Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

To get the outcomes the executives are expecting from innovation, they’d need to build an agile organization where innovation happens at scale. So, what is it exactly that makes an organization innovative and agile? Key Principles of an Agile and Innovative Organization .

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Are These Agile Transformation Blind Spots Holding You Back?

Planview Blog

It’s common to encounter blind spots when you’re navigating an Agile transformation. They can show up as Agile practices that are meant to improve business agility but are applied so extremely that they end up making organizations less agile. Hyper Focusing on Agile Teams.

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The Journey of Agile Transformation

IdeaScale

Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. Understanding agility is the first key to making it happen. What Is Agility? Agility occurs in cycles.

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The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

There has been an awful lot to absorb when it comes to skills and how organizations need to be designed for the future. 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 ”. Agility for me is vital, it allows us to increasingly be adaptive in an uncertain world. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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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. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening

Leanstack

In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. The ultimate goal of product and business design is not developing a solution or designing the solution right, but generating repeatable growth.

Design Thinking Applied to M&A Integration

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking Applied to M&A Integration. The failure rate increases due to insufficient integration design and planning or faulty integration planning. Most of the failures point to a lack of design and alignment with people’s needs. What is Design Thinking?

Agile Management: What you should know about Management 3.0

The Future Shapers

Depending on specific leadership styles some managers will reach success while others will fail – and it has something to do with agile implementation within the company. This article speaks to agile management know-how and the leadership actions that support agile transformation.

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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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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. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities. You crave for some agility, some freedom to do things differently.

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Selling Agile to Executives: 8 Ways to Get Buy-in

Planview Blog

Effectively selling Agile to executives is more than just getting the go-ahead for an Agile transformation. Because Agile includes a culture shift and a mindset change, as well as funding, you need executives to truly buy in to the approach. Form an Agile Leadership Team.

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Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Agile Development Business Model Innovation design thinking lean startupAdventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process.

From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful

mjvinnovation

Where DT can’t reach, Agile can compensate and vice versa. Design Thinking: Think of solutions, solve situations and problems, close the gaps that need filling in. It is Design Thinking that will pave the way to traveling assertively. Agile: Make Tangible and build.

4 Fantastic Agile Sprint Retrospective Templates

InnovationTraining.org

These top agile and scrum sprint retrospective templates can be used during remote meetings with your team. Facilitating Agile Retrospectives Workshop. Agile Retrospective Template. Agile is one of our favorite approaches for a culture of innovation.

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Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Design Governance Innovation Leadership Management Research Strategy #designthinking #riskmitigation agile flow leanFor most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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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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The missing link between Design Thinking/Lean Startup and Agile

Board of Innovation

The post The missing link between Design Thinking/Lean Startup and Agile appeared first on Board of Innovation. Agile development Design Thinking lean startupRead More.

Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban and Design Sprint: how to combine agile practices and gain more efficiency

mjvinnovation

We all know that agile methodologies are not written in stone. Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban, and Design Sprints are just a few. The practice is very common within agile logic. What is Design Sprint? This is the value that Design Sprints bring to the table.

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Balancing Function, Design, Process and Structure for Creative Tension

Paul Hobcraft

In the fourth conversation between Jeffrey Phillips and myself around parts of the Executive Innovation Work Mat, we took on several different issues around the design, function, structure and process needs for innovation. Most of the rigidity needs to be designed out.

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Integrating ‘Agile’ Approaches into ‘Waterfall’ Cultures

InnovationTraining.org

Agile” and “Waterfall” offer us very different approaches to project management. If we can understand this set of desired outcomes, we can plan backwards from that endpoint to determine a series of steps in product or service design. Core Elements of Agile.

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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. Design Innovative software” is not a concrete goal; it’s a vague directive. They don’t tell the team how to design, but they serve as virtual guardrails to prevent the project from careening off the road. Agile Design Tip 2—Leading with UX Design.

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6 Agile Transformation Challenges Facing Post-Pandemic Leaders

Planview Blog

One thing has become clear for organizations in this pandemic era – change is hard, and if you don’t have a transformation plan, you’re more likely to fall victim to one of these common Agile transformation challenges. Read Next: 9 Agile Transformation Metrics for Executives to Watch.

