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. Agile development has been around since the 90s, and became popular shortly after the turn of the millennium, when the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was formulated and signed by Kent Beck and 16 fellow software developers. What is Agile? Before Agile.

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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. The answer situates itself within the Lean approach to product development.

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Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

On the one hand you have a growing apathy and disenchantment towards the banks which of course hasn’t been helped by the recent LIBOR, PPI, Forex or Bank Charge scandals. Business Models Competition Disruptive Innovation Entrepreneurship Ideation Innovation Open Innovation Product Developments Start Ups Venture Capital banking business strategy cio disruption disruptive innovation fintech

Top 5 Innovation TV Shows

Robert Brands

Innovation takeaway: Innovation within a company should not be limited to corner-office executives, product experts, engineering departments, and Research & Development teams. When the undercover bosses worked with bottom-level employees at their organizations, they often learned that professional expertise and diplomas on the wall alone doesn’t lead to innovation and new product development. Innovation on TV: The Top 5 Innovation-Inspired Shows .

How to Incorporate Client Feedback into Your Product Roadmap and Plan for Iteration

AureaWorks

Regardless of the project’s scope or your company’s size, product development requires client feedback. This applies both to external customers who are buying from your company or other teams within your organization that have requested the product. Without involving these stakeholders in the project, the design and development teams will inevitably double their workload when the prototypes — or worst-case, the finished products — are returned for adjustments.

Conditions for innovation to succeed

Jeffrey Phillips

Can we rank them and decide which ones need more development? For example, one of the biggest idea killers is the inability for many companies to take really good ideas and get them prioritized in the existing product development process.

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"T" time for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

The efficient, effective environment isn't a good development platform for new thinking and new ideas. Your existing product or service development programs are likely overworked and will reject ideas or solutions that require new capabilities. Of course there are other ways to get ideas, primarily from third parties or by acquiring intellectual property, and those are right for some situations and conditions, but this option is relevant only part of the time.

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Be Innovative if You Want to Drive Innovation

IdeaScale

We work with clients to materialize their Design Thinking processes like we did with our customers at SAP , achieve their Agile product development and research operations, and implement business viability assessments based on COSTAR or Business Model Canvas. Each has a set of required conditions for successful execution, and even when these are met some simply run their course.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has gone from being islands of knowledge, developing new products and services exclusive to that one company, then quickly copied by the competitors, into something radically different. There are significant shifts underway towards digital innovation in R&D and new-product development. Of course, this shift requires really big changes in strategy, operations, the organization and in each individuals orientation.

The problem with corporate innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

Larger organizations lack the freedom and agility that smaller organizations have. Yet on the other hand they are expected to grow revenues, differentiate and create valuable new products and services. Further, even if the organization gets better at generating ideas, they haven't resolved how to commercialize good ideas quickly, due to long decision making and product development processes. Can the ideas or concepts they generate enter the product development process?

Which pace of change to align to?

Jeffrey Phillips

I can present all of the technology adoption charts , the fascinating nuggets of data that tell you how quickly different products or technologies were acquired by millions of customers. The question isn't even: should we become more agile or more nimble? The answer to that one is "yes" as well, and (shameless plug) I wrote a book about how to become more nimble, agile and innovative. Of course you can ignore change and hope for the best, but hope is rarely a good strategy.

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Future Banking: what will bank agencies look like in the future?

mjvinnovation

These companies brought the user to the center of the product development process and, with high doses of usability research, encouraged the creation of innovative, convenient, and therefore more adherent digital solutions. The other 40% is done in branches, of course.

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Insights from Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019

ITONICS

This process might require a deeper understanding of the context of the data, and, of course, an ability to link it to a business value proposition. Bernd Blumoser, from Siemens AI Lab , shared how setting up a lab and leveraging agile sprints helped them to identify use cases for AI across the business units of Siemens. Imagine if a company-funded every single new product idea coming from employees, without asking any questions.

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The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

It turned out compelling to me, given the inherent conditions a large company operates in, that decoupling explorative innovation (such as the development of new-to-the-company technologies and/or business models) from innovating the existing core business is mandatory for an organization in order to establish a balanced and sustainable innovation capability. This requires risk taking, of course, since no one can foresee the outcome or results of such initiatives.

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Serve People Organized Chaos. They Will Thrive.

Innovation Excellence

And Agility For All. The first thing that you would notice about them is that people’s work revolves around a key concept, agility. Say, you are not an agile organization. If agility is, indeed, the oxygen to survive overtime, how can we inject more and more of it into your company? It is not exhaustive, of course. Yes, resist the temptation to involve the C room for all development gates. By David Bruel & Frank Pagano. Spoiler Alert.

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GovTech Leaders 2020: What Does GovTech Really Need?

CREATORS

Of course, we are aware that we might have missed some incredible people?—?we Digital Innovation in Government, Development Bank of Latin America CAF Currently, the GovTech market is estimated to be worth over $400 billion. We have just published the GovTech Leaders 2020 list.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

What it is: One of the most challenging aspects of innovation for most companies is not the generating of ideas, or the development of new innovations. Even if they have agreed on the importance of innovation and have set up teams or departments to develop new value-adding, innovative products and services, these products may end up never being launched because nobody in the existing business units will take responsibility and take the risk of launching them.

Shifting Innovation Perspectives for 2019

The Future Shapers

7] That suggests that innovation may still be viewed as linked to product rather than whole organisation capability, thereby limiting the chance of optimal outcomes. Elsewhere Southwest Airlines has developed an innovation academy with a view to leveraging human-centred design practices in order to inspire innovation and agile thinking and devolve innovation through best practices. Strategy – Product Development.

