Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016
DECEMBER 7, 2015
DECEMBER 7, 2015
JULY 12, 2016
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.
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
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.”
AUGUST 18, 2016
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?”
APRIL 5, 2017
Running after perfection can hinder your project’s success, despite your best intentions and efforts. Generally speaking, your project scope must align with its time and budget - a rule that doesn’t play well with the pursuit of perfection from start to finish. In this article, we’ll look at why perfection shouldn’t be your ultimate goal - but how to still satisfy your inner perfectionist as a project manager.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
It doesn’t matter who you are – a customer or a web developer, for you will encounter same problems when you are faced with website development projects. Continue reading → Innovation Technology marketing Website Projects Websites
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
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.
AUGUST 30, 2016
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.
JANUARY 23, 2015
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.”
DECEMBER 30, 2015
Continue reading → Creativity Psychology Imagination invention mind projectionTo make new theories, new inventions, and other great creations, we have to do better than adjusting existing theories and designs.
OCTOBER 23, 2016
You’ve likely heard of the curse of knowledge or sometimes it is called the curse of the expert. It occurs when our knowledge leads us down predictable paths, likely not considering other possible solutions to problems but only those that are familiar to us.
JULY 15, 2017
A major theme was learning and developing innovation skills through working on real innovation projects.
JANUARY 20, 2016
10 Project Planning Questions for Launching New Programs. Exploring the right project planning questions from the start allows you to see what flexibility exists to modify initial planning. Most clients we’re talking with are deep into launching new programs.
JANUARY 19, 2017
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. Our Project Management Skills Fail Cratered Us.
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Open Innovation is now widely recognized as a way to enhance options for innovation by accessing external assets. However it can mean many things to many people; from running a crowdsourced idea scheme like Lego Ideas or MyStarbucksIdea, through to large co-branded initiatives like Senseo.
JULY 7, 2017
Re-Thinking Innovation Keys for Successful Innovation Projects Just for a moment – let’s try a quick exercise together. Close your eyes, and imagine an innovation project or challenge… What comes to mind? There’s a pretty good chance that you picture a group of enthusiastic people gathered together, creatively brainstorming a list of new ideas. You […]. Community
Board of Innovation
JANUARY 12, 2016
For one or the projects we’ve been involved in lately, one of our challenges was to find the right intrapreneur to take the lead in an ongoing innovation project. When I say that “finding a qualified intrapreneur with the right fit for a corporate innovation project is very hard”, that’s an understatement. The post CASE: How we identified & selected the right intrapreneur for one of our latest corporate startup projects.
JANUARY 2, 2017
In fact, we often debate whether certain projects should be included at all. Question: We’re a very large, well-known consumer products company, and our portfolio is actually quite complex, as we have many different types of initiatives included, all at vastly different stages.
JANUARY 9, 2016
Investment activity in infrastructure and other major capital projects has regained its upward trend following the 2008 crash. The quantity and scale of mega capital projects is encouraging for the engineering and construction industries.
Board of Innovation
MARCH 15, 2016
Let’s assume your innovation project has a clear purpose. The post The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project appeared first on Board of Innovation. Example: “You want to find new sources of revenue based on the existing assets you have as a company.” ” To develop a new product or services you decide to launch an innovation accelerator. The people you invite to your brainstorms & workshops are of course carefully selected. But still we see.
MARCH 24, 2017
Innovation Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum Helpful tips on running your next innovation project from Idea Hunt Like many corporate initiatives, innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum, on it’s own. The very nature of an innovation project compels it to be something that will move a large corporation forward, or in a new direction.
MAY 4, 2016
At the most basic level, business is about allocating resources to the best projects and executing those projects well. Define your fully-staffed projects. Are the projects aligned with your company’s guiding principles? If no, do you have better projects?
Board of Innovation
MARCH 15, 2016
Let’s assume your innovation project has a clear purpose. The post The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project appeared first on Board of Innovation. Example: “You want to find new sources of revenue based on the existing assets you have as a company.” ” To develop a new product or services you decide to launch an innovation accelerator. The people you invite to your brainstorms & workshops are of course careful selected. But still we see.
MAY 29, 2016
If in such an environment organzations need to perform tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks, project teams are an appropriate way to organize. In the upcoming September 2016 issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior, there is an overview of the scientific literature about the topic of kwowledge sharing in project teams. It is important to be aware of traditional thoughts and opinions that can prevent the knowledge sharing in project teams.
JUNE 1, 2017
Here is mine: If your change effort or project begins in a Microsoft Word document, you’re already in … Continue reading → Change ACMP Association of Change Management Professionals change leadership change management Leadership PMI PMP project management Strategy tips
MARCH 1, 2017
Here are notes from the Back End of Innovation conference, 2015, in San Jose. These tips come from a workshop led by Tamara Carleton, Innovation Leadership Board, LLC. This session focuses on strategic foresight, which is the ability to build the future we envision.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
One of the first things that we need to start a project is a project proposal or a brief. I think that what is applicable to advertising agencies and brands is as applicable to all of us who want to start a project and work with a team.
MARCH 2, 2017
Common Reasons Corporate Innovation Projects Fail A look under the hood at why some innovation engines never make it out of the shop Every company approaches innovation in their own way. Some weave it into their corporate culture, keeping it top of mind every day. Others work in springs, carving out specific days and times […]. Corporate Innovation
MARCH 24, 2016
Getting (and retaining ) buy-in from decision makers for innovation projects is often the stumbling block that many a corporate innovator and intrapreneur faces. Got some stories on how you secured buy-in for an innovation project?
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project that allows the crowd to map areas where humanitarian organizations try to get to during disaster situations. In step three, humanitarian organizations use all of this new map data to prepare risk reduction projects.
MARCH 15, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Idea to Value
JULY 8, 2016
I just got back from a lunch with a dear friend of mine, who was describing a potential project which was being discussed at his new accounting company. It is what keeps us from wandering into dark caves, but it also a reason why it’s so hard to convince your boss to support a new idea or innovative project. Another example comes from how people treat the effects of successful creative projects compared to what those projects look like at the beginning. “We
APRIL 18, 2017
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JULY 26, 2016
In this manner, companies are now more symbiotic with new ventures and university research projects than ever before. And finally, there is no mapping between the internal portfolio of innovation projects and the external portfolio of ventures and technologies.
OCTOBER 2, 2016
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.
MAY 26, 2016
Or, less frequently, about the “oh crap” moment when a project hits a brick wall. How many promising projects have gone up in smoke because the creator, the innovator, the project leader, or a team member lose faith in a dark moment? Innovation and Depression.
JUNE 21, 2016
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APRIL 23, 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 managementRecently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015.
JUNE 16, 2017
To capitalize on this potential, a new open innovation project has been launched to help improve heart health diagnosis. From predicting epidemics and helping to cure diseases to improving quality of life and identifying drug targets, big data is driving healthcare innovation forward.