Product roadmap software study


New report into the Product Roadmap Software Marketplace is published. Bubble, one of 10 vendors reviewed in-depth by TIM-Consulting and Fraunhofer Institute. . Roadmapping Software Study 2018. To access the IM-Consulting and Fraunhofer IAOreport, click HERE. Project.

Why users are constantly disappointed by your software

Dawid’s Blog

In all the year’s I’ve been developing enterprise software I’ve experienced several projects that have met all the ‘requirements’ but had users disagree with the experience. It’s a representation… In enterprise software this is often completely ignored.

Growkomp project yields a promising model for regional transformation projects

Innovation 360 Group

This ambitious development project was launched in 2016 with 8.2 million Swedish crowns funded by the European Social Fund , and ended on May of 2018, with a media conference to announce and celebrate the projects results, including: Average growth of orderbook by 25%.

Keep Project Delay From Turning Into Project Failure


When a big project goes off the rails, it can turn into an acrimonious fight, with lots of finger-pointing and accusations lobbed from all directions. And if the project is big enough, the press may even shine a spotlight on that trouble. Analytics Product Management Project Managemen

8 Advantages of Using Cloud-based Software Services


8 advantages of using cloud-based software services . The advantages of using cloud-based software services is constantly increasing. A major obstacle when implementing new software or new systems is often a steep learning curve, costing you several resources.

How to Rescue a Troubled Project


Every project manager takes on a new assignment expecting the best outcome. In a perfect world, careful planning would lead to high-quality projects that are submitted on time and on budget. While most projects might have a few issues during the execution process, some get derailed.

From consulting partner to startup CEO — Five lessons I learned in my first year


When I decided to leave the comfortable life of a consulting partner to launch SnapStrat I knew there was an awful lot I was going to learn. In consulting, we were coached in “active listening”. In management consulting selling is relationship based and you don’t need to take chances.

The Evolution Of Project Management — Trends For 2018


Increasing productivity is an ever-present goal for project managers, and the evolution of the project management discipline is positioning PMs for success. Managing the performance of a project is one of the biggest challenges project managers face.

Can project managers be innovative?

Values Centered Innovation

This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. As project managers, you are always innovating with each project you manage, no matter how small or large the scope is, and no matter what the topic is.

Earned Value Management Improves Project Performance. Here’s How.


Part of a program manager’s role is to constantly seek ways to improve project performance. Is there a better way to manage this project?”. Program managers can quickly become overwhelmed with project improvement plans. Accurate Project Performance Measurement.

Tips for Project Managers: Overcoming Obstacles and Completing Projects on Time


percent of companies complete 100 percent of their projects, Gallup reports. This is a somewhat alarming statistic that begs the question, “Why is it so difficult to complete projects?”. 1: Overcome the Vagueness of Project Goals by Asking the Right Questions. Only 2.5

Case Study: Regional SME Development Project Brings Innovation Lift to Manufacturing Hub

Innovation 360 Group

Acknowledging the need for pursuing deeper impact over a wider area, the Growkomp Regional Development Project was designed to develop the innovation capacities of 22 manufacturing companies in the Småland regionof Sweden over a two-year period. The Situation.

How Integrating EVM and Risk Management May Provide Better Project Control


One of the biggest challenges for a program manager is to maintain control of projects. Scope creep, overspending, missed deadlines and lack of communication are all common pitfalls to project completion. It helps managers keep project changes within the scope of a project.

How Project Managers Can Create a Team Culture of Accountability


One of the top professional buzzwords that project managers throw around is accountability. Accountability is a key element to project management because it allows team members to own mistakes and take steps to rectify them. Accountability Starts at the Beginning of Every Project.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

The combination is helping you to create real functional end-use parts with additive manufacturing , production processes and software applications all in a one shop environment. Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring.

How Reliable is Intuition in Mature Project Management?


As any seasoned project manager can attest, reality can sometimes evolve rapidly and in unpredictable ways, which is something no decision-making framework can fully anticipate. Fortunately, intuition is something project managers can actively develop over time.

How to Keep Team Members Engaged To Ensure Your Project’s Success


If your job is to plan and organize resources to efficiently and productively manage a project, how are you supposed to achieve those goals with a disengaged workforce? Consultant Ruth K. But what if some of those resources disappeared in the middle of the project?

The Benefits of Incorporating Earned Value Management Into Your Project Management Approach


When it comes to making project decisions, the more data available, the better. For program managers, earned value management (EVM) provides data beyond that provided by traditional project portfolio management (PPM) methodologies, allowing program managers to make more informed decisions.

The 5 Questions You Need to Ask When Starting a New Project


What is the difference between a successful project and a failed one? This question has as many answers as a project has moving parts, but sometimes the deciding factor is deceptively simple: Curiosity. Does the project have a clear mission? Project Management Project Planning

My New Project — Unpacking the Innovator’s Gift


I’m working on my most ambitious project yet. This is the essence of Continuous Innovation …And yes, there is a step-by-step framework for doing this…And exactly what this new project is all about codifying as a framework.

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

based consulting firm, called Macroinnovation Associates. Though the company seems no longer around today, back when I was beginning to switch my focus to advising, consulting, and learning about innovation, their innovation value proposition struck me as excellent.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility


Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. EVM provides program managers with advanced project data that can help them make more informed decisions and adjustments as needed based on real-time data.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility


Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. EVM provides program managers with advanced project data that can help them make more informed decisions and adjustments as needed based on real-time data.

