Confirmation bias: Looking for information to prove you are right

Idea to Value

Confirmation bias is a bias that most of us suffer from, and is the tendency for you to search for, interpret, favour, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports your prior beliefs or values. Simply put: we want to find information that proves that we were right all along.

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How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Starting exploration projects. Killing the weaker projects. They are all important but I believe that the most vital is #8 – the ability to kill off the weaker projects. If you start 20 projects it is likely that you are going to have to eliminate at least 17 or 18 of them.


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#2,000 – Information Has Mass

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

And it doesn’t get much bigger than the game-changing, mind-blowing idea that there’s no such thing as Dark Matter and that instead it’s really “information” that has mass. Shannon was also the first to define one unit of information as a bit.

Innovation project or Innovation Capability?

Jeffrey Phillips

No, today I want to talk about the differences and problems when companies focus on innovation as a discrete project, versus what they really need, innovation as a competency or capability. Plus, innovation as a project demonstrates some investment in innovation but controls for cost and risk.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Turning information chaos to order on a new project


At the start of any project, or actually at any time in any project, there is a ton of new information that you discover every minute. How do I handle all this information? As each new piece of information arrives you can find where it fits in your schema.

How to Select Your Best Value Innovation Project – The Secret is in a Well-Managed Product Project Portfolio!


The world of innovation has a very broad definition: It’s often referred to as an information technology innovation. How you select your best innovation project is undoubtedly a starting point! Innovation is on everyone's lips as a solution to post-COVID economic recovery.

[FREE] Business Case Template: Create a Business Case to Turn Your Idea Into a Funded Project


A Business Case clearly outlines the fundamental reason for why an organization should engage in a particular project or task. They can either be formally or informally presented to top-level management or other relevant stakeholders. Applied consistently to every proposed project .

8 best project management tools


With the rapid transition to work from home, the recent adoption of project management tools has skyrocketed. These are just a few points that some project management tools need to consider to gain managers’ attention and win the teams’ adoption. Microsoft Project.

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Project Management Techniques – 21 Articles to Better Manage Projects


The Brainzooming blog wasn’t originally focused on project management techniques. Implementing innovation in organizations reluctant to embrace the changes needed to survive and grow requires what we’ve come to call “strategic project management.” ” These skills go well beyond a project manager checking off items on a to-do list. Project Management Techniques for Starting Strongly. Project Team Interactions.

Learn about the areas of Project Management


Not knowing all areas of project management is a big mistake for managers. Project management must be part of the day-to-day activities in every company. Check out the concepts that involve management and get to know the 10 areas of project management in this blog post!

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?

Are you Driving Digital Transformation or Leading IT?

Rmukesh Gupta

Leadership transformation Chief Information Officers Digital Transformation Driving Digital Transformation Inclusion Leading Leading Digital Transformation MEntal Frames project Go-lives Pulling Pushing UAT Why digital transformation projects failI had just shared the impact and influence that Seth Godin has on me and my thinking. Here is his latest observation about leading. On his blog, he writes and I quote, Tug boats don’t usually tug. They push.

Planning a Taxonomy Project

Boxes and Arrows

Planning a taxonomy covers the same questions as planning any UX project. This article will go through the questions you should consider when planning a kitchen, er, um…, a taxonomy project. Resources: What are the project resources and constraints? Maybe it’s for information search and retrieval. Understanding the scope of the taxonomy you’re building can help prevent scope creep in a taxonomy project.

Global Project Portfolio Management Software Report 2017-2021


Global project portfolio management software market report 2017-2021. Following the publication of the report: Global Project Portfolio Management Software Market 2017-2021, Bubble are pleased to announce that they have joined Technavio’s list of Prominent PPM Software Vendors. Global project portfolio management software market report 2017-2021 . It’s a further validation of our powerful, yet easy-to-use and deploy Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software”.

#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. A free-flowing exchange of ideas and information.

Planning Your Project Success in 2016

Innovation Excellence

The truth is that for most of us project managers, whether we want to admit it or not, the process of creating a project charter is one that we often dread. We sit there in front of a Microsoft Word template like the one in figure 1 blinking at us on the screen and realize just how much missing or incomplete information we have when we begin.

Information Technology and strategic decisions: start giving your IT a voice now


In addition to meeting the traditional requirements for process and communication integration, Information Technology is considered a factor of innovation throughout the company. This pillar includes skills in: Planning Project and budget management Information management Change management Performance evaluation of the IT area. It helps to reduce overall infrastructure costs and ensures information security, scalability, and mobility, among other benefits.

Stop Slowing Down Your Innovation Projects

Peer Insight

We all want to be the first to market, but no one wants to burn gas on an idling project — nor have an explosion. And I would say, ‘OK, I’m not starting the project.’ set of customers, collect their feedback to inform your product strategy and positioning.

How To Defeat Global Project Problems

The Human Factor

Major corporations regularly embark on global projects that involve teams in diverse geographical locations. If you are considering embarking on a global project, or are already involved in one, then consider these factors that will have a huge impact on the success or failure of your project.

How Formula 1 and other ‘extreme contexts’ inform breakthrough innovations [Case Studies]

Innovation Excellence

Understanding the essence of our context can be the key to innovation In my last year at University, I had one course that caused me major headaches: Project management. In groups, we had to devise a project that provided a solution to a problem and implement it. The hardest part was, obviously, conceiving of an. Case Study Disruption Inspiration Formula 1 Great Ormond Street Hospital

What is Visual Project Management?


He argues that people process information differently, and therefore, there are many ways that people learn and process information. While everyone benefits from a different mix of the more than seven types of intelligence, most people tend to respond to visuals because they offer a concrete way to organize abstract information. Howard Earl Gardner is an American developmental psychologist and the former John H. and Elisabeth A.

Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business


Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile practices can be incorporated into project management, adding numerous benefits.

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Examples of Data Science projects to help you leverage results


In this article, we’ll talk a little bit about the concept and show you some examples of Data Science projects that helped leverage business results. The Data Science process follows this flow typically: Data > information > knowledge > insight > intelligence.

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%. We have had some great discussions and follow ups throughout the process and the whole management team gained valuable information.” –Martin Møller Business Development officer at Expedit.

The Case for Ambiguity – How to Set Your IT Project Up For Success


However, that is exactly what happens to an overwhelming number of leaders on a regular basis with their technology projects. A McKinsey-Oxford study found that large IT projects go over-budget 45% of the time, over-schedule 7% of the time, and under-deliver 56% of the time¹. Why do very capable individuals (who called in experienced implementation teams) consistently find themselves in the hot seat with their projects? How to Avoid Project Estimation Errors.

Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level


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.

Volunteers Needed for Open Innovation Eclipse Project


The Eclipse Megamovie Project is looking to create a 90-minute megamovie of the natural phenomena by combining footage from more than 1,000 cameras in the path of the eclipse. ” For more information about the open innovation project, and to sign up to participate if you will be under the path of totality, click here. Open Innovation Eclipse Megamovie Project open innovation project

Project Management – Making It Easy

The Human Factor

If you have been working in your field for a while, you might be thinking about taking on a more significant project. Of course, it helps if you have a PMP certification – so you know the ins and outs before you start, but if you don’t have one yet, you can still have a crack at your first project. You can put the following tips to good use for managing a project, starting or running a committee, leading a team or organizing an event in most cases. Contributed post –.

Bubble PPM | G Cloud 9 (G9) Approved Project Portfolio Management supplier | PPM software


Bubble PPM – G Cloud 9 approved Project Portfolio Management software The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service selects Bubble Innovator Ltd as a G Cloud 9 supplier on the 2017-18 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.

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. If you find yourself at the helm of a project that’s gone off course, follow these steps to recover: Define How Much Trouble the Project Is In. Discuss Project Boundaries and Limits.

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. As project managers, it is essential to be aware of industry trends and to ascertain how they can be incorporated into your projects and organizations. Here are some key trends project managers should be aware of going into 2018: Organizations Evaluating PPM vs Earned Value Management.

A Project Management Methodology Evolving: Agile EVM


Project management methodologies are very rarely one size fits all for every project. Program managers often must customize methodologies to suit their needs, occasionally even blending methodologies to satisfy all project and stakeholder requirements. Project management professionals Bijan Nikravan and James B. Company executives and customers, however, do concern themselves with those project benchmarks. How much work is required to complete a project.

3 Innovative Projects with Ideanote to Get '19 Started


An Ideanote project can help you with that. We’ve picked out three of the most interesting Ideanote projects, with our best tips and tricks on each. And you guessed it, open innovation in an excellent Ideanote project to get started with. Find better solutions faster - Businesses that use open innovation platforms enjoy 74% average return on investment on submitted projects. The second Ideanote project we propose is breaking down organization silos.

5 Reasons to Bring Your Team Together for a Remote Design Thinking Project Now

Here we share five reasons why now’s the time to bring your team together for a remote design thinking project. Colleagues don’t need to be in the same country, let alone the same room, to run innovation projects. This is a guest article written by Sprintbase. .

How to Guarantee an Innovation Project Team Will Fail

Your Ideas are Terrible

If teams working on innovation projects are conscious of their speed and rewarded for their throughput, they will find their way from the good ideas to a great one. Focus on creating an environment for innovation project teams to thrive. That’s why we will decide at a high level which projects will be worked on at our company, and then hand them down to the people at the bottom to work on. They’ll need to begin making decisions with less than perfect information.

Toward a theory of information relativity


People often ask me how to visualize information. This is because they are already defining their project in terms of an answer or solution, and before you can deliver an answer you need to know the question. Getting the question right is the most important component in information design, and it’s the most common point where information design goes wrong. This is because information is always relative. Information wants to be used.

An Open Letter to Project Managers

Boxes and Arrows

Dear Project Managers, It has been a very enjoyable experience working with everyone over the last couple of months and sharing our ideas on UX design. These then need to be combined with as much knowledge or information as possible about our users so we can make some design decisions on the assumption that it is in their best interest.

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?”. The answer is that project managers are constantly coming up against the same issues that hinder their ability to see projects through to completion, which can be frustrating and demoralizing. 1: Overcome the Vagueness of Project Goals by Asking the Right Questions. Only 2.5

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. This is a key challenge for program managers, who have the difficult job of managing multiple stakeholder expectations with realistic project capabilities and goals, all while endeavoring to deliver projects on time and on budget. Is there a better way to manage this project?”. Program managers can quickly become overwhelmed with project improvement plans.

Can project managers be innovative?

Values Centered Innovation

This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. Given my long-standing background with both project management and innovation, I was delighted to be on a panel that explored how project managers, their teams, and their company cultures could be more innovative. Share with us basic information about your company as well as your opening thoughts on how to create an innovative team.

Bridging Your Skills Gaps With Project Management Software


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. Fortunately, project managers can build processes within the software they use to identify skills and the right people for the job. These tools can also help evaluate gaps mid-project and prevent future problems. Follow these steps to ensure your project doesn’t fall behind because of a knowledge gap.

UX and UI: understand the differences and the application in projects


Keep reading and understand once and for all when to use UX and UI in your projects! However, anyone who explains UI and UX in a simple way ignores all the work of information architecture, research, interviews, usability tests, and much more. We can define UX as how user-friendly an interaction will be and encompasses all aspects of a product development process, such as information architecture, usability, and content. Why should we use UI and UX in projects?