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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Suggested reading: 14 – Building a Culture of Innovation. What it is: Rather than a specific theory or methodology, this is a business impetus to make sure that the corporate culture actually encourages innovative behaviour, instead of stifling it. 5 – Design Thinking.

Key Innovation Issues for the Near Future – Part 1

Innovation Excellence

The challenge for companies will be to find their positions in upcoming platform ecosystems. Not every company has the capability and influence to act as an orchestrating platform builder. But even participating in other firms’ ecosystems can be highly attractive.

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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Leading with Lean Agile Principles: What the 2019 NBA Finals Can Teach Businesses About ‘Winning on the Rebound’

Qmarkets

Think of Leicester City winning the 2016 Premier League, the “Miracle on Ice” performed by the USA Ice hockey team in 1980, or Ben and Jerry turning a converted gas station into a global ice cream empire in 1978. This is where Lean Agile principles come into play.

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Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

It’s an opportunity to improve innovation culture that few are taking up. Forbes says innovation training is one of the 12 factors a company needs, to establish a more inventive culture. That’s old school thinking.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. It’s about the cultural basics underlying them, and all innovation. Culture is key.

Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Digital Disruption Innovation Strategy Adaptability agility Business Model Innovation Circular Economy co-creation Co-Innovation Complex Adaptive System Coopetition Customer experience customer-centricity Design Thinking Disruptive Innovation Ecosystem Exploitation exploration Incremental Innovation Innovation Management Lean Innovation lean startup Organizational Ambidexterity Organizational Culture platform Platform Economy Strategic Portfolio Management Three Horizons

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Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). If your innovation program doesn’t have a Project orientation there will be no culture change, or innovation. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Tell me what I should be thinking about.” I replied “you need to be thinking about project cycles and measures.” Not Design Thinking?” Does your culture support innovation? Believe it or not, many people don’t think it’s their job to innovate.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. The content is about how the best organizations do it; mindset, frameworks, project selections, and how to create the elusive culture of innovation.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Culture of experimentation (and speed). It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof. Tip: Tim Kastelle has posted a worthwile series on how to implement lean startup for innovation initiatives.

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Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Specifically: No fluidity in free-associative divergent thinking necessary to innovate — people do not know how to think like innovators! Yes, you can train people in creative thinking, Front-End-of-Innovation (FEI) frameworks, problem solving, and meeting facilitation.

Building an Innovative Company Culture

Taivara

Building an Innovative Company Culture. The reason: before you can disrupt an industry, you need to disrupt your own company culture first. Let our team of non-conformists help you build your innovative company culture. Some watch-outs as you try to change your company culture.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. Innovation Intensive .

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

Culture of experimentation (and speed). It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof. Tip: Tim Kastelle has posted a worthwhile series on how to implement lean startup for innovation initiatives.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. A truly innovative culture? Design Thinking is a popular framework that is viewed as best practice, but it’s only part of the solution. Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

In the next major step of our thinking process we want to work why a well-planned and actively managed hand-over from explorative work to the exploitative, formal organization at a pre-defined point within the innovation funnel is necessary.

“It’s Our Job to Ask Questions”: Building a Culture of Inquiry

Innovation Archetecture

I began running workshops around “building a culture of inquiry.” ” The workshops are designed to help people explore what it means to embrace a spirit of inquiry in meaningful ways within their organization and, ultimately, within themselves. Agile.

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Gregg Fraley

“Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking is comprehensive in its approach and provides compelling methods, insights, tools, and stories from master trainer, Gregg Fraley.

How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]

Be-novative

this will drive more disruptive innovation as a cultural change. Breakthrough ideas will continuously change as you go through the Design Thinking Process?—?that disruptive-innovation innovation challenge innovation-management agile-innovation

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Solving people’s innovation problems

ImagineNation

We explored how these factors cause not only resistance to change, but also how they inhibit and prevent organizations from adapting, competing, growing and innovating through discovering, design and delivering innovative solutions that add value to the quality of People’s lives. We described episodic “methodical” innovation as functional or training programs based incorporating specific subjects including: innovation management, design thinking, agile and SCRUM programs.

5 Ways to Fail at Innovation

Imaginatik

Many innovation teams are so concerned with being agile and entrepreneurial that they spend precious little time understanding where to point their efforts. From day one, foster a healthy cultural balance between garage entrepreneur and savvy corporate executive.

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

Moves the Needle

His very lean progressive assembly process was the result. The Toyota Production System largely grew out of this dilemma, attempting to leverage the “leanness” of Ford’s production system is a world of increasing complexity and market differentiation. This is Lean Startup.

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Serious About Your Social Mission? Innovate It.

Leapfrogging

A “lean” approach amplifies both profits and purpose. The obvious place to turn is innovation approaches such as design thinking , rapid prototyping , and open innovation. Principle 1: Think Big. Corporate philanthropy. Benefit corporations.

