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Exago featured in the Gartner Market Guide

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For the fourth consecutive time, Exago has been recognised by Gartner as one of the leading innovation management solutions that help organisations streamline operations for their innovation programmes. The post Exago featured in the Gartner Market Guide appeared first on Exago.

6 steps to ignite exponential business growth

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Taking on board the attributes of Exponential Organisations (ExOs) and investing in becoming truly exponential is challenging, but it is within the reach of most companies today. These 6 steps can help you transform your organisation and accelerate business growth.

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How bad ideas can lead to good ideas

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Most people will have heard the basic mantra of brainstorming: there is no such thing as a bad idea. With this premise in mind, people are encouraged to share any idea without fear of ridicule or judgement.

Why innovation needs management

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Ideas aren't rare, but they are often lost for various reasons. Managing innovation is crucial so that valuable ideas are not only generated and recognised, but actually come to life to help overcome business challenges and enhance business performance.

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.

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

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If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”.

What companies today can learn from Exponential Organisations

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As the information-based world moves exponentially, many companies face the risk of being left behind and become obsolete. Drawing inspiration from exponential organisations, we pinpoint the key attributes that make ExOs so extraordinary.

11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you

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To celebrate 11 years of Exago, we asked our clients to share their nuggets of wisdom. From them to you, here are the 11 Lessons Learnt by true innovation managers. The post 11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation collective intelligence employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-results innovation-thoughts innovation-tips purpose

Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation

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For the first time, the Exago team is participating in Universo TOTVS, the main stage for business technology in Brazil. The unique event in São Paulo brings together over 3,000 participants and 60 experts and speakers to catch up on the technological innovations that are helping companies become more efficient and grow in the digital age. The post Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation appeared first on Exago.

Exago CEO shares best practices on promoting a culture of innovation

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The CEO of Exago, Diana Neves de Carvalho, was invited to an internal session about “how to encourage a culture of innovation in companies” for the employees of CTT, the market leader in postal services in Portugal. The post Exago CEO shares best practices on promoting a culture of innovation appeared first on Exago.

Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies?

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Nurturing a culture of innovation can be something of a challenge for companies today, especially across different functions. Yet organisations who do so successfully are more likely to be high-performers, according to a recent study. The post Is innovation culture the backbone of high-performing companies? appeared first on Exago. Blog business innovation collective intelligence employees innovation culture

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!

Exago redefines its core values through collaboration

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After 11 years of bringing innovation together, Exago decided it was time to reassess the company’s core values. Of course, as champions of collaboration and teamwork, Exago asked its team to come up with what each one thought should be a core value of the organisation. The post Exago redefines its core values through collaboration appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration core values employees participation teamwork

Celebrating women’s power to innovate

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‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’: this year’s International Women’s Day focuses on how innovation and technology can advance gender parity and the empowerment of women at a global scale, and we at Exago know first-hand just how important women are to help drive innovation in the workplace. The post Celebrating women’s power to innovate appeared first on Exago. Blog diversity gender equality innovation international women's day

Why innovation leaders should invest in collaboration in 2019

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Leadership is undoubtedly a critical piece of the business innovation puzzle. In fact, a recent study showed that the highest performing companies centralise their innovation strategy in upper management, meaning it is often those at C-level who push for innovation within a company.

Lesson 10 from true innovation managers: implementation makes it all worth it

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together pieces of wisdom from our clients, innovation managers, to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 10. The post Lesson 10 from true innovation managers: implementation makes it all worth it appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation idea management software initiative-success innovation management innovation managers innovation-journey innovation-priority innovation-results metrics

The 7 stages of NPD and how to effectively manage product innovation

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The process of developing a new product - whether it is a tangible, physical good or intangible, like a service, experience or belief - requires a systematic method to launch and commercialise it.

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.

The 7 (+1) things you have to do to succeed as an Innovation Director

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As companies fight to stay ahead of the innovation curve, the role of the Innovation Director is developing and growing in significance.

How the Altice Group is leading innovation in Portugal

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The telecoms multinational Altice, one of Exago’s longest-standing and most innovative clients , is heading investment in Innovation and Research and Development in Portugal. Between 2015 and 2017, the group devoted over 200 million euros to activities connected to innovation, almost twice as much as the second company featured in a study recently published by the national Directorate-General of Education and Science Statistics.

