Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

What makes this so difficult for large organizations is that a single innovation just isn’t enough to turn the course of the company. To get the outcomes the executives are expecting from innovation, they’d need to build an agile organization where innovation happens at scale.

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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. For example, do you think Kickstarter became the dominating force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile?

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System Engineering in an Agile environment

Huub Rutten

Andrew is a senior Director System Engineering in a big manufacturing company: “You should understand Huub, Agile gives a lot of freedom to the development teams. Of course they like that. Authority does not fit the Agile philosophy, you know”.

System Engineering in an Agile environment

Huub Rutten

Andrew is a senior Director System Engineering in a big manufacturing company: “You should understand Huub, Agile gives a lot of freedom to the development teams. Of course they like that. Authority does not fit the Agile philosophy, you know”.

Agility: Tanker, Speedboat, or School of Fish?

Huub Rutten

This blog is about agility. The word “agility” is used a lot in the world of management, especially the world of innovation management. Company transformations are promoted and sold with the promise to make the company more agile, whatever that may be.

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Agility: Tanker, Speedboat, or School of Fish?

Huub Rutten

This blog is about agility. The word “agility” is used a lot in the world of management, especially the world of innovation management. Company transformations are promoted and sold with the promise to make the company more agile, whatever that may be.

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Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

Before Agile, MJV’s marketing team encountered many difficulties in dealing with its routine challenges. Of course we did! An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. Agile methodologies have always been part of the MJV framework in its external projects.

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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. Gregg also presents information about his proprietary tools, IdeaKeg and Digital Technology MoshPit. This is a compelling and informative training course. Innovation Intensive .

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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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. If it is not applied properly, agile development can easily turn into chaos!

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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. These courses guide you in gaining more insights about how innovation strategies and skills accelerate the operational efficiency and competitiveness in organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks. Course highlights.

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. These courses guide you in gaining more insights about how innovation strategies and skills accelerate the operational efficiency and competitiveness in organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks. Course highlights.

HR 4.0: how technology is transforming people management

mjvinnovation

Although the world will see even greater changes in the coming years, much of the technology needed is already in place to replace much of the current HR-related activities. The emergence of obligations such as eSocial, for example, has pushed HR departments to push technology into routines that were rarely done with paper documents – remember? With cloud computing democratizing technology, you no longer need to invest a lot of money in IT infrastructure.

Construction Careers Just Got More Interesting – And Most Likely, Less Backbreaking

Daniel Burrus

Whether it is a global pandemic or everyday disruptions, most of us default to reaction and agility when faced with a crisis. However, in our current COVID-19 world, agility and reactionary behavior is even less productive than it was before. Anticipation and Agility.

HOW ENTREPRENEURS CAN UTILISE SOFTWARE

ImagineNation

From self-driving cars to video conferencing apps, SaaS (software-as-service) technology to intuitive chatbots and programs that automatically calculate GST and other compliance requirements in the blink of an eye, innovation has fundamentally changed the way we live and work. Of course not.

QUANTUM PHYSICS, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND CONSCIOUSNESS

ImagineNation

That doesn’t mean we can’t use quantum physics to do amazing things you can find some really appealing physics in mundane technology indicative of innovation but those things stay well within the boundaries of the laws of thermodynamics and just basic common sense.

Announcing Momentum Creative Problem Solving (MCPS)

Gregg Fraley

MCPS perfectly complements innovation frameworks like Design Thinking, Agile, and Lean, and quality frameworks like Six Sigma. We all need momentum to face the challenges of today: pandemics, climate change, sustainability, digital technology, and more.

What to innovate now

Jeffrey Phillips

Product innovation is of course necessary for survival. Companies need to be faster, more nimble, more agile to compete in the existing marketplace, and everywhere you go, you hear the resounding phase "digital transformation".

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Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking, Agile, CPS/Osborn-Parnes, Lean, TRIZ and other innovation frameworks all have some scaffolding built-in. His Innovation Facilitation training courses provide cutting edge tools and techniques, including his proprietary tools. Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. I read with interest an article stating that drawing accelerates learning. It does.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

Of course, this shift requires really big changes in strategy, operations, the organization and in each individuals orientation. These are big data analytics, the fast adoption of new technologies, mobile products and capabilities and digital design.See the above for the complete list on where innovation is heading, it makes interesting viewing. This agility needs the tools of testing, feedback, and adaptation to accelerate the innovation process.

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

The Innovation Lab methods are also suitable for process innovations , for example in secondary processes such as Human Resources or Finance & Controlling, since technologies such as Artificial Intelligence or Human Machine Interaction per Voice also have an influence here. Topics and technologies that drive digitization are constantly evolving. Even Labs, who write Technology & Product Discovery on the flags, can quickly generate added value here.

Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

instead of delivering on discrete elements; this requires managing the whole ecosystem of the innovation design differently through technology where platforms dominate and transformation becomes an ongoing process to evolve the business model, so as to seek out constantly changing market opportunities, in agile, adaptive and fluid ways, for successful innovation outcomes, that meet those real customer needs. We need to design our systems to be highly agile.