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5 Excuses of companies that don't innovate (and how to overcome them)

Moves the Needle

We have the wrong culture.” “We Go ask some of your co-workers who they think is responsible for innovation. To start, they need to be closer to their customers, be more agile, act bolder. A culture of entrepreneurship snowballs. At Intuit, MTN Co-Founder Aaron Eden started the snowball by running “LeanStartIN” workshops under the radar to teach lean startup to small handfuls of colleagues. At the core of Lean Innovation is customer empathy.

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Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

If everyone else is jumping off the Design Thinking bridge shouldn’t we? Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. There is also a lot of yakking about culture.

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Learning from our scars

The Future Shapers

As a largely greenfield initiative, this has also created a platform against which we can accelerate our organisational-wide ambition of adopting new ways of working (new delivery practises and technologies) to create lean and agile solutions that are highly responsive to business change.

5 Excuses of Companies that Don’t Innovate (And How to Overcome Them)

Moves the Needle

We have the wrong culture.” “We ” Go ask some of your co-workers who they think is responsible for innovation. To start, they need to be closer to their customers, be more agile, act bolder. A culture of entrepreneurship snowballs. Culture Leadership Tactics

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Stimulating creativity in your organization

Be-novative

Leaders can use their awareness of this common barrier as one of the cornerstones for creating a culture where everyday innovation takes place. innovation-culture creativity collective-creativity innovationIs your organization reaching its true creative potential?

The sharks that prey are arriving a lot earlier now

Paul Hobcraft

Activities where innovation is continually replacing not just in products and new services but in designing radically different business models, searching to replace less adaptive competitors in the marketplace at faster rates. Change is all around us, it is accelerating not abating.

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Dealing with the innovation legacy lying within your business.

Paul Hobcraft

Where does design thinking, lean management, the early thinking to focus more on changing the business model come in? These need to be deliberately designed into your innovation process, not used in a random, ad-hoc approach or as sideshows.

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The wheel inbetween

The Future Shapers

Everyone knows that innovation is vital, and there is lots of great published thinking on smart ways to develop winning innovation ideas. Most management thinking centres on the challenge of creating, developing and proving innovative ideas.

Dealing with the innovation legacy lying within your business.

Paul Hobcraft

Where does design thinking, lean management, the early thinking to focus more on changing the business model come in? These need to be deliberately designed into your innovation process, not used in a random, ad-hoc approach or as sideshows.

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Déjà vu all over again: Corporate innovation is stuck in a rut

The Future Shapers

Enable the organization to innovate by design. Strikingly, although you’d think that “build investment capacity for change” would be focused on improving innovation skills and change capacity, the Accenture report recommends cost cutting and divesting of under-performing assets to free up capital for new opportunities. Management teams’ focus and corporate culture resistance do not allow innovation or innovators to gain the credibility or critical mass they deserve.

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Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

At our company we have a culture that fears failure. More agile competitors are starting to eat into our business. How can we restart our innovation culture?”. Why Execution and Innovation Need Different Tools, Cultures and Organizations.

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Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

They have driven much of our thinking and reacting. If you are always open to this new thinking, it does enrich and advance innovation understanding and that makes it so valuable but so demanding.

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Are you having fun riding the innovation waves?

Paul Hobcraft

In many ways, I was fairly happy with the outcome, as many of the places I would put my required but limited resources behind, in providing a depth of understanding were highly relevant, topical and needed, so were good spaces to offer my thinking, advice and solutions into.

Are you having fun riding the innovation waves?

Paul Hobcraft

In many ways, I was fairly happy with the outcome, as many of the places I would put my required but limited resources behind, in providing a depth of understanding, were highly relevant, topical and needed, so were good spaces to offer my thinking, advice and solutions into.

Customer Experience, Associate Engagement, and Continuous Improvement: A Virtuous Circle

Planview Spigit

The lean practitioner would observe that removing obstacles is removing the waste that gets between the organization and their ability to deliver value to the customer. First, start with a culture of inclusiveness—one in which people authentically seek to understand the many diverse perspectives on what it means to deliver value to the customer and, in doing so, help the organization realize its full potential. Do you remember your first real job?

Why radical and disruptive innovation might not always be the answer

Ideanote

In a world where the image of corporations are sluggish, start-ups are the fast and agile destroyers and the elusive “entrepreneur” is the new golden ticket. Think about Innovation methods like a lean startup and design thinking.

Scaling-Up: The Foundation

Integrative Innovation

Its uniqueness lies in designing a distinct ‘Playing Field’ between the explorative (radical or disruptive) innovation domain, managed by corporate units and the exploitative (mostly incremental) innovation domain, managed by BUs. Design Thinking, Lean Start-up or Sprints).