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.

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Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?

IdeaScale

It’s easier to begin a project than to take it to fulfillment and easier to rest on your laurels than to keep pushing. We’ve all learned this, whether it’s that new hobby or a newly launched business, and it also applies to ideas.

How to Accelerate Innovation with Innovation Software

eZassi

It’s so important to have an innovative system in place to ensure your process is working not only smoothly, but effortlessly, to accelerate innovation. Your time-to-innovate should be a key metric to measure. Innovation Innovation Software

How to Measure Your Innovation Progress

IdeaScale

Innovation is universally regarded as positive, but in a business context, “good” usually has to be backed up by hard data. Unsurprisingly, companies committed to innovation want to be able to measure its impact, but many companies are unsure how to do that.

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How to Rescue a Troubled Project

AureaWorks

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. No one likes to think about this situation, but everyone has to prepare for it.

How to Build a Better Creative Team

IdeaScale

It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for the team. When it all clicks, a creative team can become a hub of innovation management, pushing creative ideas through from concept to implementation. Here’s how to do it. If your goal is generating a flowing pipeline of new ideas for your business, your approach will be a bit different than if your goal is to complete a particular project.

Breaking barriers: how to find the expertise for your innovation project

Idea Drop

The post Breaking barriers: how to find the expertise for your innovation project appeared first on Idea Drop | Idea Management Software. In the 1480s, Leonardo Da Vinci invented the helicopter. Or, at least, he drew a picture of one.

Bridging Your Skills Gaps With Project Management Software

AureaWorks

The people within your project can make or break your success. The best team players can still ruin a project, however, if they lack the right skills to get the job done. These tools can also help evaluate gaps mid-project and prevent future problems.

How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

IdeaScale

Understanding areas where you need improvement is vital to helping you predict the challenges you may face as you help your organization move toward more regular innovation practices. Assessments also establish a baseline to which progress can be measured.

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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. The idiom “it’s like comparing apples to oranges” is an oft heard vocalization of the seemingly ‘incommensurable challenges’ that prevent the creation of a shared sense of purpose.

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

How to Do Mash-Ups for Innovation. To say the least Mash-Ups hold great promise in helping people and organizations find useful and sometimes breakthrough innovations. To digest this in bits, simply use the index to go to the section that interests you.

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Top 10 Innovation Software Features

eZassi

Choosing an innovation software or platform and seem to make things a bit more complicated while getting started. The right innovation software is key to the success of your strategy. Ability to Launch Innovation Challenges. Innovation Software

How to Measure Your Organization’s Innovation Maturity

IdeaScale

Before you can assess your organization’s innovation maturity, you have to ask and answer the question, “What does innovation mean to us?”. Unless your organization has deliberately built a culture of innovation throughout, answers to that question will vary – perhaps widely – among those you ask. What does innovation mean to your team members? How can your organization define what it means in the overall organization?

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Innovation Software Stage-Gate Process: The Most Commonly Used Stages

eZassi

What are the most commonly used innovation software stage-gate process stages? When deciding upon your stages of innovation, it’s important to understand what those stages should be and how to best manage an idea at each stage.

3 Common Tech Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Game-Changer

Well, actually you might read about the biggest tech startup failures and this article intends to prevent you from this fate. In this article, we’re going to highlight some common tech startup mistakes and how to avoid them. How many startups really fail, and why? 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.

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

AureaWorks

Only 32 percent of employees in the United States are engaged in their work, according to the annual Gallup employee engagement survey. Engaged employees do everything they can to move the team forward, says Johnny Duncan. How to Recognize Disengaged Employees.

How to Boost Innovation by Recycling Existing Ideas

IdeaScale

When it comes to innovation, businesses can often find it seemingly impossible to generate completely new ideas. First launched in October 2001, Apple ‘s portable music device has revolutionised how we all listen to and download music.

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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. The idiom “it’s like comparing apples to oranges” is an oft heard vocalization of the seemingly ‘incommensurable challenges’ that prevent the creation of a shared sense of purpose.

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software

Acuvate

In today’s competitive world, it’s no secret that organizations struggle to come up with competent and innovative solutions to facilitate growth and stay ahead in the game. Further, it empowers you to digitally manage your organization’s innovation strategy and processes.

How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Startup

InnovationManagement

For your startup, the choice of right hardware and software pieces means not only managing your team properly, but also boosting their productivity, getting the most of every project, and saving a lot of time and money. In today’s era of hyperconnectivity, technology is the backbone of every successful business, irrespective of its size.

Bubble® PPM grows technology development capability

Bubblegroup

Bubble ® , a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced that Richard Carter has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Chief executive Peter Hoyland added: “I am thrilled to welcome Richard to Bubble.

What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

If not, pay attention to that name: Marie Kondo. She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! If not, pay attention to that name: Marie Kondo. 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. Keep reading to understand! .

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How to measure innovation (part two)

Idea Drop

In part one of this post , we introduced the recurrent problem of how to measure innovation output. In part two we will be sharing some recommended innovation metrics to use as a guide and how to go about implementing these metrics.

Can project managers be innovative?

Values Centered Innovation

This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. Knowing that my responses would need to be succinct, before the conference I carefully thought about the 4 questions our panel would be asked. One way is to measure what was achieved in actual results.

