Witnessing the future of innovation policy


Participating in the first week of the Indian iteration of the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator. The Policy Accelerator is an executive development programme seeking to build a global network of innovation policy entrepreneurs. Global Innovation Policy Accelerator.

Killer of change? ‘Idiot policy’


I wasn’t surprised when I discovered that the word Policy is derived from the French word Police. It’s true existing policy reflects a great deal of organizational learning, but the reality is that stagnant policy has unintended consequences. I read of a bank that elicited feedback across the organization in an attempt to identify ‘idiot policy.’ Amending policy just doesn’t appear to be getting enough air time.

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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.

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.

Scope Creep Fail Safes: Using PPM to Keep Your Projects On Time


Together, these minor changes can add up to a more stressful project and a weaker product. As projects become increasingly connected within companies and vendors, there are more opportunities for scope creep. Here’s how you can prevent this phenomenon and guard your projects against it.

100%Open Past and Future


In many projects we’ve worked on, an unexpected bonus is the effect on corporate culture. A Reflection on 10 Years in Open Innovation. Marginal to mainstream. When 100%Open was spun out of Nesta 10 years ago, open innovation was interesting.

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

Do we still need policies. One of these expense request got rejected with the reason that this is not according to policy and if I need to get the same approved, I need an approval from my CFO as an exception approval. This made me think about the so many policies that we create and enforce on our employees and customers all the time. I know for sure that not many people read all the policies of their organisations. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta.

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

Challenge/Curation : innovators get out of their own offices and talk to colleagues and customers with the goal of finding other places in the DoD where a problem or challenge might exist in a slightly different form, to identify related internal projects already in existence, and to find commercially available solutions to problems. Once projects have been classified, the team prioritizes them, starting by asking: is this project worth pursing for another few months full time?


Open Innovation Meets Democracy on Malta


Within the last few days the Nationalist Party, a Maltese Christian democratic and conservative party launched the IDEAT project to encourage citizen engagement. Every six minutes a new policy proposal idea is received. Open Innovation IDEAT project open innovation and democracy

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy. Corporate Innovation Science and Industrial PolicyThis is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis.

Too Busy To Save Your Company


There is a good deal of room between having to ingest every new idea that comes your way and fully delegating innovation to an isolated “special projects” department. It also led to a few projects over the years I never would have conceived could make a difference in our business.

How to Create a Cross-Cultural Onboarding Plan for International Vendors


Companies are increasingly turning to international vendors to assist in project completion. Both parties need to be aware of each other’s needs and the policies for effective cooperation. Use these 12 tips to help shape your own policies. Project Management

Innovate and Persuade with a Well-Judged Nudge

Destination Innovation

Behavioural nudges are clever policy tweaks often used by governments to influence the choices that people make. You can see examples of their various projects on their website. In 2015 the World Bank established a group to help developing countries use nudge policies.

How to Scale Your Innovation Program


Scaling requires a schedule, training, and follow-up, just like any other company-wide project. Unexpected legal or internal policy issues. What happens to your brilliant Facebook poll if your organization has a standing “no social media” policy? Innovation drives growth.?.

How Good Time Tracking Data Creates Fair and Balanced Workloads


Sure, no one likes tracking their own time, and no one likes having their time tracked — especially on projects in the private sphere, where things like FLSA requirements don’t apply. But it’s important for project managers to understand precisely how long it takes to finish a task.

10 Ways to Empower Employees to Manage Workloads Effectively


For project managers, self-reliant team members are more than a nice-to-have. If you think about it, the people that you hire to do this work are freakishly smart,” Joseph Flahiff at Whitewater Projects Inc. Project Management

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Al-Hasan Al-Shaibani

Innovation 360 Group

Hands on experience in developing procedures, service standards and operational policies, planning & implementing effective control measures to reduce running costs of the business. Project & portfolio Management. Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Why Does the Government Need Innovation Now?


Innovation seems to be the buzzword these days when it comes to technology, business, policy, and everything in between. Increase employee engagement with new projects and policies.

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

This massive shift from our present reliance on fossil fuels projects to renewables (regarded as clean energy) can account for two-thirds of our primary energy supply by this 2050 mark. Source IRENA [link].

The Hard-to-Abate sectors need innovation solutions to reach Net-Zero Co2 Emissions

Paul Hobcraft

It is going to require significant public policy will and private investment to drive both the present incremental solutions and push for the breakthrough ones. Source: [link].

Book Review: What about the Future? by Fred Phillips

Jeffrey Phillips

The closing chapters become a more philosophical discussion about the future and our ability to understand the future and, having reached conclusions about the future, the impact on business and public policy. Kondratieff projected 30 year cycles of increased innovation followed by 30 years of exploitation of the previous innovative period. I'm returning today to one of my favorite activities - a book review.

Research is Collaborative


Say you have a researcher who’s gathered a great deal of data for one of their experiments, they can then connect them to a government agency who can use that data to inform policy.

