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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.

How Smart Managers Create an Innovation Culture

ProjectManager.com

Likely with good intention, since it is culture that enables groups of talented but different people to come together in a way that allows a project to be completed, a team to grow and success to be sustained. Another popular word that gets tossed around often is innovation. In many cases, innovation is given the aura of the mythical and the inexplicable. What Is Innovation? Let’s begin by establishing a working definition of innovation. So will innovation.

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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?”.

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?

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.

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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.

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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2020 Challenges and Trends in Construction

Epicflow Blog

Construction is one of the industries that don’t follow emerging innovative trends too quickly and enthusiastically but anyway it doesn’t ignore many of them to improve its state. Innovative Technologies in Building: AR, VR, and 3D Printing .

The Complete Guide to Six Sigma Methodology

Wrike

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

ProjectManager.com

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? Plus, being innovative requires taking risks and being aggressive. That means a retreat from innovation, which is bad business. But the obvious deficits can be hidden behind benefits that are in fact red herrings to corrupt your decision-making process.

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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. Join to be up-to-date with the latest trends in project management, communication, and leadership. .

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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. Sustaining motivation through the number of reported productive hours. In this example, I will look at Grateful Leadership by Judy Umlas. The key here is to make it engaging and enjoy the process as you enhance virtual team collaboration. Leadership Project Management leadership project teams team building team performance virtual teams

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained. Agile Project Management Leadership NoProjects Teams

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

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. A staff with Six Sigma expertise is also usually hired to monitor the process. Leadership is critical.

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Returning to the (Electronic) Cottage

Leading Answers

By increasing the store of cumulative knowledge, it accelerated all the processes of innovation and social change. Yet those brief 300 years were non-sustainable to the planet—and also ripped people from homes and family structures that had existed for 10,000 years previously.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Can the average organization actually become a disruptive leader just by adopting the structures, tools and processes from the real disruptive leaders? If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained. Agile Project Management Leadership NoProjects Teams

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged. We start with the influencers in leadership thinking such as Amy Edmundson with her latest book The Fearless Organization , Susan Cain with her book Quiet and Theresa Amabile and her book The Progress Principle.

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How to Stay Lean While you Scale Your Product Team From Product/Market Fit to Growth

Planio

Add too many new team members too quickly and you’ll burn through resources, get stuck in a never-ending cycle of onboarding, burn out your project managers , and risk injecting a ton of complication into your process. Balancing innovation with execution and expectations.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers will be those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Throughout the project, leadership is simple – you serve your team. Project leadership is about how far you can advance those on your team to be the best version of themselves. management in my life is the importance of leadership. So, then the shift was on to LEADERSHIP.

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11 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Departments

Workzone

As a result, customers experienced delays and errors in processing, the call centers were unprepared for questions, and the overall end-to-end cost of the new products ended up being much higher than planned. This can be accomplished by having a cross-departmental kick-off meeting at the onset of a project, and invite leadership team to join the conversation and set the vision. Get Involved In Other Departments’ Processes. Productivity Collaboration Leadership teamwork

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by the end of 2018, at least 40% of organizations will have a fully staffed Digital Leadership Team versus a Single DX Executive Lead to accelerate enterprise-wide DX initiatives. To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. Artificial Intelligence can help streamline many of the HR processes.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

The best books for crafting your leadership qualities. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. Project management is as much about people as it is about processes. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership.

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Ask the Expert: Andy Jordan - Agile Portfolio Management Edition

Keyedin

On a recent KeyedIn webinar, Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce to Sustainable Business Growth , featuring guest presenter and industry expert, Andy Jordan , we received some burning questions from attendees regarding the topic of agile portfolio management. Andy suggests organizations should start to become strategically focused on driving long term value with a top down approach to prioritizing innovation and time to solution. has to happen earlier in the process.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers are those that embrace the mantle of leadership. In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. So, then the shift was on to LEADERSHIP.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps

Scrum.org

The free 71 Product Owner Interview Questions PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information on: Why the questions are useful in the process, and…. Generally, it is a process that will take time, and there are no shortcuts available.

