Top Posts of 2019

Digital Tonto

2019 was a big year for me personally. I finally published my book, Cascades, a project I had been working on for 15 years, about how to create transformational change. The book has its roots in my. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Top Posts

Four Ways to Run Projects

Innovation Excellence

There are four ways to run projects. Leadership Management Project managementOne – 80% Right, 100% Done, 100% On Time, 100% On Budget Fix time Fix resources Flex scope and certainty Set a tight timeline and use the people and budget you have. You’ll be done on time, but you must accept a reduced scope (fewer bells and whistles).

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What is the Cost of a Failed Change Initiative or Innovation Project?

Braden Kelley

And when you consider that companies are spending an increasing amount of their budget on technology and working to … Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management change initiatives Change Planning Toolkit change tools digital transformation project failures project management risk risk management risk mitigationIt seems like a simple question. One that you would expect to lead to some risk mitigation behavior, but it doesn’t.

Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019

IdeaScale

While there are many job titles for innovation professionals in 2019, the following are among the most prominent. An innovation engineer is trained in advanced methods and tools for creating innovative ideas, accelerating projects, and solving problems that inevitably arise during innovation adoption. The post Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019 appeared first on IdeaScale.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Who is affected by failed innovation projects?

Idea to Value

It is easy to talk about failure as a good thing in innovation projects. However, what about situations when it is not only you that is being impacted by the failure of a project or experiment? In today’s video above, I talk about the impact this has on why so many managers don’t want to take responsibility for innovation projects outside of their team. I have even talked about a simple way to reframe failure by thinking like a scientist.

IdeaScale’s Open Nation 2019 Set to Inspire Innovation

IdeaScale

The spotlight will be on creativity, communication, inspiration, and innovation leadership at Open Nation 2019, IdeaScale’s annual conference set for Oct. Harvard Business Review says some common ways of measuring innovation — outside of revenue production — include counting the number of ideas that were put forth and projects in the works and determining the scope of progress on these projects as well as their impact on the bottom line.

What is the Cost of a Failed Innovation Project or Change Initiative?

Innovation Excellence

Change Digital Innovation Management Processes & Tools change initiatives Change Planning Toolkit change tools digital transformation innovation projects Innovation tools mitigating risk project failure Project management risk management risk mitigationIt seems like a simple question. One that you would expect to lead to some risk mitigation behavior, but it doesn’t.

Stop Overloading Engineers, While Increasing Project Throughput

Innovation Excellence

Scenario: WebCo, a company with about 200 contributors, was having trouble keeping projects on schedule. Many of these workdays included many meetings that were not about their highest priority project. An analysis of the root causes showed that engineers worked long days. The VP of Engineering suspected that her staff were getting stretched too thin. collaboration Innovation Management R&D Time Management program management

Book project: Developing Innovation

7innovation

In next June my first book on English will be published. It is called: “Developing Innovation – Innovation Management in IT Companies” This book will focus on establishing innovation culture in IT companies with many examples from well-known companies.

What You Can Learn About Goal Setting from the Manhattan Project

Leapfrogging

Managing projects with the Critical Path Method (CPM) allows teams to streamline processes that drive success even when the odds are stacked against you. In the 1940s, the United States began working on a secretive program called the Manhattan Project. The project went on to develop the first functional nuclear weapons which were subsequently used in World War 2. Successful completion of any project is reliant on the pathway chosen to reach a proposed end goal.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

Fundamental Skills Every Project Manager Must Master

Kainexus

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a global nonprofit professional organization for project management. They wrote the book on project management. It's called the Project Management Book of Knowledge , and it has become the standard by which PMP (Project Management Professional) certification through PMI is obtained. Literally.

Even Entrepreneurial Projects Must Fit the Brand

Innovation Excellence

To meet ever-increasing growth objectives, established companies want to be more entrepreneurial. And the thinking goes like this – launch new products and services to create new markets, do it quickly and do it on a shoestring. Do that Lean Startup thing. Build minimum viable prototypes (MVPs), show them to customers, incorporate their feedback, make. Entrepreneurship Innovation

How to Evaluate Visual Project Management Tools

Kainexus

We’ve received a bunch of responses to our recent posts about visual project management. Many of our readers have shared their stories about how moving to visual management has helped them get more projects completed and to better understand the results of their improvement efforts. Other readers have asked questions about what to look for when selecting tools for visual project management. Kanban boards are among the most popular visual project management tools available.

