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

Daniel Burrus

Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Being agile would not have helped.

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Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Agile Strategy and Disruptive Innovation.

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

In a company structure such as Google, when someone has an idea, they don’t require approval from higher up to chase it – they let the data provided from the results of their experiments do the talking. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. EVM provides program managers with advanced project data that can help them make more informed decisions and adjustments as needed based on real-time data.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. EVM provides program managers with advanced project data that can help them make more informed decisions and adjustments as needed based on real-time data.

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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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A Project Management Methodology Evolving: Agile EVM

AureaWorks

Agile EVM is one such blend. Forman note in their PMI Global Congress paper that an agile EVM approach helps determine an agile project’s true status by detecting early signs of trouble and providing end-state forecasts based on current project data.

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. Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Data validation won't be an issue again.

Data Value Friction Removal

Information Playground

I used the graphic above in a Data Value presentation at Dell's Field Readiness Summit several weeks ago. The presentation focused on  using data to fuel business transformation. Many companies have not yet created new business processes that focus on data valuation.

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Data Value Friction Removal

Information Playground

I used the graphic above in a Data Value presentation at Dell's Field Readiness Summit several weeks ago. The presentation focused on  using data to fuel business transformation. My industry colleague Ryan Peterson and I have had frequent discussions on this topic, and our recent dialogue on a LinkedIn post had me thinking about how best to reduce the friction that prevents data from being quickly valued and converted to business results.

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The Agile Program Manager’s Role in 2018 — And Beyond

AureaWorks

Agility Continues to Impact the Role Of Program Managers. Though some organizations, such as Lockheed and Raytheon, have successfully implemented agile, the program management industry in general, Kerins notes, is still trying to figure out how to do agile well.

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3 Business Innovation Reports You Must Read Right Now

Innovation Excellence

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. Agile approaches provide us other options now. Join Johanna as she discusses: How agile approaches change what we measure.

What's Slowing Down your Organization's Agility?

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Organizational agility is the ability to quickly identify (strategic responsiveness) and execute initiatives (organizational flexibility) to respond to opportunities and risks that align with the overall strategy. Organizations have to keep pace with the opportunities and threats created by growing customer demands and disruptive changes such as big data and the internet of things.

Seven Steps to Implement Analytics Programs

Innovation Excellence

These programs are implemented using Agile development methodology rather than waterfall. Continue reading → Build Capability Disruption Leadership culture agile Analytics Big Data Innovation

‘Are We Agile?’ How To Measure Your Company’s Ability To Respond To Change

AureaWorks

This is especially important for companies that have adopted agile methodologies into their development processes. There are a variety of metrics that program managers can present to executives to illustrate how well the organization is responding to change and adopting agile practices.

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Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

This case study shows how the ComputerWeekly user experience team integrated with an agile development group. The data gave us a clear idea of the user’s needs and wants. We also gleaned data from analytics that told us where users engaged and where the bounce rates were highest.

EMC World: 5 Paths to Data Value

Information Playground

On Monday of this week I introduced the topic of Data Value at EMC World for the first time. I framed the conversation in the context of data center evolution. I proposed that by 2020 we're likely to see a new storage service emerge: data valuation.

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Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

All frameworks (Agile, Lean, CPS, Design Thinking, Stage-Gate) require people to come up with fresh ideas, and MoshPit has a new and better way to do that. Data Analytics. Big Data. New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

There are great frameworks and tools out there for innovation projects, like Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and blended processes. AI, social media, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and other technologies are impacting things up and down the value chain.

emerge Americas: Innovation and the Value of Data

Information Playground

  The conference focuses on innovation in high-tech, and I was asked to introduce the topic of Data Value. My goal is for the companies in attendance to become familiar with emerging data valuation business processes and share five “getting started” ideas with them.

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4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

AI, Analytics, IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Social Media, Sensors, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Voice Recognition… and the list goes on. Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits.

Report: Shift to Multi-Cloud Architectures Requires New Data Management Approaches

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

The BPI Network has launched a new report entitled Gain the Ability for Cloud Agility: Assessing Enterprise Capacity to Embrace a Multi-Cloud Strategy, which examines the growing shift of enterprises to a cloud-first IT strategy

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

The unique combining of the cloud, big data, social streaming, the internet of things, mobility, the industrial internet, are all making this the time for new growth opportunities through this digital economy and the radical overhaul of the activities to realize the benefits.

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The Industry 4.0 Advantage

Daniel Burrus

Big Data and Analytics. allows for streamlining, collecting and comprehending data from many different sources, including networked sensors, production equipment, and customer-management systems, improving real-time decision making. Advanced simulations will be used more extensively in plant operations to leverage real-time data, mirroring the physical world in a virtual model. Universal data-integration networks in Industry 4.0 Agile and Anticipatory Cybersecurity.

Oh, The Things you Can Thunk

The Human Factor

The following acronyms (I “thunk” these up myself) explain some of the reasons why: We take in much more information than the brain can process at one time, so it acts as a filter, constantly screening in and screening out data based on the perceived value of the information.

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Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

The Human Factor

It’s a process of continually asking the right questions and answering them based on a mix of hard data, future possibilities, intuition, and the ability to put together disparate data from different sources. Successful strategy involves a combination of data-based rigor and innovation.

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Oh, The Things you Can Thunk

The Human Factor

The following acronyms (I “thunk” these up myself) explain some of the reasons why: We take in much more information than the brain can process at one time, so it acts as a filter, constantly screening in and screening out data based on the perceived value of the information.

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To Accelerate, Slow Down First

Daniel Burrus

For years, storing valuable data and information in the cloud was seen as vulnerable and very insecure. Big Ideas Innovation Leadership Strategy Transformation Trends Agile Agility Anticipatory Organization Business Dan Burrus Daniel Burrus Execution

Get Ready to Win in 2018

The Human Factor

For example, what data did you and your team use to support your vision of winning? What does the data indicate about where the organization needs to go? 5 – Keep working on strategic agility. agility destination modeling goals Holly G.

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Get Clear on Winning for 2017

The Human Factor

Our brains thrive on data, but in today’s hyper-paced world, it had better be diverse data. Expand your data sources beyond the boundaries of your business and your industry. destination goals Strategic Agility strategic plan winning destination modeling Holly G.

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Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results

Daniel Burrus

Just ask Delta Airlines , the British bank Tesco or any other company whose legacy software caused breakdowns and data breaches. One example is agility, the ability to respond quickly to changing events and market conditions—a seeming silver bullet. Take agility.

How to Lose the Fear of Focus

The Human Factor

Do we have solid data to support a clear customer need or desire for the product or service? One of the hardest things for organizations to do is terminate existing projects, even when the data shows they no longer support the strategic objectives.