Dr. Harold Kerzner

Senior Executive Director, IIL

Innovation Project Management

Perhaps the greatest change in the next decade will be the development of project management practices for projects requiring innovation. The idea that "one size fits all" will not work well when innovation is required. We will need to look differently at budgets, statements of work, work breakdown structures and metrics needed for reporting.

In this keynote presentation, we will discuss the various types of innovation and the linkages between innovation project management, strategic planning, and the firm's business model. We will also discuss some of the tools that innovation project managers will need.



Dr. Harold Kerzner is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He has a MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He is a prior Air Force Officer and spent several years at Morton-Thiokol in project management. He taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University and for 37 years taught project management at Baldwin-Wallace University.

He has published or presented numerous engineering and business papers, and has published more than 50 college textbooks on project management, including later editions. His three latest books are (1) PM 2.0: The Future of Project Management; (2) Project Management Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards, and (3) Project Recovery: Case Studies and Techniques for Overcoming Project Failure.

He travels around the world each year conducting project management lectures in Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, The United Arab Emirates, Singapore, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, England and Switzerland.