How to setup an ‘innovation team’

hackerearth

To become really innovative, your company needs a special culture, a new mindset across all levels, disciplines, and functions. As a leader, you need to introduce and promote a solid innovation framework, which will gradually become part of the normal, day-to-day business.

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How to improve employee engagement to retain employees

Ideanote

Increasing financial compensations or offering a benefits package is not the most efficient way to retain employees. Read about how important it is to have a strong corporate culture in retaining employees, here. . Corporate culture is about how one conducts business.

The Gremlin Strategy, or How to Ward Off Disruption

Matthew May

It takes a special kind of person to be inspired by a mandate riddled with risk and having little margin for error, such as the one issued in the early 1990s by NASA to its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California: “Take risks but don’t fail.”. The only catch: he was given just three years and $150 million to do it. No one in his or her right mind would want to manage the next Mars project, if indeed there was one.

Fintechs: what are they and how to face them?

mjvinnovation

Fintechs are startups where technology is applied in financial services or used to help companies manage the financial aspects of their business, including new software and apps, processes and business models. Term appeared from the junction of financial technology Abbreviation, Fintech is a generic term for any kind of technological innovation used to support or provide financial services. How can traditional financial institutions prepare for ‘fintechization’ era?

Diamonds in the Rough – How To Discover More Innovative Business Ideas For Your Enterprise

Qmarkets

Whether you optimize your business, strive to win new customers, invent the latest product, or simply try to innovate – ideas help. In this article, we'll look at how companies can overcome ideation hurdles and generate more value for their business.

How to spend $200+ Billion for a Train Wreck

Mills-Scofield

In the early 90’s at AT&T, I was on a ‘special project’ with some friends to design the next generation core domestic network. We knew that with enough bandwidth, routers, redundancy and diversity, someday we’d watch or listen to concerts and movies live.

Tips to Effectively Train and Mentor a New Project Manager

AureaWorks

In order for mentors to be effective, they need to have a strategic plan for growth with their mentees and commitment to help newer project managers. For example, let’s say a mentor wanted to help a mentee manage more solo projects. Project Management

How to increase employee engagement piece by piece

ideas4allinnovation

This also adds other negative ingredients to the mix: in the face of a generalized atmosphere of poor engagement, employees become less resilient. So, what do you need to make the journey back? Keys to increasing employee engagement: work the collective piece by piece.

How to drive API adoption through hackathons

hackerearth

Studies show that hackathons seem to be the most effective method to acquire and engage developer talent for open APIs. It describes what functionality is available, how it must be used and what formats it will accept as input or return as output. Accelerate internal projects.

How to Build the Ultimate Crowdsourcing Platform: Qmarkets’ New VP of Product Discusses Creativity and Innovation Management

Qmarkets

Sivan Leshem joined Qmarkets in 2011 as a project manager, before going on to manage the product delivery department during a period which would see Qmarkets grow into a leader within the idea management market. These buttons are personalized and differ according to the user's role.

How to improve employee engagement to retain employees

Ideanote

Increasing financial compensations or offering a benefits package is not the most efficient way to retain employees. Read about how important it is to have a strong corporate culture in retaining employees, here. . Corporate culture is about how one conducts business.

How Reliable is Intuition in Mature Project Management?

AureaWorks

On the one hand, a large body of research — from academia to Malcolm Gladwell — indicates that our guts can make faster, smarter decisions than deliberate analysis can in certain situations. Fortunately, intuition is something project managers can actively develop over time.

Improve Your Project Management Systems With the Five Levels of Maturity

AureaWorks

The success of project management strategies within an organization can be measured in five stages of maturity. Even companies that seem to hit their deadlines and complete projects on budget can lack maturity without the right management systems. Better Project Estimates.

Carrot vs Cash – How to Make Your Innovation Incentive Program Addictive

Qmarkets

There's no magic bullet when it comes to ensuring all your employees super creative and innovative. However, having a well-run innovation incentive program in place can help make the task of engaging employees much easier – read on to find out how. However, many companies often come up short when facing the major initial challenge– how do you get employees to participate? Incentives have long been used to encourage innovation, and for a good reason - they work.

How to Run the Ultimate Corporate Hackathon

Qmarkets

Hackathons are on the rise , and many leading enterprise grade businesses now participating in these events on a regular basis as a way of quickly generating innovative results to difficult problems. Think the idea is too abstract to garner concrete results?

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

AureaWorks

No one likes to get thrown under the bus. And when you have your CEO’s attention, here is how to explain what advanced PPM is and what it can do for your company. Portfolio Project Management is Designed Specifically to Keep Customers Happy.

My New Project — Unpacking the Innovator’s Gift

Leanstack

I’m working on my most ambitious project yet. I’m looking for answers to the fundamental innovation question: What defines a better product? Most entrepreneurs rush to pivot at the first sign of failure?—?too We have to level up our game and start with better products.

Case Study: How to Build a Digital User Experience Monitoring System

Boxes and Arrows

Most software user experience and product management teams have similar questions: How do users feel about our products? How is our product experience changing over time? How do users feel about a recent change we’ve made in the product? Figure 4: How the system works.

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

AureaWorks

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? How will your team learn from this?