Fostering Innovation in Projects

Innovation is not always associated with project management but projects are one time opportunities and unique endeavors. Sometimes they may be the only time for organizations to innovate as the opportunities may simply not exist after the project.

Talent Triangle Category
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

Mark Kozak-Holland, PhD, PMP, IPMA-D, Cert.APM

Lessons-from-History
Founder

Titanic Lessons for business is from the “Lessons from History” series. As the author behind the series, Mark Kozak-Holland brings years of experience as a consultant who helps Fortune-500 companies formulate projects that leverage emerging technologies. Since 1985 he has been straddling the business and IT worlds making these projects happen. He is a PMP, certified business consultant, the author of several books, and a noted speaker.

Mark has always been interested in tracing the evolution of technology and the 3 industrial revolutions of the last 300 years. Whilst recovering a failed Financial Services project he first used the Titanic analogy to explain to project executives why the project had failed. The project recovery was going to take 2 years and $8m cost versus the original $2m cost and 1 year duration. As a historian, Mark seeks out the wisdom of the past to help others avoid repeating mistakes and to capture time-proven techniques. His lectures on the Titanic project have been very popular at gatherings of project managers and CIOs.

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