Innovation is difficult to measure, track and manage. An innovation accounting system can help to put facts at the forefront of your innovation processes and projects. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation, but these six principles are a good foundation.
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams.
Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, 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.
How Project Managers Shape Organizational Culture? Tips to Promote Transformation, Business Agility and Innovation
In this webinar the attendees will explore key concepts that allow to understand how the project manager could become a cultural change agent the culture towards more agile and innovative organizations.
The goal of our project execution engine is to deliver value to the organization. But we often don’t manage them that way. We have learned in our factories to balance the capacity of the various steps in our processes and to limit the flow of jobs into the system. We see the inventory build-up and risk becoming obsolete before it can be consumed. Why, then, do we treat our projects differently? In this session we will talk about ways to meter the input to the project execution system to maximize the value of our output and dramatically reduce value lost to work that goes stale. The core of the system is having a list of prioritized projects ready to execute and pulling when there is capacity to start another one. In an ideal world this will mean that we never need to trade priorities of the running projects - we’ve only put as many into the system as we can execute efficiently in parallel. But the world isn’t ideal and there will still be conflicts between the running projects - though many fewer than before. When conflicts occur, we often prioritize ineffectually. We’ll talk about principles that can lead us to wiser decisions when choosing when and whether to give a project with a problem a boost.
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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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Are you ready for your 3D virtual work avatar? Whether we like it or not, we are on our way to seeing more of our project and portfolio management functions transposed to the virtual world. Does this bode well for project and portfolio managers? Yes and no...
Well-framed problem statements can greatly improve a team’s problem solving, but they also can help project leaders define goals and objectives, design metrics and develop strategies. Here’s practical guidance on creating more effective problem statements, from the author of People Solve Problems.
As AI becomes more generalized and more pervasive via the cloud and edge computing environments, the potential for innovation soars. How will you and your organization take advantage of this strategic imperative?
The world needs organizations that develop technology and create products that don’t harm their stakeholders, intentionally or not. Here are two fundamental pillars to build a responsible innovation culture upon.
The adaptation and implementation of new technologies and business strategies has become a major organizational challenge. Here we look at how proper utilization of a wide skill set within the project management discipline can help.
A growing number of professionals must recognize that it is necessary for us to understand a core driver for this period of change: multiple technologies, which are evolving and bring with them unique capabilities. Is your workforce prepared for the disruptive change we will all face?
The way we work today is increasingly being shaped by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. To keep up, we need to understand these technologies holistically—where they add value, and where they fall short.
We face a pending wave of disruptive innovation and economic market potential. How equipped is the project management profession to handle such strategic initiatives? Are their enough PMs with power skills to meet the demand? How would you respond if asked to handle such an assignment?
Learn how the Innovation Scorecard method can be used to examine “ways of working” and how to improve them, and then measure the level of success of the changes, in this case study of a continuous integration project at a software development company.
How can organizations, teams and individuals be more innovative? Here we explore how project and program managers can develop and leverage a better strategic understanding of innovation to produce the outcomes that their specific organization needs.
How can we meet the need for fast-paced, yet reasoned, innovation? As we face a changing, adaptive business environment, "compelling events" can help organizations achieve the vision of the product that they want, while also serving as an effective device for agile project teams.
Project leaders have a key role to play in innovation. It starts with giving teams the flexibility to be creative and develop unexpected results. Facilitating customer interaction helps teams explore what is actually needed and get in the mindset to deliver it. And stakeholders must be prepared for change and ambiguity, instead of predictability.
How can we better understand the nature and characteristics of wicked problems? And how can that learning be utilized to avoid risk and create value in organizations? Read about nine wickedness attributes—and get help measuring just how wicked your problems are.
Companies love to tout how they are using artificial intelligence solutions in their products. But these days, it seems that the definition of AI—along with “robots” and “robotics”—is getting redefined. Are things getting out of hand?
We can’t schedule innovation, but we can schedule and fund discovery—an essential part of building products that matter. How do we make the case for discovery as the true path to innovation? Make it tangible and frame it in non-specialist language.
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