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Work Management for Teams

4 marketing use cases for project collaboration

How to improve organizational performance for marketers: Project execution, efficiency, and agility For marketing professionals, using traditional tools like email and spreadsheets to track projects, status, and collaboration on documents is becoming more of a pain than an efficient way to conduct business. In my 18 years in the technology space, I’ve had many product...

Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management Predictions for 2016

Each year we review and reflect on some of the industry specific Project Portfolio Management trends of the past year and consider trends for the coming year that might have an impact on the business. Here are our six project portfolio management predictions heading into 2016: If you’re not managing your applications, they’re managing you....

Innovation Management

How do you Crowdsource Innovation? James Gardner, Spigit’s CTO, Explains

Spigit’s Chief Technology Officer, James Gardner, is no stranger to innovation. He’s been there and done that in a number of ways and with a variety of tools. But if his start in financial services taught him anything, it’s that crowdsourcing innovation — at major healthcare institutions, financial services providers, and even automobile manufacturers — is...

Enterprise Agile Planning

Using Guardrails to Guide Decision Making

Guardrails are designed to keep people from unintentionally straying into dangerous territory. They are usually placed in the trickiest areas, where it is easy to take a wrong turn. Just as guardrails along the roadway keep drivers safer, decision–making guardrails can protect businesses from taking unnecessary risks. Our concept of guardrails for knowledge work was born...

Innovation Management

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.15.16

Welcome to Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Here are 10 new discoveries from this past week. 1. How David Bowie’s Continual Innovation and Rebranding is an Inspiration for the Business World Who it’s from: Wales Online...

Innovation Management

Financial Services Innovation Requires Digital Tech, Matchmaking, and Discipline

Banking is an old business. But in the past year, the rapid adoption of financial services innovation technology has catapulted banking, insurance, and financial leaders into the now. In fact, researchers are saying that 2016 is set to be a year of massive disruption for this sector, as leaders search for new ways to approach...

Project Portfolio Management

The Top Six Reports for IT PMOs

The IT PMO’s work is a Catch-22. Praised one day for doing an exemplary job of guiding projects to completion on time and on budget, only to realize that this metric is no longer enough and then suffer from a lack of perceived value. Reports for IT PMOs are a given, but what should those reports...

Innovation Management

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.8.16

Happy New Year, readers! Welcome to the first 2016 weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Here are this week’s top 10 new discoveries. 1. A New Blueprint for Collaborative Innovation Who it’s from: Doug Collins The skinny: Chief...

Work Management for Teams

Sizing Up the Enterprise Collaboration Market

According to Forrester: 77% of information workers use email to communicate internally 76% use it to share information with external partners 26% are on email at least several times a day 53% are on it constantly Not surprisingly, these interruption-driven activities cut the time devoted to an actual task to a mere 18%. The antidote...

Project Portfolio Management

3 Tips to Successful PMO Leadership

Recently, I had a lunch with a newly-appointed Project Management Office (PMO) leader for a major retailer here in SF. He was just hired to reinstate the PMO, processes and tools for his organization. He shared his approach to this exciting new challenge and from past experience expressed what he thinks works vs. what doesn’t....