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Designing for E-commerce User-Experience in Complex Scenarios

The Future Shapers

The post Designing for E-commerce User-Experience in Complex Scenarios appeared first on The Future Shapers. Agility Design Thinking Communication

Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

Both capabilities may exhibit some overlap, yet can basically be considered independent from each other: a company can be highly agile while lacking ambidexterity and vice versa.

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Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design Examples in Healthcare

InnovationTraining.org

Explore examples of how design thinking and human-centered design has led to innovation in healthcare. Healthcare is one industry among many that can benefit from innovative thinking and human-centered design principles. Using Agile Thinking to Keep Hospitals Aligned.

The Difference Between Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

As more large companies begin to embark upon audacious transformation plans and set up innovation teams, more corporate professionals are being introduced to a world in which terms like design thinking, lean, agile, pivot, experiment, fail, adapt and so on are used almost interchangeably

Design Thinking for Schools

InnovationTraining.org

An exploration of resources and advice for design thinking in education. Design thinking is a unique learning and problem solving mindset that we highly recommend to innovation-minded organizations and businesses. Tapping into empathy is critical in the design thinking process.

Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

Before Agile, MJV’s marketing team encountered many difficulties in dealing with its routine challenges. Our team is highly requested for demands from other sectors of the company, especially designers and content producers. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing.

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Agile tools for remote teams

mjvinnovation

Agile helps manage teams by offering greater operational flexibility, resulting in a competitive advantage. Agile practices also result in the following: Reduction of bureaucracy and micro-management in projects. The Agile approach, born among software developers and increasingly incorporated into projects and teams from different areas, offers the ability to implement a clear structure that promotes iterative development, collaboration, and a focus on quality and efficiency. ?

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Organizational Agility Entails Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Ralph Ohr explores the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures - such as innovation or digital labs - being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities?

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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. Next to the understandable fear of interfering with an established system that has been in place and worked well for so long, there are also oftentimes misconceptions as to what agile really means.

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. Going forward, Planbox and Imaginatik will combine their solutions to create a best of breed agile innovation management solution.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking. In the past couple of weeks, I have been spending a fair amount of time on investigating design thinking. This is part one of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Within two posts, I want to provide my outcomes, bridging the present and pointing towards a better design thinking future, in my opinion urgently needed.

Inspiring Agile Ways of Working: How Design Sprint mindsets help organisations get comfortable with agile ways of working

InnovationTraining.org

It uses design thinking to reshape the way people behave to achieve more, in less time. But if you’re trying to behave in a more agile way, mindsets need to change. A design sprint process prioritises getting out there, learning, doing and building data where it doesn’t otherwise exist. If you want to inspire more agile ways of working, don’t just tell people about it – help them live it and experience it. Design Sprint Innovation

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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.

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Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust and needs to be designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive. I’d like to offer some views, partly looking out to the future, partly considering what is potentially within our grasp, if we step back and rethink innovation design. The need to have a new cycle of innovative design. We design the innovation system we need after we know what we are trying to achieve in the challenge or idea.

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Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile practices can be incorporated into project management, adding numerous benefits. The main agile tools.

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

Paul Hobcraft

The 3H builds portfolio design, outline the steps to resolve in any complex challenge, it ‘informs’ strategy and builds the business case for taking a specific direction to that ‘desired future’ If you want to read more on the three horizons then take some time out to explore the “ insights and thinking ” resource page shown under the ‘tabs’ above. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design.

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The Difference Between Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

As more large companies begin to embark upon audacious transformation plans and set up innovation teams, more corporate professionals are being introduced to a world in which terms like design thinking, lean, agile, pivot, experiment, fail, adapt and so on are used almost interchangeably

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. In this post, we’ll share some tips and hints centered around innovation and design thinking frameworks to help you deliver an engaging and impactful experience. Agile Stand-Up.

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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Agile vs Waterfall: what are the differences?

mjvinnovation

This makes planning and design simpler; progress is measured more easily because the full scope of the work is known in advance. And there´s more, because design is completed early in the development lifecycle, this approach lends itself to projects where multiple software components must be created (sometimes in parallel) for integration with external systems. The Agile model and its peculiarities. The positive aspects of the Agile model. Agile

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities? Improving organizational agility entails complementary transformation and innovation streams.

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