Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

Braden Kelley

Project Management Techniques – 21 Articles to Better Manage Projects


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.”

A Project Management Methodology Evolving: Agile EVM


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.

The Innovation Project Matrix


Managing Innovation Project Pipelines

2017 Business Innovation Report

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.

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

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.

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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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.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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.

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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Now Available – Charting Change™ Facilitated Change and Project Kickoffs

Braden Kelley

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

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Planning Your Project Success in 2016

Innovation Excellence

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.

How Integrating EVM and Risk Management May Provide Better Project Control


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.

Volunteers Needed for Open Innovation Eclipse Project


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

Tips for Project Managers: Overcoming Obstacles and Completing Projects on Time


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

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

The most common innovation project failures

OVO Innovation

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.

7 Forgotten Project Management Skills from Our Escape Room Fail


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.

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.

Project Management – 8 Chracteristics of a DRI


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.

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.

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.”

The Evolution Of Project Management — Trends For 2018


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.

Bridging Your Skills Gaps With Project Management Software


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.

The Benefits of Incorporating Earned Value Management Into Your Project Management Approach


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.

How Project Managers Can Create a Team Culture of Accountability


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.

Tips to Effectively Train and Mentor a New Project Manager


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.

Why Running After Perfection can Kill Your Projects


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.

How to Guarantee an Innovation Project Team Will Fail

Your Ideas are Terrible

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.

How Reliable is Intuition in Mature Project Management?


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.

How to Keep Team Members Engaged To Ensure Your Project’s Success


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.

Improve Your Project Management Systems With the Five Levels of Maturity


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.

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.

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.

Too Many Experts Can Hurt Your Innovation Projects

The Inovo Group

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’.

Big Data Project for Heart Health


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.

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.

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.

Project Management Considerations for the Open Organization


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.