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Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? Continue reading → Build Capability Innovation Management Processes & Tools agile Product Management Project managementAfter talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. Instead, we should ask.

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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities.

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Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? Instead, we should ask, “Which tool is best for this project?” It might be Agile, Waterfall, a customized combination of both tools, or something else. Further, Waterfall and Agile. Leadership Management Technology agile Product Management Project management

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Using Agile Product Portfolio Management

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Product Innovation Agile/Scrum techniques innovation managment Portfolio Management Product Management product managersProduct managers and organizational leaders turn to portfolio management after they have two or more products to simultaneously manage. It reduces headaches and wasted effort.

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The Buyer's Guide to Innovation Management Software

the solution should be agile enough to. protocols, the solution should be agile. THE BUYER’S GUIDE. TO INNOVATION. MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS THE BUYER’S GUIDE TO INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 2 1 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Report 2 The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Solutions, Q2 2016 In less than a decade, innovation. powerful strategies an organization can. Illustrating how.

The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts of it to create agile change or agile marketing or other such things. What is agility really?

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities?

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Agile at Orange France

Innovation Excellence

He kindly accepted to answer a few questions related to the implemnation of Agile methodology, and how it brings a brand new spirit for innovation projects. Continue reading → Digital Innovation Leadership Processes & Tools Profiles of Innovators Technology collaboration agile Agile Approach brand Innovation Teams IT technology

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The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits. The post The power of agile innovation appeared first on Wazoku. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook, Intuit and Capital One.

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Agile at Orange France, with Koen Vermeulen

Rapid Innovation in digital time

He kindly accepted to answer a few questions related to the implemnation of Agile methodology, and how it brings a brand new spirit for innovation … Continue reading → Digital & Internet Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Execution API Agile Koen Vermeulen Orange France DevOps Orange Digital LabKoen Vermeulen is CIO at Orange France, and awarded CIO of the year in 2015.

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Measuring Organizational Agility – The Triple T Metric v1.0

Braden Kelley

There is an increasing amount of chatter and confusion out there around what organizational agility is and feeling that it must be important to organizational success. But, before we discuss organizational agility, it is important to define what we mean … Continue reading → Change Leadership Management Business Transformation digital transformation metrics organizational change

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10 Excuses for Not Developing Strategic Agility

The Human Factor

In today’s warp-speed business world, strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – is no longer a competitive advantage. Afterwards, many of the questions posed to me have to do with how to develop more agile organizations that can respond quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs. Don’t assume that people know how to be strategically agile

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Building Agility – Meta Skill that Organisations Need to Learn #FutureOfWork

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the key skills that organisations need to learn in a VUCA world is organisational agility. The only way that an organisation can build agility is when the flow of information is quick and as far as possible, unfiltered and bi-directional. The post Building Agility – Meta Skill that Organisations Need to Learn #FutureOfWork appeared first on Musings of A Salesman.

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The Eight Change Mindsets

Braden Kelley

Why We Seem To Be Talking More And Working Less—The Nature Of Work Has Changed

Digital Tonto

All Posts Management Technology Agility Collaboration LeadershipThe office is no longer a place where we access information—today, we can do that anytime, anyplace—but rather a place where we access people. Related posts: What Every Global Executive Should Know. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Conference Wrapup – Change Management 2015

Braden Kelley

The event represented a convening of nearly 1,000 change management professionals from around the globe, … Continue reading → Change agile agile development agile project management change management Conferences events project managementRecently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015.

Manage For Mission, Not For Metrics

Digital Tonto

All Posts Management Agility Leadership Stanley McChrystalIf everyone is trained — and compensated — to focus on only their part of the task, the shared mission is lost. That’s not a path to greater efficiency or to profitability, but to oblivion. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

Braden Kelley

We Need To Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing And Start Preparing For the Next One

Digital Tonto

All Posts Management Agility LeadershipNobody knows what the future will bring or what specific skills we will need to thrive. We need to build skills that will help us to adapt. Related posts: The Efficiency Paradox. If You’re Serious. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

In case the environment is unpredictable and difficult to shape, a more evolutionary and agile approach is indicated: innovation is primarily operationally embedded and driven out of the core business towards H2, where experimentation within the existing business is leveraged to adapt to the changing conditions. Therefore, it’s titled  a model for integrative innovation management.

