GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Click on the course title to register.

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. Of course not. Agility Is Reactionary, Not Proactive .

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GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. Innovation Intensive .

The Art of Agile

etventure

In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context. We love Agile at etventure – but we also understand it can create stress and confusion. What is Agile?

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Agile Learners are ideal for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. Agile learners are potentially ideal for what is needed to manage innovation.

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Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Why take a course on innovation? List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Why take a course on innovation? List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks.

Congratulations to the new Agile Innovation Managers 2017!

ITONICS

Once again, the Innovation Alliance successfully trained employees as Agile Innovation Managers. Everyone agrees that the training provided new, practice-oriented incentives and insights (and of course lots of fun). The post Congratulations to the new Agile Innovation Managers 2017!

An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

Although I was attending as a sponsor/exhibitor for Indigo Studio, I did manage to break away to go to the “There’s more than one way to skin a cat: Integrating UX into an Agile environment” session. As sometime director of Design at Infragistics, I personally have had first hand experience trying to integrate UX into an existing, established Agile engineering process with large-ish teams. I recently attended UXPA 2013 in D.C.

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Oh, The Things you Can Thunk

The Human Factor

Most of all, we need to expose ourselves (legally and appropriately of course) so that others understand our thinking process, and then encourage them to push back with their perspectives. Seuss has always been one of my favorite authors, especially his book Oh, The Thinks You Can Think.

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Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

The Human Factor

All the company bigwigs got together, hammered out the goals for the upcoming year, and set the course in stone. agility implementation Innovation Strategic Agility/Planning strategic plan strategies Your Brain. What is strategy?

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Oh, The Things you Can Thunk

The Human Factor

Most of all, we need to expose ourselves (legally and appropriately of course) so that others understand our thinking process, and then encourage them to push back with their perspectives. Seuss has always been one of my favorite authors, especially his book Oh, The Thinks You Can Think.

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Is Winning a Secret in Your Organization?

The Human Factor

Why does your current plan represent the best course of action/end state? Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinIt feels really good to win – in business as well as sports and almost any other endeavor.

Get Ready to Win in 2018

The Human Factor

Why does your current plan represent the best course of action for getting there? 5 – Keep working on strategic agility. Developing strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – starts with constantly monitoring changes in your industry.

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Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

The Human Factor

All the company bigwigs got together, hammered out the goals for the upcoming year, and set the course in stone. agility implementation Innovation Strategic Agility/Planning strategic plan strategies Your Brain. What is strategy?

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Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

There are laughs of course, but that’s incidental to the ideas being furiously written down in notebooks. ” What I mean is you could use Improv problem solving tools with Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or CPS. Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving.

Balancing the Big Picture and the Details

The Human Factor

The big picture is all about charting a course for the organization to win. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinBy Holly G. Green, CEO, The Human Factor, Inc.

Using Your Brain to Sell

The Human Factor

This is obvious; of course they see it. agility Communications goals Performance Excellence Sales today's economy Using Your Brain winning destination modeling Holly G. Green Pause-Think-Focus sales Science of Thinking selling strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

Integrating UX into the Product Backlog

Boxes and Arrows

Teams moving to agile often struggle to integrate agile with best practices in user-centered design (UCD) and user experience (UX) in general. Agile methods were developed without consideration for UX best practices. Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide.

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3 Tips for Picking the Right Photos for your Business

The Human Factor

And a major component of crafting a professional image is, of course, the kinds of photos that you opt to use on your website and your marketing materials. Photos can, of course, be edited to create the right kind of ambiance. Image via Pixabay.

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Practice Your Way to Winning in 2015

The Human Factor

Purposefully seeking data that “proves you wrong” can help with mid-course corrections (before it’s too late), and can often prevent bad decisions before they get fully implemented. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

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Give yourself a better financial tomorrow

The Human Factor

There are risks, of course, in whatever investment route you go down, but through planning and research, you can minimise the risks to help you gain a sizeable return on the money you lay down at the outset. You don’t want to be working for the entirety of your life chasing money.

How to Befriend Digital: A Continuous Improvement Story

Inceodia

Of course we’ll tackle these efforts eventually, because we need our business to succeed. Both Lean and Agile provide a road-map for continuous improvement that don’t take a great deal of training or expertise to implement.

