Innovation Project Management

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. | Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL) We are excited to bring you this blog post on Innovation Project Management, which is adapted from Dr. Harold Kerzner’s new book of the same title. Below, he explains why this topic is so important, the types of challenges that innovation project

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. | Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL) The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant. Major changes to project management will occur in 2020 due to much of the new material that the Project Management

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From Traditional to Non-Traditional Projects

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. | Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL Background For almost four decades, companies on a worldwide basis struggled with the creation of a singular methodology that could be used to manage all their projects. The singular methodology was a necessity for senior management that was reluctant to surrender their “command and

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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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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL Introduction: The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are well underway, with athletes from all over the world being awarded medals for their achievements. Military personnel, police departments, and other professional organizations also recognize the achievements of their labor force through medals and ribbons. So, why shouldn’t

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Predictions for Project Management in 2018

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director of Project Management, IIL Every year, there are changes that take place in project management. The predictions for 2018 relate to all levels of management in a firm. Although we have high hopes for a lot of the changes to occur everywhere, some bad results can occur especially

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The Role of the Project Manager: How and Why It’s Changing

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. | Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL The role of the project manager is changing. Today’s top management appears to have significantly more trust in, and more expectations for, the capabilities of its project managers than its predecessors. Unfortunately, it was not always like this. For decades, senior management stated that

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Predictions for Project Management in 2017

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director of Project Management, IIL Every year, there are changes that take place in project management. The predictions for 2017 relate to all levels of management in a firm. Although we have high hopes for a lot of the changes, some bad results can occur. Several of my predictions

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