Values Centered Innovation

“Entrepreneur” and “Innovator”: Same or Different?

Values Centered Innovation

Words matter. Their meaning has an impact on how we live and work. For example. . Do the words “creativity” and “innovation” mean the same thing, or something different? Do “entrepreneur” and “innovator” mean the same thing, or something different?

Amplify Your Design Thinking

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Turbo-Charge Your Design Thinking

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Human Centered Innovation: Its time has come

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Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Human Centered Innovation: The time has come

Values Centered Innovation

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Innovative teamwork is like a string of quartz pearls

Values Centered Innovation

After living and working in India for 16 years, we enjoy insightful stories that draw from the Indian culture. This story came to us in a newsletter and we couldn't help but share it since it touched upon the deeper dimensions of innovative teamwork!

Part 2: Strive for more than just "teamwork"

Values Centered Innovation

Part 2 of 2: Which comes first: Team alignment or attunement?

Voyage Dallas Magazine - Featuring Debra and William Miller

Values Centered Innovation

Voyage Dallas is an online magazine that shares inspiring stories about people and businesses in the Dallas area. We're delighted that they chose to feature an article about the co-founders of Values Centered Innovation, Debra and William Miller. Click here to enjoy!

Part 1: Strive for more than just "teamwork"

Values Centered Innovation

Part 1 of 2: Attuning for extraordinary teamwork. There was an extraordinary team expedition-competition called the Eco-Challenge , sponsored by the Discovery Channel on TV. One year it was held in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

Creative Insights from Enchanting Marketing

Values Centered Innovation

We love discovering innovative people! We've been following Henneke at Enchanting Marketing for a while now and never cease to be amazed at her creativity. Here's a fun infographic that's full of insights. She even draws her own images. Hope you enjoy! .

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Let's increase our Gross National Character!

Values Centered Innovation

Several years ago, we met an MBA student named Kapil Jawa who was completing his studies in India. He shared with us a most fascinating masters thesis he had researched about a values-based approach to measuring economic development.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charge how you innovate

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Design Thinking 2.0 - Turbo charging how you innovate

Values Centered Innovation

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

Part 3 of 3: Talent Development as an enabling force for innovation campaigns. Innovation campaigns are great for near-term impact and results. They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation.

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Part 2: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

Part 2 of 3: Professional knowledge and motivation: essential, but not sufficient. IT-based platforms for enabling innovation have variously been called idea management, crowdsourcing, or innovation management systems.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Part 1: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

Part 1 of 3: Innovation is the core driver to meet critical business needs. In a 2007 McKinsey Quarterly article on “Leadership and Innovation,” the authors made it quite clear that “Innovation is a core driver of growth, performance and valuation.”

Are you leading with style?

Values Centered Innovation

Rob Lauber, Chief Learning Officer at McDonald’s Corporation, has a competence he may not be conscious of – an “unconscious competence,” a phrase coined by Noel Burch, a learning expert at Gordon Training International in the 1970s.

Part 3: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

Values Centered Innovation

Part 3 of 3: Integrating HR and CEO priorities in a coherent framework. Previously, we examined how HR has a pivot-point opportunity to transform how it meets the most critical CEO priorities.

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Part 2: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

Values Centered Innovation

Part 2 of 3: A laser-like focal point for transforming HR’s value to the business. As we’ve already seen, HR has a pivot-point opportunity to transform its contribution to meeting overall business needs. To make this happen two sets of priorities are on track to converge….

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Part 1: Jump-shifting HR's impact on business performance

Values Centered Innovation

Part 1 of 3: HR’s pivot-point opportunity to sharpen its focus. Chief Executive Officers, Innovation Officers, Human Resource Officers, and other senior leaders all know the increasing urgency of integrating HR strategies with business priorities and needs.

Human Values are the hard stuff of innovation

Values Centered Innovation

Bob Dylan recently won the Noble Prize for Literature, and one of his iconic songs opens and closes with these lyrics: Come gather 'round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown …You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'.

Fostering innovation at L&T Technology Services

Values Centered Innovation

Innovation is no longer an option for organizations today. In fact, an innovative mind-set has become the deciding factor between greatness and mediocrity, success and failure of corporations today.

Accelerating the practice of innovation

Values Centered Innovation

William had an opportunity to be interviewed by Gregg Stebben with Forbes Books for the Conscious Capitalism Conference being held in Phoenix this week. Enjoy the full interview where they explore how VCI is accelerating the practice of innovation through the lens of "Human Centered Innovation.". .

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

The fourth industrial revolution is no longer just something that companies need to prepare for – it’s a reality that has already arrived. Everything about our current landscape is changing, from how we communicate to the avenues we have for connectivity. In the age of Industry 4.0,

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself.

Do you know your innovation fitness?

Paul Hobcraft

We seem to be facing a more Darwinian World. I’d suggest that today innovation is caught up in the survival race, where the bolder ones are more innovation fit and pulling further ahead.

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Innovation and AI – A Killer Combination?

Destination Innovation

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits. He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs. These were measured against desired outcomes.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

So are we doing enough in the Energy and Urbanization Transition?

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent SIEW Opening Keynote Address , entitled “ Accelerating Energy Transformation ,” Cedrik Nike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, asked the question to the audience: Are we doing enough? Sadly he only had ten minutes.

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Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018. We all need to begin to grapple with what is redefining work in knowledge, skills, our experience, and our necessary abilities to be viable and useful. We continue to hear and begin to see the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Wrong Diagnosis means Wrong Remedy

Destination Innovation

We tend to revere our clinicians as towering experts in their fields. So how often do you think doctors misdiagnose? How often might your doctor tell you that you have some illness or condition, but it’s not right?

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Source IRENA [link]. In the past few months, I have been placing an increasing focus on the energy transition we all need to undertake in our energy systems, to build a more comprehensive understanding of the parts that make up the whole of this transition.

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics. Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software. They also want to provide what their users ask for: reporting and analytics from within the context of the applications they are already using. Dean Yao will talk you through powerful strategies and best practices in embedded reporting, dashboards and analytics that will add value to your products and applications while giving you an analytics partner you can rely on. Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data.

How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity

Destination Innovation

Tips on how to introduce random stimuli into your idea generation processes. Includes some very handy internet sites. This is a video lecture from my new online course Boost Your Personal Creativity. The post How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Innovation adoption in the technology lifecycle for Energy Translation

Paul Hobcraft

Building the systems enabling framework. Source: World Economic Forum. Technological innovation has a central role to play in the Energy Transition currently being undertaken throughout the world.

Top 1000 companies that spend the most on Research & Development (charts and analysis)

Idea to Value

How Do You Create an Innovation Culture?

HYPE Innovation

This is the second part of a two-part series in building an innovation culture. Make sure to read Part 1: What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture here ! People & Culture

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?