Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Small organizations can change direction quickly because they have fewer people or processes to change. Think of a thousand people all moving toward a common goal—and their organizational structures and processes to get there. Examples include banks and retail organizations.

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.

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable. These sources include suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers. The Process of Supply Chain Management.

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Holacracy: A Guide for Project Managers

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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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.

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Not just technology companies (like Google, Apple) but every sector is being disrupted by software including retail (Amazon), banking (PayPal, cryptocurrencies), transportation (Tesla, Uber), and travel (Airbnb).

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The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

However, all industries are changing and terms like “ Retail Apocalypse ” are invented to describe the trend in just one sector. Books like “ The Lean Startup ” and “ Blue Ocean Strategy ” have become the new how-to guides for people wanting to innovate.

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10 Construction Conferences In 2019


Building Innovation Conference and Expo. The Building Innovation conference brings together a team of building professionals that work together and gain insights into the different aspects of high performance and resiliency in the industry.

Collaborative Marketing Breeds Creativity


Collaborative marketing is the process of sharing resources to increase sales leads, market share, and awareness. Collaborating with customers can help you gain loyalty, increase influence, or innovate your products. What is Collaborative Marketing?

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Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure


When reviewing vendors to meet that need, these PPM pros had better factor effective capacity planning processes into the mix. I’ve sat in numerous meetings where executives redirected our priorities to a new “great idea or opportunity” I understand the excitement of identifying what seems to be the best thing for the company that also happens to be innovative or interesting, and I wouldn’t want to sound dismissive. Ask yourself: Is the process working?

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How to Stay Relevant At Work (Hint: It’s Called Upskilling)


Upskilling is the process of continuous learning so you can minimize skills gaps and master new abilities. AR has also been used to help retail employees learn more about the products they sell.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Not just technology companies (like Google, Apple) but every sector is being disrupted by software including retail (Amazon), banking (PayPal, cryptocurrencies), transportation (Tesla, Uber), and travel (Airbnb). As organizations realize their software systems provide the competitive advantage then stopping development equates to an end to innovation or competing. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

My personal belief is that they do not fit, at least well, if you believe that all processes and activities identified in the PMBOK ® Guide must appear in each methodology. We are a Marketing Services Provider whose clients include many large retailers and financial institutions.


Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration


This is something that we even want to go a little bit left of initiation and then as we go through, and plan and execute, provide change, control processes and close out a project that, that can continue as well.

The Store of the Future? I Say, Yes.


Retail stores will be a gateway to online in 5 years or less, mark my words… Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. It’s establishing land-based business on ecommerce prowess, and modeling the methodology of the next generation of retail.

Magento 2.0 Developer Common Questions & Responses


This feature was introduced to resolve resource usage conflicts between order management operations on the backend and checkout operations on the storefront in periods of high load, as well as to speed up the order creation process on the last step of checkout. is not comparable to the size of JavaScript, thus deferred processing of styles by moving them to the bottom page is not expected to bring significant performance improvements. Magento 2.0

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Marketing predictions CMOs need to consider in 2018


CMOs will turn this [year] into an opportunity to remould their organization to be customer obsessed, prioritizing talent that can conceptualize innovation and growth, and farming execution-oriented specialist work out to partners,” Michael Barnes, Forrester VP and research director, tells CMO.