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Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: The Only Way to Renew Your Organization

Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: The Only Way to Renew Your Organization

1st Edition

H. James Harrington
December 11, 2018

People with ideas are dreamers. People who get things done are doers. One doer is worth eight dreamers. There are three kinds of people who make up an innovator. There are inventors (people who have new and unique ideas), problem solvers (people who have ideas about how to correct a previous error)...

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams

1st Edition

William S. Ruggles, H. James Harrington
March 12, 2018

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (or, PM4PITs, for short) provides practical guidance based on innovative concepts for project teams -- especially Performance Improvement Teams (PITs)—and their Project Managers on how to successfully complete individual projects and programs...

Effective Portfolio Management Systems

Effective Portfolio Management Systems

1st Edition

Christopher F. Voehl, H. James Harrington, William S. Ruggles
October 07, 2015

With an estimated 70 percent of new projects failing to add value to the organization, reducing project failure rate represents one of the biggest improvement opportunities available today. This book highlights proven approaches designed to separate the successful projects from the potential losers...

Techniques and Sample Outputs that Drive Business Excellence

Techniques and Sample Outputs that Drive Business Excellence

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Chuck Mignosa
January 08, 2015

Many organizations are looking for that magic tool or methodology that will suddenly transform them into outstanding organizations. Unfortunately, there is no one right answer for all organizations or even for a single organization. Successful organizations skillfully integrate the appropriate...

Making the Case for Change: Using Effective Business Cases to Minimize Project and Innovation Failures

Making the Case for Change: Using Effective Business Cases to Minimize Project and Innovation Failures

1st Edition

Christopher F. Voehl, H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
September 03, 2014

The best time to stop projects or programs that will not be successful is before they are ever started. Research has shown that the focused use of realistic business case analysis on proposed initiatives could enable your organization to reduce the amount of project waste and churn (rework) by up...

Maximizing Value Propositions to Increase Project Success Rates

Maximizing Value Propositions to Increase Project Success Rates

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Brett Trusko
April 08, 2014

Value proposition, an old concept, is taking on new significance in today’s innovation-driven environment. Business focus has shifted from developing many creative ideas to developing only those that will successfully flow through the product cycle and fulfill a customer need. The old approach...

Closing the Communication Gap: An Effective Method for Achieving Desired Results

Closing the Communication Gap: An Effective Method for Achieving Desired Results

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Robert Lewis
October 16, 2013

Improved communication in business means higher profits. Improved communication in government means happier citizens. Improved communication in healthcare means quicker recoveries, fewer lawsuits, and happier nurses and patients.Closing the Communication Gap can help readers improve communication...

Performance Acceleration Management (PAM): Rapid Improvement to Your Key Performance Drivers

Performance Acceleration Management (PAM): Rapid Improvement to Your Key Performance Drivers

1st Edition

H. James Harrington
March 21, 2013

Organizations around the world are rating their improvement efforts as not producing the desired long-term results. Dr. Harrington’s research indicates that this occurs because organizations are using the latest improvement tools and approaches without first defining how they want to change their...

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