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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 ”. 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.

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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Creating a collaborative workplace culture

ImagineNation

Yet, according to Gallup , CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating a collaborative workplace culture. Compete or collaborate? Collaboration workplace culture examples.

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. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Project overview – including highly complex projects.

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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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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. EVM provides program managers with advanced project data that can help them make more informed decisions and adjustments as needed based on real-time data.

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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.

Bubble PPM | G-Cloud 10 (G10) Approved Project Portfolio Management supplier | PPM software

Bubblegroup

Bubble, a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced it has been accepted as a G-Cloud 10 (G10) supplier in the latest iteration of the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Marketplace. Project.

The Evolution Of Project Management — Trends For 2018

AureaWorks

Increasing productivity is an ever-present goal for project managers, and the evolution of the project management discipline is positioning PMs for success. Managing the performance of a project is one of the biggest challenges project managers face.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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. People make or break any project.

How building staff capability can improve employee engagement

HunchBuzz

Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. Employees working in these companies have some of the highest job satisfaction rates in the world and employee engagement is off the charts. It just goes to show that if you make the effort to cultivate your employees, you could see massive improvements and increased employee engagement will lead to talented and loyal employees. Successful organisations like Google, Microsoft and Mars Inc.

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.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

That needs understanding, and convincing those above that the setup and origination costs for each crowdsourcing challenge or project are going to contain a fair amount of the costing. 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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Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

That needs understanding, and convincing those above that the set up and origination costs for each crowdsourcing challenge or project are going to contain a fair amount of the costing. Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing a significant acceleration of innovative collaborations through ecosystems. A more opening out, forming more connections into customers, engaging with them.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

Examples: Business model development, platform/ecosystem innovation, basic technology research & development, startup engagement, innovation intelligence. Do internal ideas and projects that threaten to cannibalize the current business model get squashed – or nurtured?

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

We are moving towards a new management of innovation where ‘greater’ collaboration is fueling new business models built on platforms, formed around ecosystems of communities with vested interest, contributing and extracting value.

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

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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Opening up our innovation to stay relevant

Paul Hobcraft

We are opening up our thinking in where and with whom, to collaborate. We are searching for more collaborative innovation (external orientation) combining external partners into more ‘collective thinking’. Collaborations are definitely adding value into the innovation equation.

Aligning Organizations for Digital Transformation

Integrative Innovation

Nearly 80% of respondents from digitally maturing companies say their companies are actively engaged in efforts to bolster risk taking, agility, and collaboration.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

Consultants are not addressing many of the changes occurring and ignoring opportunities to adapt to different circumstances, they are simply not putting up a strong case of their engagement by redesigning their business models or opening themselves up to different forms of collaboration.

A Model for Integrative Innovation Management

Integrative Innovation

Examples: Business model development, platform/ecosystem innovation, basic technology research & development, startup engagement, innovation intelligence. Do internal ideas and projects that threaten to cannibalize the current business model get squashed – or nurtured?

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

3 Meaningfully Engages and Involves Employees. 5 Keys to Engaging Employees in Innovation Strategy – Our Buy-In Manifesto. 5 Employee Engagement Ideas When Turnover Is High. 6 Stays Agile. Creating Strategic Impact – 15 Resources on Strategic Agility.

Dozens of Ways to Fast Forward Your Implementation Plan

BrainZooming

Have you engaged key audiences to move forward aggressively? When things haven’t gone as expected, is your organization agile enough to change the direction? Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Communication Ebook Implementation Performance Strategic Planning Strategy Tools

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What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Culture?

ImagineNation

The focus is on iterating and steering the project to success as it develops, rather than creating a lot of software before showing it to the end user – to minimize the risks involved in their acceptance of it.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Recent research has confirmed successfully disrupting as well as outperforming companies to be significantly more engaged in business model innovation. Co-Innovation and startup engagement. Another way is to “outsource” exploration through external engagement with startups.

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Reinventing the Entrepreneurship Game

ImagineNation

Models & replicates how successful entrepreneurs lead & build entrepreneurial companies that accelerate access to new markets & ultimately become scalable, high-growth businesses, within collaborative eco-systems. The power of team cohesion & collaboration.

Agnes Sävenstedt

Innovation 360 Group

Builds change management and knowledge transfer into consulting engagements to ensure client embraces results. Agile process development. Project management. Collaborative platforms. Director-Level Consultant. Background.

Leveraging talent in the fourth industrial revolution

ImagineNation

Outlining an inclusive vision, mission & strategy that support speed, agility, learning, collaboration, teaming & networking – as the key levers for effecting organizational productivity & performance improvements. Valuing collaboration over individual effort.

Agnes Sävenstedt

Innovation 360 Group

Builds change management and knowledge transfer into consulting engagements to ensure client embraces results. Agile process development. Project management. Collaborative platforms. Director-Level Consultant. Background.

How to Avoid Innovation Blockers and Activate Amplifiers

Innovation 360 Group

Every innovation project begins with a series of design choices, but each of these choices has implications for the sort of blocks you can expect to encounter along the path. They are able to design an innovation project in line with top level strategic goals.

Digital Transformation: The Why, What & How For Transformational Leaders…

The Future Shapers

They engaged, empowered, energised, excited and rallied their people behind a meaningful cause – and compelling story of the future. Each organisations path to a new more agile digital operating model is unique. Setting The Scene: The Digital Leader.

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Building the Core Competencies for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

A dedicated site has been put together to understand the potentially different innovation types (in collaboration with Jeffrey Phillips over at Ovo Innovation ).It These need to be recognized as constantly fluid, adaptive and agile.

3 key factors to increase eNPS: how to attain committed talent

ideas4allinnovation

Engagement is a key indicator of an organization’s health. When it exists, it retains talent in the organization, attracts external talent, and results in employees that are engaged in the work they do. Better engagement, more committed talent.

Choosing your direction of travel

Paul Hobcraft

You do get tired of hearing “we are looking to become a value-creating solution provider”, yet the willingness to really create collaborative networks is still stuck in the “us and them” mentality. We need to engage differently. We need to engage differently.

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