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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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference, Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum.“  The keynote discussed how, over the years, project management has undergone continuous improvement efforts by extracting best practices from other management practices such as Six Sigma. Now, the

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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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Why Earn a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification?

By Ed Lively, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, MCITP   |   IIL Senior Consultant and Trainer About the PMP® Certification The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the most recognized and important industry certification for project managers. It doesn’t matter what organization you are currently employed with, PMPs can be found to be leading projects in

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