Increasing Organizational Agility

Braden Kelley

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The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

After working through a number the one that held my attention and has become central to my thinking to take organizational practices forward was provided by a recent report from McKinsey “ How to create an agile organization ”. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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Agile Leadership

Innovation Excellence

When I started working at KLM in my first ever job as a team leader I made every mistake I see beginning leaders make. I did the work, instead of helping others to do it. I told people what to do and how to do it, instead of focussing on purpose and main goals. Business Models Leadership

Agile 108

Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

Agile 100

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Team Agility and Business Innovation: Agile Boundary Paradoxes

Innovation Excellence

A new study conducted by Censuswide, sponsored by Ricoh Europe, examines the challenges and opportunities in establishing more agile and flexible businesses. Diez-Aguirre VP Corporate Marketing, collaboration Innovation agility teams

Agile 101

Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born. You can create a culture of agile innovation by empowering your employees.

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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. For example, do you think Kickstarter became the dominating force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile?

Agile 56

The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum. Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. Agile as an umbrella.

Agile 56

Why Agile Learners are Ideal for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation.

Agile 106

Cultivating Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Culture & Values Innovation culture education innovation agility Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership Open Innovation

Agile 113

How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test. But as they say, you wouldn't put a round peg in a square hole. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size? Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven. The audience will leave with an analysis toolkit filled with the right data tools for every scenario. Data validation won't be an issue again.

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. Koen Vermeulen is CIO at Orange France, and awarded CIO of the year in 2015.

Agile 80

The end of Agile? No, quite the opposite

Board of Innovation

For us, Agile still operates very well at the end of the innovation process – where it needs to be. The post The end of Agile? No, quite the opposite appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise

Agile 107

Agile Coach: What is the role of this professional?

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will see what exactly agile coach does, what benefits it can bring and how to take it to your company. What an Agile Coach does within an Agile team. The Benefits of an Agile Coach for Your Organization. Skills of an Agile Coach. Agile

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Bringing Agile Innovation Into The Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Innovation agile innovation stage gate processEveryone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Or, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths.

Agile 107

What distinguishes agile from traditional ways of working?

Lead Innovation

Agile working promises to make companies more dynamic. Read in this blog post how agile work differs from traditional work and which projects are suitable for it. Agile innovation management

Agile 82

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Bringing Agile Innovation into the Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Business Models agile innovation stage gate processEveryone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Or, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths.

Agile 104

Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

Before Agile, MJV’s marketing team encountered many difficulties in dealing with its routine challenges. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. Agile methodologies have always been part of the MJV framework in its external projects. Agile beyond IT.

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Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

Jeffrey Phillips

Or, perhaps what we really need to do is to create organizations that are more nimble, more agile, much more dynamic and capable of evolving as new thinking evolves and as customers and markets evolve.

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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.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom.

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How To Help Agile Teams Create Products Customers Actually Want

Strategyzer Innovation

Nowadays there is no escaping the Agile hype. Large organisations are “becoming Agile” one after the other, fuelled by hopes of higher employee engagement and more efficient product development.

Agile 82

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”.

Agile 82

Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. Agile development Business Model Innovation Design Thinking lean startup Agile Development design thinkingAdventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process.

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!

Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Design Governance Innovation Leadership Management Research Strategy #designthinking #riskmitigation agile flow leanFor most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence.

Agile 111

Organizational Agility Entails Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Ralph Ohr explores 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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Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

In short, you use agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Put them in context with the concept of agility. Agility doesn’t allow you to innovate and jump ahead of the competition. The reason is that agility is a form of reaction to an outside force.

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Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? 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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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

We founded SnapStrat on the premise that rapidly accelerating business cycles demand unprecedented levels of agility in technology supported by critical technology-enabled business functionality: Adaptive Data Models : The ability to consume and analyze a wide variety of data sources from constantly changing data models without rebuilding functionality. Achieving these objectives required a fundamentally new architectural approach focused on agility and integration.

The missing link between Design Thinking/Lean Startup and Agile

Board of Innovation

The post The missing link between Design Thinking/Lean Startup and Agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. Agile development Design Thinking lean startupRead More.

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 management

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From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful

mjvinnovation

Where DT can’t reach, Agile can compensate and vice versa. Agile: Make Tangible and build. Since you have a well-defined idea (through Design Thinking), Agile will clear a path towards your idea by removing obstacles that stand in your way. Agility is a mindset.

Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

Join Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director from IDC, as he reveals key insights from his recent research on the importance of collaboration, and discover how you can drive sustainable results through teamwork within your organization.

The Art of Agile

etventure

In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context. We love Agile at etventure – but we also understand it can create stress and confusion. What is Agile?

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation.

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Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Did the people who came up with the innovative, billion-dollar idea for Uber or Airbnb use agility? Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Agile Development Business Model Innovation design thinking lean startup

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.