I have a friend with a company called Outside the Box Consulting. I joke that my company should be called Inside the Box Consulting. I am completely inside the box when it comes to project management. In fact, I strive to be equidistant from every side of the box. The problems with my clients nearly always stem from outside the box thinking. They think there is some magic wand they can wave for project success. Or they believe they are agile even if they don’t know what that means. They seek to avoid the hard work by seeking outside the box solutions. They usually fail.
My advice is straight from research, knowledge and experience. Project management is hard but it is easier if you follow proven methodologies of scope, schedule and budget management. There are no short cuts to success. Leave innovation for the marketing and design people. Stick with science for project management.