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 ”. 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.

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. Taking the first steps towards facilitating creative collaborative conversations.

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.

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.

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.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

To help you in your search for the right innovation management platform, we have compiled a checklist of what to look for in an innovation management platform, complete with project collaboration and project delivery capabilities. Ideation + Delivery = Innovation.

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 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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The principles that you need to know about Agile Development

mjvinnovation

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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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. Engage an entire organization around that image.

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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. 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 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.

How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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Recognizing an innovation need

Paul Hobcraft

It is far too self-contained and not open to the collaborative environment we need today, where others outside the one organization can freely exchange and collaborate on the same platform. That is an innovative solution that needs a collaborative design to deliver.

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Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

We need to manage reskilling and upskilling to mitigate against both job losses and talent shortages but prepared the future workforce to be more nimble, agile and fluid. By taking a more outward action, even we can get re-engaged to influence and change things that can make a difference.

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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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How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

This has not been as well recognized as it is today when we attempt to make any transition, form the old ways of doing business to the new one that is highly connected, collaborative and based on our growing reliance on technology and ‘everything’ digital.

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. Where did Agile come from?

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Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. They are reliant on engaging others, focusing on their specialized areas to hand over their time to innovation.

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

Paul Hobcraft

There is a real need for a broader ecosystem approach that taps into a constellation of diverse and specialized players that all come together around a particular challenge, collaborating to deliver growing complex solutions that offer real growth value for the client.

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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.

How building Staff Capability can improve Employee Engagement

HunchBuzz

How encouraging staff to undertake qualifications can boost employee engagement. Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. This is why organisations need to develop their employees and design a more agile working process.

Customer Experience, Associate Engagement, and Continuous Improvement: A Virtuous Circle

Planview Spigit

Today, serving as Chief Solutions Architect at Spigit, I have had the opportunity of late to interview our clients who have applied collaborative ideation with their front-line employees. To understand the connection that clients make between collaborative ideation, continuous improvement, and the customer experience. Engagement serves as a sanity check for what’s important. Engagement serves as the basis for continuous improvement. Do you remember your first real job?

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

Those of dealing with greater ambiguity, of building in the needs of agility, higher levels of flexibility, curiosity and the willingness to explore and experiment and take increasing risk. It needs to be more agile and flexible.

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Ready to Drive Global Innovation?

InnovationManagement

Yet there is one question that is surprisingly overlooked in many circles - how will leaders and teams innovate and collaborate in a changing business world? Organization & Culture agile team communicate customer needs digitally connected environment engage global collaboration global innovation listen multicultural innovation recognize respond

Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019

Acuvate

New digital technologies have improved the way we analyze data, collaborate with employees, communicate and make decisions. Progressive employee engagement. Read More: Millennial Engagement in the workplace: 4 Actionable Tips.

Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

To develop a completely new site requires several teams to collaborate and this can be difficult. This case study shows how the ComputerWeekly user experience team integrated with an agile development group. At this point the development team maintained the site with an agile process.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing blurred boundaries, digital is raising the stakes and fear of missing out, it is upping the speed at which others are competing with new concepts, ideas, and engagement with customers.

Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

The whole process is highly dynamic and reliant on the ‘network effect’, and the job of the innovator is to translate this and respond in fast, nimble, agile ways, to fulfill the needs and capitalize in responsive ways. As we start to think about the next year, (is it here already?)

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

I like this extract from the New York Times: “ Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal- often innovation, problem-solving or efficiency. Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

I like this extract from the New York Times: “ Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal- often innovation, problem solving or efficiency. Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery.

Qmarkets & Amer Sports – An Innovative Partnership that Created Unprecedented Employee Engagement

Qmarkets

Amer decided to partner with Qmarkets to build and expand innovation projects that would serve the company at present and in the future, as the Qmarkets team had the agility, the capability and the speed to meet Amer’s changing needs with a variety of targeted innovation solutions.

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