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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All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation

ITONICS

Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works

mjvinnovation

SAFe is an agile framework for development that has been gaining a lot of prominence among developers and managers of software projects. Based on a combination of agile and lean principles, it calls for close collaboration and alignment between teams and aims to centralize decision-making.

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All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation

ITONICS

Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Market Advisors

It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility.

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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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Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

I built a team with a dedicated user researcher; information architect; interaction and visual designers and we even made a guerilla usability lab and had regular test sessions. This required the design team to work a “Sprint&# (month long iteration) ahead of the development team.

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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 new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

We really do have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. A more integrated solution that takes our understanding of innovation and how to manage it, into the realms of ecosystems and platforms in its design and thinking. Just remember a new innovation design needs to be radical, totally connected and resource rich. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs really many new considerations.

How to Incorporate Client Feedback into Your Product Roadmap and Plan for Iteration

AureaWorks

Without involving these stakeholders in the project, the design and development teams will inevitably double their workload when the prototypes — or worst-case, the finished products — are returned for adjustments. Feedback is the Basis of Agile Management.

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. Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects.

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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. We need to build our personal roadmap. Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

Our present poor performance in growth lies often within our existing innovation systems and their design. The search is on for a real lasting change that does transform and connect all the parts into a new innovative design, one that connects and orchestrates the ‘whole’.

Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

This “transformational mix” gives rise to different innovation dimensions to explore, be these enabling technologies, new business models, different market designs, and changes in the methods of system operation that make up a broader innovation ecosystem of solutions.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to create a digital transformation strategy, a clear roadmap and build the business case as it is going to be, well, umm…… transformational. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. Design Thinking puts an emphasis on this exploration, it’s a fundamental built into their framework, excellent!

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Despite all of this, just 20% of digital transformation leaders are studying the mobile customer journey and/or designing for real-time micro-moments in addition to customer journey work. Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer.

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Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

When you step back and recognize all the different advancements we have making in designing tools and frameworks, in understanding innovation, it holds promise. Can we go that route in our organization design? So going a step further in my own design within this new innovation era.

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The Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And What To Do About It

New Market Advisors

The other key reason to maintain stable Jobs research is that it allows teams to be more agile. With that Jobs platform to pull from, teams will be prepared to respond quickly as new challenges arise, new entrants attack, and old solutions pivot into alternative designs.

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Munich Re offers a real clarity to their innovating future

Paul Hobcraft

The mix of digital ingredients and having the approach to building a more agile, flexible and modular design approach gives a strong impression they are driving much innovation within the Insurance Industry.

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

From start-ups to banks, design has never been more central to business. Yet at conference after conference, I meet designers at firms talking about their struggle for influence. Why is that fabled “seat at the table” so hard to find, and how can designers get a chair?

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

When you join a roadmap meeting and you hear people talking about the “MVP”, you better make sure they are actually talking basketball before you throw in your favorite Michael Jordan story. This approach is known as “ Agile ”. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

Digital Transformation: The Why, What & How For Transformational Leaders…

The Future Shapers

A successful digital transformation requires a transformational approach, you will need to consider and adopt new ways-of-working, thinking and planning – that are beyond silos, outside-in and agile in nature. Taking A Customer Journey Approach To Operating Model Design.

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Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 things to consider

ITONICS

Digital innovation is considered as a priority for most of the companies, but designing tactics to hit the right targets is hard. Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. Agility of Strategy.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

Most importantly, they will need the right cultural matrix to support agile operations and flexible work. We use these as benchmarks to identify gaps and develop a roadmap for each organization.

Your Digital Future Begins Now

MSSBTI

Design. At MSS, we boil them down to: Digital Strategy & Technology Roadmap. Vendors promise flexibility and agility that allow companies to scale and rapidly adopt new solutions while deep analytics with information at their fingertips will enable better, faster decision-making.

Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 Things to consider

ITONICS

Digital innovation is considered as a priority for most of the companies, but designing tactics to hit the right targets is hard. Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. Agility of Strategy.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas. These insights are captured in Zara stores around the world and reviewed by-product designers at corporate headquarters.

How to setup an ‘innovation team’

hackerearth

This special team needs to be strategic, tactical, agile and fast. The strategy and the roadmap towards the desired innovation-driven mode are critical. To become really innovative, your company needs a special culture, a new mindset across all levels, disciplines, and functions.

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Retail innovation: Trends, challenges and opportunities

hackerearth

Every innovation in retail is now about designing an experience that’s remarkable and creates value that keeps bringing the customer back. Uniqlo’s HEATTECH design, AIRism line — Innovation in product design. Develop a roadmap and build a strong business case.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

A = Agility: Agility stands for the ability to be flexible, proactive and ready for continuous market change and transformation in order to adequately react. Evaluate, Plan, Design, Optimize, and into the three disciplines. By Andreas Rusnjak.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas. These insights are captured in Zara stores around the world and reviewed by-product designers at corporate headquarters.

5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

For more detailed information on vision-led organisation design, click on the following links: Next-Generation Target Operating Model Design. How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform. Setting The Scene. I can remember it like yesterday.

Beyond Sage on the Stage Consulting

Idea Champions

We understand, of course, that your company's Senior Leaders need some kind of roadmap or blueprint to help them navigate their way forward.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

ITONICS

Large corporations have taken steps towards being more agile and adapting to the rapid pace of digitization by improving their oftentimes long innovation processes and giving more autonomy to employees. Innovation.

Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

We were once a scrappy, agile and feared organization with a “can-do” attitude. and 2) Why are startups innovative by design but companies are innovative by exception?–left Why Startups are Innovative by Design.

You Are Being Digitally Disrupted – Do Something About It

The Inovo Group

Design-driven companies outperform other businesses according to 86% of survey respondents. There is an apparent split between companies that find it easy to build a collaborative, customer-centric culture (smaller, more agile startup-type companies) and those that don’t (i.e.,