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.

Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. These teams need support and coordination services throughout the process.

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.

Employee-Led Innovation (2): Innovation Labs and Open Innovation

Inloox

In the first part of the "Employee-Led Innovation" series we’ve already looked at the advantages of developing new ideas in this way and what creativity and innovation mean in the first place. Now we’re going to look at a method that lets employees be creative without being steered in a particular direction: Innovation Labs. What is an Innovation Lab? Open Innovation is about building a network and getting input from outside.

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. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand.

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. Yet where’s the focus on experiments, the learning process and trials for the next iteration? Outline and gain consensus on the process we will use. 

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.

Employee-Led Innovation (5) – Innovation Digging for Fresh Ideas

Inloox

Innovation Digging was developed by Tamer Kemeröz and Benno van Aerssen. As the name suggests, it is a systematic 'excavation' of ideas that can help you to innovate both radically and continuously. So Innovation Digging is the kind of the preliminary stage to the idea generation phase.

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.

Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Efosa Ojomo is Senior Research Fellow and Lead of Global Prosperity Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Of the three types of innovation [market-creating, sustaining, efficiency], how do you determine which one to focus a team’s energy?

Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

How do we plan with certainty when we are working in an disruptive environment that requires rapid, innovative thinking? How does an organisation’s business and innovation context affect the way it approaches project management? Where are our innovation priorities?

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.

Project Innovation – a Value Chain Approach

Tony Adams

We talk a lot about using innovation to create exciting and funky products, and to deliver a competitive advantage. Value chain thinking gives us a powerful toolkit to help pinpoint innovation opportunities within our project delivery practice. Exploiting these opportunities gives us a leg-up to deliver innovative business outcomes to the market, faster and cheaper than our competitors. Identifying Innovation Opportunities Across the Value Chain.

12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software

MavenLink

The transition helped the agency improve data quality and provided real-time visibility into business processes by creating a single source of data for project delivery.

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.

Employee-Led Innovation (3): Promote Creativity Using These Techniques

Inloox

If these employees also have specific subject matter expert ise , there is even greater innovation potential. Four principles guide this process: Recognizing your own predominant thought patterns. If not, there are many more puzzles like this to practice on the Internet: Destination Innovation.com Rinkworks.com Folj.com Read on: Employee-Led Innovation (1): Advantages of In-House Idea Development Employee-Led Innovation (2): Innovation Labs and Open Innovation

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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4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process

Keyedin

The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process. Innovation projects.

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?”.

4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process

Keyedin

The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process. Innovation projects.

Employee-Led Innovation (6) – The Walt Disney Method for Idea Development

Inloox

The roleplay process First, there should be a test run so the participants can get to know all the roles: In the dreamer area, the participants are asked to think of a particularly beautiful or creative moment in their lives. As a result, people will be more open to voice ideas they ordinarily wouldn’t share, and you’ll get to collect a treasure trove of innovative ideas. Read more from the Employee-Led Innovation series: Advantages of In-House Idea Development.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. In both cases, planning is treated as a static and linear process, lacking critical planning elements such as continuous processes, feedback loops, and measurements of results.

Beyond Startup: The Lean Canvas for Business Development

Leantime - Project Management

These processes can vary greatly from individual to individual. This often leaves us wondering: How do you streamline innovation and the development of ideas when each team in your company works so differently? Monitor and track your innovative ideas and test them with your customers. Lean is Business Development.

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Economic Downturn is Time to Innovate

Wrike

Some experts, including Bill Gates , answer: “ Innovation.” ” Innovation means finding new ways to do business in this harsh situation and learning to think differently. It is said that innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity and not a threat. One of the ways to do it is to improve the efficiency of your operations through innovations in project management. characteristics pushing innovation.

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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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33 Selected Blogs Update: 11 More Blogs for Project Management Innovators

Wrike

So in this post, I’d like to add another 11 blogs for project management innovators to my initial collection. I’m Not Actually a Geek is a blog written by Hutch Carpenter, a well-known evangelist of innovation and Enterprise 2.0. The post got over 220 comments and still counting!

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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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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

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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.