Innovation Project Management

International Institute for Learning

We are excited to bring you this blog post on Innovation Project Management, which is adapted from Dr. Harold Kerzner’s new book of the same title. Below, he explains why this topic is so important, the types of challenges that innovation project managers face, and much more. By the turn of the century, companies began to reevaluate whether functional managers were the right people to manage strategic projects, especially those involving innovation.

Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. It starts with leadership and cascades down to a shared mindset of team members. The process of learning starts with understanding the knowable and then adding to this through experiments and new learnings. These teams need support and coordination services throughout the process.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute for Learning

Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1]. In a nutshell, we can agree that innovation is all about bringing improvement and efficiency; and affecting the development of a company in a positive manner. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. .

How Smart Managers Create an Innovation Culture

ProjectManager.com

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. Therefore, creating an innovation culture for your organization can be the key difference between an organization that innovates and grows and one that does not. What Is Innovation?

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

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. But these steps will give you structure to move through for innovative and human centered problem-solving. Design Thinking is a collaborative and creative process. What Is Design Thinking?

How Digital Transformation Can Affect Leadership Strategies

Proofhub

So, what impacts does the digital transformation have on leadership strategies? Before delving deeper in understanding how digital transformation can affect leadership strategies , it would be a good idea to first understand what this entire concept entails.

Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

International Institute for Learning

As closing keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , she delivered a powerful message on how complexity is holding most of us back, and what we can do to get back to the work that really matters. “If we get the work right, we get the culture right” – @LisaBodell #LeadershipCon19 #leadership #innovation pic.twitter.com/hiqPhawym5. — Of course, simplicity is a subtractive process.

The Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process

Project Bliss

The Osborn Parnes creative problem-solving process is a structured way to generate creative and innovative ways to address problems. You create innovative approaches to change. Origin of the Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-solving Process. The two collaborated to formalize the process., What is the Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-solving Process. There are 6 steps to the Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process.

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

Use “verbal anchors” to ensure clarity and understanding – comparisons, analyses, processes and steps, examples, repeating information for emphasis. . The post The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader appeared first on The IIL Blog. Uncategorized leaders leadership project leadership remote teams virtual teamsBy Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow.

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?”.

Top 7 Leadership Articles: Summer Edition

Epicflow Blog

Leadership is a complex phenomenon that has been studied by scholars for many years and still is a relevant topic for research. Go on reading to learn about the best leadership tips and insights of this summer. Create a ‘diversity and inclusion leadership team’.

Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute for Learning

Efosa Ojomo is Senior Research Fellow and Lead of Global Prosperity Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. As a keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he shared impactful theories and models that left us thinking about innovation in an entirely different way. Of the three types of innovation [market-creating, sustaining, efficiency], how do you determine which one to focus a team’s energy?

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership

LiquidPlanner

I just finished the last chapter of Susanne Madsen’s piece on The Power of Project Leadership (2nd edition). I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown , who explore emotional intelligence with leadership. For me, The Power of Project Leadership is where these two worlds combine in the most impactful of ways! . Susanne asserts that we must do this through the expansion of our project leadership skills.

Leadership in Project Management: The Complete Guide

PM Basics

This is complete guide on leadership in project management. Here you’ll learn: What is leadership in project management in practice? Key Concepts of Leadership. Leadership Without Authority. Leadership In Project Management: What Does it Mean? Let’s get clear on what does leadership in project management means. Leadership vs. Management is a Myth. I googled about leadership in project management. Don’t fall into a trap of shiny leadership.

The growing need for project leadership

Susanne Madsen

According to the PMI, organisations are losing an average of $97 million for every $1 billion spent on projects due to lack of focus on people, processes and outcomes. Emergent complexity relates to how much the project and its surroundings are changing as you are trying to manage it, for example highly innovative projects or a project that is dependent on external world events, such as the price of oil. You are probably as familiar with the statistics of failing projects as I am.

Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Small organizations can change direction quickly because they have fewer people or processes to change. Think of a thousand people all moving toward a common goal—and their organizational structures and processes to get there. We need to shift all those minds - and likely much of the org structure and processes, this is a bigger ask requiring more energy. In high-change environments, having a single hub for decision making slows the process down.

Phase-Gate Process in Project Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

When you have a long-term project that needs to be evaluated regularly, and you’re dealing with numerous stakeholders, the phase-gate process could be an ideal fit for your organization. What is the Phase-Gate Process? Similar to the waterfall methodology , the phase-gate process is a linear project management concept punctuated by stages of development followed by benchmarks for assessment. Stages of the Phase-Gate Process.

Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

What’s the difference between project management and project leadership? A recent APM report, Project Leadership; skills, behaviours, knowledge and values , explored this question. . The authors concluded project leadership is future-focused. Standard project management training was not up to the job, so working with Eddie Obeng and others I developed an approach that ensured equal emphasis on leadership, people and process.

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. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs

Planview

PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. The PMO leadership journey to becoming a Savvy PMO builds on a collaborative approach to adapt processes, support multiple work methodologies, and relook at their toolset. Planview created the Savvy PMO Guide Series to give organizations actionable guidance on how progress PMO leadership.

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Developing Leadership Skills

Herding Cats

There is always some post about leadership, innovation, and personnel development around agile project management, Having deployed one of the early agile development programs (eXtreme Programming) in a mission critical IT organization, I was part of an approach that is known to work for building leadership and teams. The process focuses on the team and accomplishing the mission of the team. Developing Leadership Skills. Thoughts on Leadership.

