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 ”. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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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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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions.

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Cultivating Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Culture & Values Innovation culture education innovation agility Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership Open Innovation

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test. But as they say, you wouldn't put a round peg in a square hole. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size? Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven. The audience will leave with an analysis toolkit filled with the right data tools for every scenario. Data validation won't be an issue again.

Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Wazoku

At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset.

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Building a Culture that Thrives on Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Living now in what Daniel Pink describes as “The Conceptual Age” our attention needs to be on both enhancing creativity, agility and in developing customer empathy.

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Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

Jeffrey Phillips

Or, perhaps what we really need to do is to create organizations that are more nimble, more agile, much more dynamic and capable of evolving as new thinking evolves and as customers and markets evolve.

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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.

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Organizational Agility Requires Psychologically Safe Teams

Innovation Excellence

Culture & Values Innovation Leadership Psychology Corporate Culture psychological safety StrategyPsychological safety is the absence of fear of exclusion or loss of status for being one’s self and openly expressing one’s thoughts and opinions. You can tell a team, operational group, or organizational environment is psychologically safe when its members are comfortable with open discussion of their most significant shortcomings Such environments do not focus on.

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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. 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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Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

Join Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director from IDC, as he reveals key insights from his recent research on the importance of collaboration, and discover how you can drive sustainable results through teamwork within your organization.

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.

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Organizations that have adopted an anticipatory mindset and culture enjoy a variety of powerful advantages over those that rely on strategies that simply aren’t as effective as they once might have been. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough.

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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. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods? The importance of an agile mindset in companies.

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The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Role of culture in innovation. 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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Integrating Agility with Stability to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

collaboration culture Design Innovation change Creativity Customers education ideas Innovation Management Management organization Strategy

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

When I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise.

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To be agile you have to align your organisational structures vertically

Innovation Excellence

collaboration culture InnovationI was working for an international jewellery firm. The grandson had called me in to talk about the succession planning in their family business.

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Building a Culture of Accountability

The Human Factor

This is known as having a “culture of accountability.” Companies with this type of culture tend to be market leaders. If you don’t have a culture of accountability, or would like to improve on what you have, here’s how to do it.

Why Your Corporate Culture Matters

Daniel Burrus

As I travel around the world working with executives from a wide range of businesses, I find it very interesting that some understand the value of, and take great pride in, their corporate cultures, while others don’t give them much thought. Corporate Culture—Yours and Yours Alone.

Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Let’s define agility as an organization’s ability to renew itself, adapt and succeed in a changing, and often highly dynamic and unpredictable, environment. Improving organizational agility entails complementary transformation and innovation streams.

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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. Diversity of culture, experience and expertise. More agility. Agil

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Creating a collaborative workplace culture

ImagineNation

Some CEO’S, executive teams and leaders mistakenly assume that organizational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Collaboration workplace culture examples.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

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.

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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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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

Blogging Innovation Build Capability Change Innovation Leadership change culture Disruptive Innovation education failure future ideas Innovation Management innovative thinking Management success

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Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Images and Metaphors — Finding the Right Agile Organization Design. 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.

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3 Key Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning and Development

CMOE

L&D professionals provide some key strategies that illustrate how the journey to fostering a culture of innovation throughout your organization can start in the training room. Drive Innovation Forward with Top-To-Bottom Agility. Coaching Culture

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

It is not too often that the leader of a Fortune 500 gives you an insight into how their company achieves competitive advantage in the marketplace in a letter to shareholders, instead of launching into a page or two of … Continue reading → culture Innovation Leadership Management agility Amazon customer centric customer focus Decision Making dispute resolution disruption Jeff Bezos organizational agility organizational culture Velocity

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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Building Agility – Meta Skill that Organisations Need to Learn #FutureOfWork

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the key skills that organisations need to learn in a VUCA world is organisational agility. The only way that an organisation can build agility is when the flow of information is quick and as far as possible, unfiltered and bi-directional.

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How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

According to the human capital research firm I4CP , more than half of the surveyed companies had recently or are currently undergoing a major cultural change. Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change. Transforming a culture requires the same process.

Corporate Innovation: from a reactive to a creative culture

ideas4allinnovation

The former condemns organizations to a form of staticism (or simply failure); the latter drives organizations to become more agile, innovative and capable of adapting to challenges. The existence of a culture of innovation is essential, and it must infuse the entire organization. ….

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy. An innovative workplace culture: #1 Provides Direction. 6 Stays Agile.

What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Organizational Culture?

ImagineNation

I recently met with a client, who was seeking our ideas, information and input towards what might be involved in cultivating a “fail fast” organizational culture. The post What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Organizational Culture?

Creating a Culture of Human-Centered Innovation

Inceodia

To thrive, innovation requires a culture that supports human-centered exploration and experimentation. Innovation needs to be an intentional part of an organization’s culture. In the Myth of the Intrapreneur , Andrew Corbet outlines 8 steps to setting up a culture of innovation.

Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager.

How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

In my previous blog, I noted that 56% of the organizations that participated in a survey by I4CP, a human capital research firm, reported recently or currently undergoing a major cultural change. Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change.

Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture

ImagineNation

In last month’s blog What does it mean to cultivate a fail fast organizational culture we shared what typically happens when people experience failure, and how important it is to uncouple people’s fears about failure and to support and enable them to “normalize” it.

How Do Organizations Build and Reap the Benefits of Agility?

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is one of the primary ingredients to success for many organizations. Ralph-Christian Ohr describes organizational agility as, “An organization’s ability to renew itself, adapt and succeed in a changing, and often highly dynamic and unpredictable, environment.”

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What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Culture?

ImagineNation

I recently met with a client, who was seeking our ideas, information and input towards what might be involved in cultivating a fail fast organizational culture. This is the first of a series of 3 blogs, by Janet Sernack, on cultivating a fail fast culture.

Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager.