Your Innovation Confidence Course

Innovation Excellence

Rather, what we need is either 1) a clearly defined path for ideas to follow that will assess, develop and validate ideas effectively or 2) confident idea partners who are experienced in running the obstacle course. Innovation Leadership Management People & Skills Processes & ToolsWhat we need is not to think of innovation as a lonely idea facing a huge set of obstacles.

Improve Leadership Skills Today with Supervisor Courses [Online and Offline]

CMOE

In our work at CMOE, we often see supervisors who lack essential skills, but we also find a lot of mid-level managers who never fully developed their leadership skills when they were front-line leaders—and are now trying to catch up and struggle to meet the demands of their higher-level roles. In some situations, online supervisor training courses can be more cost-effective for an organization. Using online courses for learning and development can reduce the time spent on training.

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Ideas to Impact: New Online Innovation Short Course

Tim Kastelle

We just released a short course that I made for students at The University of Queensland. As part of it, I got to interview a lot of my favourite people at UQ, and for me, their stories are the highlights of the course. Related Stories A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management Treating Discovery Like Execution Will Kill Innovation The Case for Dual Innovation. It’s called Ideas to Impact – and you can check it out here.

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GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Click on the course title to register. This deep-dive immersive course in innovation could change the direction of your organization – or career. This essential training for leaders and project managers provides answers, and from an industry thought leader.

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?

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Why take a course on innovation? Appropriate innovation-management processes and the tools will help generate a culture of innovation and new profits. List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. These courses guide you in gaining more insights about how innovation strategies and skills accelerate the operational efficiency and competitiveness in organizations.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Why take a course on innovation? Appropriate innovation-management processes and the tools will help generate a culture of innovation and new profits. List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. These courses guide you in gaining more insights about how innovation strategies and skills accelerate the operational efficiency and competitiveness in organizations.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

In the early days, a management consultant used the familiar chiefs/Indians line to predict they’d fail. If the structure of the management committee was a problem, they would have failed by now. And yet, Automattic, the firm behind WordPress, only employs a couple hundred people, who all work remotely, with a highly autonomous flat management structure. It’s time to start reimagining management.

Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Stockholm

Innovation 360

Special occasion: Green Belt grading merged with Black Belt grading in a 3-day “crash course” from early mornings to evenings (boot camp) in Stockholm. Linking strategic direction and innovation management. Innovation Portfolio Management. Advanced Innovation Management. ISO and CEN Standard for Innovation Management. Mastering Innovation Management. Competence/People Management – Linking Innovation to HR.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. This is a compelling and informative training course. Innovation Intensive .

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

From this agreement as such, it has been the catalyst to charting a new course in the global climate effort. The longer we “fiddle,” the harder this transformation will become to manage our growing needs of more energy, from an increasing world population and maintaining aging infrastructure, still reliant on very outdated central energy grid models and only fossil fuel solutions. Managing the Energy Transition is of Real Complexity. Source IRENA [link].

Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Washington D.C.

Innovation 360

Special occasion: Green Belt grading merged with Black Belt grading in a 3-day “crash course” from early mornings to evenings (boot camp) at a Conference center in Tysons corner, VA close to both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan International airport. Linking strategic direction and innovation management. Innovation Portfolio Management. Advanced Innovation Management. ISO and CEN Standard for Innovation Management. Mastering Innovation Management.

Change Management Tips for Leaders

Kainexus

But, of course, improvement requires change. Leadership Change Management Change Management Software Continuous Improvement SoftwarePeople react very positively to the concept of continuous improvement. They are a little less enthusiastic when it is framed as constant change.

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Managing Expectations in Innovation Management

IdeaScale

However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.”. We can address these concerns head-on by setting and managing expectations. The post Managing Expectations in Innovation Management appeared first on IdeaScale.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

In the early days, a management consultant used the familiar chiefs/Indians line to predict they’d fail. If the structure of the management committee was a problem, they would have failed by now. And yet, Automattic, the firm behind WordPress, only employs a couple hundred people, who all work remotely, with a highly autonomous flat management structure. It’s time to start reimagining management.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

In the early days, a management consultant used the familiar chiefs/Indians line to predict they’d fail. If the structure of the management committee was a problem, they would have failed by now. And yet, Automattic, the firm behind WordPress, only employs a couple hundred people, who all work remotely, with a highly autonomous flat management structure. It’s time to start reimagining management.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

In the early days, a management consultant used the familiar chiefs/Indians line to predict they’d fail. If the structure of the management committee was a problem, they would have failed by now. And yet, Automattic, the firm behind WordPress, only employs a couple hundred people, who all work remotely, with a highly autonomous flat management structure. It’s time to start reimagining management.