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Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

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It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die.

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Why your organisation should be applying innovation management to new product development

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The pressure on businesses today is intense. To remain competitive, or even relevant, organisations must have the ability to innovate and to test, fail and succeed quicker in developing a new offering and new features.

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.

The surprising building block for innovating in the digital age

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What if we could get our people and partners to work and innovate together as one global team towards digital transformation? And to do it seamlessly across functions, regions and job titles? The recent Arthur D.

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Exago software supports Fleury’s digital transformation efforts

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With a mission to accelerate its digital transformation, the Brazilian Fleury Group has created the Fleury Lab, a platform that joins its Research & Development, Innovation and Digital departments. The initiative was supported by Central de Ideias, Fleury’s idea management platform using the Exago software. The post Exago software supports Fleury’s digital transformation efforts appeared first on Exago.

How to look beyond product innovation in medium enterprises

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One of the most common myths when leading idea management in medium enterprises is that you should strongly focus efforts on product innovation, as the ultimate goal is to have the next big thing.

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

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When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.

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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.

Good news for medium enterprises looking to innovate

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Medium enterprises face challenging barriers on the path to good innovation management: limited resources to invest, lack of incentives and of innovation infrastructure, and shortage of innovation specialists are some examples.

Lesson 11 from true innovation managers. This is your final goal

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together pieces of wisdom from our clients, innovation managers, to truly bring innovation together. Finally, we reach Lesson 11. The post Lesson 11 from true innovation managers. This is your final goal appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation management innovation-journey innovation-results purpose

Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 3. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

Five key dimensions for building your innovation challenges

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In the process of setting objectives for your business goals, you should always think SMART – as management guru Peter Drucker applies this expression. To make your objectives easy to understand and monitor, they need to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related.

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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.

Here’s to 11 years making innovation come together

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Exago has come a long way since we embarked on our innovation adventure 11 years ago. In that time, we have seen thousands of brilliant ideas come to life, and we couldn't have done that without our greatest inspiration: our clients. The post Here’s to 11 years making innovation come together appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago innovation-journey purpose

How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0?

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Once the go-to strategy for ensuring business efficiency and growth, in the context of the current reality, Lean Management has been branded by some as being outdated. But, in a more evolved form, this business approach has in fact shown that it can complement Innovation Management when it comes to company operations, and could be the answer for businesses to remain competitive in today’s world. The post How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0? appeared first on Exago.

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Make every idea count for your business this year

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Are you truly committed to finding those new ideas to grow your business in 2018? You're not the only one. Learn how Exago innovation management software can make every idea count for your company with your freedemo@exago.com.

Connecting the dots for the future at the Web Summit 2018

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We are around and connecting with business leaders to empower people within companies to build what’s coming next together. Get in touch to meet via the Web Summit app: Diana Carvalho and Andreia Dias. The post Connecting the dots for the future at the Web Summit 2018 appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago business transformation ideas innovation-journey innovation-results innovationacrossborders Portugal web summit

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.

What’s your ultimate innovation challenge?

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When developing your idea management programme, the way you identify, frame and share your challenges with your community is key to your initiatives’ success. The post What’s your ultimate innovation challenge? appeared first on www.exago.com.

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Exago’s client CTT is sowing the seeds of the future

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After being named the Innovation Farmer in Exago’s Innovation Guru Awards 2017, the Portuguese postal service CTT saw 50 trees planted in its name on November 25th as part of its prize. The Plant a Tree project is seeking to increase biodiversity and reduce the risk of fires, following the devastating forest fires across Portugal in recent years. The post Exago’s client CTT is sowing the seeds of the future appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories

The challenge is on: ‘People@Liberty’ launched on Innovation Open Day

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Liberty Seguros Portugal, awarded several times for being ‘a great place to work’ and promoting ‘excellence at work’, wants to take its employees’ creativity and engagement to a new level. The insurance company has set in motion the ‘People@Liberty’ programme, Read More.

How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations

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Seeing innovation as a leverage for change, the Brazilian Fleury Group currently has 2,500 stakeholders involved in its innovation efforts. They have shared almost 3,000 ideas, of which close to a third have been implemented, generating 4.3 million reais of aggregated value in the last two years alone (approximately 900,000 euros). The post How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations appeared first on Exago.

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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?