Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

RTI Innovation Advisors

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. This only leads to new, definitive operating models and rules.

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Open Innovation: definition, what types and benefits

mjvinnovation

Here at MJV, we apply many methodologies, tools and approaches to the realization of open innovation projects – Design Thinking, Lean Startup/UX, Design and Agile Sprints, Digital Marketing, Hackathons, etc.

Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

We founded SnapStrat on the premise that rapidly accelerating business cycles demand unprecedented levels of agility in technology supported by critical technology-enabled business functionality: Adaptive Data Models : The ability to consume and analyze a wide variety of data sources from constantly changing data models without rebuilding functionality. Achieving these objectives required a fundamentally new architectural approach focused on agility and integration.

5 Tips for Adding Value to Agile Design

InnovationTraining.org

Agile Design Tip 1—Clear Goals Supported by Design Research. In Some Thoughts on Design Research, Agile, and Traps Charles Lambdin stresses the importance of clearly defined goals. Agile Design Tip 2—Leading with UX Design. Agile Design Tip 3—Re-thinking Up-front Design.

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Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

I call this strategic agility. Strategic agility is the ability to quickly and appropriately respond to or drive change while maintaining flexibility and focus. Developing strategic agility starts with getting clear on winning. agility goals Holly G.

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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. More agility. Agile

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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 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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Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Certainly, many other large and successful industries have common standards – in technology for definitions and common software and platform building, or in common accounting protocols have significantly advanced business confidence, common understanding, and sharing.

Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

The Human Factor

But while the basic definition may not have changed, how we go about devising and implementing strategy in today’s I’m-running-as-fast-as-I-can world is very different than a few years ago. agility implementation Innovation Strategic Agility/Planning strategic plan strategies Your Brain.

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Building a Culture of Accountability

The Human Factor

Constantly communicate your definition of winning so people and teams never lose sight of it. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win values

Is Winning a Secret in Your Organization?

The Human Factor

At the same time, use language that minimizes the possibility of differing definitions of winning. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

Get Ready to Win in 2018

The Human Factor

To encourage buy-in, expose the thinking process that led to your definition of winning. 5 – Keep working on strategic agility. Developing strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – starts with constantly monitoring changes in your industry.

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Get Clear on Winning for 2017

The Human Factor

Make a list of all the major initiatives and big projects that no longer fit your definition of winning and shut them down. destination goals Strategic Agility strategic plan winning destination modeling Holly G. Green Play to win strategic agility Using Your Brain to Win

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Incubation is the Hard Part Between Discovery and Success

The Inovo Group

In digging further, they came to the realization that it was the stage-gate process itself (even with the new agile stage-gate modifications) that was the limiting factor. A Definition of Incubation (from an Innovation Perspective). Highlights.

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Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

The Human Factor

But while the basic definition may not have changed, how we go about devising and implementing strategy in today’s I’m-running-as-fast-as-I-can world is very different than a few years ago. agility implementation Innovation Strategic Agility/Planning strategic plan strategies Your Brain.

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Solo-Tasking to Win

The Human Factor

Originally, I recommend these steps for recapturing our time, attention and productivity in the face of constant interruptions: Have a clear definition of what winning looks like for your organization.

Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

What if we applied that definition of management to opportunity? No matter how agile you might be in putting out fires, constantly reacting to problems and issues is not only exhausting, it can become an unending cycle.

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies

mjvinnovation

In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. The insights produced by the use of Design Thinking help in the best definition of scope, that is, the north to be used to develop the project. Agile Design Thinking

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies

mjvinnovation

In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. The insights produced by the use of Design Thinking help in the best definition of scope, that is, the north to be used to develop the project. Agile Design Thinking

Practice Your Way to Winning in 2015

The Human Factor

Ask yourself, “Of what I plan to do today, what will get me closer to my definition of winning or success?” Place visual cues throughout your work environment, and imbed your definition of winning into all your ways of working. Winning in business takes practice.

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Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed

The Human Factor

Which means less than one out of every three employees felt “enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace” (Gallup’s definition). agility Communications destination employees growth and development leaders and managers Leadership winning Architect of Pause Holly G.

Why mindsets matter in digital innovation

ImagineNation

How eleven of the fifty companies named in BCG’s 2018 ranking of the most innovative companies – including seven of the top ten – are digital natives and thus digital innovators by definition.

How to Befriend Digital: A Continuous Improvement Story

Inceodia

Both Lean and Agile provide a road-map for continuous improvement that don’t take a great deal of training or expertise to implement. For the inventory system, who is entering or changing product definitions? Blog agile continuous improvement Digital digital transformation

Is Your Organization Changing Fast Enough to Win?

The Human Factor

Make sure that all tools, reports, processes and feedback are fully aligned to your definition of winning. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

Implementing Big Business Leadership In A Small Business

The Human Factor

Today’s companies need to move fast with focus and flexibility (a concept I call strategic agility). Ask yourself, “Of what I plan to do today, what will get me closer to my definition of winning?”

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

Gaining them and giving them the necessary freedom often makes companies feel strange, but is definitely critical to success. Infront Consulting and business magazine Capital recently published their second joint annual study (in German) on the Digital Innovation Unit landscape in Germany.

Pause, Think, and Focus to Win

The Human Factor

Start each morning by asking, “Of what I plan to do today, what will get me closer to my definition of winning?” Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

How To Build Real Accountability

The Human Factor

Keeping your definition of winning a secret – either on purpose or by default – does not support a culture of accountability. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

The Pitfalls of Biased Data

The Human Factor

It can also result in poor articulation of the organization’s destination/definition of winning to employees. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor thought bubbles Using Your Brain to Win

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Customer Engagement Is More Important than Ever

The Human Factor

In fact, Gallup goes so far as to call it the definitive predictor of business growth. destination focus strategies trust winning customer engagement destination modeling goals Science of Thinking strategic agility Using Your Brain to Win

Three Steps to Creating an Intentional Culture

The Human Factor

Or, your definitions of excellence may need to shift in order to align. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinCreating the right culture for an organization is a key component for long-term success.

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

Some starting points to think about policies: Policies should be about what is definitely not acceptable (either due to the law of the land or due to the culture that we want to set in our organisation). It is these simple things that form the seeds for creating organisational agility , that is so precious in a time that we live in. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta. Do we still need policies.

Is Winning a Secret in Your Organization?

The Human Factor

At the same time, use language that minimizes the possibility of differing definitions of winning. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinIt feels good to win – in business as well as sports and almost any other endeavor.

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

We need to manage reskilling and upskilling to mitigate against both job losses and talent shortages but prepared the future workforce to be more nimble, agile and fluid. Have you noticed everyone has a different definition of innovation?

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Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

In addition, many growth-orientated small companies become overly focussed with securing expensive equity investment which definitely has a role to play, but only in the minority of cases. As outlined in earlier posts , organizations need to balance exploitation (i.e.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Operating in unpredictable environments relies on an agile organization , following an adaptive, evolutionary and more bottom-up approach, resembling complex adaptive systems, e.g. in biology.

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The conflict between digital transformation and speed

RTI Innovation Advisors

Just one more post about the importance of speed and agility and I'll leave this tired trope alone. If history is any guide, we can project that digital transformation will become first an enabler, and then potentially a barrier to agility and speed.

Stop Pretending to Be Rational at Work

The Human Factor

And never assume others definition of winning remains aligned to yours. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinAt times, English can be an illogical, irrational and downright confusing language.

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Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

Enabling organizations – strategic roadmaps, IT optimization, operating model definition. Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management. Agile Engineering Practices. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA. Background: Hello! I am Manoj.