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 Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

ProjectManager.com

Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders. Companies that Innovate with Cloud Storage. The service simplifies the process to make case preparation often take half the time it would on paper.

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

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

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.

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.

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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.

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. Creativity and innovation.

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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.

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

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

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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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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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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

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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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Knowledgeline: Getting lawyers hooked on EDD processing, the paper v. plastic dilemma:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Getting lawyers hooked on EDD processing, the paper v. This is especially true when you talk about the cost to processing e-discovery, with prices as high as $2,000 per GB. In many instances the costs to simply process the data can seem extremely high in comparison to the legal fees billed to handle the matter. And the Legal IT Innovator of the Year award goes.

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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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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?

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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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.

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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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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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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The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

Done well, it adds huge value to the project management process and benefits your organisation. Well, one person’s innovative maverick is another person’s loose canon. It can distinguish clever innovation from reckless shortcuts. Decision-making process.