Continuous Improvement Project Management Fundamentals 

Kainexus

Organizations that wish to achieve operational excellence through continuous improvement execute many discrete projects to achieve this aim. Three factors have a substantial impact on the outcome of ongoing improvement projects.

What is Lean Project Management? Principles & Benefits

Kainexus

Lean project management is the application of Lean manufacturing principles to the discipline of project management. Modern organizations have adapted Lean project management for today's business challenges and technology landscape.

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The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Planbox

When it comes to the trifecta of innovative Project Portfolio Management (PPM), PPM, Continuous Innovation and Agile come together to create a complete framework for innovation success. Project Portfolio Management – The Burger.

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. Here are some bad reasons to kill innovation projects.

Process, Product, and Profitability: Everything You Need to Know

Speaker: Michael Cardy - Red Hat Chief Strategist, Jason Tanner - CEO of Applied Frameworks, and Mike Mace - VP of Market Strategy at UserTesting

Join us to learn how companies mitigate risks through usability testing and real-time qualitative feedback from customers to efficiently launch and develop digital products.

Strategic Project Management is Key to Executing Strategy

Cascade Strategy

What is Strategic Project Management? Strategic Project Management (SPM) defines how a project may benefit a company's efficiency and strategic plan as a whole. It is the process of thinking about your Projects in light of their connection to your strategic plan.

How to Improve Return on Investment With a New Project Management Approach

InnovationManagement

Too often, leaders label projects as successes or failures based on budget and schedule expectations. Although time and cost are critical factors, they ignore whether the project delivered the expected benefits.

Spark Efficient Project Management With These 3 Steps

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here's how you can give your project management efforts the jolt of energy they need. Project Management

Project Management: A Comprehensive Overview

Cascade Strategy

Consistently successful project managers are exceptional communicators. Environmental Scanning

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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3 wildly effective strategies to manage project dependencies

Cascade Strategy

A big part of managing project risk is managing project dependencies

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?

Managing Risk in an Innovation Project

Inspiring Next

One of the reasons projects fail miserably is because, we choose to ignore warning signs in early-stage gates and keep pushing it through until it is too late and too big to handle. The post Managing Risk in an Innovation Project appeared first on.

How to succeed as a marketing project manager

Cascade Strategy

Marketing project managers are an uncanny mix between artists and scientists

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

InnovationManagement

How you select your best innovation project is undoubtedly a starting point! The post How to Select Your Best Value Innovation Project – The Secret is in a Well-Managed Product Project Portfolio!

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.

Organizational project management: The comprehensive guide

Cascade Strategy

In business, organizational project management is the ultimate system. James Clear hit the nail on the noggin right there. The Atomic Habits author recognizes the critical value of systems when it comes to achieving just about anything in life

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.

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

Webinar: Transform Your Strategic Objectives Into Successful Projects with Collaborative Work Management at Scale

One2Team

Register for our free webinar about collaborative work management : Learn how to align your local teams around a global transformation project with the One2Team Work Management SaaS platform. News & Team Project Management collaboration transformation webinar

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.

ICYMI: Planview Recognized as a Leader in Adaptive Project Management and Reporting

Planview Blog

Across industries, strategic PMO and business leaders are using adaptive project management to drive strategic delivery and value while adapting to quickly changing customer needs and preferences. Understanding Adaptive Project Management and Reporting.

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.

Explaining Project Integration Management: A Definitive Guide

Cascade Strategy

Managing large projects with many stakeholders gets terribly complicated, disturbingly quickly

8 best project management tools

mjvinnovation

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.

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Why Project Teams Frequently Fail at Brainstorming

IdeaScale

Introduction: How often have we heard executives and project managers say, “We need to come up with some new ideas” or “We need to find some elegant solutions to this project problem”? The post Why Project Teams Frequently Fail at Brainstorming appeared first on IdeaScale.

The Intersection of Enterprise Innovation Management and Project Portfolio Management

Sopheon

Enterprise Innovation Management & Project Portfolio Management are often seen as two separate activities. The post The Intersection of Enterprise Innovation Management and Project Portfolio Management appeared first on Sopheon.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Agile Project Management Approach to Value Delivery

Kainexus

Agile project management is an iterative philosophy that focuses on delivering value frequently and getting quick feedback from internal and external customers to adapt to emerging changes quickly. Using visual management to create transparency.

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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. To evaluate the level of maturity of your IT project portfolio management, take our 10-question quiz!

Visibility Planning & Project Prioritization

Moves the Needle

Unlike Horizon Planning where projects are prioritized based on “level of innovation” and “time to ROI”, Visibility Planning is based on evidence. How to use Project Prioritization. One project per sticky note. If they can’t, the project is killed.

How Continuous Improvement Software Keeps CI Projects Organized

Kainexus

Organizations striving to reach operational excellence through continuous improvement engage in many individual projects to achieve this goal. Specialized continuous improvement project management software helps organizations dedicated to CI get the most out of each project.

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.

Best 7 Project Portfolio Management Software For Portfolio Managers in 2022

Cascade Strategy

When juggling multiple projects across an organization, it's not always easy to focus on the big picture and keep strategic priorities in mind. With project portfolio management software, you stand a chance Your decision-making is only as good as your information.

What is the Cost of a Failed Change Initiative or Innovation Project?

Braden Kelley

And when you consider that companies are spending an increasing amount of their budget on technology and working to … Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management change initiatives Change Planning Toolkit change tools digital transformation project failures project management risk 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.

4 Ways to Improve Project Management to Waste Less Time and Make More Money

Entrepreneur - Innovation

How project management practices based on well-defined goals and clear communication can transform your company. Defining Moments

How to succeed as a creative project manager

Cascade Strategy

Not all creative project managers are created equal

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.

Learn about the areas of Project Management

mjvinnovation

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. What is project management? Project management benefits. Scope management.

Project Resource Management: The Key to Delivering Successful Innovation Ideas

Sopheon

An innovative idea may never become a great new product if decision-makers aren’t working with accurate data to manage resources effectively. The post Project Resource Management: The Key to Delivering Successful Innovation Ideas appeared first on Sopheon.

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

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).

Get 35 Idea Management Tips With This Free Guidebook

In this free guidebook, you’ll find 35 actionable lessons to help you master modern idea management for your company. No matter if you are a veteran innovator or just starting out, these tips will help you take your innovation to the next level.