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Second Edition published by CRC Press December 2015 

“A nation’s ability to build and sustain its innovation capacity depends on developing and maintaining project management skills….”
Naughton and Kavanagh, 2009 

A project is the best – perhaps only – method of achieving innovation.

Many innovative projects fail simply because responsible executives do not understand what they must demand of their project managers and staffs to achieve successful project outcomes. This book provides the executive reader with a sound understanding of those demands, of the key characteristics of projects and programs, and of the principles to effectively manage their projects. This second edition describes how DARPA and Google implement their innovative projects.

Leading and Managing Innovation clearly and concisely reveals to the executive reader the important differences in: Project management compared to on-going operations management, Transformational compared to delivery projects and programs, and Project-driven compared to project-dependent organizations.

Written by two industry executives, Leading and Managing Innovation provides the executive reader with a nuts and bolts overview of how to lead and manage an idea into an innovative solution with a measurable outcome.

Highly ‘scan review’ friendly, an innovative list of executive demands and full summary chapter are included.