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Event Summary: “Project Management in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

Event Summary: “Project Management in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” The International Project Management Association (IPMA)’s 12th Annual Global Research Conference took place April 19-21, 2024. Along with serving as the President of the IPMA’s Member Association for the United States, an industry group that provides professional development opportunities for its membership of project management professionals, I was fortunate to chair the conference.  The annual event, themed this year as “Project Management in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” featured an amazing Global Awards Gala, 2.5 days of thought-provoking presentations of 45 research papers, and 130+ attendees from 20 countries. And
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Innovation Leadership: Get Your Vision Checked before You Get Too Far

Innovation Leadership: Get Your Vision Checked before You Get Too Far Innovation programs often reveal deeper rifts in executive alignment. Rather than letting these background assumptions fester, it is often better to have a conversation that clarifies the various positions and enables a pathway forward. We use a tool developed here at Teaming Worldwide called Vision Check. This tool is designed to drive clarity around executive mandates – those imperatives that are often stated as goals or performance metrics. Here are three common mandates that we hear: “Our mandate this year is to drive top-line growth through entering new markets.” 
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Project Management in the Age of AI: Interview with Ben Royce, Google

Project Management in the Age of AI: Interview with Ben Royce, Google During the recent 12th Annual International Project Management Association Global Research Conference, Tim Jaques, Founder and CEO of Teaming Worldwide, sat down with keynote speaker Ben Royce, who leads business development efforts for Google’s Cloud AI Services and is a lecturer of digital transformation and AI at Columbia University.  During the fireside chat, Tim, who serves as President of the Member Association for the United States for the international association, and was also the General Chair of the conference, and Ben discussed the role project management in the
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Are You a Disruptor? Find Out Here!

Are You a Disruptor? Find Out Here! This is the first in a series of deep dives into the Innovation Team tasked with making your business truly (and successfully) innovative. About Innovation Teams Team composition is a critical success factor when developing a new innovation. Many initiatives go off target before they even start because the team members were misaligned from the beginning. I remember, on one occasion, meeting with the Chief Digital Officer of a mid-sized hospital system who lamented  that his big ideas always ended up smaller and less impactful. He blamed the outcomes on the process, but
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Ready to Launch? De-Risk Your Big Ideas Using an Implementation Series

Ready to Launch? De-Risk Your Big Ideas Using an Implementation Series Corporate innovators beware – your leadership team is not ready for your big idea. Even if your innovation program is robust and you are designing big solutions, it is important to realize that your organization may not be willing to implement the significant changes required to jump directly to a big investment. Finding ways to de-risk your innovation while proving business value is paramount. Therefore, corporate leaders need a stepwise approach that has pivots, exit ramps, and scaling options built in. The most effective tool to build consensus around
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Thinking Outside of the Cubicle: Unleashing Creative Genius at Work through Team-Based Creativity

Thinking Outside of the Cubicle: Unleashing Creative Genius at Work Cultivating workplace creativity is no easy task. It is most stifled by a rigid organizational culture that discourages unconventional ideas or limits freedom of expression. But even if a business is totally on board to foster an environment that supports creative thinking, various factors can make it challenging to get to that state. These roadblocks might run from the pressures of meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and focusing on immediate outcomes to time constraints and very real fears of failure. Moreover, lack of adequate resources, limited opportunities for collaboration and brainstorming,
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