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.

Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

ProjectManager.com

Everyone in business is talking about innovation, but how does one actually innovate? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you practical steps you can take to innovate by using co-creation and project management techniques. An innovation, she said, is a new method, idea or product.

What is innovation?

Growing Agile

One of the topics discussed was what innovation actually is and how we can foster it. We encounter many companies who count innovation as one of their company values, and lots who have innovation labs or teams. We all concurred that innovation needs to solve a need in a new way.

New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests.

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. Product Management Process.

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The Lord Beaverbrook model

Musings on Project Management

Innovation process Project Management QuotationsLord Beaverbrook, a genious in getting things done with big bureaucracy under the extreme pressure of war, had this philosophy Organization is the enemy of improvisation It is a long jump from knowing to doing Committees take the punch out of. fill in the blank]. Lord Beaverbrook was a close advisor and confidant of Winston Churchill during WW II. His genius: making.

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5 Ways to Build Innovation into your Project Team

Hydra

Innovation cannot happen without a project manager who recognises that change is part of a process. Here’s how you can build innovation into your project team

5 Ways to Build Innovation into your Project Team

Hydra

Innovation cannot happen without a project manager who recognises that change is part of a process. Here’s how you can build innovation into your project team. {socialbuttons}. News/Blog

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?”.

How to Create an Innovative Project Team

LiquidPlanner

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.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

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. Lee has been working in project management for nearly 45 years, implementing processes and programs in 22 countries.

Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

In fact, it would be interesting if, let’s say IBM itself, a sophisticated global organization with a strong and mature project management process, used Watson for its own project management lessons learned repository.

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management

LiquidPlanner

This is where the dynamics of managing and overseeing production processes get tricky. Keeping Up With the Speed of Innovation. What CMs and OEMs need is a project management system that lets them build productive and profitable relationships and keep up with the speed of innovation.

Friday Roundup: Self-Driving Cars, Robots, and the Most Innovative Companies

LiquidPlanner

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.

BrainBOK PMP ITTO Explorer Tool - Process Interactions and Data Flow Mapping

Deep Fried Brain

Image credit: FreeDigitalPhotos.net / adamr PMP ITTO Tool: BrainBOK ITTO Explorer tool is an innovative and unique ITTO tool that aims to bring the entire PMBOK Guide to just one screen. BrainBOK CAPM ITTO PMP Project Management ProcessesSince its.

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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.

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How To Say ‘No’ To Clients In Your Creative Workflow Process

Function Point

They challenge you creatively and inspire you to innovate. If you’re saying no because it doesn’t work within your creative workflow process because of resource restraints or not following the correct steps in getting the work into the process, tell the client why and what they could do to help make it work. The post How To Say ‘No’ To Clients In Your Creative Workflow Process appeared first on Function Point. Clients can be great to work with.

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How To Say ‘No’ To Clients In Your Creative Workflow Process

Function Point

They challenge you creatively and inspire you to innovate. If you’re saying no because it doesn’t work within your creative workflow process because of resource restraints or not following the correct steps in getting the work into the process, tell the client why and what they could do to help make it work. The post How To Say ‘No’ To Clients In Your Creative Workflow Process appeared first on Function Point. Clients can be great to work with.

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A clever tool to help you problem solve

Lynne Cazaly

It's easier to reduce the problem space later in the process than to enlarge it after starting down a path toward an inadequate solution". It's one of the reasons I give groups and teams this creative and innovation thinking tool to make problems bigger. It's a process that let's you look at creativity, innovation and problem solving by making it bigger before you get your hands dirty by doing something about it.

Key Questions You Need To Ask Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Vendor

Wrike

An Applicant Tracking System is a software application specifically designed for recruiters, talent acquisition pros, and their hiring teams to create an efficient and streamlined recruiting process. Recruiters also need an innovative dashboard to work from. Recruiting Process

Institutional Knowledge Fuels Project Success

Redbooth

knowledge of work processes and systems. You can innovate. Google has a philosophy of learning broken down into four tenets: Learning is a process , not an event, that requires motivation, opportunities to practice, and continuous feedback.

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Institutional Knowledge Fuels Project Success

Redbooth

knowledge of work processes and systems. You can innovate. Google has a philosophy of learning broken down into four tenets: Learning is a process , not an event, that requires motivation, opportunities to practice, and continuous feedback.

