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Intentional Innovation: Create Big Ideas and Make Them Work

Intentional Innovation: Create Big Ideas and Make Them Work Create big ideas and make them work. It’s as simple as that, right? Many organizations struggle to find the formula for success in business innovation. Should we commercialize internal inventions? Are we going to be a venture partner powerhouse? All too often, we get tangled around process, pipelines, personalities, and technologies – losing sight of the vision. We are asked to help develop repeatable programs with effective leadership, sound financial strategies, agile teams and solutions that pivot and adapt. It can be overwhelming, can’t it? But, it doesn’t have to be
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Top 3 Reasons Why Large Organization Innovation Programs Underperform … And What To Do About It

Top 3 Reasons Why Large Organization Innovation Programs Underperform … And What To Do About It Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a webinar as part of the Global Innovation Management Institute’s Think Tank, a weekly webinar where thought leaders discuss innovation and promote collaboration around the world. During the presentation, I tackled the three main reasons why large organizations are underperforming their innovation efforts, and shared several key methods for getting back on course. Let’s first take a look at the why – why innovation programs underperform: These three factors show up in different ways: Lack
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Charting the Course: The Use of Experience Mapping to Understand Client Journeys

Charting the Course: The Use of Experience Mapping to Understand Client Journeys What is Service Design? Imagine two hotels side-by-side, each with a pool, a nice lobby, beachfront views, and competitive prices. Service design is what makes you choose one over the other. In the battle for our attention, loyalty and wallets, it is often the experience that differentiates one solution from another. And this extends to all the retail endpoints like rental cars and airplanes — and is also equally applicable to healthcare, government services, industrial supplies, architecture, and a wide range of other categories.   Service Design is a
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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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