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

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. Therefore, creating an innovation culture for your organization can be the key difference between an organization that innovates and grows and one that does not. What Is Innovation?

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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. Yet when searching for an innovative solution, we want all these extra brain circuits engaged. Instead, we equip them with the tools to help build intrinsic happiness themselves. Organizations spend vast sums of money hiring smart people and providing them with complex tools and training.

Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

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. In Review – Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation. An innovation, she said, is a new method, idea or product. This is usually done with the help of planning, scheduling and tracking tools.

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.

People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute for Learning

Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1]. In a nutshell, we can agree that innovation is all about bringing improvement and efficiency; and affecting the development of a company in a positive manner. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. .

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches. However, innovation and learning take conscious effort, forward planning and accountability. However, this format (or a slightly modified version that represents an experiments Kanban board) is a useful tool to bring the focus for retrospectives to the experiments being run and considered.

Tool Review: Streamtime

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in Articles General Tools. Streamtime focuses on saving you time through automated Project Management Streamtime is a powerful tool that allows you to manage your projects with ease, from brief to delivery. With effortless project planning, one click estimating and invoicing, innovative time tracking, slick scheduling and intelligent reporting, Streamtime gives you complete visibility of your projects all within a beautiful interface. Articles General Tools

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Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

International Institute for Learning

As closing keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , she delivered a powerful message on how complexity is holding most of us back, and what we can do to get back to the work that really matters. “If we get the work right, we get the culture right” – @LisaBodell #LeadershipCon19 #leadership #innovation — Are there any good tools? Leadership culture innovation simplification

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

The features and functions associated with the platforms provide the team leader or meeting facilitator with a variety of tools that can engage the attendees and produce the desired meeting outcomes. . The post The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader appeared first on The IIL Blog. By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow. Virtual teams have been a part of the business, public, and not for profit environments for many years.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

They invest time and money in a quick- fix tool, such as a bolt-on analytics that. innovative—are now table stakes. If they’re innovating their analytics while. Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features. may feel optional—until suddenly it’s not.

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 – 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?”.

Scaling to the Masses - Fit Your Product for a Larger User Base

Speaker: Dustin Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Incubator

The classic product story goes like this: A small team puts a great idea to work. Said idea becomes a wildly successful app. Team makes lots of money and attracts talent from all over the globe, quickly dotting the map with international offices. In a matter of years, a very small company becomes a global superpower. Romantic notions aside, the story neglects to mention the most essential variable to product success: scalability. If a product can't withstand a growing user base and diverse team, it'll never leave the think tank. Whether you're running a small startup or trying to get your idea to take off in a large corporation, you'll need the right tools and the perspective to scale your product. Join Dustin Smith, Senior Product Manager of the Innovation Incubator at Indeed, and learn how to scale your product for greatness.

Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Again, free from some of the normal scrutiny and controls that aim for efficiency, these insulated groups can innovate quicker. Please Innovate While We Micromanage You! Organizations that demand innovation in highly controlled environments designed for process efficiency are likely in for a rude awakening. Organizational agility is the ability of an enterprise to change direction, realign and succeed in volatile, uncertain business environments.

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


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.

Book Summary: Think Better – An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking

Project Bliss

Learn how to think better by using productive thinking approaches with Tim Hurson’s book Think Better – An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking. In the book Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking , Tim Hurson teaches a step-by-step process for dealing with big challenges. . He explains the approach and gives tools and techniques for each step. Hurson’s book Think Better gives step-by-step guidance through the innovation process.

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. Today, most of the enterprises collaborate like never before to innovate the open-source sphere. Credit goes to DevOps services The rate of innovation is continually speeding up, courtesy of the adoption of best DevOps services out there.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Project Mgt. Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Do you want to “change the game” in your company or the project management industry?In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of project management, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. Agree decision making tools and decide. My preferred practice is to rely on tools that were specifically developed to assess the optimal level of team involvement. These tools work and also help reduce your bias. Step 3: Agree Decision Making Tools & Decide. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane.

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


Different 'decorations' can make it easier to find your way into the roles: the dreamer should be in as beautiful an environment as possible, the room should be colorful and bright so that there are no limits to creativity, while the realist should have all kinds of tools at his disposal to make these dreams come true. 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.

Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Once that happens there are tools needed to prioritize projects, track financials, tasks, resources, change orders and just about everything in between. What I've compiled here is what I hope – my time permitting – is the beginning of a series of articles to introduce different software tools and services that help get project leaders and planners and PM infrastructures themselves on the right track and headed in the right direction.

