How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Starting exploration projects. 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. If you start 20 projects it is likely that you are going to have to eliminate at least 17 or 18 of them.

L.I.V.E. (Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution): A new, more effective way to manage multiple innovation projects

Idea to Value

This new management method makes it nearly impossible for innovation teams to fail at delivering multiple challenging innovation projects faster, with less risk and lower required budgets. How do you prioritise the potential innovation projects? This is called their project portfolio.

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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.

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.

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?

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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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

Why Your Company Needs An Innovation Project Leader

BMNT

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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!

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.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

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.

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.

Project Management Communication Plan

Planview Blog

A robust and realistic project management communication plan is essential for project success. This informative and easy-to-read article looks at basic concepts of a project management communication plan, and provides examples, strategies and best practices. Project update.

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

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.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

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.

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).

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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We'll be at Project Challenge 2020!

One2Team

Come meet our team at the 2020 Project Challenge Spring Show, March 24th in London. Project Management Project Challenge

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.

Project Management: A Comprehensive Overview

Cascade Strategy

Consistently successful project managers are exceptional communicators. Environmental Scanning

How Communication helps your Crowdsourcing Project

Flying Fish Lab

If you’ve never run a crowdsourcing project before, it can seem a bit daunting. Read these concerns and reality should be kicking in that running a crowdsourcing project is more than just posting it online and getting strangers to input their ideas.

How Communication helps your Crowdsourcing Project

Flying Fish Lab

If you’ve never run a crowdsourcing project before, it can seem a bit daunting. Read these concerns and reality should be kicking in that running a crowdsourcing project is more than just posting it online and getting strangers to input their ideas.

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.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

What the U.S. Treasury is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects

IdeaScale

As they begin working to implement their first blockchain project, a better tracking method for federal grants, here’s what they’ve learned. Treasury is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects appeared first on IdeaScale.

How to succeed as a marketing project manager

Cascade Strategy

Marketing project managers are an uncanny mix between artists and scientists

7-step formula for the perfect project timeline

Cascade Strategy

Have you ever worked on one of those projects that drag on for ages? When you don’t set a clear project timeline at the start, you could be in for a long, miserable road

An Executive’s Perspective on VSM: Best Practices for Moving from Project to Product

Planview Blog

Shifting from project to product and implementing value stream management requires buy-in across the organization, including senior executives. How Their Project to Product Journey Began. Five years ago, Moss started leading the shift from Project to Product at HCSC.

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.

Learn How IdeaScale’s Project Planning Feature Can Help Your Business Transform Ideas Into Promising Concepts

IdeaScale

Project planning helps ensure ideas become products. IdeaScale’s project planning tools are designed to streamline this process. Project planning is where innovation strategy crosses from the abstract to the real. Why Project Planning is Important. Highlights.

How to prioritize projects: the 2 principles businesses ignore

Cascade Strategy

Project prioritization is more than just resource allocation

3 wildly effective strategies to manage project dependencies

Cascade Strategy

A big part of managing project risk is managing project dependencies

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.

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.

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

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

[FREE] Business Case Template: Create a Business Case to Turn Your Idea Into a Funded Project

Leapfrogging

A Business Case clearly outlines the fundamental reason for why an organization should engage in a particular project or task. Generally, the team creating the business case for a project or task should aim to argue that whatever resources (e.g.,

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

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.