Game mechanics can be applied to the discipline of project management, both as a motivational and training aid. By making project work more enjoyable through real-time recognition and rewards, gamification can also improve team productivity and individual performance.
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The research analyst's PPM and IT Governance Summit in June will feature new research, new ways to embrace change, a keynote presentation from Tom Peters, and a case study on social media as a PM tool, among other highlights.
Fuzzy and seemingly subjective criteria are used to evaluate filmic stories in the entertainment industry. They can be explained with gestalt psychology and theory—and the good news for content creators is that gestalt psychology has “laws” that you can use to evaluate works in progress and final products.
If your organization has lost the courage to move innovation to its center and has gotten stuck in a project-focused, reactive innovation approach, now is your chance to regain the higher ground and refocus—not on having innovation success, but on building innovation capability. Are you up to the challenge?
The way we frame our project issues can limit our ability to solve them. But innovative thinking is not just about creativity. It’s about harnessing good ideas that solve specific problems for a specific opportunity. Here are three strategies to make innovation a more repeatable, predictable process on your projects.
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 this conversation, Sunil explores some of the global trends, impacts and opportunities that are reshaping the world as we know it. Organizations and economies around the world are in a race to solve big challenges and ensure their continued relevance – and the ways we are all working must change to accommodate these tectonic shifts. Listen to Sunil’s thoughts on some of the major global trends that are driving The Project Economy.
Creativity and sound project management processes are not mutually exclusive. History’s most innovative artists were still guided by disciplined methods; so, too, today’s creative project managers, and most of them haven’t lost an ear in the process.
Having a long-term vision and strong project management is essential for nations to develop. However, only a handful of countries have been successful at it. Here we examine some that have embraced a visionary approach—and why others haven't.
The green movement is transforming the IT landscape — and creating a new set of challenges for project managers, who must balance hard ROI choices, fuzzy metrics and assorted expectations. When it comes to cutting energy costs and delivering long-term sustainability, the blueprint for green projects isn’t black and white. But best practices are emerging.