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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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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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management


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’


This is where Lean Agile principles come into play. Keeping the Ball in Your Court: Understanding Lean Agile Principles. While being Lean means making the best use of what you have, being Agile means being able to adapt rapidly and flexibly to sudden changes.

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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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The principles that you need to know about Agile Development


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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Agile Innovation Manager Training


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.

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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Using Lean Innovation in the Product Development and Commercialization Process

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation doesn’t begin and end with product development. The most mature organizations deploy integrated lean innovation practices across the product lifecycle. Lean Innovation and Commercialization When applying Lean Innovation techniques to the commercialization process, companies identify areas of uncertainty around any aspects of product launch and commercialization. What cultural characteristics effect marketing channels? Lean Innovation

Don’t Blame Technology for Your Failure

Innovation Excellence

culture Innovation Leadership agile Cédric Mao Erwann Rosier Fly the Nest Lean start-up lean startup scale Start-upCédric Mao and Erwann Rozier founded Fly The Nest, to help startups grow, scale, and leave the nest, while keeping a consistent and cohesive team functioning. They tell us more about this organization discipline, which can also rule for innovation teams in established companies. 1) Nicolas Bry: What problem is addressing Fly the Nest? You’re.

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.

Building an Innovative Company Culture


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.

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.

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.

What if We Listened to All of Our Stakeholders?

Innovation Excellence

Change collaboration culture Customers Innovation Leadership Management agile Disruptive Innovation innovative thinking lean Strategy successFor the past year, I’ve been working with a Baptist minister, Rev.

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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


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.

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. You won’t improve operations without an innovative mindset and culture.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Does your culture support innovation? Is your culture supporting innovation? It’s a cliché, but you have to get the culture right. There are several ways to thoroughly assess if you have an innovative culture, but let’s keep it simple here.

7 Ways Corporations Are Driving Entrepreneurship Within Their Organisation

Innovation Excellence

It’s a cruel paradox that many big businesses that are trying to transform to be more innovative, agile and responsive to customers are hamstrung by the very culture they’re attempting to fix. Here at the Lean Start-up conference in California.

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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Incubation is the Hard Part Between Discovery and Success

The Inovo Group

A comprehensive incubation framework can be based on two complementary approaches – Lean Startup and Effectuation – along with other components that fill out the incubation system architecture. Highlights.

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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.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

decision-making), lacking coordination and cultural mismatch. This ‘opinion’ on the question “What can startups and incumbents learn from each other and what are the biggest threats?” ” was originally published at

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.

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

Innovation Archetecture

I began running workshops around “building a culture of inquiry.” I began to introduce as part of the workshops an exercise by which participants could asses the health of their organization’s culture of inquiry. Agile. After the publication of Great Question!

Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

Industry borders are blurring, there are increasingly smaller, agile and highly disruptive companies working to change the existing into the new preferred. We all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside.

Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

Industry borders are blurring, there are increasingly smaller, agile and highly disruptive companies working to change the existing into the new preferred. We all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside.

Achieving a Level of Fluidity

Paul Hobcraft

There is this constant set of discussions about changing structures and models to become more adaptive, agile, lean, flexible and fluid; to react and deal with the increasing turbulence occurring all around us.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When you have trained teams and leaders, you’ve got the basics in place for creating a broad and systemic organizational innovation culture. Knowledge of frameworks like Lean, Agile, CPS and Design Thinking are essential. Training Accelerates Innovation.

Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. One of the interesting innovation challenges I’ve encountered centers on a company’s culture. While startups have the luxury of building values and culture from scratch, existing companies that want to (re)start corporate innovation must reboot an existing –and at times deeply rooted- corporate culture. The Power of a Corporate Culture.

Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

The corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways: Building ambidextrous and lean startup capabilities. As outlined in earlier posts , organizations need to balance exploitation (i.e.

Prompt Employees to Think Strategically

The Human Factor

Second, innovation often requires a cultural makeover, which happens to be one of the more difficult tasks a business leader can undertake. Instead, they focus on removing barriers to speed and efficiency, solving problems differently, and becoming more agile.

Solving people’s innovation problems


Between what we describe as a “true” fluid strategic, systemic and learning anchored approach, which truly enables and supports people to “fail fast to lean quickly” and a short term, episodic “methodical” training and functional based approaches to innovation where people don’t have permission and safety to “fail fast to learn quickly”. Adopting a fluid, culturally anchored, strategic and systemic approach that will develop People’s capacity to be adaptive.

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 .

We Have A Moral Obligation

Steve Blank

Listen to the entire interview here: Taking the Lean Startup From Silicon Valley to Corporations and the State and Defense Department. 2:35 The origins of the Lean Startup. 7:11 Agile Engineering – Eric Ries. 8:43 The Three Components of the Lean Startup. 10:01 Lean in Corporations. 11:17 Why Lean is Hard in Companies. 22:37 A Continuous Innovation Culture vs An Execution Culture. 32:55 Teaching Lean.

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


this will drive more disruptive innovation as a cultural change. The validation of the idea comes after based on business validation, customer validation and technology validation over a longer period of an agile innovation process where the team may experiment and learn week-by-week.

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Parkinson’s Law and the Peter Principle – are they relevant to innovation?

Idea to Value

This is why “lean” and “agile” have become buzzwords today. From an innovator’s standpoint, it is better to have a culture of meritocracy and good systems to support it. 10 people write 10 reports in 10 hours.

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Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

For the specific case of business model innovation, our improved and advanced version of the Lean Canvas has proven its value since it allows an easy entry into more general business model canvas frameworks.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

Stop disincentivizing entrepreneurial behaviors and start promoting startup skills Failure is a necessary step on the way towards success and being afraid to fail is one of the most oft-cited reasons that corporate culture itself fails to produce breakthrough innovation. Lean Innovation

Innovation fundamentals: using time effectively

Jeffrey Phillips

I've written previously about having a bias for innovation in your culture , seeking and finding important and unmet needs or opportunities , and introducing discovery and exploration in your innovation process. This is one reason why ideas like agile and rapid sprints seem so compelling. But what about lean startup, rapid sprints, agile But aren't there entire methodologies that are meant to get to good ideas faster?

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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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What is Digital Transformation in Business and Why is it Important?

Moves the Needle

Digital transformation is just as much about changing the company culture as it is about the technology. They are not agile. One way to combat this is to use the process of Lean Innovation to alleviate some of the uncertainty and guide the strategy based on evidence (data + insights). Culture comes out of structure. Lean Innovation