Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

To get the outcomes the executives are expecting from innovation, they’d need to build an agile organization where innovation happens at scale. So, what is it exactly that makes an organization innovative and agile? Key Principles of an Agile and Innovative Organization .

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The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

There has been an awful lot to absorb when it comes to skills and how organizations need to be designed for the future. 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 ”. Agility for me is vital, it allows us to increasingly be adaptive in an uncertain world. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening

Leanstack

In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. The ultimate goal of product and business design is not developing a solution or designing the solution right, but generating repeatable growth.

Agile Management: What you should know about Management 3.0

The Future Shapers

Depending on specific leadership styles some managers will reach success while others will fail – and it has something to do with agile implementation within the company. This article speaks to agile management know-how and the leadership actions that support agile transformation.

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Design Thinking Applied to M&A Integration

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking Applied to M&A Integration. The failure rate increases due to insufficient integration design and planning or faulty integration planning. Most of the failures point to a lack of design and alignment with people’s needs. What is Design Thinking?

Society 2045’s Radically Collaborative Organizations

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045’s Radically Collaborative Organizations. If we are individuals who crave and thrive in collaborative environments, we will want to influence more collaboration. Ultimately, we want to be part of radically collaborative organizations.

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. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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Balancing Function, Design, Process and Structure for Creative Tension

Paul Hobcraft

In the fourth conversation between Jeffrey Phillips and myself around parts of the Executive Innovation Work Mat, we took on several different issues around the design, function, structure and process needs for innovation. Most of the rigidity needs to be designed out.

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Integrating ‘Agile’ Approaches into ‘Waterfall’ Cultures

InnovationTraining.org

Agile” and “Waterfall” offer us very different approaches to project management. If we can understand this set of desired outcomes, we can plan backwards from that endpoint to determine a series of steps in product or service design. Core Elements of Agile.

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5 Tips for Adding Value to Agile Design

InnovationTraining.org

Agile Design Tip 1—Clear Goals Supported by Design Research. In Some Thoughts on Design Research, Agile, and Traps Charles Lambdin stresses the importance of clearly defined goals. Design Innovative software” is not a concrete goal; it’s a vague directive. They don’t tell the team how to design, but they serve as virtual guardrails to prevent the project from careening off the road. Agile Design Tip 2—Leading with UX Design.

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Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design Examples in Healthcare

InnovationTraining.org

Explore examples of how design thinking and human-centered design has led to innovation in healthcare. Healthcare is one industry among many that can benefit from innovative thinking and human-centered design principles. Using Agile Thinking to Keep Hospitals Aligned.

Collaborative innovation as opportunity for change

The Future Shapers

This makes the processes become “co-“: collaborative, cooperative and coordinated. . Innovating is the result of a process of deep dialogue with our ego and creating alliances between different minds and ideas, where opportunities to collaborate arise.

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. The Agile approach, born among software developers and increasingly incorporated into projects and teams from different areas, offers the ability to implement a clear structure that promotes iterative development, collaboration, and a focus on quality and efficiency. ?

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

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. Ones that transforms current offerings within the participating organizations each contributing and working on a designated platform, pushing each other’s ‘edges’ of understanding, to radically alter the value proposition and deliver new customer experience.

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. Going forward, Planbox and Imaginatik will combine their solutions to create a best of breed agile innovation management solution.

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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.

Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust and needs to be designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive. I’d like to offer some views, partly looking out to the future, partly considering what is potentially within our grasp, if we step back and rethink innovation design. The need to have a new cycle of innovative design. We design the innovation system we need after we know what we are trying to achieve in the challenge or idea.

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

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile practices can be incorporated into project management, adding numerous benefits. The main agile tools.

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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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SWICH – The Six Week Innovation Challenge

InnovationManagement

The Six Week Innovation Challenge is becoming the method of choice in corporates. And it's not only innovators who love the sprint - leaders embrace it just as much. The post SWICH – The Six Week Innovation Challenge appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

The 3H builds portfolio design, outline the steps to resolve in any complex challenge, it ‘informs’ strategy and builds the business case for taking a specific direction to that ‘desired future’ If you want to read more on the three horizons then take some time out to explore the “ insights and thinking ” resource page shown under the ‘tabs’ above. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design.