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Getting to the Root Cause of Project Headaches

Innovation Excellence

This delay rippled throughout the project and had serious implications downstream. After the project was complete, the team leader wanted to go back and figure out why the test phase had not gone as planned. Scenario: a product development team at a medical device company had a testing phase that ran far longer than expected. collaboration Design Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D root cause analysis Root causes

Process Development Guidelines – Implementing a Project Portfolio Management Process

Bubblegroup

Project Portfolio Management process development guidelines. Implementing a Project Portfolio Management process. Implementing an effective Project Portfolio Management process doesnt have to be arduos. At its simplest level, your project portfolio management process needs to focus on control of your project pipeline and the balancing of resources to maximize returns (within the constraints of the resources available to you). Project.

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

These 3 Indicators May Be Projecting the Next Financial Collapse

Innovation Excellence

While there is no one magic indicator of the market’s future, these three may provide some of the best insights into the current and future state of the economy. Warren Buffett once said, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” ” In August of 2007, I had a meeting with the. Finance

#1,530 – The Sketchbook Project

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to Atlas Obscura : “The Brooklyn Art Library houses the Sketchbook Project: a collaborative library of artists’ sketchbooks that’s grown every year since 2006. And the project is not only open for people to contribute to, but also for people to browse. For consideration in the project, prospective contributors can visit the library or the project’s website and sign up to receive a blank sketchbook. Is the Sketchbook Project the Greatest Idea Ever?

8 Creative Thinking Questions & 1 More Idea for Focus in 2019

BrainZooming

What is something that everyone in our industry has known for years would provide great value for customers that nobody has ever done that we can do in 2019? What are the boldest moves I can imagine challenging ourselves with in 2019? What can we do to reduce by 1/3 or 1/2 the list of projects and activities that seem important but are genuinely blocking greater future success? Which ones do we need to say Yes to in 2019?

What is Visual Project Management?

Kainexus

Howard Earl Gardner is an American developmental psychologist and the former John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He has written hundreds of research articles and more than thirty books that have been translated into multiple languages. He is best recognized for his theory of multiple intelligences, which he explained in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

Business Models Changing the Landscape of Growth and Innovation

Speaker: Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President, Innovationedge

Companies these days cannot afford to stand still! Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge and a visionary business leader, will share best practices of companies who are defining and implementing new business models. These business models are used to create new pathways to value and deliver growth in today’s business climate. She will lead you on a journey through business model basics and describe how companies are taking innovation strategy to the next level while tackling the current challenges of talent management and innovation fatigue.

What is Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)?

Kainexus

People have been managing projects in business for as long as there have been businesses. Project management is necessary for organizations of all types and sizes, whether it is formally recognized or not. But for complex organizations and those where the outcomes are high stakes, like healthcare, applying a standard for project management and professionalizing the role of project manager helps improve results.

Protected: Process Development Guidelines – Implementing a Phase Gate Process for Project Management

Bubblegroup

To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Process Development Guidelines – Implementing a Phase Gate Process for Project Management appeared first on Bubble PPM Software. Resource Downloads innovation new product development phase gate process PMO Project Management Project Portfolio Management resource managementThis content is password protected.

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release

Wazoku

Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2019 product release with features designed to surface the right ideas, with the most relevant information, to the right people at the right time. As teams gather new ideas and embark on new innovation projects, quantifying the value of these projects against the measurable business goals help teams prioritise the right projects and get buy-in from senior stakeholders.

Insights from Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019

ITONICS

This employee innovation program – Kickbox , engaged over 1000 international partners, who came up with various creative projects, such as apps, Adobe product enhancements, etc. The post Insights from Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019 appeared first on. Innovation Roundtable Summit (IRS) wrapped a week ago, and wow – it was our best ever. We were part of the IRS in Copenhagen as a sponsor and exhibitor for the third year in a row.

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Measuring Innovation Performance

projects moving. right behavior, activities, and projects. Investments made Innovation projects started Development spend Tests conducted Organizational growth % of spend on new products Studies conducted. Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. INTRODUCTION Constantly ?nding nding new and better ways to serve customers well, which can confer a.

NIST PSCR 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting

Yet2

I recently attended the NIST PSCR 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting from July 9 th -11 th. I was very honored to get to speak on one of the featured plenary panels where I discussed a project yet2 did for NIST on the benefits of prototyping devices for first responders in virtual reality. The post NIST PSCR 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting appeared first on yet2.

Bubble PPM | G-Cloud 11 (G11) Approved Project Portfolio Management supplier | PPM software

Bubblegroup

Bubble PPM – G-Cloud 11 approved Project Portfolio Management software The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service selects Bubble Innovator Ltd as a G-Cloud 11 supplier on the 2019-20 Digital Marketplace, opening up further opportunities for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) services to the public sector. Project. Bubble is a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software.