Atelier Louis Zero: Spot, Play, Go,… Zero!

Innovation Excellence

She naturally joined Louis Zero’s team as Shake my Firm project manager and then took on the development of Louis Zero workshop as a whole. Born at the end of the economic monarchy, Louis Zero is a strategic design workshop that designs impactful products, services and business models.

Atelier Louis Zero: Spot, Play, Go,… Zero!

Innovation Excellence

She naturally joined Louis Zero’s team as Shake my Firm project manager and then took on the development of Louis Zero workshop as a whole. Born at the end of the economic monarchy, Louis Zero is a strategic design workshop that designs impactful products, services and business models.

The fallacy of "modern" management when it comes to innovation management

Moves the Needle

Today, the cost and time it takes to build, launch, and deliver new products at scale is lower than ever. They have more companies to choose from, more models for each product, as well as vast quantities of information on quality, functionality, value, and so on. This process worked best with relatively simple products with few differentiating factors between models and well-understood market demand. This wasn’t just for the product, but for the entire company.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

How to develop a clear strategy in the context of digital transformation? Accepting that every factor of a company (customer, employees, products, etc.) Recommendations also concern to taking control of your leadership positioning, leveraging the potential of the customers and, of course, all the above-mentioned steps should be supported by a sustainable business strategy. As a result, you can develop resulting fields of action. By Andreas Rusnjak.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

*This post originally appeared on Mind the Product. We’ve learned from the collapse of Kodak, Blockbuster, RadioShack and other once-prominent organizations that a corporate culture designed to uphold and manage existing success can actually become the arch nemesis of an enterprise that needs to be agile in order to evolve to meet the needs of quickly changing global markets. Stop focusing on products and start focusing on problems Problems are goldmines.

5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

*This post originally appeared on Mind the Product. We’ve learned from the collapse of Kodak, Blockbuster, RadioShack and other once-prominent organizations that a corporate culture designed to uphold and manage existing success can actually become the arch nemesis of an enterprise that needs to be agile in order to evolve to meet the needs of quickly changing global markets. Stop focusing on products and start focusing on problems.

A Beginner’s Guide to Web Site Optimization—Part 2

Boxes and Arrows

In this case, plan how to communicate and launch the change permanently to production. The creation of a new optimization test may follow a process that is similar to your overall product development lifecycle. We used the following list as a loose prioritization guideline: Recent product releases , or pages that have not yet undergone optimization. shopping cart checkout pages, detail pages of your most expensive products, etc…).

Management Innovation:  Busting Bureaucracy

Strategos

While most of the client work that Strategos does is aimed at business model innovation, in recent years we have developed a principle-based approach to Management Innovation (see Mercy Salaz’s blog, Scope Creep ) and used this approach on several internal processes and practices such as product development. But there were, of course, unintended consequences that eventually resulted in today’s apathetic workforce. Management Innovation.

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

The Future Shapers

They have the infrastructure, know-how, and processes to get an innovative new product into the hands of millions of customers around the world almost instantly. That is always true of course but especially so for larger enterprises. If you have long product development cycles (like, say, Boeing or a pharmaceutical company), you need to be looking far out on the time horizon to assess technologies because you have to act now to be capable of responding to a threat in ten years.

Better Products Faster: How to Use PPM Processes to Strengthen Your R&D

AureaWorks

Research and development is an essential process for any organization. Of course, all of these complications are a question of an organization’s ability to effectively prioritize its projects. RQ is a measure of R&D productivity, which means your organization would need to have done R&D projects in the past to calculate this metric. That regression analysis gives you productivity levels for those three inputs: PP&E, labor and R&D.

How Dallas is Blossoming Into the Most Innovative City in the South

Qmarkets

Over the course of my life, I've lived in some very different cities. The more startups cities contain, the more ancillary 'spin-off' services are likely to develop around them, such as startup incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, sources of funding, and of course a pool of seasoned entrepreneurs able to provide mentorship to those new to the startup game. With almost 1.3

The Case for Dual Innovation

Integrative Innovation

It turned out compelling to me, given the inherent conditions a large company operates in, that decoupling explorative innovation (such as the development of new-to-the-company technologies and/or business models) from innovating the existing core business is mandatory for an organization in order to establish a balanced and sustainable innovation capability. This requires risk taking, of course, since no one can foresee the outcome or results of such initiatives.

How to determine when customer feedback is actionable

Boxes and Arrows

One of the riskiest assumptions for any new product or feature is that customers actually want it. Although product leaders can propose numerous ‘lean’ methodologies to experiment inexpensively with new concepts before fully engineering them, anything short of launching a product or feature and monitoring its performance over time in the market is, by definition, not 100% accurate. Product teams need to combine the detection of an effect (i.e.,

How Dallas is Blossoming Into the Most Innovative City in the South

Qmarkets

Over the course of my life, I've lived in some very different cities. The more startups cities contain, the more ancillary 'spin-off' services are likely to develop around them, such as startup incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, sources of funding, and of course a pool of seasoned entrepreneurs able to provide mentorship to those new to the startup game. With almost 1.3

No such thing as the digital revolution? Avoidance strategies and status quo mentality are deadly when it comes to digitization!

etventure

All this about companies being in a huge transition because of digitization, about disruption in the ‘old economy’ because of new, agile, digital competitors – none of it is true, he says. It has developed a mediatory app that is clearly taking into account exactly what users want and need. The annual production figures rose from 67 cars in 1894 to 603 cars in 1900. 3D printers will not replace mass production.”. Of course these changes will not take place overnight.