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Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

Be it the “software development process” or the “employee onboarding process” or “the procurement process” – agility is rapidly becoming a cornerstone of our digital world. Kanban helps identify process bottlenecks, manage workloads, and predict output based on flow capacity. It is a discontinuous (or disruptive) innovation in management thinking within the enterprise.

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Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

As Sarmad Hasan says in a recent blog post, Agile’s advantage over other methodologies is the ability to make changes – even late in the development process – to improve the end result. 8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Your project development team should be able to stay focus and work under conditions which are sustainable. Project teams often run into problems when the development is not sustainable.

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Vodafone New Zealand's Agile Transformation Case Study

Scrum.org

To achieve employee buy-in, the programme was structured around four core principles: Clear Purpose, Simplicity, Pragmatic and Deep Agile Expertise, and Great Leadership. . Radical Candor, Agile Leadership and Psychological Safety formed a key part of this new, innovative culture.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with innovators and leading professionals throughout the industry. This is your chance to find answers to your current medtech challenges — from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry. The American Manufacturing Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy across the globe.

Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized At Work (And Stay That Way)

Teamweek

Getting organized at work is a learning process that includes the development of good habits and commitment. Though many people claim it works for creative minds, an argument could be made that creatives who also focused on organization could drastically improve their own innovativeness. Are you unsure of where to begin with this seemingly intimidating process? Sustain a mindset of only touching something once when you need it by putting it away immediately after use.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholder & Product Roadmaps

Scrum.org

The free 71 Product Owner Interview Questions PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information on: Why the questions are useful in the process, and…. Generally, it is a process that will take time, and there are no shortcuts available.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And then the process developed a point of view around kind of why companies were jacking it up. And all that stuff’s like really super important, but we have this debate internally quite a bit with my leadership team. Now, how do we get them to go out and be more innovative?

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

What to expect: Gina Abudi uses her experience with both small businesses and large organizations to write about projects, leadership, people, team building, professional development, and processes. What to expect: As a Lean and Agile project management expert, Corinna Baldauf shares her knowledge to help PM professional find and fix process problems. What to expect: John Goodpasture frequently writes articles on risk management, Agile processes, and leadership.

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Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018

Appfluence

A unique event, it covers the full scope of a software architect’s job, from IT to leadership and business skills. Gartner Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Summit. Digital business platforms are emerging with digital innovation, which combines five interdependent elements – ecosystem, customers, things, IT systems, and intelligence. IMECE plays a significant role in stimulating innovation from basic discovery to translational application.

Manager development programs and how they factor into a company’s continued success

Runrun.it

Managers are an important part of any organization’s leadership structure. The research firm’s data suggests that companies actually have a staggering 82% failure rate in hiring the right talent for managerial and leadership positions.

Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

Again, it was kinda like, which process do you pick? – The thing that we were looking at was, how do you look at an organization by what it produces, by the outcomes that it does, instead of by completing projects, or by the processes. – Is the process Got it?

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Six ingredients of agile organizational design

Scrum.org

Innovations and changes supersede at an increasingly high pace. Many organisational design improvements do not interfere in the system deeply enough to create a systemic, sustainable change. Servant leadership. Guide with servant leadership

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Learning culture: The culture every modern workplace needs

Runrun.it

Especially in the highly dynamic and highly competitive environment we are in, learning is a never-ending process. This is key to what makes a brand sustain itself through another never-ending process: the constant changes in the market. Just look at many the leading companies today — Apple, Google, Facebook — many started from relative obscurity, but a drive to constantly learn, acquire new skills and innovate have catapulted them to the giants they are today.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

A couple years ago, I had somebody working with me on the leadership team, and I guess I was being a particular jerk that week or something. Where we have to go from there is constant feeding up to that senior leadership team, “What we agreed to go do, it’s actually happening.

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9 Project Management Lessons Learned from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Wrike

Tasked with the nearly impossible goal of putting an American on the moon in less than a decade, the Apollo program will always be remembered as a remarkable feat of technological innovation. In spite of the time crunch, the NASA team put a great deal of thought into the planning process, viewing it as an opportunity to cut as much risk as possible. They made recording and learning from their errors a central part of their process, from the very top of the organization down.

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