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How Digital Transformation Can Affect Leadership Strategies


As such, you need to come up with ways to overcome such challenges and also to have the right methods of implementing digital transformation strategies. So, what impacts does the digital transformation have on leadership strategies? Values, Principles, Process, & More 5.

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.


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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. .

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. Leading Remotely Requires New Communication Strategies.

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?"

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 — Of course, simplicity is a subtractive process.

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?”.

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. Most medium to large-scale organizations have considerable mindset inertia in the form of strategies, multi-year plans, in-flight programs, and projects, etc.

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?

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.

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. The Savvy PMO fosters organizational agility, cultivates efficiencies, and drives growth strategies.

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


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.

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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.

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy


In this blog series, we will be discussing five types of planning that are crucial to delivering on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. They require people, strategies, work, outcomes, and technology. Stick with us and in the end, you’ll understand what it takes to create plans that will enable you to continuously connect strategy to delivery.

Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast


So far in this blog series, we have defined strategy, covered the basis of strategic planning, and discussed who to include in your strategic planning team. If you need a refresher on the first two phases of this rescue mission, read through parts 1 and 2 below: Part 1: Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly. Part 2: Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast. This turns your current time-consuming process into one that enable the organization to easily respond to change along the way.

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.

Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly


If you are part of the process that collects the list of projects, you are spending ridiculous hours collecting and consolidating. Then, you pass the list of projects to those who “align” those projects to strategy? Meanwhile, your leadership team has a presentation (somewhere) listing the key strategic objectives intending to grow the business while creating business capabilities that impact the bottom line. Who is responsible for delivering strategy?

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. .

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. 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.

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


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.

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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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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. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting.

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The Factors and Qualities Needed to Boost Nimble Leadership

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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Stephen Denning on Business Agility

International Institute for Learning

As a keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he gave a fascinating take on how to adopt an Agile Mindset through what he calls the “Three Laws of Business Agility.” Author of ‘Age of Agile’ Stephen Denning, shares his thoughts about the power of leadership. Don’t miss his presentation at our Leadership and Innovation Online Conference! To implement the Agile mindset seems to require change in processes etc.

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

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. Innovation is a given.

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Cultivating an Adaptive Mindset

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In today’s complex business world it’s a ‘growth mindset’ that is required from our leaders to navigate the complexity of our new business context and successful execute strategy. We are not only struggling to lead and execute strategy in our current VUCA world, but there is more ahead. This mindset needs to cross the boundaries of fundamental aspects that make our business function; Work, People and Strategy. Innovation is suppressed under stress.

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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. Dwell upon other experts’ ideas and shape your own strategy of going agile. .

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

Online PM Courses

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. Leadership: guiding and motivating the people around you. So, with all of this as a backdrop, let’s get into the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership. People and Project Leadership. Leadership is not easy. Personal Leadership. Leadership.

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The Complete Guide to Six Sigma Methodology


Whether manufacturing physical products or providing digital services, most businesses follow some sort of process to deliver the proverbial goods. Continually improving business processes and achieving as near-to-perfect as possible output quality should be a priority of any organization.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

As organizations realize their software systems provide the competitive advantage then stopping development equates to an end to innovation or competing. The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Agile software development teams organize their own work, solve most of their own problems, and are empowered to experiment with new work strategies and approaches.

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How To Build A High Performing Team


8 Proven Leadership Ways to Build High-Performing Teams A high performing team is a blend of goal-oriented professionals , experts in their respective fields, responsible for planning, executing and yielding outstanding results. leadership team team-collaboration teamwork team-building

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PMI Report: The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Project Management


The report revealed two distinct performance levels from companies that fell into two groups: the innovators and the laggards. Innovators See Benefits from Adoption of Disruptive Technology. Innovators, which made up the top 12 percent of the survey, were defined as organizations with a mature digital transformation strategy. 83 Percent of Innovators Already Seeing Benefits. Leadership Methodology Project Management

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How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Some key attributes to look for are: A strategic, innovative mindset. This can take a variety of forms such as: Aligning the project with business strategy. The plan should also outline processes for addressing urgent situations or decisions. PM Leadership Project Management Techniques sponsor sponsorship project sponsorThink back to your most recent successful project. What factors contributed to the desired outcome? A clear purpose supported by a detailed plan?

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

More unusually, having recognised the benefits of agile working, Moonpig’s leadership team were keen to see if the wider organisation could also benefit from this approach. Like many, we used the Scrum framework to start optimising the software development process and we increased the emphasis on quality, adopting software craftsmanship and XP practices. I spent many months getting to know the teams, what they did, their processes and their challenges and frustrations.

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How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Some key attributes to look for are: A strategic, innovative mindset. This can take a variety of forms such as: Aligning the project with business strategy. The plan should also outline processes for addressing urgent situations or decisions. PM Leadership Project Management Techniques project sponsor sponsor sponsorshipThink back to your most recent successful project. What factors contributed to the desired outcome? A clear purpose supported by a detailed plan?

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How To Build A High Performing Team


8 Proven Leadership Ways to Build High-Performing Teams A high performing team is a blend of goal-oriented professionals , experts in their respective fields, responsible for planning, executing and yielding outstanding results. leadership team team-collaboration teamwork team-building

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Agile Illustrated - Sample #2

Leading Answers

The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and servant leadership behaviors for working with agile teams. A lesser-known cousin to the Agile Manifesto, the Declaration of Interdependence was created in a few years after the Agile Manifesto to describe how to achieve an Agile Mindset in product and project leadership. Concentrate on developing features the business asks for: This is how we can get the best benefits for the business and support for the process.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

There’s two things here – AI in the solution of a project, delivered to a customer and AI being used by the project itself, to automate processes for example. Does your business have an AI-related business strategy? Leadership.

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