While disruptive innovation started life as simply one model or approach to innovating, it’s quickly evolved to be the only game in town. If you’re not disrupting, it would seem, then you’re just not innovating. How did we get from there to here?
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Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
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Utilizing the concepts of lean new product development (NPD) to improve virtual team communications can lead to increased innovation throughput and quality. This webcast will provide an overview of a virtual team model (VTM) with five key elements: 1. Initiation and structure 2. Communication practices 3. Meetings and protocols 4. Knowledge management 5. Leadership Additionally, a case study of how Littelfuse Inc. is has utilized these elements into their lean NPD practices with their globally dispersed product development teams.
Much research and many popular books have been directed toward understanding the pursuit and achievement of mastery. A common understanding has emerged that mastery is more directly dependent upon the amount of time devoted toward deliberate practice. In mature skill areas, mastery can require 10,000 hours or more of deliberate practice. An organization or team filled with members who are committed toward achieving mastery is both desirable and elusive regardless of the industry or field. The key to achievement of mastery on an organizational or team level is individual motivation. Historically, most motivational research and advice has focused on extrinsic motivation. Recently, research has focused more and more on the power of intrinsic motivation. Intrinsically motivating teams can seem complicated and even contradictory. However, understanding the practical sources of intrinsic motivation can help managers apply the principles to real-world situations and increase their team’s drive to achieve mastery.
The Fast, Flexible and Fact based Front End: Examining Discovery the Not So Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Donald G. Reinertsen was at Booz Allen Hamilton when he coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” in an article for PMI in the 1980’s. He did so because he thought there was something going on up there at the beginning of New Product Development but it was fuzzy. I interviewed him for an article a few years later. By then he had come to dislike the term, “Fuzzy Front End”. He felt that, after more study, there were a number of tools and processes in place (some for decades), that made the front end into a repeatable process. Together we changed the original premise to “Fuzzy Logic” for the article. That concept of Fuzzy Logic (sampling the environment, the market, technology, the competition, etc.) became the basic concept behind this important discovery stage and the basis for many popular branded processes like Hunting for Hunting Grounds™. Never mind Reinertsen’s new thinking, the term “Fuzzy Front End” was catching on by the mid-90’s in the New Product Development community and perpetuated the myth of this stage as somewhat mystical. This webinar will attempt to demystify the new product discovery.
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From the Gartner PPM Summit 2007
If the first time your customers see a product is during a focus group, then you have lost 70 percent of the opportunity to leverage them in the innovation process.
This is the presentation for Priya Patra's webinar Rule the VUCA World - Innovation and Agility
The webinar of this presentation will consider how the combination of innovation and agility can produce business value while aligning service. Attendees will learn how they can drive change for innovative and disruptive transformation.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to manage in creative and innovative environments. Drawing on insights and experiences in a range of creative professions and environments, he explores the work of creativity and innovation. He shares real-life experiences of individuals in a variety of professions and environments, and uses these experiences to develop broader principles for delivering creative work. Finally, he offers guidance on how to think about planning and managing work in situations where creativity and innovation are essential. Creativity can indeed by managed; join us to find out how.
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We have seen IoT projects and technologies take off in cities, and with manufacturing and other areas. What does this mean for project managers who want to stay ahead of disruption?
As a project manager, it's helpful to view hype through two distinct lenses: those of the optimist and those of the cynic. Learn how to guide your project team and customers through the hype of disruptive technology to achieve the outcomes you are hoping for.
The Internet of Things is ripe with high-value projects. Explore what the IoT is, key strategic drivers and how you can leverage it for great project value.
The role of project leaders is evolving as disruptive technology frees them from many routine tasks and allows them to focus on communicating and contributing to innovation and strategic thinking. New research from PMI highlights the most in-demand skills and required culture shifts in the digital age.
The initial impact of a disruptive change may be seen as having limited scope and impact, but when a “new kid on the block” technology starts getting a stronger and stronger foothold, a cascading evolutionary effect turns what might be considered an otherwise cute concept into an annoying competitor—and eventually the prodigy that is the identifying hallmark for the business.
Artificial intelligence is not far from becoming a mainstream part of how businesses operate. That’s going to be disruptive, and project management may be impacted more than most areas—and not in the way many of us fear.
Industry edges have blurred, and novel technologies are rapidly emerging. With numerous solutions to choose from, it’s extremely hard to systematically utilize innovative technologies. In this article, the writer shares some tips to help you navigate through disruptive times with a “next practices” approach.
A national space agency has remained at the forefront of today’s satellite technology not simply by continually developing its technical expertise, but also by harnessing that expertise to an unconventional form of project management—one that has emerged from its most disruptive and challenging projects.
In today’s world where we are experiencing massive changes in all facets of life, our craft has become quite pervasive. It’s thought-provoking to consider the upcoming demand for project managers. What challenges are ahead?
The disruptive trends of over a dozen emerging technologies have raised the concern that many organizations and individuals will find it difficult to cope given the magnitude of impact. Like it or not, change is occurring—and it will have a disruptive influence in your professional and your personal life.
Disruptive technology is more than just one of the latest buzzword terms, it’s something that will change project management. Are we returning to project managers who have to be IT experts?
Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem solving centered on customers and the capability to create a better future for them. In the portfolio management context, design thinking is applied to the design of business prototypes or corporate strategies and promotes innovation.
You can achieve small wins with your seminars by improving awareness with attendees about important topics in your community and industry. Let’s look at some trending topics that are perfect for exploring through professional development seminars—and the seminar wins this practitioner experienced through his local PMI chapter.
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Project management sure loves its trends. Recently, hybrid has become the hot new fad promising to change everything. Seems like we’ve heard that before…
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