Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

Braden Kelley

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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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.”

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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2017 Business Innovation Report

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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.

3 Major Problems with Web Development Projects

Innovation Excellence

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

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.

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.

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.”

Your Key To Creativity – The Projected Mind

Innovation Excellence

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.

Open Innovation: Overcoming cognitive bias in innovation projects

Innovation Excellence

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.

Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change and Innovation

Braden Kelley

What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person?

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Learning Innovation Through Doing it with a Practical Innovation Project Process

Innovation Excellence

A major theme was learning and developing innovation skills through working on real innovation projects.

10 Project Planning Questions for Launching New Programs

BrainZooming

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.

Design the Right Open Innovation Project

Innovation Excellence

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.

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. Our Project Management Skills Fail Cratered Us.

CASE: How we identified & selected the right intrapreneur for one of our latest corporate startup projects.

Board of Innovation

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.

What Types of Innovation Projects Should Be Included In Your Portfolio?

Innovation Excellence

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.

Mega Capital Projects and Product Documentation: How PLM Can Help

Innovation Excellence

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.

The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project

Board of Innovation

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.

Stop bad project and start good ones.

Mike Shipulski

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?

The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project

Board of Innovation

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.

Knowledge sharing in project teams is important to go beyond your limitations

Norbert Bol

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.

Helpful tips on running your next innovation project from Idea Hunt

IdeaHunt

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.

10 Characteristics of Great Project Brief’s

Rmukesh Gupta

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.

Strategic Foresight for Key Projects

Innovation Excellence

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.

Re-thinking Innovation – the Keys for Successful Innovation Projects

IdeaHunt

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

5 Common Reason Corporate Innovation Project Fail from Idea Hunt

IdeaHunt

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

13 Change Management Experts Share Their Tips

Braden Kelley

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

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How to Get Buy-in for Your Innovation Project

Spigit

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?

How making Pros & Cons lists damage your innovation projects without you realising

Idea to Value

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

Open Innovation Project Maps Vulnerable Areas

IdeaConnection

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.

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

Architecting the Organization for Change

Braden Kelley

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10 Free Change Planning Tools

Braden Kelley

Have you downloaded your ten free change planning tools?

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

I replied “you need to be thinking about project cycles and measures.” I added my punchline, “because if you’re not doing projects you’re not doing innovation.” My “projects” reply is a cocktail party answer.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

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.

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.

Six Ideas for Coping with Little “d” Depression in Innovation Projects

Gregg Fraley

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.