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This webinar is about making project management and innovation to co-exist through better understanding concepts around Kaizen and Kaikaku.
Kaizen simply means "change for better". When Kaizen is applied through a consistent and sustained program of successful Kaizen events, it teaches employees to think differently about their work.
Karen Tate is the owner and founder of The Griffin Tate Group Inc. and partner in MartinTate, LLC. She has over 25 years experience in project management, and has written 5 books on the subject. Karen was featured as one of the top 12 Women Project Managers in PM Network Magazine. The focus of her books, Project Management Techniques, is absolutely key to success in the field. Dave Garrett recently sat down with her to discuss which techniques are most important and why.
While numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) typically influence IT projects generally, the benefit of tracking all of them may be outweighed by the cost to do so. Therefore, each project must carefully select and manage those KPIs most relevant to its specific situation. This sample template can be used to define KPIs; also included is a table with examples of possible KPIs for each of the previously defined project-critical success factors (PCSFs) and a metric (measure and dimension) for each KPI. Use in conjunction with the article Determining IT Project Health.
Every few years the Product Development and Management Association conducts a survey of Product Development practices and identifies best practices. We cordially invite you to join us for this exciting event to learn more about:•How the best companies get 100% higher sales and profit from new products and services•How new product development cycle times have changed•What tools are the most effective to improve NPD output•How strategy impacts new product success•How social media is being used in NPD•What you can do now to help your company develop more successful products faster