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.

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. Innovation

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?

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

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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?

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.

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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?”.

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.

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. Tech-driven innovation disrupts societies and industries.

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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. 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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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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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.

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. Innovation Work management

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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. Logic appears to have been thrown out the window nowadays.

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The Agile Fluency model

Henny Portman

Delivering teams deliver on the market cadence (agile sustainability). Optimizing teams lead their market (innovative business agility, agile’s promise).

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How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

One of the major challenges is that despite claiming to love innovation, people still resist change. Going digital is not only about bringing innovation but also about changing the culture, being flexible and ready to introduce new programs.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. This allows you to come up with new and innovative ideas to redesign your products. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

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Diversity and inclusion can increase team performance

Susanne Madsen

As project managers we want our team members to be innovative, to solve problems and to identify risks before they turn into issues. In teams where there is diversity of thinking, levels of innovation can be up to 20% higher and 30% more risks can be spotted.

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Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Your project development team should be able to stay focus and work under conditions which are sustainable. Project teams often run into problems when the development is not sustainable.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. This allows you to come up with new and innovative ideas to redesign your products. Innovation centric organizations adopt this methodology because it allows them to stay true to their corporate culture of innovation. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

Where is the drive, the creativity, the innovation, the flexibility, the usefulness? Yet the lip service played to the challenges of climate change, sustainability, globalization, diversity is staggering in its hypocrisy.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

The lesson I need to remember is that, whilst experimenting is an integral part of innovation, the most successful programmes are those that recognise the ongoing needs of business-as-usual and balance the tried and tested with the new.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. This allows you to come up with new and innovative ideas to redesign your products. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

10 Construction Conferences In 2019

Appfluence

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.

How to use Agile Principles to Transform your Business?

Taskque

They benefit and sustain the company in the long-run. Show the side that being agile means to move away from the comfort zone and innovatively do things. Businesses are moving forward – if you are not moving with that speed, you are losing quite a lot of business.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. Assisted by Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big-Data technologies, they will be able to deliver more creative and innovative solutions to their customers.

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AGILE NXT FUTURE FRIDAY 2019

Henny Portman

If you only imitate, you’ll never innovate. Learn how to make culture change more tangible and sustainable. I give a lot of workshops and presentations and in many cases, attendees ask for the ‘silver bullet’ to become agile.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Continuous innovation and improvement are regular practices. Agile processes promote sustainable development. Innovation happens quickly these days, and teams need to be able to adjust.

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Building High-Performance Teams necessitates that we utilize innovative tools and techniques to engage the audience. Sustaining motivation through the number of reported productive hours. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

Ask the Expert: Andy Jordan - Agile Portfolio Management Edition

Keyedin

On a recent KeyedIn webinar, Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce to Sustainable Business Growth , featuring guest presenter and industry expert, Andy Jordan , we received some burning questions from attendees regarding the topic of agile portfolio management. Andy suggests organizations should start to become strategically focused on driving long term value with a top down approach to prioritizing innovation and time to solution.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

If they were to finish, it means they are no longer innovating, improving or competing. The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained.

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6 Ways to Manage Projects Like a Nordic

Girl's Guide to PM

The Nordic countries are frequently featured in the news for their egalitarian lifestyles, high performing education systems and technological innovations. This is a guest article from Kayleigh Töyrä, coming to us from Bristol but with her roots firmly in Finland.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future

Inloox

Sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. Innovator: acts as product owner and developer. Innovations in learning will continue to make it possible for the new worker to learn anything, anytime, and anywhere. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace. In order to not only react to those but use them to make projects more effective and profitable, project managers need to adapt and keep on learning.

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Agile NXT Future Friday retrospect

Henny Portman

If you only imitate, you’ll never innovate. We experiment how to make culture change more tangible and sustainable by using the corporate culture map (A3 placemat). Friday May 10, 2019, I was one of the 40 participants of the first Agile NXT Future Day conference organized by Xebia.

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Review AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

Measuring the Value of Business Agility (by Daria Nozhkina) shows that business agility generally adds value in three ways: it impacts the top line or the costs (or both); drives profitability; and contributes soft value which ensures that the profitability achieved is sustainable over the long term.

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