Why Radical Project
projects are characterized by higher levels of uncertainties – technical,
market, and organizational, – patterns of their journey to the
marketplace are unlike those in incremental innovation projects.
Approach to Project Management
Radical Project Management (RPM)
The improvisation-driven model is one approach
to radical innovation project management. It works well when the unknowns
are high and the players are seasoned. This model doesn’t discard structure,
just as there is a clear structure to good
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Rather than having it overlaid
from the outside, though, the improvisational approach builds structure from
the inside as it is needed. That’s why it requires a critical mass of
experienced people to work.
The improvisational model is limited by three
approach overlaps phases rather
than functions. The power in the flexible model is that the development
process and tools are explicitly designed to support this overlap. The
requirements to make the flexible approach work are:
Leading a Radical Innovation
Project Leader Skills
Radical project management requires:
involves instilling the confidence to think, behave and act with
in the interests of fully realizing the intended purpose of the
organization to the beneficial growth of all stakeholders involved.
leaders have a clear view of future needs and opportunities. They
also understand the current
problems and needs of the organization and
find ways to include people in the vision.
Transformational leaders, by definition, seek to transform. When the
organization does not need
transforming and people are happy as they
are, then such a leader will be frustrated. Like wartime leaders,
however, given the right situation they come into their own and can be
personally responsible for saving entire companies...
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