Industry edges have blurred, and novel technologies are rapidly emerging. With numerous solutions to choose from, it’s extremely hard to systematically utilize innovative technologies. In this article, the writer shares some tips to help you navigate through disruptive times with a “next practices” approach.
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Project learning is a vital prerequisite for innovation as it directly contributes to project and organizational capability development. As more organizations become project-based, there is an emergent need to understand how these organizations can overcome challenges of disruptive learning cycles caused by project temporality and employee mobility. Project learning occurs on the individual, team, and organizational level. Individual learning happens through intuiting and interpreting, learning by doing, experiencing using metaphors and cognitive maps. Team learning occurs through the integration of individual learnings, which result in shared understanding and mutual adjustment of mental models. Organizational learning manifests itself in the development of practices, policies, guidelines, and routines for the collective benefit. However, how organizations facilitate the transfer of learning between the individual, project, and organizational levels remains limited. This webinar will present key findings from the PMI sponsored research investigating mechanisms influencing learning flows between individuals, project and the parent organization. The research was guided by the overarching question: “How does project learning occur over time as an interaction across individual, project, and organizational levels?” The webinar will focus on presenting 3 notable contributions from the research that informed project management literature and practice. This research: 1. identified 10 bridging mechanisms for multilevel learning that project-based organizations can utilize to encourage learning from and to projects 2. established that 3 key actors: senior leaders, project managers and project management office play crucial role in activating project learning flows, and engaging individuals, teams and organization to participate in learning efforts. 3. developed a new leadership scale to measure leaders behavior focused on promoting project learning.
Much research and many popular books have been directed toward understanding the pursuit and achievement of mastery. A common understanding has emerged that mastery is more directly dependent upon the amount of time devoted toward deliberate practice. In mature skill areas, mastery can require 10,000 hours or more of deliberate practice. An organization or team filled with members who are committed toward achieving mastery is both desirable and elusive regardless of the industry or field. The key to achievement of mastery on an organizational or team level is individual motivation. Historically, most motivational research and advice has focused on extrinsic motivation. Recently, research has focused more and more on the power of intrinsic motivation. Intrinsically motivating teams can seem complicated and even contradictory. However, understanding the practical sources of intrinsic motivation can help managers apply the principles to real-world situations and increase their team’s drive to achieve mastery.
The Fast, Flexible and Fact based Front End: Examining Discovery the Not So Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Donald G. Reinertsen was at Booz Allen Hamilton when he coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” in an article for PMI in the 1980’s. He did so because he thought there was something going on up there at the beginning of New Product Development but it was fuzzy. I interviewed him for an article a few years later. By then he had come to dislike the term, “Fuzzy Front End”. He felt that, after more study, there were a number of tools and processes in place (some for decades), that made the front end into a repeatable process. Together we changed the original premise to “Fuzzy Logic” for the article. That concept of Fuzzy Logic (sampling the environment, the market, technology, the competition, etc.) became the basic concept behind this important discovery stage and the basis for many popular branded processes like Hunting for Hunting Grounds™. Never mind Reinertsen’s new thinking, the term “Fuzzy Front End” was catching on by the mid-90’s in the New Product Development community and perpetuated the myth of this stage as somewhat mystical. This webinar will attempt to demystify the new product discovery.
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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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A national space agency has remained at the forefront of today’s satellite technology not simply by continually developing its technical expertise, but also by harnessing that expertise to an unconventional form of project management—one that has emerged from its most disruptive and challenging projects.
In today’s world where we are experiencing massive changes in all facets of life, our craft has become quite pervasive. It’s thought-provoking to consider the upcoming demand for project managers. What challenges are ahead?
The disruptive trends of over a dozen emerging technologies have raised the concern that many organizations and individuals will find it difficult to cope given the magnitude of impact. Like it or not, change is occurring—and it will have a disruptive influence in your professional and your personal life.
Disruptive technology is more than just one of the latest buzzword terms, it’s something that will change project management. Are we returning to project managers who have to be IT experts?
Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem solving centered on customers and the capability to create a better future for them. In the portfolio management context, design thinking is applied to the design of business prototypes or corporate strategies and promotes innovation.
You can achieve small wins with your seminars by improving awareness with attendees about important topics in your community and industry. Let’s look at some trending topics that are perfect for exploring through professional development seminars—and the seminar wins this practitioner experienced through his local PMI chapter.
Project management sure loves its trends. Recently, hybrid has become the hot new fad promising to change everything. Seems like we’ve heard that before…
Encouraging innovation is much tougher than it sounds. Innovations are about the new, unfamiliar and often unknown—and those attributes often equate to additional delays. How do you encourage innovation?
이 1 시간 가상 워크샵은 두 부분으로 나뉘며 ... Q & A를 더합니다. 첫 번째 부분은 위대한 지도자가 만드는 세 가지 중요한 혁신적인 환경과 위대한 지도자가 지니고있는 10 가지의 가장 중요한 기술을 요약합니다. 두 번째 부분에서는 능동적 / 약혼자 추종자를 만드는 데 사용되는 가장 중요한 단일 도구에 대해 자세히 설명합니다.
Corporate culture is critically important; it can be the glue that holds an organization together and is a powerful foundation. But that culture is a byproduct of how the organization behaves—not a driver of it.
Doing better relates to best practices; however, over the last decade, doing differently has become a norm. The rate of change is as fast as we continually exchange ideas, and thus we have to embrace a new paradigm and utilize next practices.
While speculation about the end point of relentless progression hints at an ominous future, the present-day promise of artificial intelligence needs examining so we can better understand what it can—and cannot—do.
There are now AI services, products and capabilities that make AI available “off the shelf.” That means your organization no longer has to develop AI programs from scratch. With that change in mind, consider the following ways you can bring AI to your organization…
We've already read about artificial intelligence potentially taking away project management jobs. But long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. In fact, it already is...and we don’t think about it much.
With its rapid growth, it’s a sure bet that artificial intelligence projects are about to become much more common. But all views of AI are not coming up roses.
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