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The Best Templates for Agile Methodology

IdeaScale

Agile methodology is one of the most popular methods of software development and is a great way to organize and plan projects with your team. Best Templates for Agile Methodology. Here are some of the best templates that help make the agile methodology even more efficient.

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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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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

Utilitarian in its principles, seeking real-world use and implementation through a more creative, collaborative environment, leading to more discoveries that distinctly ‘blend’ the lab application with the customer discovery of unmet need. We need to get far more comfortable with working in ecosystems, managed in platform designs to work more collaboratively. In my view I visualize a new integrated innovation engagement platform to be like this shown below.

Selling Agile to Executives: 8 Ways to Get Buy-in

Planview Blog

Effectively selling Agile to executives is more than just getting the go-ahead for an Agile transformation. Because Agile includes a culture shift and a mindset change, as well as funding, you need executives to truly buy in to the approach. Form an Agile Leadership Team.

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The fear of business contagion requires different innovation response

Paul Hobcraft

We are presently facing a profound set of changes in the conditions that businesses operate within in the immediate years ahead, that of the fear of business contagion; these will need a different set of innovation shifts and responses to counter this and seize new opportunities.

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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.

Here’s Your Agile Track Recap from Accelerate

Planview Blog

On the jam-packed agenda were several presentations, customer stories, and roundtable discussions aimed at supporting Agile leaders at all levels of the organization. If you didn’t get to attend these engaging sessions, read on to get the scoop! Becoming Agile and Beyond.

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Integrating ‘Agile’ Approaches into ‘Waterfall’ Cultures

InnovationTraining.org

Agile” and “Waterfall” offer us very different approaches to project management. These processes can each guide us, depending upon our goals, knowledge, and values surrounding stakeholder engagement. Core Elements of Agile. Responding to change over following a plan.

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How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

Idea to Value

The typical goals of this sort of collaboration are better solutions and disrupting economic development — ultimately, it’s an early pipeline of new technologies. The collaborative process can also teach a seasoned team a lot about resiliency, agility, and dynamic thinking.

5 steps to have an agile HR in your company

mjvinnovation

In times of exponential change, the agile approach is dominating the market. Have you heard of agile HR? The term Agile is no longer used only in the area of ??Technology. Today, Agile Methods are transforming the way companies hire, develop and manage their employees.

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Catalysing change through innovation teams

ImagineNation

One of the key discoveries, we made, almost ten years ago, when we relocated to Israel, was the power of its innovation eco-system – the result of a collaboration between the state, venture capital firms, successful entrepreneurs, educational system, business system, incubators, and accelerators.

Everything is changing faster- can we respond differently in our Innovation work?

Paul Hobcraft

I was pondering some thoughts around the quest for growth, the demands for change, and the need to become nimble, agile, and more dynamic in what we do. We continuously want to change what we have, even when it patently does the jobs we need ‘it’ doing. Changing our ways.

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world. Adapting to collaborating never fully in control can be unnerving. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world. Adapting to collaborating never fully in control can be unnerving. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

Happy workers aren’t just more productive, but they are more loyal to team and business, more innovative in an environment that lets them feel safe to experiment and risk failure, and they are more collaborative. A social entrepreneur is anyone who works toward affecting social change, solving problems – macro and micro – and making a difference in at least one life. What have been some particularly successful collaborations you’ve seen or taken part in?

3 Types of Business Transformation for Surviving Rapid Change

Planview Blog

How can businesses stay relevant, prepare for future change, and survive in our rapidly changing world? With as much change as we’ve seen in recent years, it’s not enough for organizations to piecemeal new processes and ideas. Agile Transformation Creates Flexibility.

Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business

mjvinnovation

We live in a time of profound change that has demanded an enormous capacity for flexibility and adaptation. Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile

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Developing collaborative leadership styles

ImagineNation

With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. Whether the goal is to get people to work together across internal boundaries, or silos, or to create high performing, seamless and collaborative operating organisational cultures. Taking the first steps towards facilitating creative collaborative conversations.

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

They become fixed, rigid and locked into their established ways, not adapting to the changes occurring around them. If we can’t adapt to changing times, we simply struggle to survive, that is the growing reality operating in today’s environment. Simply put companies ‘die’ due to their inability to adapt to change and transformation projects fail because the message somehow fails to register and never gets completed to the original objectives.

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New innovation approaches to counter the fear of Business Contagion

Paul Hobcraft

What has been changing in how we approach innovation, and have we taken the opportunity to radically revise the innovation system and process accordingly? I argue how we undertake our innovation in this significant new set of conditions needs changing.

Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management

Wazoku

Communication and engagement with employees are an essential part of business at any time. The benefits of an engaged workforce include improved employee retention and loyalty, a happier and more motivated workforce and better general well-being. Collaboration throughout the crisis.

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?

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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Top Remote Working Software Tools to Innovate & Collaborate

InnovationTraining.org

Online collaboration tools for innovative work remotely. If you and your teams have found yourselves working more remotely, you may be interested in this collection of top remote working, meeting, communication and facilitation tools that can increase your collaboration, impact, productivity, and ease while working virtually or from home. They have great collaboration tools like breakout rooms and whiteboarding that can make your meetings more engaging and interactive.

