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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How to Create an Innovative Project Team


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.

5 Ways to Build Innovation into your Project Team


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


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

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


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


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.

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.

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

Deep Fried Brain

Image credit: / 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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Key Questions You Need To Ask Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Vendor


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


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?

Being Productive is a State of the Mind


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.

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


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

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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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way


If checking tasks is a complex and time-consuming process, implement a tiered structure where multiple rounds of edits and approvals take the pressure off gateway staff. Things at Google may have changed since those days, but at what cost to innovation?

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Getting Ready For a Project Management Job Change

Arras People

It’s useful to carry out research on what is happening in the marketplace; who is sharing news about business growth, new strategies or innovations. I’m thinking about a change in job this year, is there anything I can be doing now in preparation?

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What’s the Most Important Job of a Project Manager?


Building the plan is not a project manager’s most important job— especially for projects that need to innovate among a lot of uncertainties. If innovation is required to be successful, the most important job of a PM is to nurture an environment where the team can innovate.

?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.

The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? I fired off, "Creating an over bureaucratic morass stifling innovation & implementing process instead of cultivating leaders." It was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs? Can you comment?" Can I comment? Really? That is like cheese to a mouse.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Continuous innovation and improvement are regular practices. This group of guys recognized a need for a more adaptive alternative to the regimented, documentation-driven software development process. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.

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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

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

Strategy management, financial planning processes; portfolio management and strategy execution are all areas for consideration. Then there are options which you may never have considered for your industry or organisation, for example innovation, design thinking, data analytics, psychology – take inspiration from other industries and bring in new thinking in your approach to managing projects.

Outside-In User Story Example

Tyner Blain

I started the process of adding that person to my contact list. ” You miss out on an opportunity to innovate – to invent something valuable – by focusing on an inside-out description of a problem manifestation.

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Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

Arras People

Are they going to result in a more balanced portfolio that allows us to focus on increasing innovation, or improving business capabilities? 56% say improving accuracy is the main reason to change a company’s planning process.

Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

In fact the second principle is about reviewing the portfolio continuously – to make sure it is constantly aligned to strategy which sounds labour intensive especially when you consider that most portfolios today which are heavily aligned to the organisational annual budget planning process.

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The Monthly Digitalization Summary: Five Keywords to Articulate Digital Characteristics Aug. 2017


Digital organizations arise when the scale of the interrelations, interactions, or inter-relational interactions brings the new cycle of the business growth, information flow, innovation, and maturity. It is all about interaction, incrementalism, and innovation.

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Performance-Based Project Management®

Herding Cats

Successfully managing projects, not matter the domain, the size, the development or engineering method starts with a set of Principles, Practices, and Processes. The Processes need to be tailored to your domain. When hearing about some new, supposed innovative way for delivering value in exchange for money, ask does that idea fit into any known set of Principles and Practices of project success ?

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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How to Lead Your Team to a Successful Project


This approach will definitely hinder the possibility of innovation and corrections. You need to observe where your team is lacking, and a simple search for recently updated technologies will fill in the gaps of your working process.

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The Myth That Research Can't Be Managed

Herding Cats

some software development projects are research and aren't subject to normal business management processes. So don't fall for the claim that I can't know when I'll be done, how much it will cost, or what Done looks like because we're working on innovation or PURE research. Those who work on research projects and work on innovative design projects have a goal - a hypothesis. There is a popular myth that.

Managing Cross Country Work with EWMS


Having internal teams collaborating smoothly across time zones and country borders is vital for a telecom to be positioned to deliver those innovations faster and more efficiently. An EWMS management solution can provide a streamlined process for achieving customer satisfaction quicker. An EWMS can enable a telco to get to a much higher level of customer service and to stay ahead of the innovation curve.

Video Interviewing for Project Management?

Arras People

She gives a great overview of different job hunting techniques and a great infographic which includes the video interview: Job hunting in the Digital Age has made the process of finding and getting that dream job much easier for many job seekers.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches. The waterfall model comes out of the strict processes used in industries like construction and manufacturing.

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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Awesome Leankor Moments from Dreamforce 17


This has allowed us to showcase how some of our premier customers are leveraging the innovations that Leankor is bringing to the world of Enterprise Work Management. Awesome Leankor Moments from Dreamforce 17.

Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. In this domain innovative is also the basis of success. The notion that innovation and engineering - software engineering - are somehow in conflict is common. . Both agile advocates and engineered systems advocates practice innovation and creativity.

Smarter Faster Better Book Review: 4 Lessons Learned

Project Management Hacks

Overall, I found the book to be an insightful discussion of new insights and methods to boost productivity, innovation and achievement. Studies show that if a stretch goal is audacious, it can spark innovation. Innovation remains a mysterious and powerful process in many organizations.

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. Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success.

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