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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Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

The above quote is just one of the numerous motivational phrases scattered in frames here at MJV Marketing. Around here, we are champions in promoting changes and taking ideas off the drawing board … but it wasn’t always like that. Our marketing team has grown a lot over the years. MJV Marketing: A World of Challenges. Before Agile, MJV’s marketing team encountered many difficulties in dealing with its routine challenges.

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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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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. Reading about how others approach the global market can be equally intriguing and frustrating. What was number one on the list of attributes central to effective global market leadership? Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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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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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. Reduced go-to-market time for projects, products, or services. Learn more: Remote team management: how agile practices can help! Agile tools for remote teams. Agile Remote Work

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Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban and Design Sprint: how to combine agile practices and gain more efficiency

mjvinnovation

We all know that agile methodologies are not written in stone. In reality, we are talking about a set of practices that should be used to manage projects and demands to adapt to changes and gain efficiency quickly. The practice is very common within agile logic.

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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. What is agility really?

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Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

For example: How to allocate marketing spend across products, geographies, and customer segments to different marketing programs/channels in order to best optimize a marketing strategy. What marketing or pricing offers to make different cohorts of customers based on the specific strategy for the context of that customer (segment, product relationship, geography, etc.). These decisions are critical to agile enterprises yet often have the most fragmented technology.

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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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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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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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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. Move beyond agility.

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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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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?

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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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!

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

The folks at Armada Corporate Intelligence profiled a Bloomberg Businessweek story on Fanatics , the sports apparel manufacturer and marketer, in its Inside the Executive Suite. Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Agile Strategy and Disruptive Innovation.

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. And they are employed in areas such as IT, HR, Marketing and Sales, among others.

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Does the Stock Market Inhibit Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Will the same team of people who were so agile and entrepreneurial in the start-up become even more innovative once they have some capital and recognition behind them? At the same time, he found no change in the scale of innovation, as measured by the number of patents. His conclusion is that these results suggest that the transition to public equity markets leads firms to reposition their R&D investments toward more conventional and safer projects.

Strategic Agility – 3 keys to getting clear in ambiguity

The Human Factor

In today’s hyper-paced and chaotic world, few things are more important to success than the ability to respond quickly to sudden changes in external forces, market conditions, or customer needs. Whether the disruption comes from a pandemic, the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest.

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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. SAFe was developed in 2011 to help software development teams put better products on the market faster. 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 Frameworks: learn how they work in practice

mjvinnovation

Agile Frameworks help the business team experience an Agile mindset in practice. With Agile Frameworks, business processes become more dynamic, staggering business values and productivity. 5 Most used Agile Frameworks. Uses stages or development cycles – called sprints – that allow quality in deliveries and possibility of requirements changing throughout the process. Agile

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

Facebook continues to hold nearly 20% of the digital ad market while Facebook-owned Instagram (5%), Twitter (1%), and Snapchat (1%) lag behind. It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility. While we often prioritize the dynamic elements of agility?—?the

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on 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? Strategic transformation , i.e. changing the very essence of a company.

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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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Change the Bank: banking industry rules are changing

mjvinnovation

We have no way of answering that question, but we know that the truth is this: the rules of the financial market are changing, and it’s no surprise. Why then, is there still resistance to Changing the Bank? But what is Change the Bank? The 4 keys to change.

How agile practices can solve remote team management problems

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will reflect on the challenges of remote team management and how agile practices can help you make the transition efficiently. In most cases, this requires a good change in the corporate mindset, employees can no longer work within the reach of their leader’s eyes, and that outdated mindset must be overcome. . Agile’s best practices to manage your team remotely. Sprints are the key to managing an Agile team.

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What are the new marketing roles?

mjvinnovation

No matter what segment of the market your company operates in, marketing is experiencing a revolution right now. In this article, we will shed some light on the new roles of Marketing. Marketing far beyond customer attraction and retention. In the last five decades, Marketing has faced and accompanied very high leaps in technology, but nothing compares to the arrival of the Internet’s overwhelming power. It is from this that the new marketing structure is built.

