Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. As we continue this series on exploring ways to overcome obstacles by use of creative solutions, the author is motivated to continue being open-minded in sharing outside-the-box ways of thinking that can benefit us all.
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams.
Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
“Jugaad”, an Indian word signifying improvisation has become a buzzword in management circles. Originally used by native users to solve their myriad problems in getting things done in day to day operations, it is now being adapted more systematically and formally as a method to improve and innovate. How does the concept and practice of “Jugaad” relate to formal project management principles and knowledge? Traditional project management through its bodies of knowledge has espoused a structured methodology. One of the main criticism on the emphasis of detailed planning has been its unsuitability to situations and projects which are uncertain or developmental in nature.
No one loses weight just by wearing gym clothes or acquiring gym equipment. Likewise, dressing an organization with new technologies and exotic tools is not enough to achieve the expected benefits. Could it be even as dangerous as putting roller skates in an elephant? What is needed to ensure lasting results in digital transformation? The key is in the human side.
How Digitalization Affects Project Management – Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Construction Industry
Digital transformation is a phenomenon occurring across sectors and nations, affecting not only technical processes, but also organizational forms and managerial practices. Among them are: (1) project-based organizations (PBOs), common in traditional sectors like the construction industry, and (2) project networks (PNWs), the most favorable form of project organizing in modern service and creative industries. Project management, which is often used as an agent for change, plays a significant role in initiating and implementing digital transformation. To analyze the digital transformation of traditional PBOs and modern PNWs, comparative case studies in the context of commercial construction have been conducted in Sweden and in Germany.
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If the first time your customers see a product is during a focus group, then you have lost 70 percent of the opportunity to leverage them in the innovation process.
This is the presentation for Priya Patra's webinar Rule the VUCA World - Innovation and Agility
The webinar of this presentation will consider how the combination of innovation and agility can produce business value while aligning service. Attendees will learn how they can drive change for innovative and disruptive transformation.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to manage in creative and innovative environments. Drawing on insights and experiences in a range of creative professions and environments, he explores the work of creativity and innovation. He shares real-life experiences of individuals in a variety of professions and environments, and uses these experiences to develop broader principles for delivering creative work. Finally, he offers guidance on how to think about planning and managing work in situations where creativity and innovation are essential. Creativity can indeed by managed; join us to find out how.
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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PMI ranked the 50 most #influentialprojects of the past 50 years—and also the Top 10 Entertainment Projects! See what made the list!
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Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. This article expands on an alternative healing experience by the author that can potentially help foster innovation.
“Project” is a huge, broad word that has such rich possibilities in terms of helping define how people do what they do and how organizations achieve their goals, create change, and deliver value. We are moving toward not defining work by its features or attributes, but in terms of what needs to get done, and figuring out the best way to do it. We call this The Project Economy.
The Project Economy offers so much rich potential as society optimizes and extends the amazing achievements that technological advance now puts at our fingertips. It is no surprise that disruption accompanies change, and that there can be resistance to that which is different. But if we can view the world through this new, future-focused lens, we can prepare ourselves, our organizations, and our society to make the most of the opportunity.
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.
Drive Success in a World of Change: The Project Economy is one in which people have the skills and capabilities they need to turn ideas into reality. It is where organizations deliver value to stakeholders through successful completion of projects, delivery of products, and alignment to value streams. And all of these initiatives deliver financial and societal value.
Nobody loses weight just by wearing workout clothes. In the same way, dressing an organization with new technologies is not enough to reach expected benefits. What is necessary to ensure lasting results with digital transformation? The key is in the human side.
An organization that isn’t failing at anything is either paralyzed strategically or dangerously unaware of what’s actually going on. Indeed, successful organizations often fail more than faltering ones, but they leverage the experiences into positive stepping-stones.
Do you and or your organization aggressively innovative products, methods and activities to increase your competitive advantage today—and into the future before your competitors? If not, that could be very dangerous given the projected period of innovation that is likely to occur in the next several years.
Chatbots, AI assistants and virtual team members should converge to provide useful information retrieval and distribution vehicles—meaning our digital future will be more relevant and focused to our needs.
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