February 20, 2014

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In Praise of the Status Quo Innovation Standards Training
Book Review: Project Value: A Project Manager's Guide Are You an Innovation Leader? Nominate Your Company Today
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In Praise of the Status Quo

In Praise of the status quo – Microsoft Excel is here to stay.

In the world of productivity software, everyone always seems to be looking for the next big thing. But it can also be easy to overlook a product that has been around for almost 30 years and is still the industry standard. 

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Learn to Lead: Innovation Management Standard Training

PDMA has recently adopted the Product Innovation Management Standard, which is managed and developed on behalf of PDMA by an independent foundation (TIM Foundation) as its Centre of Excellence. To increase awareness regarding this new initiative, PDMA and the TIM Foundation are holding limited-access pilot trainings on the innovation management standards for early adopters among consultants, trainers and auditors. These training sessions will compress all the content into 2 1/2 days. Individuals may participate these initial training sessions in either the Netherlands or United States.

If you are interested in attending the upcoming event, being held at PDMA Headquarters in Chicago, IL on May 7 - 9, 2014, please click here.

There will also be sessions held in the Netherlands that will take place April 24 - 26, 2014. For more information regarding the Netherlands event, please visit TIM's website.

Book Review: Project Value: A Project Manager's Guide

Review written by: John C. Goodpasture

In the author, John C. Goodpasture's words, "...we do projects to enhance the fortunes of our enterprise or advance the mission of our benefactors” (p. 275). If this definition were used to determine project success, it seems many more projects would be deemed successful, and the author provides plenty of beef to show us how to accomplish this goal. 

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OCI Award: Don't Forget to Nominate

Nomination Deadline is March 3, 2014

The Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Committee has begun the process of identifying candidates for the 2014 OCI Award. We are looking for organizations that demonstrate the use of disciplined practices to continuously develop and launch a stream of value creating new products and services.

Firms, regardless of size or industry, which meet select criteria, are candidates. Self nominations are encouraged. Please help us identify the 2014 OCI candidates by completing the simple nomination form.

To learn more about the award, criteria and the past recipients click here.

Upcoming PDMA Events

NPDP Certificatied Individuals December and January

Gary Barton Cricket Communications
Ching Chiang-Lin Telexpress
Emma Cutfield Vega
Jennifer Diamond Starbucks Coffee Department
Kate Forrest Kalypso
Brian Hawker Cricket Wireless
Reza Hemmati Cricket Communications
Sankaran Munuswamy Tata Consultancy Services
Michael Parry Mission Solar Energy
Gavin Phillips Kalypso
Archana Ramana PwC
Stephanie Richards HealthNow New York, Inc.
Richard Stacy Kimberly-Clark
Nicholas Weidner Muve Music