Increasing Organizational Agility

Braden Kelley

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 … Continue reading → Change Management Strategy agile agile change agile development agile project management agile software development fixedness flexibility organizational agility

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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 ”. This report has been part of a broader ‘agile’ series from them but this one specifically gave me my necessary anchor point, to move forward with my own design thinking for agility and innovation. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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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.

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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

But it is likely that you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions after they’ve occurred. This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Think about some of the most powerful and industry-disruptive products and services that have changed the game through today, and try to put them in context with the concept of agility.

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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.

Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. Pandemic or not, the escalating exponential pace of disruption and change should not be surprising. Given the initial slow pace of exponential change, it makes sense that agility is the established tool of many organizations—the act of reaction. Agility Isn’t Enough.

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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To 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. You crave for some agility, some freedom to do things differently.

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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. Build Capability Experience Innovation Innovation Perspectives People & Skills Training Agile Approach Agile Business change Innovation coaching Korn Ferry Institute Leadership

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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. Unfortunately, reacting and responding quickly provides less advantage every year as the exponential pace of technology-driven change accelerates.

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LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

Failing to realise that this not only wastes their energy and drains their resilience, it also inhibits them from embracing and evoking both a “being” and a “doing” perspective in effectively leading and managing change in transitioning people from the old to the new.

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. Agile methods have since been adopted by a multitude of non-technology industries that are applying its principles and core values to project management initiatives. You can create a culture of agile innovation by empowering your employees. Implementing Agile Methodology.

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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.

Conference Wrapup – Change Management 2015

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015. 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 management

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. That’s why they came together to see if they could find some common ground on how to change that. The result was the Agile Manifesto, a set of 12 guiding principles for software development. Agile as an umbrella.

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Agile tools for remote teams

mjvinnovation

Agile helps manage teams by offering greater operational flexibility, resulting in a competitive advantage. Agile practices also result in the following: Reduction of bureaucracy and micro-management in projects. Improve the ability to adapt quickly to changes in direction. Learn more: Remote team management: how agile practices can help! Agile tools for remote teams. Confira o post: Agile tools for remote teams em MJV Technology & Innovation.

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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”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant accelerating planning by making fast decisions that did not need to be “perfect”.

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Transform Your Business with a Change Success Manager

Braden Kelley

” I was speaking with a headhunter recently about some of the roles she was recruiting for and … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation agile software development Business Transformation Change Success Manager cloud computing Customer Success Manager Implementation organizational change SaaS software technology

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Cultivating A DEI Garden Where Seeds of Innovation Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

To thrive from unprecedented challenges and sustain organic growth in a globally competitive environment, we must leverage innovation as a driving force, along with agility, adaptability and resilience. Many studies around innovation lean into the technical and process side of the equation but barely explore the cultural aspect — a sustainable foundation of innovation. Research proves time and again that there exists a powerful connection between innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion; our challenge is to build a vital cornerstone for change by optimizing that connection. That is where nurturing a cultural foundation for innovation starts. This article aims to call out some critical aspects of achieving that goal by connecting the dots of evidence-based research, corporate practices, and personal reflection.

Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

Jeffrey Phillips

Each one of these relatively significant changes in how business operates had experts writing about "breaking the rules". Rather, what we should be working on is changing not "the rules" but how we think about business, how business operates, and how we best engage customers and their needs. Investing in adaptability means more training, more consistent change over time, better systems and communication. They are built for a time when there was less change and more certainty.

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Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change and Innovation

Braden Kelley

What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person?

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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.

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Change Resistance is Not Inevitable

Braden Kelley

The idea that people always resist change is a lie, and it is extremely damaging to organization’s seeking to increase their organizational agility. The truth is that people only resist changes that they either do not understand or for which … Continue reading → Change Leadership Management Psychology change management change planning Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit change resistance people

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How to Increase Organization Agility and Speed of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Doesn’t it feel like change is the word of the year?! We talk so much about the accelerated rate of change; how technology, competition, launching new products and services are constantly changing. Change Innovation Interviews Braden Kelley Change Planning Toolkit Charting Change Experiment Canvas Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

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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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The Eight Change Mindsets

Braden Kelley

“While there is risk to change, just like with innovation, there is often potentially more risk associated with doing nothing.” – Braden Kelley If your organization is seeking to create a continuous change capability, it must have a strong focus … Continue reading → Change Leadership Management agile agile change change planning Change Planning Toolkit change readiness infographics Mindset organizational psychology Psychology quick wins

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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. Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it?

