The Innovation Systems Cycle Simplifying and Incorporating the Guidelines of the ISO 56002 Standard and Best Practices
Effective Portfolio Management Systems
Making the Case for Change Using Effective Business Cases to Minimize Project and Innovation Failures
By H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
October 08, 2019
Currently, the prime focus for US business plans should not be on the manufacturing process design and delivery processes, but on greatly improving innovation leadership, design engineering capability, and sales and marketing innovation. These three areas have been sadly lacking significant ...
By 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)...
By 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 ...
By 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...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...