Implementing Big Business Leadership In A Small Business

The Human Factor

Then develop employees in those areas by: Educating them through courses, conferences, seminars and reading materials. Today’s companies need to move fast with focus and flexibility (a concept I call strategic agility).

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

The orchestration does not follow the picture of a symphony orchestra, but the concept of jazz improvisation: In the best case world class musician (= different digital units) create a fresh interpretation (= innovation) live on stage (= agile) with their audience (= customer-centered).

What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Culture?

ImagineNation

It is a useful and important agile concept, that allows developer to reduce the time lag and costs in detecting the opportunity, problem or the failure, and relaying the detection back to the responsible developer to iterate and pivot the next phase of its development.

Centralizing vs. Decentralizing Innovation

Integrative Innovation

In the light of increasing demand for ‘self-organization’ and ‘agile organizations’, there is a lot of discussion around centralizing vs. decentralizing ownership and decision-making – in particular when it comes to corporate innovation.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Of course, this new team will make for interesting dynamics (read: conflict). Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability?

Don't Let Your Corporate Accelerator Fail—a Blueprint for Success [Part II]

Rocketspace

Corporate accelerators are invaluable for helping large, complex organizations stay agile into today's fast-growing economy. Here are three steps to help you avoid and course-correct potential mistakes and build a path to success.

10 Clichés Leaders Use (and How to Avoid Them)

The Human Factor

If the company was at fault, help the employee determine a course of action. Green Pause-Think-Focus Sarah Landrum strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinHolly welcomes guest blogger Sarah Landrum-.

Solving people’s innovation problems

ImagineNation

This manifests and festers with their already “fractured attention” in denying that real changes are needed, embeds risk adversity and justifies sustaining the status quo.They may even appoint an innovation manager and seek short term training solutions to tick off their innovation “to do” list, and of course, this does not solve people’s innovation problems.

Brain Biases: Tricks or Treats?

The Human Factor

But when faced with an unclear decision or situation, the more prudent course of action may be to pause for a moment and examine our biases. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinDo you believe in ghosts? If so, you’re not alone.

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How to Suck at Winning

The Human Factor

Of course, leadership never overtly says, “We’re playing not to lose.” Green Pause-Think-Focus Play to win strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinA while back, I wrote a blog about how to suck at leadership.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

In the course of this first month of 2016, I was asked a couple of times what my prospects are for the year ahead when it comes to key innovtion issues.

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Is Winning a Secret in Your Organization?

The Human Factor

Why does your current plan represent the best course of action/end state? Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinIt feels good to win – in business as well as sports and almost any other endeavor. We all know winning when we see it or feel it.

Improve Employees’ Productivity with these Tools and Apps

The Human Factor

During the course of your meeting or information session, you can use PingPong to create questions, share them with your employees and ask them to respond. agility Communications employees Innovation social media strategies Holly G.

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Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

Small companies can of course go it alone and become the big players of tomorrow, however the vast majority of small company exits are through trade sales to larger customers. As outlined in earlier posts , organizations need to balance exploitation (i.e.

Brain Biases: Tricks or Treats?

The Human Factor

But when faced with an unclear decision or situation, the more prudent course of action may be to pause for a moment and examine our biases. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinDo you believe in ghosts? If so, you’re not alone.

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How to Suck at Winning

The Human Factor

Of course, leadership never overtly says, “We’re playing not to lose.” Green Pause-Think-Focus Play to win strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinA while back, I wrote a blog about how to suck at leadership.

Smart, fast, innovative and digital

RTI Innovation Advisors

Digital transformation means creating new processes, managing data more effectively, automating processes which should enable speed and agility, but in many cases simply reinforces the status quo and blocks agility and change.

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How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

leaders will foster a transparent and creative culture that isn’t afraid of agile changes and evolution. This could mean investing in: Specialist training courses.

The conflict between digital transformation and speed

RTI Innovation Advisors

Just one more post about the importance of speed and agility and I'll leave this tired trope alone. Of course many companies are just beginning this journey, and are learning how to make sense of the data they generate and obtain new insights.

Remove the Pump Handle. Find the Root Cause.

Destination Innovation

The top leaders were dissatisfied with the level of creativity, agility and innovation in the business. In August 1854, there was a deadly outbreak of cholera in the Soho district of central London. Cholera leads to diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration, and in many cases to death.