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Applied to Life: Translating VOC to Superior Customer Experience

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

3M Company has built a solid reputation around innovation, quality and ethical conduct. Quality today is much more than just designing and delivering exciting, reliable product. “Customer Experience” includes quality at every interaction of the supplier-customer relationship. This presentation will share some of 3M’s best practices around designing and delivering innovative, highly valued solutions and service for consistently superior customer experiences. Best practices such as 3M’s culture of employee engagement, NPI, NTI, Customer-Inspired Innovation, Insights to Innovation, QFD, PPU, Quality Playbook, and the use of social media to drive customer engagement for word of mouth marketing will be introduced.

3 Secrets to Successfully Managing Product Development Programs

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Projects are always hard to successfully manage. Even in the simplest possible case, when all of the objectives are known in advance and resources are available, there is still need for constant adjustment in response to external variables. PMBOK and basic tools do a great job of helping the PM manage these projects, but what happens when things aren’t so simple?

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Applied to Life: Translating VOC to Superior Customer Experience

May 21, 2015 12:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

3M Company has built a solid reputation around innovation, quality and ethical conduct. Quality today is much more than just designing and delivering exciting, reliable product. “Customer Experience” includes quality at every interaction of the supplier-customer relationship. This presentation will share some of 3M’s best practices around designing and delivering innovative, highly valued solutions and service for consistently superior customer experiences. Best practices such as 3M’s culture of employee engagement, NPI, NTI, Customer-Inspired Innovation, Insights to Innovation, QFD, PPU, Quality Playbook, and the use of social media to drive customer engagement for word of mouth marketing will be introduced.

3 Secrets to Successfully Managing Product Development Programs

May 19, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Projects are always hard to successfully manage. Even in the simplest possible case, when all of the objectives are known in advance and resources are available, there is still need for constant adjustment in response to external variables. PMBOK and basic tools do a great job of helping the PM manage these projects, but what happens when things aren’t so simple?

Creating an Innovation Ecosystem

Apr 23, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Effective Innovation can be attained through the creation of an Innovation Ecosystem. This Ecosystem is founded on the Principles of ConcurrencyTM and can be applied by anyone anywhere to fundamentally change how organizations Innovate with remarkable results. In this talk, Peter will explore the Principles and share examples of the results obtained by taking this holistic approach to Innovation.

Learn From Others

Living in a Material World: An Illuminating Project

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

As an award-winning project, Rio Tinto Alcan’s Jonquière smelting facility exemplified its parent company’s commitment to sustainability in a number of ways. And that commitment began with transparency.

Can Agile Drive Sustainability?

by Andy Jordan

Agile approaches often have greater engagement levels between stakeholders. While those conversations generally focus on the deliverables and how they meet the customer’s needs, can they also drive sustainability best practices?

2015 CIO Survival Guide: Rising to the Challenges

by Michael Wood

Once again, a new year is in full gear. 2015 looks to be a year of change on many fronts--and that means an opportunity for CIOs to thrive, or fall flat. In 2015 and beyond, what will CIOs need to do to be successful and provide the necessary leadership?

The Power of Knowledge for Project Managers

by Michelle Stronach

Successful innovation that will yield real positive outcomes requires organizational capabilities for executing on strategy initiatives. It's not just about having the right people, it's about having the tools and corporate memory of knowing what works and what doesn't to support the thought processes for planning and getting the work done. This is where the importance of knowledge management comes into play.

Initial Stakeholder Engagement in a Cultural Change Project: A Case Study

by Amrita Khadilkar, PMP

The successful rollout of a fundamental change needs support and buy-in from senior stakeholders. The project manager therefore needs to plan for adequate and persistent senior stakeholder engagement. This article introduces two measures--Appetite for Innovation (AI) and Trust (T)--that can be used to predict likely responses of senior stakeholders to organizational change. Low AI can be addressed by making the change real and relevant to stakeholders. Low Trust can be addressed by improving the awareness of senior stakeholders about the change that is being introduced.

Six Sigma and Innovation

by Patti Gilchrist, PMP

Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach for process improvement. It delivers quality and offers a set of techniques to improve processes. But is it so rigorous that it stifles innovation?

5 Predictions for the Project & Portfolio Management Industry

by Kevin Kern

As we turn the corner on 2014, it’s time to start thinking about what next year will bring. The project and portfolio management industry has gone through many evolutionary phases, and here are a handful of predictions for what 2015 will offer.

The Project Implications of Technology Flywheels

by Kevin Coleman

A rare occurrence called a technology flywheel is around the corner. If you look at the Internet era, we have experienced this before...but this time, it’s different. What will multiple simultaneous technology flywheels mean?

Redefining PM Innovation

by Michael Wood

Do innovations in project management require more high-tech tools, more cloud computing or more complicated frameworks? Or could it be that the true innovations in improving the way projects are evaluated, pursued and deployed are found in tried-and-true approaches that have served other disciplines so well?

Innovation Around the Corner

by Michael Wood

2015 promises to outpace the past as consumer-facing technologies and the appetite of organizations to harvest and exploit every ounce of information they collect provide the catalyst for growth. More than ever, the CIO needs to think like a futurist in order to position their organization to take advantage of innovations on the horizon. Here's a glimpse at what’s to come...


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