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.

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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.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. Digitalization and Collaboration.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team’s Skills


best practices collaboration infographic Leadership Project Management Trends work culture celoxis innovation Online project management tool people management project management web based project management softwareINFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team's Skills.

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

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Microeconomics is applicable to the development is software systems. If we look at the discipline of software engineering, we see that the microeconomics branch of economics deals more with the types of decisions we need to make as software engineers or managers.

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How project management software can save you


When we think about the benefits of desktop project management software, efficiency and speed to market come to mind. Project management software visualizes plans and timelines that can be referenced by the entire team. Project management software brings order to development.

Your Crash Course on PPM Software


With the varying degrees of changes going on around the market, organizations are pressured to come up with innovative ways to keep up with the business trends. There is no magic cure to fix these issues overnight, but there is somewhat a solution to make jobs easier and create balance in the system: these are the PPM Software. What You Need to Know About PPM Software. Existing PPM Software: What they Actually Do. Choosing the Best PPM Software.

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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Is Software Development Art or Engineering

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I started my career as a Software Engineer , writing Fortran 77 signal processing algorithms to find and track missile launchers in the middle eastern desert. Signal processing is a domain of software development well suited to the paradigm of engineered systems. But there are software systems where testing is necessary but not sufficient. . Software-intensive systems include: . So when would a software system NOT be Engineered to fit the Needs of the Customer?

Analyze, optimize, etc

Musings on Project Management

We’re moving into a world where machines and software can analyze (see patterns that were always hidden before); optimize (tell a plane which altitude to fly each mile to get the best fuel efficiency); prophesize (tell you when your elevator will break and human factors Innovation Project ManagementAccording to Tom Friedman, author of "The World is Flat, "we’re in the middle of a change in the “climate” of technology."

Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

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A Scrum of people works very well when doing Scrum , but operations, finance, and accounting are not the same as writing software for money. In those days, TRW sent a few of us back to school (MS, Systems Management, USC) to learn how to put to work the words in the book of one of the founders of our little firm The Management of Innovative Technological Corporations , Simon Ramo, the R in Thompson, Ramo, and Woolrich.

Being Productive is a State of the Mind


Productivity has evolved into a more holistic concept with a focus on collaboration, process innovation, and business outcomes. best practices Blog collaboration Leadership mentoring PPM productivity Project Management work culture celoxis mindfulness at work Online project management software performance metrics project management time management web based project management softwareThe context of productivity has gone through a world of change in the last decade.

Five Advantages of Applying Design Thinking in Project Management


Design thinking first emerged as a methodology for driving innovation; it is now the go-to mindset for most managers, including progressive project managers. best practices Blog design thinking PPM Project Management User Experience celoxis design thinking in project management Online project management software project management project management trends web based project management toolProject management and design thinking have been evolving rapidly in the recent years.

LiquidPlanner Wins Two CODiEs! Best Project Management Solution and Mobile Solution


We’re thrilled to announce that LiquidPlanner won TWO SIIA Software CODiE Awards this week. And secondly, the CODiE is the software and information industry’s only peer-reviewed awards. Featured LiquidPlanner News Project Management SoftwareOMG, we did it again!

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How Do You Plan for the Unknown? See How LiquidPlanner Customer Project Creation Studio Does It


He and his ace team at PCS are responsible for helping aspiring innovators in the technology and healthcare industries develop some of the world’s most recognizable and interesting products. Dynamic Project Management Featured LiquidPlanner Project Management Software

CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]


LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce was recently featured on TechChats, a web series by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The series offers a look into some of the most successful executives in the industry and what they’re doing to grow and innovate within their companies.

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Agile management adapts more easily to changes in an environment of innovation. Genius Project, enterprise project management software, supports Agile methods with specific tools such as product backlogs with descriptions and approval criteria, Sprints and Scrum meeting reviews.

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Asana Alternatives


It is one of the few SaaS companies which does not rely heavily on marketing but on innovation. 4- DaPulse – DaPulse is a relatively new entry to project management software market. Project management project management software UncategorizedAsana is a popular to-do list.

