What is the Cost of a Failed Change Initiative or Innovation Project?

Braden Kelley

It seems like a simple question. One that you would expect to lead to some risk mitigation behavior, but it doesn’t.

Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

Braden Kelley

#1,530 – The Sketchbook Project

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to Atlas Obscura : “The Brooklyn Art Library houses the Sketchbook Project: a collaborative library of artists’ sketchbooks that’s grown every year since 2006. And the project is not only open for people to contribute to, but also for people to browse.

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.”

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

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. 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.

What You Can Learn About Goal Setting from the Manhattan Project

Leapfrogging

Managing projects with the Critical Path Method (CPM) allows teams to streamline processes that drive success even when the odds are stacked against you. In the 1940s, the United States began working on a secretive program called the Manhattan Project. Step 3 : Chart the Project.

Innovation is a Brutal DIY Project

Gregg Fraley

I’m the Abraham Lincoln of home fix-it DIY projects. Best to get projects started before a crisis. Point Two : Making a challenge a project is always a good move. Innovation is Projects. I punch the wall and damage it, which means I’ve got another DIY project.

How to Evaluate Visual Project Management Tools

Kainexus

We’ve received a bunch of responses to our recent posts about visual project management. Many of our readers have shared their stories about how moving to visual management has helped them get more projects completed and to better understand the results of their improvement efforts.

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What is the Cost of a Failed Innovation Project or Change Initiative?

Innovation Excellence

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Project CitizenOS

Xinova

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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

Learn how margin of error impacts financial projections. 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!

Stop Overloading Engineers, While Increasing Project Throughput

Innovation Excellence

Scenario: WebCo, a company with about 200 contributors, was having trouble keeping projects on schedule. Many of these workdays included many meetings that were not about their highest priority project.

Everyone is a Project Manager

One2Team

If you take a second to think about your day-to-day professional tasks, I’m sure you can think of at least a handful that fall under the common definition of a project: planned work completed over a period of time to achieve a specific goal. Project Management

What is Visual Project Management?

Kainexus

Howard Earl Gardner is an American developmental psychologist and the former John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Getting Board Buy-In for Your Innovation Project

IdeaScale

Taking an innovation project from idea through execution is challenging, and there can be obstacles at several places along the journey. When there is company-wide buy-in for an innovation project however, these challenges can be overcome more easily, and there is far less chance for the project to go uncompleted. The makeup of the board can also help promote buy-in of innovation projects. For innovation to thrive in a company, it must be prioritized at every level.

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 can measure the project’s and program’s progress with a variety of product burnup charts. Possible measures you might use in projects and programs.

Four Ways Projects Get Delivered

Rmukesh Gupta

So when I read this post by Mike Shipulski on the nature of projects, I really had to share it with all of you. If you are in the business of leading or managing projects, this is a mandatory read. Not Right, Not Done, Not On Time, Not On Budget – Mike Shipulski in his post titled – The Four ways to run projects. . Most projects start out trying to be 100% right, 100% done, 100% on time and 100% on budgets. Leadership Mike Shipulski project management

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

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

Is The Project Worth Pursuing?

Beyond the Obvious

What are your criteria for deciding that an idea is worth pursuing? We all have our own set of selection criteria, the first of which is usually looking for profits. However, selecting a course of action based solely on ROI can be limiting.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions.

An Unconventional Approach to Manage Your Projects

Rmukesh Gupta

Almost everyone project manager that I meet wants to find out a way to do two things: Deliver their projects on-budget and on-time Be innovative in their approach while doing so. Yet, we know that most projects are neither on-budget nor on-time. The bigger and more critical the project, the more likely that it will over-run budgets and get delayed. So, why is it that most large projects fail? If yes, conduct an analysis on what did we learn from the project.

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

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.”

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.

#1,483 – Space Week: Project Kuiper

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Project Kuiper will consist of satellites at three different altitudes: there will be 784 satellites at 367 miles, 1,296 satellites at 379 miles, and 1,156 satellites at 391 miles. Is Project Kuiper the Greatest Idea Ever?

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.

Even Entrepreneurial Projects Must Fit the Brand

Innovation Excellence

To meet ever-increasing growth objectives, established companies want to be more entrepreneurial. And the thinking goes like this – launch new products and services to create new markets, do it quickly and do it on a shoestring. Do that Lean Startup thing.

Planning a Taxonomy Project

Boxes and Arrows

Planning a taxonomy covers the same questions as planning any UX project. This article will go through the questions you should consider when planning a kitchen, er, um…, a taxonomy project. Resources: What are the project resources and constraints?

Global Project Portfolio Management Software Report 2017-2021

Bubblegroup

Global project portfolio management software market report 2017-2021. Following the publication of the report: Global Project Portfolio Management Software Market 2017-2021, Bubble are pleased to announce that they have joined Technavio’s list of Prominent PPM Software Vendors.

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.

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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The Innovation Project Matrix

Wellspring

Managing Innovation Project Pipelines

Getting to the Root Cause of Project Headaches

Innovation Excellence

This delay rippled throughout the project and had serious implications downstream. After the project was complete, the team leader wanted to go back and figure out why the test phase had not gone as planned.

Optimizing Resources among Competing Projects

Sopheon

The post Optimizing Resources among Competing Projects appeared first on Sopheon. When optimizing resources within a portfolio, it's imperative to answer important questions and analyze scenarios before making the mistake of allocating resources without knowing the complete picture of the current portfolio. Blog Portfolio portfolio management portfolio optimization portfolio resource optimization