Creating Structured Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Here are a few lessons about creating an innovation culture, turning user-centric, agile, open, and global, and letting innovation finds its flow! Continue reading → Design Innovation Leadership culture agile global Imagine with Orange Multifunctional Open Innovation Orange platform Portfolio Start-up User centric design

The Eight Change Mindsets

Innovation Excellence

If your organization is seeking to create a continuous change capability, it must have a strong focus on increasing its organizational agility. Continue reading → Feature Of The Week agile Books Change Planning Toolkit Change Resistance Charting Change downloads free infographics Mindset MVP quick wins The Lean Startup

Consulting Industry Caught in the Crossfire

Innovation Excellence

Digital Disruption Strategy Technology The Economy agile Artificial Intelligence Consulting content marketing eminence internal consulting Project management strategy consulting Thought Leadership TrendsIncreasingly intelligent digital technologies and mercurial customer expectations threaten both people and enterprise at every turn.

Teaming Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A new fluid and agile team paradigm is emerging in the 21st century that compels them to work more like an improvisational jazz ensemble rather than as a conducted static orchestra. Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Uncategorized collaboration agile teams

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important. Along Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management.

The Digital Innovation Talent Shortage

Braden Kelley

I was watching our Seattle Seahawks lose to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and was surprised to see a series of television ads air during the game from GE, not touting how great their products are, but why GE … Continue reading → Change Innovation Technology careers digital digital transformation GE jobs organizational agility Trends

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The Firm of the Future Will Manage Two Types of Businesses

Integrative Innovation

Agility, creativity and leaps into the financial unknown with the expectation that only a few investments will ultimately pay off are the chief traits of Engine 2. Bain and Company hast just published an worthwile article , debating on the question: What will the firm of the future look like ? But what about the innovations that upend an entire industry? Takeaway .

Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

Whether the disruption comes from the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest.  I call this strategic agility. Developing strategic agility starts with getting clear on winning. agility goals Holly G.

How to Get Buy-in and Resources for Enterprise Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Feature Of The Week Agile Project Management brand Case study Intrapreneurs metrics risk startups technologyThrough our conversations and observations of how intrapreneurs at different companies have gone about doing this, we’ve outlined a handful of strategies that you can try to secure buy-in, support and resources to foster enterprise innovation.

The Pitfalls of Biased Data

The Human Factor

Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor thought bubbles Using Your Brain to WinIt’s been months since the presidential election and I still haven’t recovered. Regardless of which party you align with or which candidate you supported, it’s hard to argue that this was one of the most uncivil, polarizing elections in our country’s history.

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The Digital Innovation Talent Shortage

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Digital Disruption Innovation Management Strategy Technology careers digital transformation GE jobs organizational agility TrendsThe sad truth is that most companies don't realize that they need to begin thinking and acting like a technology business or they'll go out of business. GE, based on this ad campaign, obviously does.

Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

Braden Kelley

A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

It will no longer be enough to be agile and disrupt, we will have to discover and. [[ This is a content summary only. Without trusty old paradigms to guide us, we’ll soon be largely operating in the realm of the unknown. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation Moore's law

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Platforms Are Transforming How We Need To Compete

Digital Tonto

We now need to design our organizations for agility, empathy and interconnectedness, rather than for scale, dominance and efficiency. Related posts: Platforms Are Eating The World. The New Age Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation Open Innovation Platforms

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Achieving a Level of Fluidity

Paul Hobcraft

There is this constant set of discussions about changing structures and models to become more adaptive, agile, lean, flexible and fluid; to react and deal with the increasing turbulence occurring all around us. The question is how much and how far can we go? We are being challenged more and more on this efficiency and effectiveness focus. It is often not working to deliver the results.

Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

The Human Factor

agility implementation Innovation Strategic Agility/Planning strategic plan strategies Your Brain. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinWhat is strategy? simple question, but the answer may be more complex than you think. Hard to argue with that. It’s An Everyday Thing. For example: Where are we going?

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Who Needs to Know the Business of Your Business?

Innovation Excellence

Green Pause-think-focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinTo create a nimble, flexible organization that knows how to win, teach your employees the “business of the business.” Continue reading → Leadership Strategy Visualization architect of pause business of the business focus on a goal Holly G.

Aligning Organizations for Digital Transformation

Integrative Innovation

Nearly 80% of respondents from digitally maturing companies say their companies are actively engaged in efforts to bolster risk taking, agility, and collaboration. Only 23% of companies at the early stages of digital development are doing so. In contrast, approximately 30% of such leaders who lack such opportunities are planning to find new jobs in less than one year. . Takeaway.

Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

Innovation Excellence

Green Pause-think-focus Science of Thinking Strategic strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinThe purpose of strategy – to guide our organizations to the desired destination – hasn't changed. How we implement it has. Here’s why. Continue reading → Strategy destination modeling goals Holly G.

Using Your Brain to Sell

The Human Factor

agility Communications goals Performance Excellence Sales today's economy Using Your Brain winning destination modeling Holly G. Green Pause-Think-Focus sales Science of Thinking selling strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinThe human brain is a marvelous instrument. Often distorts incoming information so it conforms with what we already “know to be true”.