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TimeCamp Timer Extension for Chrome (Tutorial)


That’s why we implement changes, new features, and enhance the software. And to help our customers’ better adjust to any innovations, we want to make it as easy as possible. They all work great with our software and make work easier and faster.

Project Management in Manufacturing: Solving the Resource Management Issue


Handle the uncertainty of innovation. This helps lead to a project schedule that’s grounded in reality, taking into consideration that you’ll probably encounter a few unexpected issues along the way—a common occurrence when attempting to innovate.

Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way


Not sure which software development framework to use? Things at Google may have changed since those days, but at what cost to innovation? Innovative projects will improve company culture; people love to work somewhere innovative that has a future.

Sharing Economy at work?

The Lazy Project Manager

Software providers are now adding social functions to each of their solutions. Genius Project project management software, now has its own social collaboration platform. The corporate culture is also growing thanks to this collaborative innovation plan.

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The Top 3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a SaaS Provider


As a salesperson in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, I get to speak to executives who are shopping for new work management tools every day. They’re looking for ways to innovate and speed up their teams—it’s a theme of our times. Featured Project Management Software Tips

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8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency


Here’s 10 ways to help your staff to adjust to these new challenges and embrace innovation. Innovating at the required pace, or as radically as necessary, is a challenge for most organizations. Innovating from the inside is not always the best way to manage high-speed transformation.

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Project Management Tools for Manufacturing


Therefore, to successfully manage projects in manufacturing and make sure that results follow, one needs professional software to aid them in the matter, special project management tools for manufacturing, some of which we present below: TimeCamp 3.0

Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

No matter your industry, change and innovation are the only constants you can count on these days. Work methods like lean, stage-gate and Agile that originated in the software development community are becoming more common in other industries.

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Eliminating Work Silos for Greater Collaboration


With project management software, anyone on any team can see every task in progress for their project and ensure they’re not duplicating efforts. Too many organizations tout collaboration as a fundamental tool for success while allowing silo mentality to run rampant across their teams.

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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. This experience includes bio-pharma, engineering development, and physics research projects - all software intensive. 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. There is a popular myth that.

The Advantages Of Cloud Project Management To Your Business


Such habit brings them closer to success and not to mention more opportunities for more innovative ways to stay relevant in the market. Computers, timeframe software, and information tools are since updated along with its functions and benefits. Cloud based software users share devices such as computers in order to communicate with local-based web browsers. Cloud project management software also helps managers organize schedules for their team members.

Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

These systems fall into the Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) category. In this domain innovative is also the basis of success. The notion that innovation and engineering - software engineering - are somehow in conflict is common. . Creativity is the first step in innovation, which is the successful implementaion of those novel, approproate ideas. Both agile advocates and engineered systems advocates practice innovation and creativity.

Managing Cross Country Work with EWMS


If one team works in the day, across the world its night for another team, work is automatically updated in the software, so the next day, the team starting can pick up and carry on with that project. 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. For telecoms, managing work across numerous time zones is par for the course.

How to Lead Your Team to a Successful Project


This approach will definitely hinder the possibility of innovation and corrections. As there are many studies based around project management methods and management styles , software developers are creating magnificent tools that make managing projects and organizations easier.

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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. Developers create the software architecture during the design phase.

5 Traits of Successful Project Managers

Arras People

Examples of different technical areas are programming, software, computer languages, and networking. Project management’ software tools. Passionate by ideas and innovation management, Mind Mapping expert with numerous mind maps created and used as templates.

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What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?


Smart software moves with the unpredictability inherent to manufacturing projects—and moves work forward. The new world demands software that keeps up with every project change along the way. Supports more innovation, less administration.

Might Ditch Corporate Work for Startup Life?


After quitting that tax consulting job I landed in the middle of a small New York City startup called Hive that makes brain-pleasing project management software. Also, many big companies have incubators and awesome innovation initiatives. I hated how much time I wasted on bad software.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Any new innovative or revolutionary suggestion in the software development world, needs to be anchored on the established principles of how to manage the spend of other people's money.

How Cognex Uses LiquidPlanner to Manage Projects


Our friends at Cognex showed us how LiquidPlanner helps them innovate and stay ahead of the curve. They are the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation.