What are some of the fundamental building blocks required in software projects? Things that can help position teams to adapt to changes quickly (including implementing the latest tech trends) and ultimately add value to business?
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For those who attended last year welcome back, and for those who did not, we’re thrilled to have you on board this year. As the first PMI virtual event of 2019, PMXPO is ringing in the New Year in style. We’re kicking off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. We are proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo! Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management. Attend this virtual event from the comfort of your own home or office, and the best part is everyone attends for free with absolutely no cost to you. Register now, save the date, and tell your friends and colleges you will see them at PMXPO 2019!
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.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention. But research shows us that creativity emerges from time to think, backing off, having some slack in the system. In 1999 Coleman was on the ropes. The business had been sold and then sold again. Everyone who could leave had left. Imagine that you return to take over as President to see what you can do to salvage the situation …and then Walmart calls asking to see the plan. No plans exist. No one is home to make a plan. What are the rules when all of the rules are broken? How to be strategic when survival is the only strategy that makes sense? How to be customer centered when the customer is out of patience? Innovation doesn’t have to take the usual amount of time when you have an unusual amount of focus. We will see what we can learn from the extraordinary Coleman case study with examples from other burning platform cases (Hershey’s Dessert Bar, Johnson Controls Automotive and DuPont-Merck that we can apply to everyday business processes).
Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that. In this webinar you will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A switch that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.
Innovators have long recognized that constraints very often stimulate or guide the process of creativity and innovation. When ‘the box is the limit’, creativity often comes to the surface organically as the most ultimate and natural solution. This webinar is aimed at every professional who’s convinced that creativity plays a crucial role in the daily work environment, but is also aware of the boundaries that take away the illusion of ‘the sky is the limit’.
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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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Acquiring strategic business management and leadership skills (both essential to PMI’s Talent Triangle®) is quite challenging; however, given all that’s at stake both personally and organizationally, they can’t be ignored.
As is the case with most technological implementations, government agencies are using artificial intelligence at a relatively smaller pace compared to the private sector. This article provides a basic understanding of AI, along with examples and insights on its use in the public sector.
Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes and can be categorized in many ways. In this article, the author suggests that one way to categorize it is to distinguish macro innovation from micro innovation.
It’s easy to look at a commonplace or everyday technological device and forget how it was in its infancy. The evolution of the automobile gives us a prime example of how innovation can make a widespread difference.
Innovation doesn't stop happening just because we stop focusing on it. It's there, a continuing potential capability that is doing its thing alongside the rest of what we do.
As the world changes more quickly and projects become ever more important, project management becomes more critical than ever to success…right? Well, maybe not...
Being a project manager in a larger innovation initiative is valuable experience—but it requires special preparation. A critical area is to understand the role of the consulting firm and to be able to thrive in that environment. Use these steps to be successful in driving innovation.
In his previous article on innovation, the author explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches.
For organizations with long-standing process and procedures, enforced innovation can be terrifying. As a project manager, you can help your stakeholders through this period.
The real story for technology in 2019 (and for the foreseeable future) is the integration of AI into virtually all of the technologies we hold near and dear. What will this convergence mean to us humans over the next five to 10 years?
Innovation in project management is necessary—but not easy to achieve. How do organizations invest in it with the best chances of success?
Innovation is the fuel for growth in today’s competitive world. But can project managers provide some of that fuel, or does the nature of the job prevent it?
Senior PMI leaders and representatives from PMI’s Global Executive Council recently appeared in an online video series sponsored by World Finance. The videos cover a range of topic areas, including a discussion on how digital transformation is changing the nature of project management.
There’s a problem in our culture’s innovation discussion. We equate innovation almost exclusively with digital technology or new products. What do you need to do? Develop an innovation mindset.
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