How to Use Polarity Management to Support Innovation

Tim Kastelle

The question is, of course, absurd. This is the metaphor that Barry Johnson uses in his book Polarity Management to illustrate what polarities are: Polarities are interdependent pairs that support a common purpose and one another. You manage it by getting the benefits of each while appreciating the limits of each. Managing this polarity requires choosing both inhaling and exhaling. Polarity Management for Innovation.

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture

whataventure

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture. “Hi, Hi, I am Johanna, Innovation Manager at WhatAVenture. I have been with WhatAVenture since 2018, and I am excited to give you a little insight into the job of an Innovation Manager.“. And Yoga, of course!

Enterprise Architects in Innovation Management

ITONICS

According to a study by McKinsey and Henley Business School from 2016, nowadays innovation management and digital transformation go hand in hand. Innovation Management

How To Help Your Team Manage Pressure

Tullio Siragusa

How To Help Your Team Manage Pressure. So, the first step to helping your team manage pressure is to learn how to yourself. Altering course on a whim?—? Some leaders have the habit of altering the course of a project midstream, or when they wish to. Understanding and Managing Pressure. As a successful leader you should figure out how to manage the weight of pressure in a sound manner. The weight of pressure is an inborn piece of work culture.

Enterprise Architects in Innovation Management

ITONICS

According to a recent a study by McKinsey and Henley Business School, nowadays innovation management and digital transformation go hand in hand. Technology Management Innovation Management

How Law Enforcement Benefits from Cutting-Edge Innovation Management

IdeaScale

In short, innovation is necessary, as is managing innovation. Innovation management software can be the key to successful innovation, as was brilliantly demonstrated by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 2018. Managing Innovation Among 15,000 Staff Members. Innovation management software from IdeaScale was the key to managing the execution of the initiative and the great ideas it produced. Best Practice innovation management software

Managing Expectations in Innovation Management: Part II

IdeaScale

However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.”. We can address these concerns head-on by setting and managing expectations. In these two blog posts, we will discuss five best practices for setting a course for idea implementation and managing expectations along the way.

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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Idea Management: Learning When and How to Say “Enough”

IdeaScale

Sometimes projects just don’t pan out, and it’s important for project managers to be able to recognize the signs of impending failure. How much better things would be if, upon realizing that an idea has flaws, teams corrected course instead of riding a sinking ship to the bottom of the ocean. Choosing the ideas most likely to succeed requires strong idea management. Even organizations with outstanding idea management only implement about one-fourth of ideas submitted.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Change Leaders

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership advantages alignment change management course corrections long-term questions strengthsWhat does it mean to be a change leader? What behaviors must they engage in day in and day out to drive real and meaningful change? Having worked in the change and process improvement for 15 years, and worked with dozens of clients, since I launched my consulting business, I have identified seven behaviors and habits.

The Seven Best Practices for Enterprise Innovation Management

IdeaScale

There’s only so much planning you can do, of course, so look to an execution that’s quick, but flexible. The post The Seven Best Practices for Enterprise Innovation Management appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice enterprise innovation management execution focus goals implementation leadership refinement strategyStrong leadership is key to enterprise innovation. Enterprise products are a complicated sector of any industry.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? Importance of innovation management. Ideas for successful innovation management.

The Importance of Senior Management Involvement in Innovation

The Future Shapers

Innovation is one of the areas where people are often looking for senior management involvement, yet, it is here where it tends to be lacking at times. As we discuss the role of senior management and their involvement in innovation management with our customers on a regular basis, we thought we’d share some of our thoughts and experiences on the topic. Should senior management be involved in innovation? Why it’s important for top management to contribute to innovation.

Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?

IdeaScale

And of course, there are your own employees, who should be asked what they want out of the office and what will make it a better place to work. You cannot, of course, please everybody, but every group has something to offer for innovation, and anybody who sincerely wants to address a problem is valuable, inside or outside your organization. The post Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive? Working together means expanding your definition of “together.”

