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Innovation Metrics: Benchmarking Success

Everyone likes to talk about innovation, but how do you measure it? How do you know whether or not your innovation program is performing well? And which innovation metrics will drive the right behavior to achieve your organization’s strategic…

Optimizing the PMO to Meet Today’s Challenges

We learned in a recent webinar with Melinda Ballou, analyst at IDC and author of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud PPM and PPM SaaS 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment that challenges facing today’s Program Management Offices (PMOs) are ever-changing;…

Doing the Right Things, the Right Way – with Expert Colin Scott

Whether you welcome it or hate it, change typically comes with a unique set of challenges. In the most recent “Ask the Expert” webcast, Colin Scott introduced the idea of active inertia. He talked about how the apparent resistance to change…

EA Planning: Developing a Common Framework and Language

When three groups with diverging interests and vocabularies come together for enterprise architecture planning, it is easy to miscommunicate when trying to prioritize expectations, issues and objectives. I’m delighted to have the…

Ideas Are Cheap

The front end of innovation focuses on the ideation stage. It is a place of creativity, crowdsourcing, and collaboration. It involves sticky notes, labs, interviews, and sometimes arts and crafts, all in the name of capturing the voice of…