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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 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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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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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. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. 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.

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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. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. 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.

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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. Acronym of Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe is an agile development framework that provides a simple and lightweight experience for the team as it is divided into three segments: Time, Program, and Portfolio. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices? Agile

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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. I had worked with SCRUM before, done training with Ken Schwaber (author 1 and co-founder of the Agile Alliance) and knew a few things from experience about how to achieve some success integrating a design team within SCRUM. Where did Agile come from? Where does the designer fit into the frame?

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Designing for Harmony

Boxes and Arrows

By using these nascent user-centered design methods, they were able to meet the expanding needs of their user base and claim over 90% of the small business accounting software market. This expanded the offerings but created a fragmented company where each product had its own division with separate management, design, and–in some cases—offices. A noticeable lack of focus prevented them from innovating as a company; their user-centered design DNA was disappearing.

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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

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. I will also do my level best to unpack the following Network Operating Model design thinking in a practical and accessible way. Setting The Scene.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets 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. According to a recent McKinsey survey , one of the biggest differentiators between agile organizations and non-agile organizations is a commitment to actionable strategic guidance.

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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.

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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. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. It may seem obvious but unless you know who you are, and what your purpose is, as an organization you will flounder. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards.

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An innovation framework that offers a formula for sustainable advantage

Paul Hobcraft

Plotting out the roadmap for innovations evolution. Building agility and responsiveness to constantly changing market conditions. Searching for and defining, then designing complementary platforms (plural). Get a real understanding of Ecosystem thinking and design understanding.

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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 understand how to become more intrapreneurial, agile, and adaptable, and continuously seek out a diverse set of collaboration spaces as places where we can be seen, appreciated, and valued. 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. We have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. I wrote a piece “ Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design ” that stated much of what I saw as any design intent.

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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’. Innovation is advancing but most of it has been designed for a different time, the old era of stable markets, predictable solutions and having a clear sense of your competition.

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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. A key need of this digital transformation is going to be asking the question of how can we build in ‘greater agility’ and what is presently stopping us from achieving this. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

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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! If you want to kick start an innovation program, get in touch, I can give you a roadmap and help you adapt it to your context. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs.

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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. While CX was initially the primary catalyst for digital transformation, innovation, agility, and the pursuit of digital relevance are the new factors driving companies along the maturity model. 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. The sad part is that many of our existing consulting firms offer solutions that are unfit for todays need or ill-equipped for offering advice on tomorrow’s purpose and the designs necessary. 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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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. Here, it is the combination of new system designs and ways to operate, combined with technological innovation. These designs are building the two-way flow where excess energy can be delivered back to the grid.

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7 Strategies to Accelerate Through Uncertainty

Peer Insight

Getting crystal clear on what you need to learn will help you design alternative testing pathways. Design explorations are a favorite tool of ours for moving quickly. If your team is newly distributed, build new strategies and adopt new tools to stay connected and agile.

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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. This is no finished roadmap but it does give investors and multiple stakeholders a really decent understanding of how Munich Re are managing their transformational journey.

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

There are so many layers between the Board room and for example a software developer or an industrial designer. How can the CEO be sure that these people contribute their ideas, designs, work, to the company strategies? Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.).

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

There are so many layers between the Board room and for example a software developer or an industrial designer. How can the CEO be sure that these people contribute their ideas, designs, work, to the company strategies? Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.).

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

There are so many layers between the Board room and for example a software developer or an industrial designer. How can the CEO be sure that these people contribute their ideas, designs, work, to the company strategies? Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.).

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

If you haven’t implemented design thinking or creative thinking exercises into your workspace, it’s time to start. It can describe a product journey, a customer service roadmap, or the steps to the completion of a project.

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

New Markets 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. Rather than offering insights that are only useful for Plan A, well-designed Jobs to be Done research gives you the resources you need even as you move on to Plan B or C.

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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? Designers yearn for a world where companies depend on their ideas but usually work in a world where design is just one voice. Agency designers can create great visions that fail to be executed.

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AQX Law Firm: Product Strategy and What’s Ahead

Anaqua

Customers continue to drive the roadmap, supported by advancements in technology and business practices. In November 2020, Hyperion Research awarded Anaqua the Highly Innovative designation for our Customer-Driven Roadmap and Persona Driven User Interface. Simply put, if it is not in our clients’ best interest, then it is not in our product roadmap. With the help of our agile R&D team, we’ve had three major releases of AQX Law Firm since I joined Anaqua.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Coaching Culture in the Office

CMOE

In fact, it’s actually an agile practice that can be weaved into virtually any type of interaction. Coaching frameworks are designed to help coaches adequately prepare and stay focused on the desired outcomes.

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Why Strategy Is Important to Your Business Success

CMOE

Strategy Promotes Strategic Agility. A well-defined strategy is important— but strategic agility is even more important. Strategic agility is the organization’s capacity to respond rapidly when an internal or external opportunity emerges.

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Fractional Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)

Gregg Fraley

Leverage the innate agility. A Fractional CINO addresses these missing skill sets: The MisFortune 10,000 Tend to Lack These Innovation Skills: Process and Innovation Project Management Skills — including: team building, culture leadership, innovation project roadmapping, and more.

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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. A significant part of the digital transformation design process involves envisioning what your organisation will look and feel like in the future, including how technology will transform the workplace. Taking A Customer Journey Approach To Operating Model Design.

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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) – Stages and Benefits

Acuvate

Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) for Azure is an industry-recognized methodology designed by Microsoft to help organizations define and implement their cloud adoption strategies optimally. Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) - Stages and Benefits.

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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. During the last couple of years the MVP has become the holy grail of agile product development – but there are still a variety of different interpretations about what “MVP” really means. This approach is known as “ Agile ”. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

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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. Below are summarized all the valuable internal innovation sources that the company needs to consider when designing a strategy. Agility of Strategy.

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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. Below are summarized all the valuable internal innovation sources that the company needs to consider when designing a strategy. Agility of Strategy.

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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. The digital future for your company is right now.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

I could outline countless ways to work through different examples, set about a strategic and operational digital transformation roadmap, to combine effective knowledge from people and excellence gained from what you need to do in IT and your technologies to get this going, but I will not here, as this is an opening primer, not a solution. The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas.

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Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation

Be-novative

However, project managers will need to learn new skills related to this rapid transformative change and digital collaboration and evolve to become, according to Nieto-Rodriguez, strategy implementation specialists, according to us at Be-novative Design Thinking facilitators and growth managers.

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The Future of Key Accounts Management and Relationships in Consumer Goods – a methodology for change

mjvinnovation

In the text below we present you our Futures Design Methodology in the context of Key Account Management. So then, how do we stay agile and relevant to our customers and consumers? Futures Design Methodology.

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Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

The industry will need to add manufacturing software engineers, robotics specialists, machine learning specialists, automated systems engineers, cybersecurity specialists as well as designers, product engineers, developers, analysts, pricing strategists and procurement specialists, many of which are forecast to be in short supply in years ahead. Most importantly, they will need the right cultural matrix to support agile operations and flexible work.

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