How to Measure the Success of Your Innovation Management Strategy

IdeaScale

With innovation, measuring success isn’t as straightforward as it is with other types of projects, but it can be done , and innovators who create an innovation management strategy set themselves up for further innovations and improvement without wasting time on tactics that don’t deliver. Projecting ways innovation causes improvement is essential to any innovation management strategy. If you’re ready to manage innovation better, we invite you to get our Innovation Starter Kit today.

3 Steps to Design Your Innovation Management Program

IdeaScale

This trend has given rise to “ innovation management ,” a term that risks being ignored simply for how wonky it sounds. After all, can “innovation” ever really be managed? Innovation can be managed, precisely because it is not the slapdash or purely artistic process gifted to us by the few. But before you get started and either adopt or define a methodology of your own, you’ll need to design your innovation management program starting with these three steps.

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13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting

Destination Innovation

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed. Share : The post 13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting appeared first on Destination Innovation. Brainstorming and Ideation Management brainstorm meeting mundane question strategy

Getting Started with Innovation Management

Strategos

What is Innovation Management? Innovation Management involves all activities that provide the right conditions for innovation to repeatedly deliver value for customers, competitive advantage and growth for the business as well as benefits for employees and all other stakeholders. Innovation management needs to become a professional discipline. Practices such as project management and total quality were introduced decades ago and have matured over time.

Use Your Next Leadership Retreat to Manage the Future

Innovation Excellence

The purpose of such meetings, of course, is to get away from it all and strategize. Each year, thousands of organizational leaders head to the hills for an annual ritual: the strategic offsite leadership retreat. To leave behind the quarterly pressures, and think big about the future. All too often, that’s not what transpires. Social events. Leadership Strategy culture innovative thinking offsite retreat

13 Smart Questions for your Management Meetings

Innovation Excellence

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed. Consumer Innovation Creativity Innovation Management Processes & Tools Sales Strategy Training 13 smart Brainstorm ideas Leadership Meetings offsite questions StrategicHowever, from time to time you and your team should lift your heads and think about a bigger, brighter future.

Designing at an Innovation Management Company

IdeaScale

Here’s what I’ve learned about designing at an innovation management company so far. I’m outnumbered by sales reps, account managers, and overseas developers. Besides my manager, there aren’t team members I can easily turn to for feedback and guidance. Of course voting is a powerful refinement tool in a sea of hundreds of idea submissions. The post Designing at an Innovation Management Company appeared first on IdeaScale.

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What Are Operations Management Dashboards and Why Do They Matter to Businesses?

Leapfrogging

Operations Management Dashboards Are Being Used More and More by Businesses Looking to Drive Change. In fact, airplanes are typically off course by as much as 10% for the majority of their flight. Managing change and continually correcting course requires careful monitoring. The data that typically goes into creating combined “operations management process” comes from various stakeholders across the organization.

Why ask for idea management

Ideanote

Of course, you want to share your ideas. Of course, you want to learn and grow. Of course, you want an exciting workplace where you can be involved in different challenges. Start asking for idea management in your company today. An idea management tool turns all these “if only” scenarios in history. But first, allow me to remind you what an idea management platform is. . . What is an Idea Management Platform? Idea Management

Remote Management in times of crisis

mjvinnovation

In this context, management will require leadership that is more prepared for scenarios of uncertainty and consequently be able to break traditional corporate mentalities and concepts. There are many materials with tips and theories but the key is for each manager to adapt and bring this into the reality of their team. Continue reading to see a management checklist for times of crisis! The impact our current environment has on work management. Face-to-face management.

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Communicating Clearly: Successfully Managing Interruption Driven Platforms

The Future Shapers

With the rising popularity of team collaboration and communication applications, many of us struggle with managing and prioritizing the influx of information we receive daily. While I am not trying to downplay the positive impact these types of technologies can have on workplace productivity and their importance in enabling remote workers to feel more engaged, it is important that they are correctly used and managed from the moment they are deployed.

Last Chance to Submit to the 2017 Innovation Management Awards

IdeaScale

The deadline of the annual Innovation Management Awards is now upon us and we are still accepting submissions. The only way that innovation management programs live on is to have a process that is successful time after time. This can include moderation best practices, funnel management, and more. And, of course, success breeds success. Don’t miss your chance to tell your innovation success story in the 2017 Innovation Management Awards.