Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. | Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL INTRODUCTION Companies need growth for survival. Companies cannot grow simply through cost reduction and reengineering efforts. Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management

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What is Project Management?

By J. LeRoy Ward,  PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM   |   Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL  What do the Panama Canal and the development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have in common? At first glance, you might say “absolutely nothing.” But, they have a lot in common. Both were the outcomes of

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT  Virtual teams are becoming more of the norm for organizations as they strive to acquire the best talent from anywhere in the world, minimize overhead everywhere on the earth and stretch their global presence on a worldwide basis. Building High-Performance Teams necessitates that we utilize innovative tools and

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The Benefits of Agile and Scrum

By John Carrington, AgilePM® Practitioner and Trainer, CSM, PRINCE2®, LSSBB Today, many organizations are experiencing the benefits of an Agile approach. But why all the fuss? What is Agile actually offering to the teams using it? Let’s start with how and why Agile came about. In 2001, 17 Software Developers met in Snowbird, Utah. They recognized that the way

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Agile Retrospectives: A Tool for Team Learning

By Luis Gonçalves  | Co-founder of Evolution4All, Founder of ScrumMaster Growth An Agile retrospective is an effective tool used at the end of every iteration to analyze the team’s performance during the project. Team members gather to review what worked well and what did not so they can improve their performance on future projects. For

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