The Best Templates for Agile Methodology


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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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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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.

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

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. Integrating Agile Approaches into Waterfall Cultures.

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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.

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. Adapting to collaborating never fully in control can be unnerving. To this end a new dedicated site discussing ecosystems, platforms and our need in forming seamless customer experiences has been created in a further collaboration with Jeffrey Phillips.

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. Adapting to collaborating never fully in control can be unnerving. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Little have released an interesting report, titled “ The Age of Collaboration “ The study does a good job in synthesizing the global state of play of corporate-startup collaboration and latest findings on success requirements for its implementation. More and more corporations seek to engage with startups by pursuing corresponding activities across dedicated ecosystems and incorporating them in exploration units along with internal ventures.

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


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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Developing collaborative leadership styles


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.

Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management


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.

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


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. How can creative collaboration help “value, attention, and credibility” to the parts of a partnership? What have been some particularly successful collaborations you’ve seen or taken part in? One run by Agile Coach and Supporter Josh Briggs.

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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Collaboration During Pandemics Through The Modern Digital Workplace


So, how can organizations use digital workplace technologies to protect their employees, limit productivity losses and improve collaboration whilst ensuring security? Here are some important digital collaboration tools: Productivity suites for knowledge sharing: Office 365 and G Suite.

Agile Mindset: How to Use Sprints to Streamline Projects


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

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.

The principles that you need to know about Agile Development


According to some of the principles, in order to obtain the best results, it is necessary to: Engage with corporate leaders, managers, and the user community; Have professionals who work well in teams and are committed to continually improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of projects; Set the essential elements to refactor and eliminate the technical gap of the chosen method; Among other factors. The Agile manifesto. Understanding Agile methods. Agile

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Getting back to the Future about Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I have just finished the first of a planned series with one of my favourite long-term collaborators Jeffrey Phillips. We call this the engagement- alignment gap. Paul Hobcraft and Jeffrey Phillips in conversations around innovation.

Agile Sprint: how it brings efficiency to your business


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


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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Linking sense of innovating purpose

Paul Hobcraft

Dynamic Capabilities – opening up your thinking to dynamic capabilities by spotting and resolving the tensions, gaps, building a greater fitness landscape model that builds agility on a new pathway , strengthening and defining all the different stocks and flows.

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Building our understanding of the factory of the future

Paul Hobcraft

When we reflect on the remote work, rapid response and agility have all been tested in recent months. Sequential production has given way to a more autonomous manufacturing approach that has agility at its core. Siemens Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog Results.

Transforming What? Delivering Future Impact

Paul Hobcraft

The future of work is through exploiting the systems of engagement. We are entering the world of innovation ecosystems where broader, more complex innovation challenges, through greater collaborations can be achieved. The need to network and have greater collaborative sharing. –

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.

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.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration


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.

Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

I am working with Jeffrey Phillips , a long-term collaborator on “all things concerning innovation.” It encourages agility, adapting, being fluid and dynamic in the way to undergo innovation.

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. Collaborators can achieve solutions only by being “fully” connected up, comfortable with their data, understanding and contribution, both within their knowledge and insights. There is a strategic resistance, there is a lack of organizational agility and still not the level of commitment this is required, driven from the top.

Innovation Ecosystem Understanding through an AI-driven approach

Paul Hobcraft

We look to engage in issues and challenges that give value and impact, sometimes it works, other times less so! Siemens has a collaboration with I always find it interesting when different though-strands seem to collide.

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Listening to your employees can give you more innovation, but also more engagement


Both those needs translate, and line up, within a corporate innovation program: gathering new ideas is very important, but what is even more important is finding the right ideas and getting employees to participate and become engaged in innovation. More engagement and talent recognition.

Balancing Function, Design, Process and Structure for Creative Tension

Paul Hobcraft

Still, its need is to be far more fluid, adaptive and agile in what it processes and manages, especially in today’s challenging world, adapting to today’s challenges and working towards the future.

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How Being Agile Can Help Your Company Win In The Post-Covid Economy


A proven way to do this is through the agile process. First created in the software industry around 20 years ago, the agile methodology is widely seen as the innovation engine that drives Silicon Valley’s success, and it has now been adopted by many companies beyond the tech sector.

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Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

Agility, adaptability & innovation. Cross-discipline collaboration. Agile product development. Often you hear the request made: “Can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we are”.



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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.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

This requires a huge emphasis on collaborative efforts, promoting behaviours and matching understanding within a greater transparent organization climate and culture. This is where the engagement from the top of the organization becomes pivotal. Visual source; [link].



This means that I have been able to observe, engage with and participate, from both Israel and Australia, in the evolution of Presencing and Theory U as powerful resources and vehicles for effecting profound transformational change and learning.



To be embraced, enacted, and embodied by conscious leaders and collaborative teams in more purposeful, meaningful, and innovative ways that serve people, customers, and the common good. Join our next free “Making Innovation a Habit” masterclass to re-engage 2022!


We are searching for new pathways

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystems have suddenly become of age, as they can be formed around common concepts fairly rapidly, they can enable cross-cutting innovation to be delivered in highly collaborative ways. Business needs to explore the future is far more highly collaborative ways.

Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

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. I am not anti-Agile although I’ve been bitten a few times and feel trepidation when I hear someone singing its praises without having much experience with it. Where did Agile come from? Agile can be thought of as a risk-management strategy.

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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.