The Innovation of Things

Craig Ashley Langston, Gregory James Skulmoski, George Hrivnak

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Innovation in project management, including adaptable (Agile) practices that can respond quickly to opportunities and explore alternative solutions with the freedom to experiment, requires a new approach that is not constrained by conventional ideologies and the fear of failure. The parallel processes of innovation management and project management need to interact, new ways of working need to be applied where time is of the essence, and the benefits of design thinking within a diverse team environment must be realised. Innovation requires a cross-disciplinary approach using creative and entrepreneurial skills and blending financial, social, political and environmental criteria to realise value for project stakeholders. It is a new way of thinking, and a desire to measure success not just in the delivery of projects but also taking account of good design and end-user delight. Projects must be progressive and generate collective utility. The authors of this paper discuss a novel approach for embedding innovation management within project management to plan, act, learn and continuously improve our delivery performance.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2019
EventPMI Australia National Conference 2019: Change the Game - Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 26 May 201929 May 2019


ConferencePMI Australia National Conference 2019
Abbreviated titlePMIAC19
CityGold Coast
Internet address


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