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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.

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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Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. I met with Michael Graber, Managing Partner at Southern Growth Studio in Memphis, TN, to talk about Design Thinking. Anyone who wants to solve a problem can use Design Thinking to find innovative solutions.

How Digital Transformation Can Affect Leadership Strategies


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.

Leadership in Project Management: The Complete Guide

PM Basics

This is complete guide on leadership in project management. It fully comes from my practical experience in managing software development projects for nine years. Here you’ll learn: What is leadership in project management in practice? Key Concepts of Leadership.

Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Project & Portfolio Management. Professional Services Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Proactive project and resource management. Innovation, growth and advancement.

Phase-Gate Process in Project Management: A Quick Guide

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.

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. Make your employees manage their insights.

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?

The growing need for project leadership

Susanne Madsen

Projects fail because of unclear scope and success criteria, lack of strategic alignment, lack of buy-in and engagement from senior stakeholders, lack of change management skills, underestimation, inadequate risk management and poor resourcing. 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.

PMO Leadership: How PMOs Can Evolve into Savvy PMOs


PMO leadership today is about more than being a purveyor of governance and delivering projects on time and on budget. Some PMOs are finding it difficult to evolve beyond a focus on improving project management practices, which can inhibit agility and growth.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


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.

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


Project management often reflects tangible results that managers crave. No matter how dynamic “project management” itself is, some of the changes to the core organization structure can be scary. 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. Management disasters are usually associated with a long road to recovery.

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Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?


But what if you’re switching from a purely technical role to one that involves managing projects? Or, having managed IT projects for a while, what if you want to formalize your experience with a relevant project qualification? There’s a fair amount of choice when it comes to project management credentials. The big one that you’ll hear mentioned again and again is the Project Management Professional ®, otherwise known as the PMP. Featured Project Management Tips

The Ultimate Guide To the Phase Gate Process


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.

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.

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.

The 25 Most Inspiring Leadership Quotes

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. Because sometimes, you just need that little bit of inspiration to get over those humps as a manager. 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.

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 . Managers and business leaders have been mastering these skills for ages. In 2022, analytical thinking and innovation will be even more important. Read more: Why Multi-Project Management Is Becoming a Necessity.

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Is Your Organization Mature Enough for Digital Transformation?

Epicflow Blog

Companies whose authorities think that they don’t need it, put their success at risk. . Despite everyone keeps saying about the significance of digitalization, there are many things that block this process. Agility and Adequate Management. Tolerance to Risk.

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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

Engagement Manager, Financial Services and Project Management Consultant. On 1 November 2018, thousands of people gathered online for International Project Management Day 2018 : Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in an Age of Digital Disruption , an online learning and knowledge sharing event organized by IIL. KEYNOTE: Innovation Project Management. Dr. Harold Kerzner (Senior Executive Director, IIL) first introduces his audience to innovation.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021. 2020 Offline Project Management Conferences .

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

What is the future of project management? Let’s look ahead and see what the next 10 years will bring for project management software, jobs, and the role itself. Does Project Management Have a Future? So will we need ‘professional’ project managers in the future?

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Building High-Performance Teams necessitates that we utilize innovative tools and techniques to engage the audience. So COMMON SENSE should be at the forefront to manage the perception of how these activities are facilitated. Risk: Uncertainties that may be encountered in implementation. Here are some examples of SMILEs that I began to create in 2004 in conjunction with my dissertation that focused specifically on project management. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT

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How has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

We aren’t managing projects now in the same way that people managed projects years ago. The approaches taken by many companies and professional bodies to managing projects are different now to when I first started out in the field in 2000ish. A shift to leadership.

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Artificial Intelligence in Project Management

International Institute for Learning

By Marcus Glowasz – Project & Product Lead, Fortean | Program Manager, UBS. It is the end of project management as we know it. and how it possibly will eliminate the project manager role all together. Project management processes will be rewritten.

Celebrating Women in Project Management

For the last four years, I’ve published my annual women in project management blog for Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. Stevens is a podcaster, author, speaker and works with women in project management to reinforce within themselves their true value to their team, company and industry. Related: Advice for Women in Project Management.

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Key Personal Qualities of an Excellent Project Manager

Epicflow Blog

Read more: What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google Look for in Project Managers? Let’s immerse deeper into the sphere of project management from the perspective of character traits that assist in gaining your occupational success. Key Responsibilities of a Project Manager .

All Leadership Theories in Under 15 Minutes


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.

Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Introductory project management courses. Introduction to Project Management - a self-paced course that teaches practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Intermediate project management courses.

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Seven years on, the trend continues, and project managers are also on the menu. The next generation of project managers face new challenges but also new opportunities as organizations undergo a major transformation. As a project manager you may say “Great, just think of all those IT projects that will need project managers!”     The Project Manager in a No Projects, No Managers Future.

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10 Best Project Management Quotes

Project management is vast. Few professions involve so many management tools , terms and different skills. There’s a lot to understand — like planning, scheduling, budgeting and leadership for starters — and it can often feel overwhelming. Project managers are great at taking up a challenge, but sometimes they can use some extra encouragement. Often, it’s the project manager who is the one who rallies the team and calms the concerns of the stakeholders.

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

Are you a Project Manager or a Project Leader? One way I like to think of the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership is that: Project Management gets things done. Project Leadership makes changes happen. If you’re a PMI member, you need to hoe your craft in three dimensions: Technical: the core skills of Project Management. Strategic and Business Management: business-oriented skill. People and Project Leadership.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

It can mean different things within various organizations or circumstances, but there is a way to broadly outline this business process improvement methodology and define its beginnings, its, rise, its use and its implementation. As noted, it’s a methodology used to improve the quality of an output in a process. This is achieved via a set of quality management methods, which feature both empirical and statistical approaches. Leadership is critical.

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Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you crisis management techniques to help you successfully lead during a disaster. In Review – Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis. But it is in a crisis when the true meaning of leadership is defined. There are countless types of ways things can go wrong with a team, project or organization, but Jennifer focused on the types of crises that are common and how sound crisis management can help. Related: Common Leadership Challenges.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more.

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What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

And you may be ready for a project management course. But, for a new project manager, project management books are still a great way to learn. And for those of us with experience under our belts, the right project management books can offer new insights and ideas. So, what project management books would I recommend to a new project manager? Any selection of the best project management books must be subjective and this is no different. Risk Happens!

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Using Divergent Thinking to Become a Better Leader

Leadership, if anything, is a creative way to think and engage with people and situations, while guiding and setting an example for others. It is usually a spontaneous, free-flowing and nonlinear process, where many ideas are generated and explored over a short time. People who excel at divergent thinking tend to be nonconformists, curious, risk-takers and have persistence. But businesses don’t take risks are not going to advance. Adopt an innovation culture.

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7 Logical Fallacies That Can Harm Your Decision Making (With Examples)

People act on their feelings, and feelings are fleeting, which means that we’re constantly shifting positions and getting nowhere in the process. How can logical fallacies harm your decision-making process? If this person is arguing, say, why a project must be aware of a certain risk, and you dismiss them because they’re always complaining, you’re making a logical fallacy. Plus, being innovative requires taking risks and being aggressive.

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PMI Report: The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Project Management


And as organizations strive to harness the business benefits of digital disruption, the value of robust and more strategic project management practices continues to soar. The impact of this digital disruption on organizations and their project management practices is the subject of a new global study by the Project Management Institute (PMI), N ext Practices: Maximizing the Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects. Related: 4 Trends That Will Change Project Management.

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