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Shifting our thinking within the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

It was nicely put by Joe Kaeser, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG writing an article for the WEF , where he remarked “ The Fourth Industrial Revolution is not just about technology or business. This data understanding combined with computing power and analytics can allow for lower cost genome sequencing technology. The third fused electronics and information technology to automate production and allow us to enter a digital age.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Has there ever been a moment in time when so many new technologies are washing over us all at once? The elephant in the room is that the new technology requires a truly different approach. Innovating with digital technology requires a blended approach, truly diverse teams, training, and new ideation methods. Of course, this new team will make for interesting dynamics (read: conflict). Learn and understand the technology.

Transformation is the Only Way to Really Change the Game 

Daniel Burrus

It is safe to say that the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 certainly—and for many, unwillingly—disrupted the world over the course of a couple of months. Change is a process of treading water and protecting and defending the status quo in a reactionary, agile way.

What are microservices, and how do they work?

mjvinnovation

We imagine that you know that the second way to do it is related to agility. The microservice architecture works like this: segmenting each essential function of an application so that it works independently of the other, but working together, of course! Agile development.

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Innovation System Thinking on a Sunday! What, no roast or glass of wine? Later.

Paul Hobcraft

Of course, this greatly depends on what I am working on, for others and, or for myself. Constant improvement often makes up the business as it continually improves on its offering and we are all caught up in this, as technology is continually changing, allowing us to apply what we are learning and as we plug into the feedback we are getting from the market. We all spend our Sundays in different ways.

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Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

Of course, much of what we have will still remain. It is often an environment that we must encourage to become a ‘feeding frenzy’ of experimentation, learning and being adaptive, fluid and agile. Aligning People, Technology, and Innovation in Design. It is the “combination effect” of building this alignment between people, technology that is evolving at increasing speed and complexity and innovation, in the way it responds and achieves the engagement.

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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. Accelerating dynamics and pace of disruption in most industries, in particular triggered by the pervasion of new technologies, lead to decreasing life times of existing business models. In particular for industrial products this, in turn, has been stimulated by maturing 3D printing technologies.

The backdrop of digital transformation and its consequences

Paul Hobcraft

Digital transformation is doubly difficult, it forces us to work with mostly emerging, constantly evolving technologies, and then apply these in an integrated way into an existing business. Beyond making a series of incremental improvements to become cloud-ready, we are supposed to reflect social, mobile and digital technologies. Thus it is hard to convince those undecided to support this, whether they are just skeptical or lacking technology adroitness.

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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. As the world grows ever more digital, and technologies like AI or IoT dominate the headlines, let’s not forget that every trend has a counter-trend. Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving.

Four Ways To Become A Successful Future-Fit Organization

Planbox

In 2001, the Agile movement suggested a new way of approaching that work more efficiently. Other functional areas of the business started to also apply that thinking to how they can deliver with agility. This article originally appeared on Forbes.

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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. This includes staff, processes and technology required to deliver the complete ideal journey. More importantly, you discovered an Agile approach to operating your business that’s essential to continued success in the digital world.

Digital Transformation - an interview

Huub Rutten

And since the chips can connect to applications outside their devices, of course there are many more possibilities for modernization. We simply move on, inventing and using new technologies and platforms, we have to, we try to be competitive.”. We have Digital Twins of course.

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Digital Transformation - an interview

Huub Rutten

And since the chips can connect to applications outside their devices, of course there are many more possibilities for modernization. We simply move on, inventing and using new technologies and platforms, we have to, we try to be competitive.”. We have Digital Twins of course.

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Safeguarding our Digital Transformation Together

Business and Tech

From reduced IT costs and improved uptime, to increased agility and elasticity, to experiencing DevOps-friendly environments, according to recent research from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and AlgoSec. .

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Momentum — Team Effectiveness Training

Gregg Fraley

It can augment, Lean, Design Thinking or Agile approaches. Digital Technology or Cross-Functional teams. This is offered for one organization at a time (not a public course) but the workshop can accommodate more than one team. Momentum. …Accelerating Teams Through Assessment and Training. It’s a sad fact of organizational life that only a small percentage of teams achieve high function. Most teams muddle along, and get the essential things done — or not.

The Cost of Saying “No” Just Got Expensive

Daniel Burrus

We find ourselves dangerously unprepared for a virus that doubles every three days when left to spread, and we have discovered as a human race that being agile and reacting quickly is proving increasingly ineffective as situations change on a daily basis.

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Balancing the Big Picture and the Details

The Human Factor

Do they have the people, technology and resources to overcome those barriers? What new technologies or ways of working are on the horizon that might eliminate those barriers? 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

That’s why in today’s global markets, where everyone has access to the same information and technologies. 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 WinThe human brain is a marvelous instrument.

100%Open Past and Future

100%Open

Of course, proprietary innovation is the lifeblood of large companies. Many, if not most, large organisations now have a Head of Open Innovation in some guise and have adopted venturing, challenges, technology search or partnering as core skills.

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Everything is changing faster- can we respond differently in our Innovation work?

Paul Hobcraft

I was pondering some thoughts around the quest for growth, the demands for change, and the need to become nimble, agile, and more dynamic in what we do. Of course, stability reinforces itself; that desire for security leads to inertia and, over time, active resistance to change.

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How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

the digital landscape and physical technologies are growing increasingly connected. uses close alignment with innovative technology to ensure that manufacturers can gain critical insights about day-to-day operations. in terms of the digital technology available, rather than the employees. leaders will foster a transparent and creative culture that isn’t afraid of agile changes and evolution. The list of technologies contributing to the growing world of industry 4.0