Innovation Project Management

International Institute for Learning

We are excited to bring you this blog post on Innovation Project Management, which is adapted from Dr. Harold Kerzner’s new book of the same title. Below, he explains why this topic is so important, the types of challenges that innovation project managers face, and much more. By the turn of the century, companies began to reevaluate whether functional managers were the right people to manage strategic projects, especially those involving innovation.

How Smart Managers Create an Innovation Culture

ProjectManager.com

Likely with good intention, since it is culture that enables groups of talented but different people to come together in a way that allows a project to be completed, a team to grow and success to be sustained. Another popular word that gets tossed around often is innovation. In many cases, innovation is given the aura of the mythical and the inexplicable. What Is Innovation? Let’s begin by establishing a working definition of innovation. So will innovation.

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Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

I recently spoke at Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ) and was struck by the innovative theme of the conference. Already when I prepared for my presentation the organisers said, “Innovation is a big thing down here”, and indeed it is. The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award offers 8 awards with the aim of encouraging and promoting an innovative culture in project management. But apart from my books, how innovative have I really been? Innovation

 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability. – [Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from Agile Arizona, The Executive’s Guide to Large-Scale Agile Transformation and Sustaining an Adaptive Enterprise.

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Adopting a nimble SaaS mindset helps companies innovate. As a result, the pace of innovation has vastly accelerated as companies seek the next great feature. innovative features will emerge and the gap will continue to widen between applications evolving their. Innovative.

Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute for Learning

Efosa Ojomo is Senior Research Fellow and Lead of Global Prosperity Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. As a keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he shared impactful theories and models that left us thinking about innovation in an entirely different way. 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? Shenhar and Dvir (2007) pose an interesting argument about innovation in a project management context. Their thing is the idea that different types of innovation require different approaches to project management.

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.

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.

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?”.

Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you’re going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of Transformation. Agile Transformation @ Innovate Virginia from LeadingAgile Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you’re going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of Transformation. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to: Form the right kinds of teams.

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A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business

LiquidPlanner

Today, Jen brings her customer experience lens to product development, where she works on exciting product innovations for the future of the company. . With some exciting product innovations coming down the pike, our company has had to band together more than ever before to prepare for our future. This post, as part of LiquidPlanner’s Women in Tech Week, is meant to highlight the talent, innovation, and creativity women bring to the technology community.

Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

DevOps Deeper Dive: DevOps Accelerates Open Source Innovation Pace

Brad Egeland

This is why organisations look towards DevOps (Development and Operations) services, for they can garner an innovative open-source culture and speed up the software development process. The importance of DevOps for organisations In simple words, DevOps services act as a catalyst for sustaining as well as continually enhancing the IT sector. Today, most of the enterprises collaborate like never before to innovate the open-source sphere.

Diversifying a City’s Economy by ‘Innovating Out’ From the Core

Leankor

Diversifying a City's Economy by 'Innovating Out' From the Core. In a recent article , James Lochrie – a national tech leader – points out the amazing transition happening in the Calgary innovation ecosystem as we move from primarily “energy tech” innovation to a more broad-based collection of startups that cross industry boundaries. And, in particular, one that has been built up over the decades to sustain an energy/resource sector?

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. We used a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on human centered design thinking and process improvement as two lenses through which to look for innovation opportunities within organisations.

Design Thinking, Innovation Workshop

Tony Adams

This week, I went to a fabulous 2-day workshop with the good folk at Monash University, during which we spoke about innovation practices in both commercial and non-commercial project environments. We used a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on human centered design thinking and process improvement as two lenses through which to look for innovation opportunities within organisations.

8 Sustainability Trends for 2017

EarthPM

Here – courtesy of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership – are your 8 Sustainability Trends Driving Business in 2017. The title is interesting to us in that in is very similar to our latest book: “ Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success – The Sustainability Wheel “ Seems like we’re all … driving. Tech-driven innovation disrupts societies and industries.

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The 10X Growth Machine – How companies can innovate, scale and win , written by Misha de Sterke, is a book to build your own growth machine by using innovation as a means. In the book we get an integrated set of building blocks, principles and tools to create different (disruptive, sustaining and efficiency) innovations as a structural way of working. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting.

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2020 Challenges and Trends in Construction

Epicflow Blog

Construction is one of the industries that don’t follow emerging innovative trends too quickly and enthusiastically but anyway it doesn’t ignore many of them to improve its state. Innovative Technologies in Building: AR, VR, and 3D Printing . Additive manufacturing in the field of building houses is not an innovative technology today as some countries have already adopted this technology for construction. Sustainability in Construction: Green Building Trends.

Never work weekends again: The keys to a sustainable work pace

Guerrilla Project Management

A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business. A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business.

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33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0: Vote for the Best!

