Why Innovate? - Innovation Process Management Industry & Trends

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Event Date
Start At : Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 11:30am
End At : Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:00pm

Why Innovate? - Innovation Process Management Industry & Trends


Kristin Hanley
Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Specialist

Free Program - No Cost to Attend

Location and Date

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

3150 Fairview ParkDrive South
Falls Church, VA 22042

Costs and Attendance Requirements

There is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

The Noblis cafeteria, on the same floor, will be open andavailable for you to purchase lunch and bring into the auditorium.

To expedite entry into the Noblis facility, please preregister or contact Mary Beth Howe with your intent to attend. Also contact Mary Beth with any other questions regarding this event.

Note forNon-US Citizens:

Please note that due tofacility requirements, the Fairview Park Luncheon coordinators must complete some advance preparations for non-US citizens to attend these luncheons.

Non-US citizens are welcome to attend, but must request an escort on the registration form.

About the Program

Why Innovate? - Innovation Process Management Industry & Trends

In today’s fast-paced economy, innovation is key to the next big breakthrough in products, services and processes. However, businesses are often challenged with facilitating innovation due to governance, technical and other logistical pitfalls. Microsoft is in the unique position to provide not only Project and Portfolio Management solutions for our customers but also technology to help them operationalize innovation.

A typical scenario for an innovation effort is similar to a strategic planning effort. Having a good plan for execution is great, but having a good systemic approach to execution, monitoring, course correcting and continuing forward -- is the hallmark of a good navigator and also the hallmark of a good project/program manager. The difference between a project management execution framework and an innovation management execution framework is really only one of language.

This session will cover trends in innovation, address common innovation challenges and answer questions like Why innovate? Where does innovation come from? What percent of innovation investments deliver a positive return?” We’ll also discuss ways your organization can operationalize innovation including:

  • Capturing ideas from anyone within the organization
  • Developing business cases for each idea
  • Gathering community feedback and ratings
  • Running portfolio analytics to select the best ideas
  • Successfully executing the resulting projects.

About the Speaker

Kristin M. Hanley, PMP

As an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Specialist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic office, Kristin Hanley provides high-level counsel for the company’s regional customers and spearheads EPM business development activities and partnerships to ensure customers receive the level of quality they have come to expect from Microsoft. Kristin has more than a decade of experience in enterprise project and portfolio management, application and innovation process management and IT systems implementations.

Kristin is skilled at aligning project management methodologies and lifecycle management technologies with businesses priorities in order to achieve meaningful solutions for customers. She is experienced in all phases of systems development, including management, planning, design, configuration and deployment.

Kristin joined Microsoft in 2008. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kristin worked for Project Solutions Group, Inc. (PSG) deploying technology solutions for clients in non-profit, high-tech, communications, financial and environmental industries. In a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and stakeholders, Kristin has distinguished herself with her knowledge, leadership and focus on customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining PSG, Kristin was a senior consultant with Extraprise, a systems integrator and business process outsourcing firm specializing in customer relationship management. Earlier she was a lead consultant with business solutions provider Signature Systems, Inc.

Kristin is a Project Management Professional (PMP), certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and politics and an active member of the Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) and PMI.

Past Fairview Park Programs

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