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Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. In this post, we’ll share some tips and hints centered around innovation and design thinking frameworks to help you deliver an engaging and impactful experience. Agile Stand-Up.

Integrating Agility with Stability to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

When I moved on from being a high powered corporate retail executive almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. collaboration culture Design Innovation change Creativity Customers education ideas Innovation Management Management organization Strategy

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Agile vs Waterfall: what are the differences?

mjvinnovation

This makes planning and design simpler; progress is measured more easily because the full scope of the work is known in advance. And there´s more, because design is completed early in the development lifecycle, this approach lends itself to projects where multiple software components must be created (sometimes in parallel) for integration with external systems. The Agile model and its peculiarities. The positive aspects of the Agile model. Agile

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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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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

education change collaboration Creativity culture Customers Design Disruptive Innovation failure ideas Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership successWhen I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise.

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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.

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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Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

I built a team with a dedicated user researcher; information architect; interaction and visual designers and we even made a guerilla usability lab and had regular test sessions. I had worked with SCRUM before, done training with Ken Schwaber (author 1 and co-founder of the Agile Alliance) and knew a few things from experience about how to achieve some success integrating a design team within SCRUM. Where did Agile come from? Where does the designer fit into the frame?

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Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level

mjvinnovation

The key factor to help you leverage your business may be the combination of project management methodologies, such as Design Thinking and Scrum. The Benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the needs of the end user. By involving all stakeholders – with their different expertise – in the process of creating and developing new products and services (design thinking stages), the strategy ends up making more ideas and concepts tangible.

The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects. Many UX professionals seem stymied by the challenge of effectively integrating UX within an Agile development framework –but there are others in our field who have encountered the same problems yet are finding effective solutions. Frequent communication outside of standard agile interactions.

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Biased by Design

Boxes and Arrows

While my parents worked long past sunset, I played on the sidewalk of my parents’ company, Design Matters. Before it was a podcast, Design Matters—one of the first agencies in the San Francisco Bay area—was my personal experience with design. My parents were early web designers who rode the dot-com boom back when the area was still ripe with possibility. In the early days, designers came to the field with years of diverse and highly specialized professional experience.

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. More agility. Agile

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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. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices? Agile

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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. Agile’s best practices to manage your team remotely. Sprints are the key to managing an Agile team.

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Design Thinking & the Uncertain Future VUCA

The Future Shapers

Another super important part is the social reality (the market and the new consumers) that move at a speed that does not always coincide with the agility shown by the business structures and much less the products or services. Design Thinking and the premises of the future: The ambiguity associated with the lack of clarity in the exposure of the problem that gives rise to interpretations. The same conditions cause different consequences when applying the Design Thinking methodology.

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 will also do my level best to unpack the following Network Operating Model design thinking in a practical and accessible way. 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. The next step, to start new value projects, is to know which framework is most appropriate and to use them in conjunction with other methodologies, such as Design Thinking, Sprint Design and Lean. Agile

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Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage

Digital Tonto

In the past, we could dominate by accumulating resources and driving efficiency, but now it is agility and interoperability that rule the day. Related posts: The Future by Design. All Posts Management DesignA Radical Shift. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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. Ecosystem co-operations can allow you to align with others, totally outside your existing relationships, so you can enter new markets, explore new concepts and design, that would have been impossible as an individual organization.

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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Design Thinking for Innovation

Wazoku

Design thinking has become a popular topic for discussion; with industry leaders like IBM and GE embracing and embedding design thinking in their organisations, other organisations are inevitably taking note. Design thinking is first and foremost people-centred, deriving products and services to meet a genuine need. This is why the term human-centric design has become so prominent. How to do it: Design thinking can be distilled into three core components: INSIGHT.

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies

mjvinnovation

In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. The benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the end user needs. Scrum + Design Thinking. Design Thinking: the 3 phases. Agile Design Thinking