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Make space for creativity,
discovery and failure
Bruce Gay, PMP | @brucegay
Managing Innovative Teams:
Over the years, my project management style has changed.
In short, it was a move from executing the mechanics of project
m...
Shield your team from as much
administrative work as possible
Train your team in creative
problem-solving techniques
Allow time for
new ideas to
emerge
Avoid micro-management
Stress open communication
Escalation is a
powerful tool
Promote interdisciplinary
collaboration
Challenge your team
Tolerate risk-taking and failure
Managing Innovative Teams
• Shield your team from as much administrative work as
possible
• Train your team in creative pr...
Thank you.
Bruce Gay, PMP | Twitter: @brucegay
brucegay@verizon.net
www.linkedin.com/in/brucegay
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Managing Innovative Teams

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Over the years, my project management style has changed. It evolved from executing the mechanics of project management to one of creating environments for teams to work successfully together.

This presentation shares some of the patterns and lessons learned from my experience managing innovative teams.

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Managing Innovative Teams

  1. 1. Make space for creativity, discovery and failure Bruce Gay, PMP | @brucegay Managing Innovative Teams:
  2. 2. Over the years, my project management style has changed. In short, it was a move from executing the mechanics of project management to one of creating environments for teams to realize their potential and work successfully together. This presentation shares some of the patterns and lessons learned from my experience managing innovative teams.
  3. 3. Shield your team from as much administrative work as possible
  4. 4. Train your team in creative problem-solving techniques
  5. 5. Allow time for new ideas to emerge
  6. 6. Avoid micro-management
  7. 7. Stress open communication
  8. 8. Escalation is a powerful tool
  9. 9. Promote interdisciplinary collaboration
  10. 10. Challenge your team
  11. 11. Tolerate risk-taking and failure
  12. 12. Managing Innovative Teams • Shield your team from as much administrative work as possible • Train your team in creative problem-solving techniques • Allow time for new ideas to emerge • Avoid micro-managing your team • Stress open communication • Issue escalation is a powerful tool • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration • Challenge your team • Tolerate risk-taking & failure
  13. 13. Thank you. Bruce Gay, PMP | Twitter: @brucegay brucegay@verizon.net www.linkedin.com/in/brucegay

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