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Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

Around here, we are champions in promoting changes and taking ideas off the drawing board … but it wasn’t always like that. Before Agile, MJV’s marketing team encountered many difficulties in dealing with its routine challenges. The need for change was clear, so we decided to rethink the way we did things. Every change generates discomfort. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. Our perception on the benefits of Agile.

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Interview with Launchstreet About How to Increase Organization Agility and Speed of Innovation

Braden Kelley

From building and running multi-million dollar businesses, advising Fortune 500 companies like Disney, Procter and Gamble and … Continue reading → Change Innovation Change Planning Toolkit Charting Change Experiment Canvas Interviews podcasts Radio Interviews Stoking Your Innovation BonfireI was fortunate enough to join Tamara Kleinberg of GoToLaunchStreet, a TED speaker and entrepreneur recently for an interview for her Launchstreet podcast.

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Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

From frequent discussions and readings I have come to realize the following: Agility and Ambidexterity can be considered two distinct organizational capabilities and design aspects for future-proof companies (-to-be) that often get mixed up or even confused: Agility : Organizational capability of dealing with uncertainty and adapting a company’s core business to (rapid) changes in the market environment.

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Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

Chances are, you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions. 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. Did Kickstarter become a dominant force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile? Agility Is Reactionary, Not Proactive .

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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. Agile Coach helps train corporate teams in agile methodology and oversees team development to ensure effective results. This professional is responsible for guiding teams during the implementation process and has the task of encouraging employees and leadership to adopt the agile methodology.

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Coaching for Innovation Agility to Affect Profound Change

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Change collaboration Creativity education Innovation Business Models coaching Customers Design Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Innovation Mindset LeadershipUncertainty and instability are the key drivers of the business game and our clients are challenged by a diverse range of problems which are not going away.

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RIDING THE WAVE OF DISRUPTIVE CHANGE

ImagineNation

Similarly, today, where we are riding the wave of disruptive change; COVID-19, and range of chaotic global events, we have the chance to be mindfully present to sense and see the best learning opportunities and creative possibilities that the disruptive waves offer us, as they arise. The waves of disruptive change are the masters. Yet the waves of disruptive change are actually not only our teachers, but they are also our masters. Emerge possibilities for positive change?

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. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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5 Behaviours to Lead Successful Change

Innovation Excellence

Just how do leaders energise their people to embrace change? The need for change is constant in a constantly changing business environment. Unfortunately, the failure rate of change projects has little changed in recent years, despite the increasing use of agile methods. According to a 2012 McKinsey study, 17% of change projects conclude so disastrously. Change Leadership behavior change

What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. The most notably is her 2011 bestselling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Agile

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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. Agile development has been around since the 90s, and became popular shortly after the turn of the millennium, when the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was formulated and signed by Kent Beck and 16 fellow software developers. If it is not applied properly, agile development can easily turn into chaos!

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Agile vs Waterfall: what are the differences?

mjvinnovation

At this point, changes can be difficult (and expensive) to implement. The Agile model and its peculiarities. The Agile model is an iterative approach that emphasizes the fast delivery of an application to complete functional components. Agile methodology depends on a fairly high level of customer involvement throughout the project, but especially during the reviews. Like the Waterfall model, there are also good and bad things in the Agile model. Agile

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Agility needs to be balanced with a new key strategy—becoming #Anticipatory. Countless organizations have long prized agility as the best way to deal with the speed of change and disruption. The Place for Agility.

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The office of the future: how to enable an agile work environment

The Future Shapers

If well implemented, agile working can revolutionize the work-life attitudes and balance of the next generations. By engaging the workforce at all levels and empowering individuals to make choices, agile working has the power to spur creativity, favour communication, generate motivation and improve well-being. Agile working can be defined as a means to give people the freedom and autonomy to make choices, as long as they provide results.

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Agile Mindset: How to Use Sprints to Streamline Projects

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to see how successful executives are achieving results in their everyday business through incorporating agile methodologies like SCRUM! The agile mindset. Before we get into the agile mindset, we need to remember that it is linked to Agile Philosophy. Agile Philosophy came from the Agile Manifesto, when a small group of people got together in 2001 to discuss their feelings about the traditional approach to project management for software development.

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Digital technology is changing the innovation ‘game’

Paul Hobcraft

This ‘knowledge is becoming out of date before we can learn from it and sometimes highly dangerous to follow or believe in some rapidly changing times. We need to change our thinking and design in the digital insight part more specifically within and along the innovation process. Technology in all its forms is altering the innovation game but are we adapting to this radical change potential?

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. Agile: you do not make Agile; you become Agile. Agility is a mindset. Agile is a different way of thinking and rethinking the very logic of your work routine. Agile Methods: divide and conquer!