Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Market Advisors

For years, Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath has been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated. The world is evolving too quickly for competitive advantages to last for a meaningful amount of time.

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All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation

ITONICS

Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. Technology Roadmap.

All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation

ITONICS

Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. Product and Innovation Roadmap.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

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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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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Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

My experience spans across technology-enabled strategy and implementation to enable organizations (finance, banking, insurance, retail, telecom, logistics, healthcare) create value, take out cost, and develop competitive advantage. Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to create a digital transformation strategy, a clear roadmap and build the business case as it is going to be, well, umm…… transformational. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

3 Warning Signs Your IT Strategy is All Wrong

MSSBTI

You are not seeing your IT strategy as a competitive advantage. Your IT strategy is no longer just a tool for back office operations, it is a key enabler to your business growth strategy and core to creating your competitive advantage.

If you want your employees at the forefront of innovation, let them fly free

ideas4allinnovation

How can companies be more competitive with what they have? Markets demand agility, but also addressing problems from an innovative and creative perspective; and pause and reflection are needed for this to be possible. Flying freely without hindrance is a desire most companies share.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

While CX was initially the primary catalyst for digital transformation, innovation, agility, and the pursuit of digital relevance are the new factors driving companies along the maturity model. Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

We are increasingly recognizing all the different collaborative tools increasingly at our disposal We are exploring both platforms and forming ecosystems to radically alter the competitive edge previously seen to reside inside the single company.

A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

A key need of this digital transformation is going to be asking the question of how we can build in ‘greater agility’ and what is presently stopping us from achieving this. Then it is the agility to achieve better response times to customers ‘needs, to respond to market changes quicker, to translate insights into knowledge and then into the product and service innovations that meet ever-changing needs. We really do have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design.

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

When you join a roadmap meeting and you hear people talking about the “MVP”, you better make sure they are actually talking basketball before you throw in your favorite Michael Jordan story. This approach is known as “ Agile ”. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is advancing but most of it has been designed for a different time, the old era of stable markets, predictable solutions and having a clear sense of your competition. We need to be more agile, iterative , to be encouraged to be experimenting and exploring.

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Your Digital Future Begins Now

MSSBTI

At MSS, we boil them down to: Digital Strategy & Technology Roadmap. Vendors promise flexibility and agility that allow companies to scale and rapidly adopt new solutions while deep analytics with information at their fingertips will enable better, faster decision-making.

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

The Future Shapers

The very nature of how we do business today is transforming; the new enabled technologies coming off the conveyor belt at an ever increasing pace are making business more fluid, accelerated, hazardous, competitive and connected (both locally and globally).

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Munich Re offers a real clarity to their innovating future

Paul Hobcraft

The mix of digital ingredients and having the approach to building a more agile, flexible and modular design approach gives a strong impression they are driving much innovation within the Insurance Industry.

Chief Digital Officer - To have or not to have

hackerearth

Today, companies are trying to deal with huge amounts of data, lots of tech advances, and disruptive business models in a highly competitive environment, and the thought cloud has just about burst! Digital transformation is real, today, and here to stay; there is no debate about that.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

We need to ask can this lead to disruption, ours and others for competitive advantage? The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas.

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

One team I’ve worked with helps bridge this gap on strategic projects by maintaining an “experience roadmap.” The roadmap is a collection of prototypes showing what each release will look like. Agile teams can lose the long term direction by focusing on small sprints.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

The way how new business models evolve depends to a large extent on how companies adapt their established value-added processes and structures to environmental changes and on how they face competition. The figure below highlights the benefits of network-effects for competitive advantage.

How to setup an ‘innovation team’

hackerearth

This special team needs to be strategic, tactical, agile and fast. The strategy and the roadmap towards the desired innovation-driven mode are critical. The team must be capable of capturing and interpreting market and competition insights, trends and predictions.

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Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

Leaders must change before they have to, and they must enable their organization to surf the incoming global shockwaves with intelligence, agility, strength, and command.”. “When they do, leaders and organizations can actually accelerate performance,” adds Sweetman.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

We need to ask can this lead to disruption, ours and others for competitive advantage? The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas.

5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

You Are Being Digitally Disrupted – Do Something About It

The Inovo Group

There is an apparent split between companies that find it easy to build a collaborative, customer-centric culture (smaller, more agile startup-type companies) and those that don’t (i.e.,

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform. Acts as a high-level roadmap, articulating what the organisation wants to become – guiding transformational initiatives by articulating strategic intent and setting a defined clear and understandable direction.

Designing for Harmony

Boxes and Arrows

After enjoying almost total market domination, Intuit finally was beginning to face some competition. In 1982, Scott Cook was watching his wife sit at the kitchen table struggling to balance the family checkbook.

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