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. Agility for me is vital, it allows us to increasingly be adaptive in an uncertain world. They have identified eighteen practices for organizational agility.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

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

Paul Hobcraft

I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design. So the thinking intent of searching for a new innovation design had some framing assumptions that can leverage where we are to move towards a new future.

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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. The need to have a new cycle of innovative design. Can we design a totally ‘adaptive’ innovation process to fit the specific need?

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Collaboration is the new competitive advantage

IdeaSpies

A Radical Shift Toward Design. Yet today we’re seeing a radical shift toward design as a driver of value. Rather,it is their products’ design—how they interface with both users and other products and services—that makes them valuable.

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. 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. Based on a combination of agile and lean principles, it calls for close collaboration and alignment between teams and aims to centralize decision-making.

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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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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.

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

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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. More agility. 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

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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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. This required the design team to work a “Sprint&# (month long iteration) ahead of the development team.

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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.

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 Design

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.

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

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

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.

Coaching for Innovation Agility to Affect Profound Change

Innovation Excellence

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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. This is why the term human-centric design has become so prominent.

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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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.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

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. Such a learning platform will also facilitate collaborative action and the new partnership between companies and governments.

The role Human Resources can play in Innovation and its needed Design

Paul Hobcraft

I believe within our human resource groups they must provide the people solution to building innovation capacity, they should contribute to providing lasting design impact and central engagement role in building innovation into the core fabric of the organisation.

The role Human Resources can play in Innovation and its needed Design

Paul Hobcraft

I believe within our human resource groups they must provide the people solution to building innovation capacity, they should contribute to providing lasting design impact and central engagement role in building innovation into the core fabric of the organisation.

Cooperation for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The trick is to find another party that is complementary in product, market or brand, collaboration Creativity Innovation Leadership Open Innovation Strategy agile business innovation designOne of my Polish agricultural machinery clients was having a hard time.

A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

We really do have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. A more integrated solution that takes our understanding of innovation and how to manage it, into the realms of ecosystems and platforms in its design and thinking. Just remember a new innovation design needs to be radical, totally connected and resource rich. The post A new cycle of innovation design appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Three Keys To Meeting The Challenge of Multi-Platform Product Development

Innovation Excellence

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Creating cooperation & belonging: Are you living up to your promise?

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Innovation Leadership agile business innovation designAs I travel the world helping businesses to create communities of cooperation and innovation I sometimes wonder why we have not been able to solve the world’s Big Hairy Audacious problems together. We potentially have the knowledge, the resources and the technology to do so, but hunger, overpopulation, poverty and pollution are still on the rise.

An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

Although I was attending as a sponsor/exhibitor for Indigo Studio, I did manage to break away to go to the “There’s more than one way to skin a cat: Integrating UX into an Agile environment” session. As sometime director of Design at Infragistics, I personally have had first hand experience trying to integrate UX into an existing, established Agile engineering process with large-ish teams. I recently attended UXPA 2013 in D.C.

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