Wrike

I’ve assembled a list of blogs that give me substantial food for thought when I write on innovations in project management. Gary Hamel’s Management 2.0 , written by an outstanding management innovator, is a perfect place to find thoughts on how the development of the technologies transform the traditional management discipline. tools empower innovation and collaboration in the business environment. The post 33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0:

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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. Finding a way to integrate learning and work to cultivate a continuous study process could be your golden ticket to hacking innovation. Make it a friendly competition and give out annual rewards in various categories, for example, “the most innovative learning challenge”, “the most actionable learning challenge”, etc.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

Strategic projects (such as those involving innovation, R&D and entrepreneurship) may require different skills, a greater understanding of risk management (especially business risk management), and the use business metrics in addition to the traditional time, cost and scope metrics. Many companies will conduct a study every year or two to identify the four or five strategic career paths that must be cultivated in the company so that the growth of the firm is sustainable.

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When is growth not the best choice? Why we chose to build Planio as a sustainable business instead of drowning in VC dollars

Planio

But the honest truth is that non-stop growth isn’t sustainable. Or do you want to build a sustainable company that supports you and your team for the long-term? A “sustainable” business isn’t just about funding. A sustainable business is more creative and innovative. A sustainable business creates a happier workplace (which has all sorts of knock-on benefits). A sustainable business is more focused. A sustainable business is more focused.

Psychological safety is not about being nice

Kiron Bondale

Groupthink impeding experimentation and true innovation. It also helps them on an ongoing basis by providing the reinforcement required to sustain a behavioral change.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Project Planning Sessions

Project Smart

As a manager or team leader, you should be full to the brim with innovative ideas about how you can improve both your workflow and business objectives. When you come across an idea that you want to implement - whether that's a new way to sustain growth, manage your inventory, or hire new staff - chances are you'll be in a rush to get it launched.

What Are the Objectives of Project Management?

Clarizen

All processes and procedures can be reformed and upgraded to enhance the sustainability of a project and to lead the team through the strategic change process. .

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

January 31 — Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Start-up’s Project Management

LiquidPlanner

However, even with a group of innovative designers, engineers, marketers, and salespeople, 90 percent of start-ups fail miserably and end up shutting down their enterprises, as per reports by Forbes. The concept of start-ups is a rage, as witnessed in the last few years.

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Transform Your PMO into a Value Center

Keyedin

When defining what is classified as “strategic” for your PMO, it helps to categorize those initiatives as transformative, sustaining, or efficiency gain. Sustaining projects tend to have a medium degree of uncertainty and a decent level of risk.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

From the top down, the entire organization must be committed to sustaining quality improvements for them to be achieved. Control: In order to make sure that these improvements are sustainable, monitor them by creating a control plan. It also doesn’t fit well with work that is oriented towards finding innovative new methods and processes. It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

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The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Leading Answers

An increasing proportion of power for all these homes and facilities may well be solar and wind that, due to innovation, is now 90% cheaper to install than 10 years ago. As more people get connected and information becomes more freely available, innovation accelerates in a virtuous cycle.

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged. As women continue to expand their footprint in the field of project management, they’ll add innovative ideas and perspectives. For the last four years, I’ve published my annual women in project management blog for ProjectManager.com.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

One of the largest series of conferences for project managers in North America, the Project Summit has industry innovators who help professionals be more productive, and learn best practices, skills and strategies to succeed. The event focuses on sustainability in projects, programs and portfolios, with a long-term and enterprise-level view. At the beginning of each year we all reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future.

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Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

ProjectManager.com

Look to Your Competition: They can give you a canary in the coalmine view of the market and whether it can sustain growth or not. Make innovation one of your strategies, because things change, and the only way to stay on top of that change is by never becoming complacent. Number two is, make innovation one of your strategies. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, has been an entrepreneur and business owner for about 20 years.

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

The field is anything but static, with developments continuing to this day, including taking into consideration issues of sustainability, as well as other ethical concerns, and incorporating risk management. But supply chain management is not merely reactive, it also helps to stimulate innovation and productivity by assisting companies with organizational learning. That leads to creative thinking, which results in innovation and increased productivity.

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7 Logical Fallacies That Can Harm Your Decision Making (With Examples)

ProjectManager.com

Plus, being innovative requires taking risks and being aggressive. That means a retreat from innovation, which is bad business. For example, let’s say someone is trying to get you to construct an apartment building on marshland that is liable to flood and not sustain the weight of a large structure. Logic appears to have been thrown out the window nowadays.

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Top 11 Cities for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

The Sustainable Sydney 2030 program lays out other initiative to develop the city, which is mentioned in the most recent Global Liveability Index. It’s being built with urban sustainability and environmental protection in mind.

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