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6 Practical Tips For Improving Your Team’s Digital Skills

Scoro

We can and we must develop a flexible, sustainable approach to innovation in an era of constant change. Align digital strategies with your business processes. Actionable tip: Map your business processes. Innovation Work management

Post project reviews are good, but why not learn in the experience?

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

When I consult with organisations, train their staff or help review their processes, I’m often told that they don’t get around to formally review their projects. I once heard researcher Susan Pritchard speak at ICCPM’s Research and Innovation seminar.

Team overload -- burning out

Musings on Project Management

what you want toward self improvement and personnel innovation" model; formulas like that lend objectivity to the process (not playing. Are you on one of those death march projects about to burn out. Want some time off? Perhaps it's in the plan Formula solution Google among others -- Microsoft, etc -- are well known for the "time off, do. favorites, etc). Note: more on this in the "6x2x1". planning Project Management Teamwork

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.

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Holacracy: A Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Surprisingly, these new and innovative management methods can often ignite a hotbed of controversy and upheaval in certain circles. Through a collective process, a role is given and updated regularly. Holacracy is action-oriented and fosters innovation.

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?6 Ways to Improve Team Motivation

Brad Egeland

Understanding what motivation actually is and why it matters means that project managers must get to grips with managing people, not just processes. Motivating project teams leads to increased collaboration , innovation and productivity, all of which allow the team grow and succeed together.

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Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

Leveraging Planview Enterprise provided Kingspan with the visibility they needed to power their own in-house Innovation Development System (IDS). They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

Leveraging Planview Enterprise provided Kingspan with the visibility they needed to power their own in-house Innovation Development System (IDS). They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

ProjectManager.com

Naturally, the manager is monitoring and supervising the process. With the team being part of the decision-making process, they inevitably feel more valued, which makes them more productive and motivated.

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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. Here are six projects any business can implement in 2016 to help ensure the people, processes and technologies are working together effectively to create better opportunities or avoid missed ones.

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Next Practices: 5 New Future Ways of Working in Project Management

Inloox

The key will basically be to be able not only to keep up with disruptive trends but to anticipate them and see them as an opportunity for innovation. It will also allow project managers to focus on areas where AI falls short, such as people skills and team building and to expand their role as strategic advisor, thought leader , innovator, communicator, and versatile manager. Our ways of working in project management have continuously changed over time and keep on changing.

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Getting Started with Project Management

Redbooth

A project can be anything from launching a new product, to overhauling an internal process, to digging into a new marketing channel. The three categories overlap frequently and all are vital to the project management process. Getting Started with Project Management.

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Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

Some swear by the debriefing process and others simply bypass it altogether. Let's take a look at the process, its purpose, the benefits and, yes, the drawbacks. The debriefing process is conducted once the project activities have come to a close and the project is complete.

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How to Structure a Team

ProjectManager.com

Sparks innovation. Process based: determined by the focus of the project, such as if it’s customer attraction or customer conversion. You can boost productivity and also spark innovation and new ideas. And then there’s a process based as well.

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Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitization

Inloox

We’ve established the following definition for this process: ". A digital transformation is a process of disruption and the following process of regeneration. Antiquated structures get torn down and are replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. ". This pool can include customers, partners, universities and other external stakeholders in the innovation process. It’s a continuous process which involves the whole organization.

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. Agile management adapts more easily to changes in an environment of innovation. Seek to regularly improve and innovate.

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Being Productive is a State of the Mind

Celoxis

Companies were following the traditional manufacturing through the process of measuring resource output against hours. Productivity has evolved into a more holistic concept with a focus on collaboration, process innovation, and business outcomes. The context of productivity has gone through a world of change in the last decade. That’s the productivity formula anyway. Today productivity means a lot more than just more done output per resource.

Teambuilding and Idea Development with Lego Serious Play

Inloox

The idea of Lego Serious Play (LSP) The LSP method promotes both innovation and business performance. Studies show that this kind of hands-on experience supports a deeper understanding of processes and faster recognition of opportunities. As visual, auditory and kinesthetic stimuli are addressed, the participants have to process and understand these stimuli on several levels.

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10 Best Project Management Quotes

ProjectManager.com

Even if such top-down authority is adhered to, it will crush any creative thinking and innovation. It’s easy to forget that Henry Ford was a great innovator. That’s because failure is a part of the creative process. Projects are a process. Project management is vast.

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Capturing and Learning from Project Experiences; why slowing down can help you speed up!

Hydra

Capturing and Learning from Project Experiences; why slowing down can help you speed up!