Understanding project management in innovation and creative projects
“There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something!”
The abovementioned quote by Thomas Edison highlights the most important characteristic of creation and innovation. There are no rules, so the process is new to everyone.
Well no, because as the directions and ideas might be unknown, the approaches to get there are not. In fact, creativity and innovation can be facilitated so much better, when the right approaches are used and the right process is followed to get to the end results.
That is what this training module is all about.
This training module covers two major aspects to channel project management of innovative projects and generate and manage results.
It deals with the following elements:
Defining and controlling projects
Management aspects and phasing
Budgetting and planning activities and resources
Implementing innovation and creativity through project management
Innovation team members and managers participating in this training will generate effective project management, smoother processes and better results through enhanced knowledge and techniques of the project management, creativity and innovation processes.
Project management, basic principles and success factors
Understanding project management
Understand the basic principles
Understanding and analyzing the success factors
Preparing and defining projects
Understanding control aspects
Understanding the phasing of projects
How to manage a project
Innovation and creativity: how to mold it into a project?
Budgeting activities and resources
Strategically plan innovation
Best practice idea generation tools
Idea analysis and project development
Understanding productive attitudes and behaviours to creativity
Synergy: managing creation and innovation projects effectively
Understanding how to furnish a project
Production of a plan of approach
Production of a project plan
Understanding the culture and organization of an innovation project
Understanding the need of a project information database
Understand the nature of people in projects
Executing and implementing a project
Understanding project risks