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What Are Innovation Solutions?


Innovation solutions used to drive internal innovation can range from consulting services to software automation that allows teams to advance, scout, discover and accelerate innovation. Innovation consulting services can include: Providing expert consulting services to determine what type of innovation structure would work best within each business entity. Consulting on setting up a new structure that fully integrates innovation and makes it a priority.

How to Explain Advanced PPM to Your CEO Without Too Much Jargon


Portfolio Project Management is Designed Specifically to Keep Customers Happy. Organizations that lose sight of larger strategic goals struggle with PPM and project management in general because they think in terms of capacity instead. Why CEOs Need Big-Picture Visibility on Projects.

The role of design thinking in fixed price contracts

Dawid’s Blog

The life of many ‘simple’ fixed price projects. These ‘simple’ projects are often ugly, painful, political and expensive. Where traditional software implementation falls over is how we access these people. The consultant has not once written on the whiteboard, not once.

Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

It’s the execution and refinement of the initial idea that dooms the project. Many innovators take on a project without a plan to measure and revise the return on investment projection (and course-correct) as the product evolves. When our group was brought in to rescue the project, our research revealed that the mobile sales force needs quick interactions and more guidance as to when different collateral should be shown to prospective customers.

The Agile Program Manager’s Role in 2018 — And Beyond


Program management is no longer just a process-focused role in an organization responsible for on-time, on-budget and on-scope delivery of projects. As Principal Consultant at Kathleen Hass & Associates Kathleen B. Again, this has filtered up from the project level.

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Why Artificial Intelligence Is Making Waves In Program Management


Global software engineering company Ciklum notes that program managers feel administrative duties take up to 54 percent of their time, more than any other aspects of their jobs combined. This integration gives program managers tools to better plan and estimate work for projects.

6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success


Nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed by The Boston Consulting Group’s tenth global survey on innovation considered innovation to be either the most important priority at their company or in the top three. Use Innovation Management Software.

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing PPM


Organizations with sound project portfolio management frameworks in place have more than a competitive edge in their industries. These organizations consistently outperform others: Their projects are more successful, and their projects deliver higher value.

Better Products Faster: How to Use PPM Processes to Strengthen Your R&D


And yet R&D can be so susceptible to outside pressure: Stakeholders who push for an accelerated time to market, budget constraints that hamper access to resources vital to R&D, teams diverted to projects deemed more immediately urgent. Executing (and Protecting) the Project.

Earned Value Management As A Best Practice For Program Management


It runs counter to contemporary business thinking, but one of the great modern project management innovations was the result of the US government imposing regulations on private industry. This quantitative data can be used for better decision making on projects.

Start Thinking Ahead: How to Harness PPM’s Ability to Promote Innovation


Without a holistic, comprehensive plan, innovation is done in fits and starts across the organization with wildly different outcomes,” consultant Jeffrey Phillips writes. By organizing innovation into a dedicated, managed portfolio of projects.

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Digital Factory

Technology Created

Being a technology consultant is a fabulous job. But like Henry Ford in the early 1900’s, we’re still often doing it one project at a time. Innovation Leadership Software Development Uncategorized Vision digital digital factory productization

How Program Managers Can Facilitate Change Management


So, whether from organizational shifts, internal process adjustments or external influences, all programs and projects are impacted by some sort of change as an organization evolves. The complexity of this step can be eased with the right software, which we will touch on in the next section.

How to Create a Cross-Cultural Onboarding Plan for International Vendors


Companies are increasingly turning to international vendors to assist in project completion. Tara Waddle encourages project managers to approach cultural onboarding with a similar process as company or department onboarding. Project Management

How Data Can Drive the Change Management Process


This has a big impact on program managers who are guiding strategic projects. By adopting a data-centric approach to change management and implementing software solutions that ensure the integrity of data and automate the change process, program managers help increase the likelihood that their change initiatives will succeed. Before implementing a change, program managers can see a change’s impact to budget and schedule and decide whether that change moves the project forward.

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How Good Time Tracking Data Creates Fair and Balanced Workloads


Sure, no one likes tracking their own time, and no one likes having their time tracked — especially on projects in the private sphere, where things like FLSA requirements don’t apply. But it’s important for project managers to understand precisely how long it takes to finish a task.

Al-Hasan Al-Shaibani

Innovation 360 Group

Background: A result oriented professional with 20+ years of versatile experience in ICT & Business Consultancy across Multi-National Firms including 12 years in Business Development, Sales of Business solutions and professional services. Project & portfolio Management.

George Fankhauser

Innovation 360 Group

Background: Dr. George Fankhauser is an innovation consultant and R&D leader with more than 20 years of industry experience managing global, inter-disciplinary teams. Hard- and software design, platform architecture and management (large scale, full-stack and embedded systems).

Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse


Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom.

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3 Common Tech Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them


Another interesting statistic is the fact that software publishers, which belong to the tech industry, are the second worst type of startup, based on net profit margin. Software Publishers: -5.1 It prevents employees from leaking sensitive project information, giving secrets to rival companies, or running off with company tech. Tasks start slipping between the cracks, projects aren’t correctly ported over to new software, etc.