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Leaders: 3 Innovative Environments and 10 Important Skills

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This one-hour virtual workshop is broken down into two parts…plus a Q&A. The first part outlines the three critical innovative environments great leaders create and the 10 most important skills great leaders possess. The second part describes in detail the single most critical tool used to create active/engaged followers…versatility.

The Role of ‘Adaptive Reasoning and Problem Solving’ in PM

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Delivering higher-value projects in increasingly shorter timeframes sustains competitiveness. Challenges exist at every turn; risk must be understood and mitigated, and problems recognized and solved quickly. Adaptive reasoning and problem-solving skills have become increasingly important in project management, where decisions based on sometimes sparse, voluminous, or contradictory data must be ...

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Leaders: 3 Innovative Environments and 10 Important Skills

Mar 26, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

This one-hour virtual workshop is broken down into two parts…plus a Q&A. The first part outlines the three critical innovative environments great leaders create and the 10 most important skills great leaders possess. The second part describes in detail the single most critical tool used to create active/engaged followers…versatility.

The Role of ‘Adaptive Reasoning and Problem Solving’ in PM

Mar 17, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Delivering higher-value projects in increasingly shorter timeframes sustains competitiveness. Challenges exist at every turn; risk must be understood and mitigated, and problems recognized and solved quickly. Adaptive reasoning and problem-solving skills have become increasingly important in project management, where decisions based on sometimes sparse, voluminous, or contradictory data must be ...

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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...

From CIO to CINO?

by Michael Wood

Is the Chief Information Officer the right person within an organization to take on the role of Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)? The answer to that question is, “It depends.” Specifically, it depends on the answer to a few questions...

Topic Teasers Vol. 14: Disruptive Innovation

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP

Question: I work for a successful, established organization. However, management wants my team to suggest innovative new products and services. We already have our current excellent products, so feature-laden that they are very expensive. How is a project team expected to know how to find the next new breakthrough revenue producer?

A. Suggest to your manager that this is the work of the marketing department and the management team. The people on your team only have the skills to develop items envisioned by someone else.
B. The keywords in your question show that your organization is looking for more revenue. Brainstorm with your team to see if you can squeeze additional costs out of your existing products.
C. Look to your competitors. What innovative ideas are they introducing? If your team can plan production of similar products, you can piggyback on their advertising and not need to spend money on research and development.
D. Look beyond adding more features to designing a less expensive item with fewer features that will appeal to a different consumer marketplace. The profit per item will be lower, but the market share will be larger.


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