The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Planbox

Would you like fries with that? You were probably asked this question at some point or another while ordering a hamburger—and for good reason, too. After all, what goes better with a mouthwatering burger than some golden-crispy french fries? It’s a match made in heaven.

How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Starting exploration projects. Managing the portfolio and stage-gates. 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. Starting evaluation projects is harder but you need to start many because no-one knows which will succeed. 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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Best Project Management and Tracking Tools

IdeaScale

With project management tools, you’ll have a software to start tracking your favorite ideas and prioritize the ones you love. When your company is working on multiple projects at the same time, it’s difficult to focus on the details. Project management tools will help you keep track of the progress, schedules, goals and deadlines of your new ideas. Many of these softwares can also calculate the time and money spent on each project. Microsoft Project.

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Project Management Techniques – 21 Articles to Better Manage Projects

BrainZooming

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.

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.

Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

Braden Kelley

The first three of ten free downloads from the Change Planning Toolkit™ were focused on innovation and change: Five Keys to Successful Change Architecting the Organization for Change Building a Global Sensing Network The goal of these three frameworks was … Continue reading → Change Leadership Management agile project management Collaborative Project Charter Canvas project charter project management project planning

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).

IT project portfolio management: test yourself on best practices!

One2Team

According to a study conducted by the Panorama Consulting Group, 74% of IT projects exceed their planned budget. In any case, optimizing the management of your IT project portfolio allows you to better prioritize and arbitrate your projects according to your company’s challenges, beyond the mere management of planning and resources. To evaluate the level of maturity of your IT project portfolio management, take our 10-question quiz!

Everyone is a Project Manager

One2Team

If you take a second to think about your day-to-day professional tasks, I’m sure you can think of at least a handful that fall under the common definition of a project: planned work completed over a period of time to achieve a specific goal. Which makes you - you guessed it - a project manager. Project Management

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. Software Visual Management

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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.

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?

Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. Continue reading → Build Capability Innovation Management Processes & Tools agile Product Management Project managementInstead, we should ask.

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Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. Instead, we should ask, “Which tool is best for this project?” Leadership Management Technology agile Product Management Project managementIt might be Agile, Waterfall, a customized combination of both tools, or something else. Further, Waterfall and Agile.

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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).

An Unconventional Approach to Manage Your Projects

Rmukesh Gupta

Almost everyone project manager that I meet wants to find out a way to do two things: Deliver their projects on-budget and on-time Be innovative in their approach while doing so. Yet, we know that most projects are neither on-budget nor on-time. The bigger and more critical the project, the more likely that it will over-run budgets and get delayed. So, why is it that most large projects fail? This needs to happen before the project is started.

What is Visual Project Management?

Kainexus

Software Improvement Process Visual ManagementHoward 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.

Bridging the Gap: Implementing CIO Leadership in Project Management

Speaker: Clint Padgett, President & CEO, Project Success Inc.

You may have a visionary CIO and very capable project managers. You may have the best tech, the latest software, and stellar talent. But if you can’t establish a dynamic, collaborative team with a clear mission, then your project will slip through the cracks. It’s time for CIOs to unlock their "people potential" and learn the leadership skills that will lead to satisfied project managers and more than satisfactory project results. Join Clint Padgett, CEO and President of Project Success Inc., and bridge the gap between CIOs and Project Managers to create a passionate and successful team.

We'll be at Project Challenge 2020!

One2Team

Come meet our team at the 2020 Project Challenge Spring Show, March 24th in London. Project Management Project Challenge

The Best Project Management Tools for Digital Nomads

Collectivecamp

Working remotely has never been easier with the best project management tools to help you and your team stay organized and at the top of your game. What’s in the name ‘Digital nomad?’

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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.

Global Project Portfolio Management Software Report 2017-2021

Bubblegroup

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 . There’s a real benefit to focussing all your attention on your project and portfolio data.

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.

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.

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. Management. Management. Project. Management. Bubble is a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software.

Charting Change Book Launch Special – Free Visual Project Charter™ Poster Download

Braden Kelley

In celebration of the launch of Braden Kelley’s latest book – Charting Change – we are proud to make two new poster size downloads from the Change Planning Toolkit™ available for a limited time for FREE: Visual Project Charter™ – … Continue reading → Change ACMP change management PMI PMP project charter project management Visual Project Charter

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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. collaboration Innovation Management R&D Time Management program managementAn analysis of the root causes showed that engineers worked long days. The VP of Engineering suspected that her staff were getting stretched too thin.

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.

Remote work : Key success factors for delivering projects

One2Team

Project Management best practices collaborative workReading time: 4 minutes.

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. As managers however, we have a practical responsibility to quickly overcome any differences between entities in order to achieve the main goal: Maintaining momentum in the newly enlarged opportunities pipeline. 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.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

IT PPM: the solution to manage your IT project portfolio

One2Team

IT does not just manage schedules. An adapted project portfolio management solution enables you to achieve this objective. Discover One2Team's "IT Project Portfolio Management (IT PPM)" offer. portfolio management ITYour challenge is broader: to receive demand requests from the different business units and to arbitrate them according to your company's priorities, while securing timelines and budgets.

Project Management is Innovation’s Nightmare

Xinova

Innovation and “torture by project management” don’t mix Put down the project charter, and back away! Come back after building failure and experimentation into project management processes. Project management–the activity of creating a plan for a project, complete with timelines displayed in fancy Gantt Charts, risk matrices, status reports, and the kind of regular team […].

Conference Wrapup – Change Management 2015

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015. The event represented a convening of nearly 1,000 change management professionals from around the globe, … Continue reading → Change agile agile development agile project management change management Conferences events project management

6 Reasons Lean Project Management Initiatives Flop

Kainexus

Many of the people who come to us to talk about our Lean improvement management software are not embarking on their first rodeo. 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. 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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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.

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. The best way to manage net new innovation is through a Venture : a temporary organization formed to search for a scalable business model – meaning customers love it, the business can deliver it, and the value exchange is a win-win for all parties. . Project. Project Charter. Detailed project plan and Gantt chart.

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. What I hear from top management: “we don’t have the time or resources for innovation projects, we’ll start later this year.” Top managers know that without innovation eventually they’ll be in trouble. They know that they have to get projects underway, and managed efficiently, in order to fill the new product pipeline.

Project Management – 8 Chracteristics of a DRI

BrainZooming

What’s the project management answer to addressing this tendency among teams and team members? The acronym represents someone we’re always looking for in project management to make sure we will make progress. Amanda Sibley recommends making sure you have at least one DRI for each significant activity in lead generation projects (which was the topic of her presentation at the Social Media Strategies Summit).

Project Management Considerations for the Open Organization

Innocentive

Having the right project management tools and techniques are essential for successfully embracing open innovation. As traditional boundaries are crossed, established project management approaches simply don’t provide the kind of tools and techniques that are needed to maximize the multidisciplinary inputs.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Unless management understands what its existing measurement practices are and improves. 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. George Krasadakis, Senior Manager at Accenture’s Global. Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to.