The 8 Top Collaboration Tools for Your Workplace


Whether in the office or on the go, your employees can share information, project updates, documents, and empower a unified workplace. Groups can be created for specific project teams and departments to segregate conversations. Your company is a team.

Dagmar Boettger

Innovation 360 Group

Background: Dagmar has worked in Strategic HR Management for BASF in Europe and Asia triggering mainly the question: how to translate strategic goals into people-related leadership concepts and HR policies. Based in Hong Kong, China.

Announcing the 4th Annual World Open Innovation Conference


Open policy and governance. Dr. Arati Prabhakar – Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Former Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Do you want to hear about the latest open innovation research?

Green finance through shared savings

Norbert Bol

In this financial concept the beneficiary of the implementation of green technologies or sustainability does not have to invest or make an upfront payment for such a project. The supplier fi nances the project and shares its savings with the beneficiary (user, customer) in a way that the beneficiary always has a positive cash fl ow at any stage of the project. . Identifying policy solutions for improving the energy efficiency of rental properties.

Innovations in Community Policing: Security & Public Safety for Cities of Brazil


The session was held at the historical Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, drawing in a robust crowd of academic administrators, educators, and international policy makers.

Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas


Guiding projects along the path of least resistance and avoiding political pitfalls. Adjusting policies, procedures, and organization practices to facilitate new idea implementation. There is not enough funding to form and facilitate innovation projects.

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA


The center was created in 2011 by the federal Office of Science, Technology, and Policy to foster innovation at NASA and throughout U.S. Administrators dub each project a “challenge,” and have a specific process for submitting as well as evaluating and accepting them.

Dr. Satnam Singh, MAICD

Innovation 360 Group

Dr. Satnam has lead innovation to increase efficiencies through cost reductions, productivity, revenue generation and improvements, achieved through focused strategy, policy development and best practices’ implementation. Based in Malaysia and Australia.

The Innovative Mentor


They take a long-term view of their staff and see innovation projects as an opportunity to stretch their employees’ capabilities and to help them achieve their aspirations. A mentor enables innovators to focus on their project results while also learning about themselves along the way.

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Steve Blank

Finance, HR, Legal, Security, Policy, Branding, you name it, everyone in a division or corporate staff has an excuse for why we can’t do something, and everyone has the power to say no and no urgency to make a change.”. and apply the appropriate policy.

How a Big Data Strategy Can Fight Insurance Fraud


A Big Data project requires sophisticated planning and orchestration. New policies, procedures, training, and project planning need to be carefully procured. to a proactive one (what should be our next step in this project/ investigation?).

Leveraging the Benefits of Open Innovation


Open innovation has helped advance many industries, including IT, healthcare, and even public policy. A budget hiccup could halt a project instantly, and innovations must all be tested carefully in-house. Open innovation is innovation where companies or organizations reach out to other companies, individuals, and the general public to create innovative products and services. Some open innovation partnerships include colleges and universities.

Open innovation for social change?—?OECD’s global challenge


The project set out to offer opportunities of an equal say in the policymaking process to people who work in social inclusion from the ground. the disconnect between the traditional policy mindset and what stakeholders on the ground really wanted, became clear.

Five Tips for Truly Opening Your Mind


Put ideas first, and worry about how they’ll be rendered in code or metal or policy later. Innovative thinking requires work. Here’s where to start. Can you truly change the way you think?

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Fix the Planet’s Results to Be Announced at SAP Next-Gen HQ in NYC

Innovation 360 Group

Not only is this the largest real-estate development project in the US, representing a more collaborative future, but also features the most ambitious application of Greentech construction techniques.

Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: Find out what the differences are


Corporate Venture type funds have an even greater diversity of profiles because in addition to this segmentation by size, each sector has its specificities and each company defines its investment policy. After all, what is a Startup? What is a Corporate Venture? What are open innovation hubs?

Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Blockchain Technology

Daniel Burrus

However, projections show blockchain use will increase significantly in the next decade as banks, insurers and technology firms embrace the technology to boost transaction speed and security, and trim expenses. Bitcoins were introduced in 2009 to great fanfare.

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

Amplifies knowledge sharing and integration: by focusing on the policies and programs for knowledge sharing. Also, as you reflect, you can perhaps make it more personal and more compelling to project out your innovation ambition. Adapted from original source [link].

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Continuing the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

Technology innovation, suggested new business models, outline proposals for changing policies, processes, and market design all are being “sketched out.” Source: [link].

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An Innovation Management Solution that Meets Your FedRAMP Requirements


This means our security controls, policies, and procedures have withstood a grueling multi-month audit and gained a recommendation for FedRAMP authorization in our auditor’s security assessment report.

Strategies for Innovating Your Workspaces


Update Your Flex-Work Policy. When managers aren’t able to visit you at your desk to see how work is going, employees are held to a higher personal standard to own the projects that you assign to them. What is the relationship between the places we work and our ability to innovate?