you courtesy of Dr Mike Clayton. It covers the very important topic of project governance.

When Outsourcing Makes Sense


Using examples like Google and Apple who are known for their innovation is a good segue to talk about when outsourcing makes sense and I have had good experiences with it.

Five Advantages of Applying Design Thinking in Project Management


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.