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The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work


The organizational culture is complete mayhem right now and without quality organizational tools, you’ll be lost in a black hole. Thankfully we live in a world where there are tons of different applications and organizational tools for everything that we do nowadays. That is because you have to work for the app and organizational tools to work for you. If it holds up to those, then you can keep it as your go-to organizational tool. Reporting Tools.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management


Most Contract Manufacturers (CMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) rely on tools such as Microsoft® Project to track tasks, dependencies, and timelines. However, traditional tools such as Project fail in a few key areas. 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.

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Demand Management Tools 101


Organizations often turn to demand management tools to support this process. This blog highlights the basics – touching on some of the challenges you may already be experiencing and features to consider when searching for a tool. How can the right demand management tools help? Look for a tool that offers scenario-planning capabilities that allows you to create and compare scenarios so you can make right trade-off decisions while taking all the variables into consideration.

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7 Gantt Chart Tools to Test in 2019

Epicflow Blog

To prevent this, you should use the proper tools – for example, Gantt chart software – to predict and solve problems your business might confront. At the same time, when used as a standalone tool, a Gantt chart is ineffective. Then check out our list of the 7 best Gantt chart software tools below and choose the best one for your business to succeed! As PM software developers, we keep track of innovations in this market and constantly analyze competing products.

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16 Free & Paid Project Scheduling Software Tools For All Budgets


This comprehensive resource on project scheduling tools will guide you in choosing a solution that fits your requirements. You’ll learn: The concept of project scheduling and its significance Features you should look for when shortlisting project scheduling tools 16 project scheduling software along with their pros and cons Project scheduling FAQs. Most project scheduler software offers intuitive tools that enable users to tweak the project plan or schedule easily.

Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

We all have to make quick decisions about product interfaces, and there's not always a designer around when you need one. That doesn't mean that you're doomed to failure, though. Learn a few really common user experience design mistakes and how to avoid making them. Join UX designer and product management expert Laura Klein for a no-holds-barred Ask Me Anything session on UX design. Laura—principal of Users Know and author of Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups—has over 20 years of experience helping companies innovate responsibly and improve their product development processes.

How the Fail Fast Approach Brings Innovative Solutions

The concept of fail fast and embracing failure entails testing new ideas and innovating on current strategies. Such failures will essentially lead to more knowledge and new innovations. The speed at which a company innovates tends to be more important than perfect execution in today’s fast-paced business environment. This process can help company leaders and innovators learn much more than if they spent too long attempting to perfect the first model.

5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider

Brad Egeland

There are many amazing organizations coming up with software tools and services to help organizations realize safer environments today and tomorrow. The innovative Trustlook Antivirus & Mobile Security app available on Google Play protects your Android phone or tablet against malware, harmful viruses, spyware, trojans, phishing attempts and unsafe web browsing. My background is primarily information technology and project management.

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5 Candidate Selection Tools to Speed up Your Hiring Process


To help you make fast but effective hiring decisions, we gathered our favorite candidate selection tools, designed to make your hiring process sleeker and more efficient. Whichever tool you choose, make sure that it’s catered to your specific company and opening.

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 Moreover, once known as a time tracker, the app supports one’s actions with its innovativeness, accurateness […]. Product Management Project Management Time Management Time Management Tools

How PPM Tools Can Help Your Company Navigate Industry Disruptions


Technology and innovation will continue to make waves in almost every industry, which is why it is essential to learn from the dying breaths of companies like Blockbuster. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools allow you to track project performance metrics, which can help identify what approaches are best for different projects within your company. Get the right PPM tools and pay for your project managers to attend trainings.

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Is Your Organization Mature Enough for Digital Transformation?

Epicflow Blog

At the same time, digitalization is a long and difficult journey that takes from two to five years and can be complicated by one of the following things: The innovations adopted don’t satisfy customers’ needs; . Today, digitalization touches upon every sphere of modern life.

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Best Tools For Managing A Virtual Team


7 Effective Tools For Managing A Virtual Team The era of digital entrepreneurs is on the rise and with that comes the need of having virtual teams. and most importantly, what tips and tools to use to ease up the process? Need a tool that helps you manage a high-performing virtual team? You just have to find the right approach and tools. Below, you will find a list of tools that can solve all your concerns of having or managing a remote team.

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12 Project Management Related Tools to Check Out for 2017

Brad Egeland

As everyone is aware, the landscape of available project management and PM-related tools has changed greatly over the years. It is nearly impossible to cover all available options or to have one go-to list when you're looking for a solution to a project management tool need. My series starts with several tools and organizations that I have come into personal contact with – often the organization's CEO.

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4 Ways to Measure the ROI of Work Management Tools


Whether you’re trying to decide what solution is worth the investment, prove the investment to key stakeholders, or show the ROI for a solution you already have, here are some key ways you can measure the ROI of your work management tool. . 4 ways to measure the ROI of work management tools. Brands need to innovate to outperform their competition. But what if a tool could help your team complete more projects without any extra headcount? What tools are you working in?