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ArticlesJude Kelly OBE:
Project Manager Extraordinaire

by Alison Duffy

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Thomas Edison:
Father of Innovation Management

by Roger Neill

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101 Things to Know About
Managing Projects

(that they probably didn’t tell you on the training course)
by Roger Neill

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Turning Ideas Into Action Masterclass - Thursday 11 November at Cass Business School

Led by Roger Neill, Managing Partner of Per Diem and Director of the Centre for Creativity, City University London.

Come and join us at our Turning Ideas into Action Masterclass.  It will be focused on the barriers that seem consistently to get in the way of implementing innovation projects in companies large and small.  For many organisations, the problem is not so much coming up with breakthrough ideas, rather it’s getting them through to the market place intact.

We will share with you the latest major research study on all this, Innovation for the Recovery. It identifies all the key issues - and we will be suggesting some radical ways of dealing with them.

A key case study will be on the seminal thinking, tools and techniques of the great American inventor, Thomas Edison, father of the light bulb and a hundred other ground-breaking innovations. Edison not only had great ideas, he also organised consistently to turn them into reality.

Among the issues to be addressed will be:

 Making sure that the organisation’s goals are fully lined up with the innovation programme
 Creating an innovation culture supportive of turning ideas into reality
 Dealing with financial constraints, lack of time and resource
 Managing and simplifying complex internal processes - and "hurdling" the barriers
 Handling pushback and risk-aversion from senior management 
 Getting everyone into the boat and pulling in the same direction 
 Shrinking the time-frame
 Managing risk while working at speed
 Protecting the "big idea"
 Problem-solving emerging issues effectively
 Involving consumers, customers and experts directly in the creative development process

Tickets are £750 plus VAT with a 20% discount on ticket price for teams of three or more. To book, email Alison Duffy or call us on 01869 336200



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