The best PMs are the ones who can come up with the most creative solutions to the toughest problems. And the sooner new project managers can be encouraged to demonstrate that creativity, the more successful they—and their employers—will be.
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With the global impact of COVID-19, PMI and ProjectManagement.com would like to share resources that can assist you and your organizations manage through disruption, including leading (and working in) remote teams, managing risk, and more.
With change becoming the new norm, it puts additional pressure on project managers. We have to be at the hub of making that change a reality; we have to be drivers of a change-based culture. How do we do that effectively? How do PMs encourage and support a change culture?
Creativity isn’t limited to coming up with new requirements or ways to solve problems. Here are some everyday ideas for flexing your creative skills at each step of your project.
Data from the 2020 Pulse of the Profession® reveal that 11.4 percent of investment is wasted due to poor project performance. With so much at stake—and so much in flux—organizations must rethink some fundamental questions.
Organizations are the ultimate work-in-progress project—one that is constantly evolving, changing and transforming in order to achieve its goals. In that context, it’s easy to see why an organization would need project managers who can embrace moving targets and continuously adapt to changing needs.
Creativity can and does happen on a schedule. It can be prompted into awareness and action. You can be creative on demand, and you can inspire and encourage—even require, if need be—creativity in others. The trick is knowing how it is actually done.
In the first installment of a multi-part series on building effective innovation teams, we look at the first two important steps: removing organizational friction (from resources to rewards to leadership) and assembling a cross-functional team that balances five key factors, including experience, size and interdependence.
Experience in the delivery of programs and projects addressing many aspects of emerging technology disruption is virtually non-existent. How will you manage the delivery of these strategic initiatives that include new and unfamiliar technologies?
In 2020, with so much happening, the Technology Update provides a targeted summary of the space and where it is all headed. This year, the technologies covered artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IOT) & Bodies (IOB).