The Art of Agile

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In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context. We love Agile at etventure – but we also understand it can create stress and confusion. What is Agile?

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Agile Mindset: How to Use Sprints to Streamline Projects

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to see how successful executives are achieving results in their everyday business through incorporating agile methodologies like SCRUM! The agile mindset. Before we get into the agile mindset, we need to remember that it is linked to Agile Philosophy. Agile Philosophy came from the Agile Manifesto, when a small group of people got together in 2001 to discuss their feelings about the traditional approach to project management for software development.

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Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works

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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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Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

IdeaScale

The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before. The current state of technology can tell us a lot about how effective innovation strategy can drive consumer (and employee) engagement.

System of Engagement

Information Playground

 Much of the record keeping in a system of record is a function of company size (how many employees worked for the company), product portfolio (how many products are being sold), and sales engagements (how many customers are involved in potential or actual sales orders).

The Simple Approach to Employee Engagement

The Human Factor

Creating an engaged workforce where employees bring all their skill, talent, passion and energy to work every day isn’t rocket science. Which leads to the question, if employee engagement is so simple, why do so many companies struggle to get it? The Basics of Employee Engagement.

3 Steps to Creating an Engaged Workforce

The Human Factor

Everyone wants an engaged workforce. When organizations do strive to increase employee engagement but fall short of the goal, it’s often because they overlook the first two steps of the process. For example, what kind of workplace culture will you have? Step 3: Engage.

Titans of Transformation: 5 Outstanding Examples of Innovation in Business

Qmarkets

In this article, we’ll explore five inspiring examples of innovation in business (both disruptive and incremental ), and what lessons they offer concerning survival on today’s uncertain corporate landscape. Philip Morris International (PMI) presents a prime example of this.

Innovate like a Software Start-up

Destination Innovation

Engage with customers at every step of the way. Agility, fast feedback and risk mitigation are the watchwords. Innovation Examples & Lessons Leadership of Innovation entrepreneur mvp risk mitigation start-up wireframe

Titans of Transformation: 5 Outstanding Examples of Innovation in Business (ALL ELEMENTS)

Qmarkets

In this article, we’ll explore five inspiring examples of innovation in business (both disruptive and incremental ), and what lessons they offer concerning survival on today’s uncertain corporate landscape. Philip Morris International (PMI) presents a prime example of this.

Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

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. This is an extreme example of where SCRUM went bad.

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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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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. We also gleaned data from analytics that told us where users engaged and where the bounce rates were highest.

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing the most valuable companies that are emerging today are largely based on sophisticated platform business models where ecosystems are vital to their health and global ambitions (Apple, Amazon, Car Manufacturers are all examples).

Value Stream Discovery: What to test & how to measure [Airbnb example]

Moves the Needle

Similar tools have been around for ages, by the way; used in lean manufacturing processes, Agile, kanban, scrum, etc. For example, you might “zoom in” on the funnel portion and determine many more steps a buyer must go through in a large business-to-business deal.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

There is a strategic resistance, there is a lack of organizational agility and still not the level of commitment this is required, driven from the top. We can reach far more into underserved markets through greater customer connections and engagement, we can co-design with them.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. They are reliant on engaging others, focusing on their specialized areas to hand over their time to innovation.

Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

IdeaScale

The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before. The current state of technology can tell us a lot about how effective innovation strategy can drive consumer (and employee) engagement.

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Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing is another example that is offering huge potential to exploit as it can encourage much to forge, serve and grow whole new communities from ‘simple’ beginning, building on real-time knowledge. Business Ecosystem Trends by Deloitte.

How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

How do they upgrade or re-orientate their people, their customer-facing activity for example? It is where there are engagements in deeper meaning and relationship growing, that can only emerge from sharing perspectives.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

Our innovation exploration will become far more evolutionary and requires a completely different way to think and manage these ‘relationship contract’s’ that are forming around a given concept of platform engagements.

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

If we take a current example, Jeffrey Phillips, over at Ovo Innovation has conducted a practitioner’s survey , in what the people who are actually “doing” innovation are actually thinking, to compare this with what the leaders at the top are feeling is happening.