The Ultimate Guide To the Phase Gate Process

Wrike

Project managers have a number of processes and techniques they can use to ensure continued project viability and success. One such technique is called the phase gate process. . The phase gate process is a technique that is used to guide a project from conception to launch.

Agile Leadership Toolkit - new book

Scrum.org

Early September a new book will be added to the Professional Scrum Series : Agile Leadership Toolkit - by Peter Koning. Traditional management and leadership practices were developed to manage work, to build the process, and to provide the intelligence for work to be done. Agile leadership is the future. This means customer satisfaction, innovation, digitization, and quality are king.

The 25 Most Inspiring Leadership Quotes

ProjectManager.com

If Thomas Edison was right when he said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” then consider these leadership quotes the one percent. Quotes from great leaders can help you put things into perspective by providing a different angle that you had not previously considered, which can unlock the leadership magic that you need. So, we’ve collected 25 of the most inspiring leadership quotes to give you that extra boost.

Multinational Leadership: How to Successfully Lead Offshore Projects

PM Basics

What are the most relevant challenges of leadership in multinational leadership? Without forgetting the time difference, language barriers, different assumptions based on different cultures, I have experimented that using the right multinational leadership to manage resources is the most challenging one. Challenge your Multinational Leadership Style. Many of the best practices and leadership approaches and styles need to be reviewed beforehand.

Project Management Vs. Leadership – How nTask evolved From an Early Start up to a Robust Industry Competitor

nTask

We think that we are integrating a new style of management or something innovative that’s going on in the industry just because it is working for some of the popular competitors. Eventually, it comes down to the following approach: Strategic Leadership. Although leadership and management are arguably switchable roles, the usual chain of command goes from top to bottom. Arguably, project managers are responsible for doing both: i.e. leadership and management.

Top 7 Leadership Articles: Fall Edition

Epicflow Blog

This fall has come to an end, which means it’s time for a new collection of the best leadership papers published during the last three months. But we’ve selected the most general insights, so stay up to date and boost your leadership skills all year round no matter what. .

Is Your Organization Mature Enough for Digital Transformation?

Epicflow Blog

Not only businesses but also government organizations are engaged in digital transformation processes, and each of them knows why they need it as successful digitalization provides: Clients’ comfort, Competitive advantage, Security and speed of all processes, Reliability and safety of information. .

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An Essential List of Leadership Skills to Manage an Uncertain Future

Ganttic

A list of leadership skills is essential for modern life. In this article, we’ll go through some of the qualities that make a leader successful, by providing a list of leadership skills as well as some examples, tools, and resources to help you improve your own abilities. Through this list of 3 of the most important leadership skills , you’ll be better equipped to manage your team and successfully lead them to face whatever may come.

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What Skills Will Make You a Top Manager in 2022?

Epicflow Blog

As you can see in the table below, truly human skills like analytical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, leadership, and emotional intelligence (together with technical fluency) will be in high demand in 2022. 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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The Factors and Qualities Needed to Boost Nimble Leadership

Runrun.it

Check it out what you will find on this article about nimble leadership : Technical Practices are Necessary for Nimble Leadership How Company Culture Impacts an Agile Organization Business Systems Impact Agility throughout Your Company The Right Nimble Leadership Qualities Needed for Your Organization Three Types of Leadership Styles to Strengthen Your Organization Two Factors Necessary for Nimble Leadership How Project Management Software Supports Nimble Leadership.

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All Leadership Theories in Under 15 Minutes

ActiveCollab

You have 15 minutes at your disposal and want to know the basics of all leadership theories? Leadership theories are categorized by aspect which is believed to define the leader: Great Man Theory. Michigan Leadership Studies. Ohio University Leadership Studies (Leadership Grid). Burns Transformational Leadership Theory. Bass Transformational Leadership Theory. Leadership Participation Inventory (LPI). Michigan Leadership Studies.

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. I first met Rich Sheridan when we toured Menlo Innovations as part of a career transformation program I was leading in 2010, called “Shifting Gears.” Originally published at Thetrugroup.com.

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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. The outputs of innovation are products and services, new business models. Peter Drucker stated that only marketing and innovation drive growth. Design Thinking can also be understood as a design of a thinking process.

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The 10X Growth Machine – How companies can innovate, scale and win , written by Misha de Sterke, is a book to build your own growth machine by using innovation as a means. In the book we get an integrated set of building blocks, principles and tools to create different (disruptive, sustaining and efficiency) innovations as a structural way of working. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting.

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Choosing the right leadership models for your team and your organization

Runrun.it

Let’s get this out of the way this early on: There is NO one correct leadership style. A lot of factors affect the kind of leadership model that works for a particular individual, team, and / or organization. Some leadership models that work with others won’t always work with the next team or company. True and effective leadership is never about what title one holds, or what awards or accolades one receives. Autocratic Leadership. Laissez-Faire Leadership.

Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Runrun.it

Granted that the agile process isn’t the only effective workflow management methodology out there today, but it certainly is worth understanding more; organizations should at least consider how it can affect the way they work and produce in this day and age. As we take another look at the effectivity and efficacy of the agile process, we aim to find out: Agile 101 Why the agile process works, and works well Why agile is here to stay. Innovation is a given.

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. We’ll show you how to develop and implement planning processes that are integrated and continuous, enabling you to adjust and react to new information and take advantage of emerging opportunities. In both cases, planning is treated as a static and linear process, lacking critical planning elements such as continuous processes, feedback loops, and measurements of results.

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

January 31 — Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event. Join to be up-to-date with the latest trends in project management, communication, and leadership. .

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