As the lines between project management and product development blur, project leaders and teams need a blend of approaches that support both efficient delivery and discovery-led work. Here are some strategic principals that can help expand your innovation toolbox.
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The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.
We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
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.
How Project Management Provides a Foundation to Homebrewing: Project manage your way to better beer!
This webinar will detail how project management skills can be leveraged to learn home brewing, set up a home brewery, and then go on to master the science of beer brewing. In addition, the webinar will detail the vital role project management played in the history and evolution of beer making.
“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.
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From the Gartner PPM Summit 2007
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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Innovation efforts may seem expendable during times of belt-tightening and uncertainty, but it's critical that organizations still anticipate, adapt and deliver solutions that serve customers’ needs, now and in the future. Here are five ways to keep innovating when things are rough.
Every once in a while, we get into an extensive debate about the role, presence, impact and future of the project economy. But to put not too fine a point on it: We have always lived in a project economy. It's just that it hasn't been very evenly distributed.
In order to manage innovation to meet global challenges, organizations should implement an approach that joins together the management of individual projects, integrates them to the organizational project perspective for delivery and governance, and aligns them to the organizational strategy.
Innovation is going to be key in the ability of an organization to recover. The depth of the impact that the pandemic has had on most industries means that resuming the pre-pandemic strategic priorities simply won’t work. Agile teams are the key to making that happen.
We've already considered the need for leaders to embrace more innovative project investments as part of their recovery. Assuming that happens, there are going to be a lot more projects being delivered that are focused on achieving innovative outcomes, and that puts a lot of pressure on the PMO to perform. So how will things change?
The pandemic is spawning a revolution in innovation that will last way beyond the next few months—and that’s something businesses need to harness. As this three-part series begins, we focus on the natural starting point for this exploration: strategy.
After you've assembled a cross-functional innovation team and aligned around a goal, it's time to start using metrics and data to track the most important things, supported by a scorecard that everyone can see. This will help establish a rapid rhythm and generate positive velocity on your innovation journey.
Creating a simple, well-understood purpose that team members can get behind is critical on every project. In part two of our series on innovation teams, we share a framework for building your team’s commitment to a goal, encompassing vision, value, metrics, obstacles and measures.
Organizations are taking a fresh look at options to improve team productivity, which seems to be affected by the lack of personal interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new model could be a long-lasting one that can bring about life-changing impacts and, at the same time, new opportunities for project teams to deliver value to organizations.
The best PMs are the ones who can come up with the most creative solutions to the toughest problems. And the sooner new project managers can be encouraged to demonstrate that creativity, the more successful they—and their employers—will be.
With the global impact of COVID-19, PMI and ProjectManagement.com would like to share resources that can assist you and your organizations manage through disruption, including leading (and working in) remote teams, managing risk, and more.
With change becoming the new norm, it puts additional pressure on project managers. We have to be at the hub of making that change a reality; we have to be drivers of a change-based culture. How do we do that effectively? How do PMs encourage and support a change culture?
Creativity isn’t limited to coming up with new requirements or ways to solve problems. Here are some everyday ideas for flexing your creative skills at each step of your project.
Organizations are the ultimate work-in-progress project—one that is constantly evolving, changing and transforming in order to achieve its goals. In that context, it’s easy to see why an organization would need project managers who can embrace moving targets and continuously adapt to changing needs.
Data from the 2020 Pulse of the Profession® reveal that 11.4 percent of investment is wasted due to poor project performance. With so much at stake—and so much in flux—organizations must rethink some fundamental questions.
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