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How to manage R&D projects in a R&D department?

Background We have got a R&D department within our company. It consists of a few 'core team members' who work full time. They are open-minded technical people who jump into new ideas and try to ...
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How do you create innovation on your projects?

With most projects focused on meeting requirements within specific constraints, how do you create innovative solutions on a project? From a portfolio management approach, how do you encourage ...
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How to Introduce innovative change in organizational processes when upper management defends status quo

I have been involved in a couple of project for the past year, and I have been lucky to work with the brilliant team. I noticed that in each of these project there seem to be one or two persons who ...
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How can short-term product development co-exist with long-term innovation projects?

We have some product teams for improving/maintaining the current line of products; but there are also "innovation teams" which try to plan/shape/design the next-generation products. The former teams ...
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How to mix innovation time with project time?

I am attempting to get a proposal going where some time is set aside for innovation, similar to the well known free time at Google, but I fear that one of the biggest argument will be that it will ...
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How to create an astounding innovative project plan when the information is too broad and there is short time to do it

Maybe you remember my last question, where I asked how to leverage my internal knowledge to better handle an internal selection process for project manager. Well, in part because of that advice, I ...
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Best practices for collating and analysing client feedback from multiple departments

What is an effective way to collate and analyse validation feedback for new products from our clients. In our organisation, validation feedback is gathered by team members from various departments, ...
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