Project Management

How to Measure the Success of Innovation in Projects and Other Work Environments (Part 1): Introduction

, and Eddie Fisher

Abstract
This introductory article discusses and presents the thinking behind—and the expected initial outcomes of—an Innovation Scorecard project that was initiated in the Czech Republic at the beginning of January 2019. Brno University of Technology and Red Hat Czech, a well-established IT and software development company, entered into an enterprising partnership to roll out a “pilot and fit-for-intended purpose” Innovation Scorecard system to measure the value added through innovation in both project and nonproject environments. The main focus of this project, made up of three subprojects, is on improving the modus operandi within any project or other working environment. Considered areas are the technology, people, and processes that provide opportunities to translate innovative ideas into new/improved services that, ultimately, create value for both customers and the company. This is the first part of a series of articles relevant to this initiative. A subproject known as Atomic Host has been completed. The second subproject, known as Continuous Integration, was also completed in November 2020. Another Innovation Scorecard application in a nonsoftware development area within Red Hat will follow in early 2021. The Innovation Scorecard team is expecting significant productivity improvements across the involved business areas to be able to make …


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