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FREE – 42 Page ‘Guide to managing innovative’ projects available for download with this course.

Why innovation project management?

Innovation has become a buzzword in recent years, however, now more than ever it is essential for companies to stay ahead of competitors, new entrants and changing market trends. Change is accelerating. As technology continues to progress at faster and faster rates we are seeing more and more new applications making old business models obsolete. Consider the rise of Uber, Tesla, Air BnB, Spotify, Netflix and Amazon and how they are revolutionising our lives. Traditional businesses know that they must innovate, but many are not doing so effectively. It’s one thing having great ideas, quite another to deliver on them. That’s where innovation project management comes in. Skilled Innovation PM’s can take an idea and help to turn it into a reality. It’s a skill that will be in demand more and more in the future.

What you will get from this course

As an innovation project manager you will learn what makes innovation projects different from conventional projects and why it’s necessary to change your mindset and skills to be able to deliver innovation effectively. This course will provide you with the know how to manage innovative projects and deliver them successfully.

David Richmond is an innovation consultant with many years of innovation experience, working with both large blue chip organisations and their clients and small start up businesses. He is the founder and managing director of Richmond Innovation that specialises in transforming businesses through culture development, process integration, idea management and agile project delivery. David is also a highly qualified project manager and innovator and he is a PRINCE2 Agile® practitioner, certified Scrum Master, a post graduate in project management and he is a certified coach and experienced trainer.

The course covers a range of subjects including:

  • What makes innovation projects different.

  • Innovation Business case development.

  • Innovation Risk management.

  • Agile project approaches in an innovation context.

  • Project planning.

  • Reducing bureaucracy.

  • Business as usual handover.

  • Learning and continuous improvement.

You will learn how to deliver innovative projects effectively in the organisation. This will set you apart from conventional project managers and provide you with knowledge and skills that are likely to be in high demand in the future.

While there are no prerequisites for the course, the course is aimed at existing project or innovation professionals, or those with an active interest in innovation project delivery. The course does not intend to cover conventional project methodologies in detail but it will refer to them so those coming to the course with no knowledge of project management may like to do some additional reading.

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Expected Outcomes

  1. How to manage innovation projects.
  2. How to improve the delivery of innovation value.
  3. Gain an understanding of best practice approaches for innovation project management.