Innovation requires a more dynamic systematic approach

Paul Hobcraft

In short, innovation is the engine of change and in today’s fiercely competitive environment resisting change is dangerous. The key driver of the organization’s ability to change is innovation. This is what needs to change.

The principles that you need to know about Agile Development

mjvinnovation

The change of culture made within the company, coupled with the correct application of this approach has the power to generate a greater impact on the delivery of value through technology, leading to the success of the enterprise. The Agile manifesto. In 2001, the “ Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, was published, which gave popularity to the term ‘Agile’ and marked the beginning of the application of light software development methods. Agile

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Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. I have been privileged to work in complex and challenging change environments across a range of industry and consulting roles. Setting The Scene.

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Agile Sprint: how it brings efficiency to your business

mjvinnovation

Agile practices transform business in multiple directions, providing powerful models of product and service creation, project management, and much more. In this article, you will understand what agile practices are, what benefits this approach offers to your company. You’ll also understand how Sprint’s approach, derived from Agile, can boost results. What are Agile Practices. Cultural change of the seed through delivery. More agility. Agile

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Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing such an unprecedented change and technology is re-writing the rule book in everything we are going to do. Technology and digital are changing business dimensions significantly. Agility, adaptability & innovation. Change Management.

Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works

mjvinnovation

SAFe is an agile framework for development that has been gaining a lot of prominence among developers and managers of software projects. Acronym of Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe is an agile development framework that provides a simple and lightweight experience for the team as it is divided into three segments: Time, Program, and Portfolio. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices? Agile

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DEVELOPING 21ST-CENTURY SUPERPOWERS FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS

ImagineNation

Whilst these represent the core and foundational business management and leadership roles essential to successful organisational performance, the world has changed significantly, and traditional organisations are being severely disrupted.

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Building our understanding of the factory of the future

Paul Hobcraft

It opened my eyes to the changes within factories that are being currently undergone to get to the factory of the future. I have been learning what has happened in the past 12 months to change our perception of Manufacturing and the factories we need in the future.

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The ability to tackle those larger societal problems within an ecosystem, or combine unique resources to overcome a complex challenge you are incapable of solving alone, do have greater potential in a collaborative adaptive system. Applying ecosystem thinking offers you the collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional channels of delivery, or restricted to only utilizing your existing infrastructure.

MAKING GAMIFICATION ACCESSIBLE – BRINGING NEWNESS TO CORPORATE LEARNING

ImagineNation

In 2012 Gartner predicted that – Gamification combined with other technologies and trends, gamification would cause major discontinuities in innovation, employee performance management, education, personal development, and customer engagement.

Transforming What? Delivering Future Impact

Paul Hobcraft

The work to be done is how well it can adapt to change. In today’s global market, with its rapid technology diffusion, disruptive and constant change with an emphasis on servicing the work to be done is more important than the work done and intangible assets are fundamental to this.

Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Images and Metaphors — Finding the Right Agile Organization Design. Mid–sized and larger organizations often struggle immensely with finding an organization design that allows them to grow and stay agile at the same time. Next to the understandable fear of interfering with an established system that has been in place and worked well for so long, there are also oftentimes misconceptions as to what agile really means. Engage an entire organization around that image.

BEING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE

ImagineNation

Some of us have been hit very, very hard, by the impact of the pandemic exacerbated by the rate of exponential change. Breaking down silos that add to many of our member’s current states of disconnection and loneliness, and inhibit connection and collaboration.

What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I was catching up with my collaborate and sparring partner on “all things innovating”, Jeffrey Phillips and within our recent conversation, some of our discussions sort of triggered a reflection back to some fundamental work we undertook some years back. A belief that has not changed. Jeffrey and I believed, even more so today , that the innovation space needs a common starting point – a collaborative reference model.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview

No matter how you get work done, whether it’s Agile, traditional waterfall, Lean, or something in between, organizations must be able to establish an innovation culture where ideas are collected, evaluated, prioritized, and then turned into amazing products, services, and efficiencies that your business and your customers want. For innovation management, you need to: Create and submit challenges: Engage all employees, customers, and partners throughout the innovation process.

DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION

ImagineNation

As we move towards the beginning of a new year in the cycle of seasonal changes, here in Melbourne, Australia, it is summer, a time for accelerating growth. What causes disconnection and how might we manage it to be more mentally tough and emotionally agile in an extremely uncertain future?

INNOVATION TEAMS DONT INNOVATE!

ImagineNation

In last month’s blog , we reinforced and validated the importance and role of collaboration, and described the range of emerging new, inspirational, and adaptive models that lean into complexity and catalyse and embed sustainable innovative workplace culture change. Collaboration.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

A few years back, experts noted that the changes associated with the 4IR would come at an unprecedented rate yielding incredible results for those who truly embraced them. It is equally holding a new form of innovation back, one that is highly collaborative where partners come together to work on more complex problems. The biggest reason is dealing with the fear of the unknown – a lesson in 4IR change management. The internal change is slow.