Continuing from an earlier article on using the workplace to seek innovation, this article suggests a simple method to reach out for innovative ideas. It introduces a concept that can be practiced to motivate innovation--with little management time involved.
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The wise project manager knows how to use the right tools in the right way to communicate to different groups. When using a web share to present and document information, there are some important do's and don’ts to be aware of to ensure success.
Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach for process improvement. It delivers quality and offers a set of techniques to improve processes. But is it so rigorous that it stifles innovation?
For those interested in a career in project management—or those currently in the field working as a project manager and interested in exploring potential career paths—this article is for you. It will explore a relatively new specialized PM role, the digital PM.
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.
Program and project managers are beginning to be challenged with the oversight and delivery of strategic initiatives brought about by emerging technologies. They are essential to address the changes necessary for organizations to operate and succeed in the emerging technology-intensive global business environment.
Innovation is not something that you can fabricate out of thin air on a project. The right set of circumstances or the right people--or a combination of both--might lead to innovation, but there are many ways to stifle it on a project. Let’s take a look at four common roadblocks…
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.
With all the emerging technologies igniting strategic innovation initiatives within organizations, you as a program and project manager will be in the spotlight of the senior-most executives. Are you making the most of this strategic opportunity?
Most project management processes — assigning deadlines, monitoring resources —originated in IT and manufacturing. But they don’t translate well when applied to the creative world of an all-digital agency where products are often borne out of inspiration. So how do you manage a project that is dependent on spontaneity?