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

Braden Kelley

It seems like a simple question. One that you would expect to lead to some risk mitigation behavior, but it doesn’t.

Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

Braden Kelley

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.”

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. Project Management

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. 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. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided.

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.

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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.

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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 management

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.”

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?”

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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.

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 can measure the project’s and program’s progress with a variety of product burnup charts. Possible measures you might use in projects and programs.

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

Innovation Excellence

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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. Project Management and 8 Characteristics of a DRI.

Bubble PPM | G-Cloud 10 (G10) Approved Project Portfolio Management supplier | PPM software

Bubblegroup

Bubble, a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced it has been accepted as a G-Cloud 10 (G10) supplier in the latest iteration of the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Marketplace. Management. Management.

7 Forgotten Project Management Skills from Our Escape Room Fail

BrainZooming

7 Forgotten Project Management Skills from an Escape Room Fail. Our fail suggested seven solid project management skills we neglected to use. We didn’t select a project leader. We didn’t manage our scarcest resource: time.

13 Change Management Experts Share Their Tips

Braden Kelley

Recently my colleague Daniel Lock collected and published points-of-view (POV) from 13 change management experts on implementing fast, dramatic and powerful change.

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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view.

Getting Board Buy-In for Your Innovation Project

IdeaScale

Taking an innovation project from idea through execution is challenging, and there can be obstacles at several places along the journey. When there is company-wide buy-in for an innovation project however, these challenges can be overcome more easily, and there is far less chance for the project to go uncompleted. Getting middle and upper management on board with innovation takes effort, but what about those at the very top?

What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! 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. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods?

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Four Ways Projects Get Delivered

Rmukesh Gupta

So when I read this post by Mike Shipulski on the nature of projects, I really had to share it with all of you. If you are in the business of leading or managing projects, this is a mandatory read. Not Right, Not Done, Not On Time, Not On Budget – Mike Shipulski in his post titled – The Four ways to run projects. . Most projects start out trying to be 100% right, 100% done, 100% on time and 100% on budgets.

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

3 Fatal Flaws Limiting Project-Based Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Fewer conversations focus on how innovation occurs in the context of professional services that deliver project or program outcomes for clients. In examining the typical life cycle of professional services projects, there appear to be at least.

The Secret to Managing Creative Projects (while looking for the next big hit)

Innovation Excellence

In any industry, innovation is essentially an arms race. If you’re not creating the next big thing, someone else is seizing the opportunity to define it. The problem is, there’s a lot of time between the moment when you first envision a new concept and the moment when it actually hits your market.

Can project managers be innovative?

Values Centered Innovation

This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. As project managers, you are always innovating with each project you manage, no matter how small or large the scope is, and no matter what the topic is.

A Project Management Methodology Evolving: Agile EVM

AureaWorks

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.

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

Bubblegroup

Bubble Innovator Ltd, a leading provider of cloud based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced it has been accepted as a G Cloud 9 (G9) supplier in the latest iteration of the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Marketplace. Management. Project.

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

Getting to the Root Cause of Project Headaches

Innovation Excellence

This delay rippled throughout the project and had serious implications downstream. After the project was complete, the team leader wanted to go back and figure out why the test phase had not gone as planned.

The Evolution Of Project Management — Trends For 2018

AureaWorks

Increasing productivity is an ever-present goal for project managers, and the evolution of the project management discipline is positioning PMs for success. Managing the performance of a project is one of the biggest challenges project managers face.

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. 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. Project.

The most common innovation project failures

RTI Innovation Advisors

No, the reasons that corporate innovation fails are many and varied, almost as differentiated as the number of industries and business models and management styles that are in evidence. Note that they have very little to do with "good ideas" and almost everything to do with management commitment, definition, resource allocation and other things that executives and managers are supposed to do well, regardless of the setting.

Three Ways to Get Buy-in for Unsexy Projects

New Market Advisors

Every manager in the corporate world has a wishlist of projects that have been relegated to the back burner. Ultimately, those projects that aren’t exciting get deprioritized, regardless of the potential value they could add.

Are Your Change Management Processes Well-Oiled?

IdeaScale

Change management focuses on people, and how they move from their current situation to a new one. Change management is a process that plans for and monitors change so that it can pull the reins in when chaos threatens. First, Define What Change Management Means in Your Context.

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Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Projects, Projects, Projects. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. Unless they are in the context of an actual project. That thing is innovation projects. Those experts are all about projects.

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.

Earned Value Management Improves Project Performance. Here’s How.

AureaWorks

Part of a program manager’s role is to constantly seek ways to improve project performance. Is there a better way to manage this project?”. Program managers can quickly become overwhelmed with project improvement plans. Product Management Project Management

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)

HYPE Innovation

Those of us working in this space witness this change daily as we watch projects reach (or miss) their targets as a result of new information and tools used. The Innovation Manager

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. It’s time to start reimagining management.

Optimizing Resources among Competing Projects

Sopheon

The post Optimizing Resources among Competing Projects appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Portfolio portfolio management portfolio optimization portfolio resource optimizationWhen optimizing resources within a portfolio, it's imperative to answer important questions and analyze scenarios before making the mistake of allocating resources without knowing the complete picture of the current portfolio.

Why “Talent Clusters” And Side Projects Are Good For Business

Faisal Hoque

The post Why “Talent Clusters” And Side Projects Are Good For Business appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. We are nearly two decades into the 21st century and finding meaning in your work (both in and out of the office) has become all but a way of life.

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.

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?