The Journey of Agile Transformation

IdeaScale

Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. Understanding agility is the first key to making it happen.

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The Journey of Agile Transformation

IdeaScale

Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. Understanding agility is the first key to making it happen. What Is Agility? Agility occurs in cycles.

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Increasing Organizational Agility

Braden Kelley

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts … Continue reading → Change Management Strategy agile agile change agile development agile project management agile software development fixedness flexibility organizational agility

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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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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

When the competition launches a new product, how you react says a lot about you as a professional and your company as an organization. This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass.

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Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

Both capabilities may exhibit some overlap, yet can basically be considered independent from each other: a company can be highly agile while lacking ambidexterity and vice versa. Those companies which lack both key capabilities must be regarded as future-unproof.

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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born. You can create a culture of agile innovation by empowering your employees.

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The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum. Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. Agile as an umbrella.

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Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

In order for innovation to be a viable undertaking for any company, the outcomes of the innovation need to be maximized, while the risk involved needs to be contained as much as possible. The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. Agile development Business Model Innovation Design Thinking lean startup Agile Development design thinking

What distinguishes agile from traditional ways of working?

Lead Innovation

As companies need to act faster and more flexibly, more and more companies are questioning traditional project management methods. Agile working promises to make companies more dynamic. Read in this blog post how agile work differs from traditional work and which projects are suitable for it. Agile innovation management

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Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

By dealing with requests from several sectors of the company, acting as an internal agency and executing the entire marketing strategy, the prioritization of demands was always complicated. Besides, the department itself has ambitious goals to achieve better results for the company.

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Agile Coach: What is the role of this professional?

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will see what exactly agile coach does, what benefits it can bring and how to take it to your company. What an Agile Coach does within an Agile team. The Benefits of an Agile Coach for Your Organization. Skills of an Agile Coach. Agile

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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. Going forward, Planbox and Imaginatik will combine their solutions to create a best of breed agile innovation management solution. Imaginatik is a public company traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: IMTK.L)

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Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Did the people who came up with the innovative, billion-dollar idea for Uber or Airbnb use agility? Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

Jeffrey Phillips

But all of this rule breaking begs a few questions: Who is setting these 'rules' Where are they written down How might we restructure or rethink the rules Are these rules really just the embodiment of culture, past thinking and lethargy What are the "new rules" about how we should structure and manage companies for maximum efficiency I think this idea of rule breaking is inarticulate and often just a lazy trope.

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Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

In short, you use agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Put them in context with the concept of agility. Agility doesn’t allow you to innovate and jump ahead of the competition. Did Kickstarter become a dominant force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile? Was agility the driving force bhind Facebook’s dominance in social media? The reason is that agility is a form of reaction to an outside force.

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Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

In order for innovation to be a viable undertaking for any company, the outcomes of the innovation need to be maximized, while the risk involved needs to be contained as much as possible. The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Agile Development Business Model Innovation design thinking lean startup

Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban and Design Sprint: how to combine agile practices and gain more efficiency

mjvinnovation

We all know that agile methodologies are not written in stone. The practice is very common within agile logic. We suggest reading our ebook “Design Thinking and Agile” so that you can go deeper into this subject and understand how these methodologies work together!

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From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful

mjvinnovation

Where DT can’t reach, Agile can compensate and vice versa. Agile: Make Tangible and build. Since you have a well-defined idea (through Design Thinking), Agile will clear a path towards your idea by removing obstacles that stand in your way. Agility is a mindset.

Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. Her biography shows that when she was 19, still a sociology student, she founded her organization consulting company, KonMari Media Inc. .

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The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts of it to create agile change or agile marketing or other such things. Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it?

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Strategic Agility – 3 keys to getting clear in ambiguity

The Human Factor

Whether the disruption comes from a pandemic, the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest.

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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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Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. Along with the recap, Inside the Executive Suite offered sixteen strategic thinking questions inspired by the Fanatics case study that you can use to explore agile strategy options within your own organization. Developing an Agile Strategy.

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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The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

In a company structure such as Google, when someone has an idea, they don’t require approval from higher up to chase it – they let the data provided from the results of their experiments do the talking. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

Moreover, companies have gotten better at competing asymmetrically, blurring the definitions of who a company is even competing against. It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility. While we often prioritize the dynamic elements of agility?—?the

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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. Company culture takes time to adapt to remote life. Agile’s best practices to manage your team remotely.

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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. Agile Design Tip 2—Leading with UX Design. As explained in Why UX design is so important in agile software development , one straightforward approach is to allow UX designers to work one sprint ahead of the development team. Agile Design Tip 3—Re-thinking Up-front Design.

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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

The change of culture made within the company, coupled with the correct application of this approach has the power to generate a greater impact on the delivery of value through technology, leading to the success of the enterprise. The Agile manifesto. In 2001, the “ Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, was published, which gave popularity to the term ‘Agile’ and marked the beginning of the application of light software development methods. 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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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities? Strategic transformation , i.e. changing the very essence of a company.

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Agile Frameworks: learn how they work in practice

mjvinnovation

This is still the picture of many companies, that even when successful, do not move with promptness. 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. XP is well applied in large companies, that handle considerable database. Agile

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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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Interview with Launchstreet About How to Increase Organization Agility and Speed of Innovation

Braden Kelley

From building and running multi-million dollar businesses, advising Fortune 500 companies like Disney, Procter and Gamble and … Continue reading → Change Innovation Change Planning Toolkit Charting Change Experiment Canvas Interviews podcasts Radio Interviews Stoking Your Innovation BonfireI was fortunate enough to join Tamara Kleinberg of GoToLaunchStreet, a TED speaker and entrepreneur recently for an interview for her Launchstreet podcast.

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The Difference Between Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

As more large companies begin to embark upon audacious transformation plans and set up innovation teams, more corporate professionals are being introduced to a world in which terms like design thinking, lean, agile, pivot, experiment, fail, adapt and so on are used almost interchangeably

Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

Whether the disruption comes from the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest. I call this strategic agility. Strategic agility is the ability to quickly and appropriately respond to or drive change while maintaining flexibility and focus. agility goals Holly G.

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. This is something a large number of companies struggle with.

Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Images and Metaphors — Finding the Right Agile Organization Design. In today's volatile business environment, companies need be able to react quickly to unforeseen circumstances and to turn challenges into innovative opportunities. 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. Agile organizations display equal shares of balance and structure.

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10 Excuses for Not Developing Strategic Agility

The Human Factor

In today’s warp-speed business world, strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – is no longer a competitive advantage. Afterwards, many of the questions posed to me have to do with how to develop more agile organizations that can respond quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs. Clearly, today’s business leaders understand the need to develop strategic agility. Don’t assume that people know how to be strategically agile.

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16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies

BrainZooming

The 2018 Fast Company Most Innovative Companies issue arrived Saturday. It’s always a wonderful inspiration for strategic and creative thinking questions (plus it’s exciting that we have a current client among the companies recognized). 16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies. Agility. Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Idea Magnets Innovation Strategic Thinking Strategy Tools creative thinking Fast Company