Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016
DECEMBER 7, 2015
DECEMBER 7, 2015
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.”
MARCH 7, 2018
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.
NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Managing Innovation Project Pipelines
CHALLENGE 58% IDEATION PROGRAMS SPONSORSHIP EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IMPLEMENTING IDEAS MEASURING IMPACT Version V07 eBook – 050817 Successful programs run more ideation projects. Project sponsors provide support for an individual. results from project sponsors.
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 7, 2017
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.
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.
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.
ideation projects), engagement (more. business in ideation projects decrease their idea concentration, which increases the number of ideas accepted. project, it is a business discipline. QUANTIFYING A CULTURE OF. INNOVATION A RIGOROUS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF.
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?”
OCTOBER 12, 2017
Help Yourself to Successful Projects and Change Initiatives Too often change management is seen as a subset of project management, causing the people side of change to be an afterthought. Stop it! Successful organizations plan for change, and so I … Continue reading → Change change planning Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Charting Change coaching facilitation in-person training instructor-led training live training training Workshops
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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.
FEBRUARY 27, 2018
One of the biggest challenges for a program manager is to maintain control of projects. Scope creep, overspending, missed deadlines and lack of communication are all common pitfalls to project completion. It helps managers keep project changes within the scope of a project.
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
The Eclipse Megamovie Project is looking to create a 90-minute megamovie of the natural phenomena by combining footage from more than 1,000 cameras in the path of the eclipse. Open Innovation Eclipse Megamovie Project open innovation project
NOVEMBER 14, 2017
percent of companies complete 100 percent of their projects, Gallup reports. This is a somewhat alarming statistic that begs the question, “Why is it so difficult to complete projects?”. 1: Overcome the Vagueness of Project Goals by Asking the Right Questions. Only 2.5
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
AUGUST 31, 2015
I had the opportunity to speak to a leadership team that is considering building an innovation capability in their business. I was asked a question I get infrequently, but one I enjoy answering. The question is: what keeps businesses from innovating effectively? The answer that I think most leadership teams want is: good ideas. After all, it's easier to explain away the lack of innovation if you can say that most teams lack good ideas.
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.
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.
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
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.
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.
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.”
NOVEMBER 28, 2017
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.
AUGUST 29, 2017
The people within your project can make or break your success. The best team players can still ruin a project, however, if they lack the right skills to get the job done. These tools can also help evaluate gaps mid-project and prevent future problems. Before You Begin a Project.
JANUARY 23, 2018
When it comes to making project decisions, the more data available, the better. For program managers, earned value management (EVM) provides data beyond that provided by traditional project portfolio management (PPM) methodologies, allowing program managers to make more informed decisions.
OCTOBER 10, 2017
One of the top professional buzzwords that project managers throw around is accountability. Accountability is a key element to project management because it allows team members to own mistakes and take steps to rectify them. Accountability Starts at the Beginning of Every Project.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
In order for mentors to be effective, they need to have a strategic plan for growth with their mentees and commitment to help newer project managers. Your mentor-mentee relationship should have concrete goals, distinctive milestones and metrics for improvement to track, as with any 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.
Your Ideas are Terrible
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
If teams working on innovation projects are conscious of their speed and rewarded for their throughput, they will find their way from the good ideas to a great one. Focus on creating an environment for innovation project teams to thrive.
AUGUST 22, 2017
As any seasoned project manager can attest, reality can sometimes evolve rapidly and in unpredictable ways, which is something no decision-making framework can fully anticipate. Fortunately, intuition is something project managers can actively develop over time.
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
If your job is to plan and organize resources to efficiently and productively manage a project, how are you supposed to achieve those goals with a disengaged workforce? When project managers plan a project, they plan based on available resources, which includes people.
AUGUST 15, 2017
The success of project management strategies within an organization can be measured in five stages of maturity. Even companies that seem to hit their deadlines and complete projects on budget can lack maturity without the right management systems. Better Project Estimates.
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.
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.
The Inovo Group
JANUARY 27, 2018
The post Too Many Experts Can Hurt Your Innovation Projects appeared first on Inovo. The natural tendency of companies that are trying to enter a new space is to ‘go to the experts’.
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.
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.
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.
DECEMBER 12, 2017
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.