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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How Change Management Software Promotes Innovation

Kainexus

Agility is perhaps one of the most essential qualities of successful modern companies. The ability to adapt to changing marketing conditions and customer needs is crucial to survival in today’s hyper-competitive environment. Organizations that are prepared to change when necessary can capture new opportunities, eliminate threats, and delight customers. Change management software helps ensure that change does not become chaos.

Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

In today’s hyper-paced world, few things are more important to business success than the ability to respond quickly to sudden changes in market conditions or customer needs. Whether the disruption comes from the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest. I call this strategic agility.

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Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results

Daniel Burrus

Change Your Thinking and you will Change your Results. One example is agility, the ability to respond quickly to changing events and market conditions—a seeming silver bullet. Agility is very important, but the benefit of reacting and responding to change decreases as change itself accelerates. We are now in a period of transformational change. Change Your Thinking, Change Your Results. Take agility.

8 insights to retain customers in the financial and insurance market

mjvinnovation

These companies are always looking to be first, occupying the forefront of their market. The era of change has arrived! Our goal is to bring some quick solutions that will guide you in this moment of change, in the new paradigm taking shape. Marketing

Agile Methodologies: learn how Scrum can add value to your business

mjvinnovation

It is the ideal tool to increase productivity and efficiency, and it can be implemented in different business markets. Aiming to anticipate a project’s unpredictability through interactive cycles and regular adjustments, this agile tool ensures that the effort employed and the deliveries made are in balance with the goals set for the project. Adding value through agile methodology. Agile

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10 Excuses for Not Developing Strategic Agility

The Human Factor

In today’s warp-speed business world, strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – is no longer a competitive advantage. Afterwards, many of the questions posed to me have to do with how to develop more agile organizations that can respond quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs. Clearly, today’s business leaders understand the need to develop strategic agility. Or just gets faster, stronger and more agile?

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Speed-to-Market vs Market Readiness

Business Innovation Design

When it comes to launching new products and services in the market, especially in the new market with disruptive innovation, the same mindset is applied - get to market as soon as possible, and perhaps be the first in the market. Usually, a barrage of new companies follow suit to enter the same market offering similar value propositions - all in pursuit of capturing the market share and mind share. Move fast, break things.

Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership

mjvinnovation

Digital Disruption has had a major effect on the agendas of CEOs around the world because of domestic digital generations and because of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple), companies that have revolutionized the entire market using 100% digital solutions. The Internet of Things , Blockchain, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are just a few examples of innovations that have come off the drawing board and are already completely changing the way companies do business.

How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

According to the human capital research firm I4CP , more than half of the surveyed companies had recently or are currently undergoing a major cultural change. Unfortunately, less than 15% rated the change initiative as highly successful and only 1 in 25 said the venture was very highly successful. Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change. Developed a change model that emphasized the values and behaviors needed: 42.7%

Which pace of change to align to?

Jeffrey Phillips

You've heard it before - the pace of change is accelerating. Change is real, and change is accelerating. Whether we are talking about change in your global markets, in your industry or in your customer base, change is everywhere. The real question isn't: should we change? The question isn't even: should we become more agile or more nimble? It's "which change benchmark should we pay attention to?"

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Change Management Strategy – 35 Articles for Your Change Agent Role

BrainZooming

We’ve written a tremendous amount about change and change management strategy since the Brainzooming blog’s inception. Just HOW MUCH have we written on change management strategy? Well, to identify the articles listed here, a search for “change” on the blog yielded eighty-six PAGES of articles. I reviewed all eighty-six pages to develop our change management strategy primer. 35 Articles on Change Management Strategy in a Change Agent Role.

We Need More Agile Leaders!

Idea Champions

Each and every day in corporate America, new technologies, new world markets, and new competitors arise at a faster pace than ever before. Help your senior teams become agile/. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.". Agile leaders are skillful at responding to the demands of accelerating change. Dealing with change is not a problem for them. Not only do agile leaders understand the phenomenon of change, they embrace it.

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