Free White Paper – Project Portfolio Management after mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

Bubblegroup

How to align portfolios, projects and processes when all that you have in common is difference. In this outcome-focused white paper, we illustrate the steps required to align, harmonize and compare projects on equal terms within a merged (post-M&A) Project Portfolio. The impact of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) on legacy projects. Project. Bubble is a leading provider of cloud based Project Portfolio Management Software.

Innovation is a Brutal DIY Project

Gregg Fraley

I’m the Abraham Lincoln of home fix-it DIY projects. Best to get projects started before a crisis. Point Two : Making a challenge a project is always a good move. Innovation is Projects. Point Three : I knew the challenge and had a project, so, why didn’t I do any research? I punch the wall and damage it, which means I’ve got another DIY project. Point Four: Projects can, and will, change, as you fail and learn.

6 Reasons Lean Project Management Initiatives Flop

Kainexus

In fact, in many cases, the very reason they are turning to us is that previous attempts to implement Lean project management have been disappointing. Many of the people who come to us to talk about our Lean improvement management software are not embarking on their first rodeo. This gives us a lot of insight into what can go wrong. Here are some of the most common factors that lead to failure and what you can do to avoid them.

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Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level

mjvinnovation

The key factor to help you leverage your business may be the combination of project management methodologies, such as Design Thinking and Scrum. In this methodology, the consumer’s opinion is fundamental to avoid risks in every project: when the result focuses on the client’s mind, respecting their experiences, desires and challenges, the gap where errors may occur becomes much smaller. This format minimizes risk, reduces rework, and makes project management more productive.

Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

Wazoku

Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release full of features and tools to save administrators time and support innovation at scale across organisations. More and more organisations use idea management across the business for a wide range of use cases, from improving existing products & services and internal processes, to managing change & transformation projects and launching disruptive new products and business models.”

Are you managing projects or building ventures?

Peer Insight

This struggle is especially true whenever firms fall in love with that new idea and manage (and fund) it like a traditional project. Project. Project : An individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim. Project Charter. Detailed project plan and Gantt chart. The post Are you managing projects or building ventures? It is always difficult to develop an early idea, earn revenues, and exit.

#1,431 – 2019 Breakthrough Nominee: Magic Leap 2.0

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

If you’re looking for a breakout consumer product in 2019 look no farther than Magic Leap, which is allegedly finally going to be releasing a consumer product after mysteriously operating for years in stealth mode. Assuming that this actually happens this is all very exciting as Magic Leap is allegedly capable of projecting realistic images directly into your eyes so that your mind will be unable to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not.

#1,483 – Space Week: Project Kuiper

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Project Kuiper will consist of satellites at three different altitudes: there will be 784 satellites at 367 miles, 1,296 satellites at 379 miles, and 1,156 satellites at 391 miles. Is Project Kuiper the Greatest Idea Ever?

The Secret to Managing Creative Projects (while looking for the next big hit)

Innovation Excellence

In any industry, innovation is essentially an arms race. If you’re not creating the next big thing, someone else is seizing the opportunity to define it. The problem is, there’s a lot of time between the moment when you first envision a new concept and the moment when it actually hits your market. How you. Apple Build Capability collaboration Creativity Feature Of The Week Innovation Processes & Tools

Project CitizenOS

Xinova

The post Project CitizenOS appeared first on Xinova. Aligning a cities’ needs with a global network of resources As the world continues to grow with unprecedented urbanization and technological expansion, state and local governments must stay ahead of the curve or risk falling further behind. Urban centers have seen massive expansion over the last decade with 85.7% of the nation’s population and 87.7% […].

#1,447 – Project Alias

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As Fast Company puts it, “ Project Alias is the technological equivalent to parasitic fungus. When prompted by that word Project Alias would then whisper the actual company branded wake word to the speaker enabling it to spring into action as designed. Is Project Alias the Greatest Idea Ever? Most people who have an Amazon Echo speaker absolutely love them.

What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods?

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Is The Project Worth Pursuing?

Beyond the Obvious

What are your criteria for deciding that an idea is worth pursuing? We all have our own set of selection criteria, the first of which is usually looking for profits. However, selecting a course of action based solely on ROI can be limiting. If you are doing something really innovative, how on earth can you […]. Book Book Excerpts Bill Hewlett customers design FIRE HP Innovation potential customers printer product research ROI