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

The Innovation Lab methods are also suitable for process innovations , for example in secondary processes such as Human Resources or Finance & Controlling, since technologies such as Artificial Intelligence or Human Machine Interaction per Voice also have an influence here.

Why Happy Employees are Winning Employees

The Human Factor

For example, a University of Michigan study < [link] > found that empowered employees report five traits that every organization would love to have: A high level of job satisfaction. Engagement Doesn’t Happen by Itself. Build Engagement Into Your Culture.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

Examples: Product, service or process innovation, portfolio extension, innovation of selected business model components (e.g. Examples: Business model development, platform/ecosystem innovation, basic technology research & development, startup engagement, innovation intelligence.

Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019

Acuvate

Progressive employee engagement. At this moment, the enterprise world is buzzing with new technological advancements influencing employee engagement and experience in the workplace. Read More: Millennial Engagement in the workplace: 4 Actionable Tips.

Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

One supporter collaboration that has come out of our community is the Agile Uprising which looks to build a community around the agile mindset and includes four Happy Melly members as founders. Most of our interaction is in a massive Slack community with more than 100 topic-related channels, ranging from agile and lean change to remote working to more personal ones like family, vulnerability and general pursuits of happiness. One run by Agile Coach and Supporter Josh Briggs.

Building a Culture of Accountability

The Human Factor

For example, at the end of the year, the sales team will have acquired X number of new customers while increasing sales by Y percent and margin by Z%. Measure results using qualitative and quantitative data, as this keeps people focused and engaged on what you want them thinking about.

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? Encourage everyone on your senior management team to engage in this process every morning. 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

For example, question what you are sure you see. Engage. It’s also a great way to engage people and support winning. 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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Munich Re offers a real clarity to their innovating future

Paul Hobcraft

for example) and in managing risk in different ways. 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.

Idea management – driving workforce empowerment and bottom-up innovation

Wazoku

It’s no secret that happy, engaged and empowered employees, are more productive, perform better and have greater commitment to their role and company. To be innovative is to be dynamic, agile and progressive and while not every business is truly innovative, many claim to be.

Why mindsets matter in digital innovation

ImagineNation

Mindsets shed light on an organization’s unique active cognitive stylistic preferences, which shapes strategy formulation, and the way in which resources and talent actively engage with the world and are harnessed and maximized. Mapping Mindsets Case Study Example .

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. Scrum is an agile framework that can be used to manage everything from complex projects to, for example, small events. 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. Scrum is an agile framework that can be used to manage everything from complex projects to, for example, small events. Agile Design Thinking

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

For example, Blockchain is typically thought of as a database technology, so the obvious applications are where databases are used now, like customer information, order entry, or patient medical records. New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking. Engaged support for strategic and tactical innovation initiatives developed by others. See my true story below for an example.

Never Trust an Atom (and Sometimes Your Brain)

The Human Factor

Once we start making stuff up, the brain begins to engage in the following misleading and unproductive behaviors: Seeing what it wants to see. For example, suppose sales are declining for several quarters in a row.

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Framing Innovation Challenges

Strategos

Framing innovation challenges is of critical importance when leadership decides to engage their employees in innovation activities. With the availability of many online idea management platforms engaging a greater number of employees has become much easier and effective.

Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Apple offers a perfect example. Not only will they come up with new product ideas that surprise you, the process of engaging them can produce other stronger, more effective working relationships.

Is Your Organization Changing Fast Enough to Win?

The Human Factor

For example, when people can order an item on amazon.com with a few clicks of the mouse and it shows up on their doorstep the very next day, they begin to wonder why they can’t do the same with your product. Engages change rather than defending against it.

3 Tips for Picking the Right Photos for your Business

The Human Factor

It’s critical to craft an effective and emotionally engaging narrative that customers can identify with. If you offer DJ services, this could be pictures of a club going wild, for example. Image via Pixabay. Sponsored post – content and links created by sponsor-.

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