Shenhar and Dvir’s Diamond of Innovation (2007) which was referenced in a recent article within Project Management Journal (April/May 2016) can aptly be applied to projects of many sizes and types. The categorization includes 1. Novelty, 2. Technology, 3. Complexity and 4. Pace. Contrasting this model to the so-called triple constraint of cost, scope and time (with quality often reflected in the center) can we gain new perspective in applying the Diamond of Innovation? I would argue that this additional tool would no doubt augment a project SWAT analyst in particular when comparing internal vs. external threats to a project.
“Google publishes hundreds of research papers each year. Publishing is important to us; it enables us to collaborate and share ideas with, as well as learn from, the broader scientific community. Submissions are often made stronger by the fact that ideas have been tested through real product implementation by the time of publication.”
Something I helped out with a few years ago in Emeryville, CA.
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“The engine that drives all of this, ideally, is one’s creative intellect. This, in turn, manifests itself in how you perceive, think about, and articulate your ideas and research—verbally, in writing, and visually, through diagrams, models, maps, and presentations.”
A short list of the potential problems resulting from inadequate stakeholder identification and analysis include:
- Increased project risk in the form of unknown unknowns that unpredictably manifest as surprises throughout the project life cycle.
- Increased demands from senior management stakeholders for frequent and detailed project progress and status information.
- Delivering a “successful failure.” By this I mean, delivering on the known and agreed requirements without recognition that those requirements did not include input from important (unknown) stakeholder constituencies.
- Reduced ability to effectively anticipate and manage stakeholder expectations.
- Increased scope instability and frequent change control challenges.
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