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.
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System archetypes are reoccurring patterns of behavior that can be found in any type of organizational system. They serve us as effective tools to diagnose projects, identify and manage risks, and point out underlying structures that are signaling where fundamental decisions must be made in order to fix a root cause.
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?