A Radical Mindshift—Managing Bleeding Edge Projects

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Bleeding edge projects have the potential to disrupt the marketplace and reshape entire sectors—if they can make it across the finish line. Project leaders share how they shepherd and support extreme innovation in the face of increasing uncertainty.

Michael O’Connor, director of strategy and project management at Medtronic in Minnesota, USA, talks about what it took to develop the world’s smallest pacemaker in a highly regulated environment. Medtronic is a member of PMI’s Global Executive Council.

James Stewart, vice chair at KPMG in London, England, describes how a combination of flexibility and independent assurance can drive success on first-of-its-kind projects.

Marc Lahmann, director of the transformation assurance division for PwC Switzerland in Zurich, shares how leading organizations are adopting artificial intelligence—and what’s needed for this tech to deliver real business value.

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Key Themes: [00:30] Navigating risks on bleeding edge projects [04:25] Case Study: Revolutionizing the pacemaker [08:30] Flexing the project plan [13:00] Integrating artificial intelligence [15:26] How to spur cultural change [17:23] Getting early wins with AI

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