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Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

In short, you use agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Put them in context with the concept of agility. Agility doesn’t allow you to innovate and jump ahead of the competition. Did Kickstarter become a dominant force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile? Was agility the driving force bhind Facebook’s dominance in social media? The reason is that agility is a form of reaction to an outside force.

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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. Strategy’ isn’t easy. To navigate the accelerating change threat successfully, the operating model needs to become agile. Setting The Scene.

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The 5 Jobs to Address Uncertainty

Moves the Needle

Businesses need to adopt learning strategies in order to improve, adapt, or even reinvent their execution strategies. . The biggest obstacle leaders face in adopting learning practices is fear that the work takes away from normal execution. . Some people call it agile.

The Role of Data in a successful digital transformation journey

Acuvate

According to Gartner , fewer than 50% of documented corporate strategies mention data and analytics as key components for delivering enterprise value. Start with a Data Strategy.

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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. We need to design our systems to be highly agile. It adjusts and you learn.

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Transparent thinking

The Human Factor

During meetings and strategy sessions, put everyone’s beliefs and assumptions out on the table and challenge them. What do we need to now learn based on our continually changing world?”. source.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

Part one focused on linking risk into an innovation strategy that needed to align to the corporate one. Innovation is a learning process not to be confused with a safety procedure, both can be effectively managed and different in their treatment. Equally we have learnt innovation evolves due to this learning process and how ‘it’ interacts with customer needs. We strive to minimize the risks, reduce the learning and opt for a more incremental approach.

What Are The Key Success Factors For Applying Innovation In An Organization?

Game-Changer

Though you can’t copy their culture and strategy, but you can certainly learn a few things. Most importantly, there are general guidelines which any organization can apply. Shifting the cultural mindset of the organization to be agile and innovative. How do you put creativity to work? How do you implement it so it delivers innovation? What does a culture of innovation look like?

Creating high-performing and faster-moving teams

ImagineNation

Operating from intuition, being willing to experiment and learn from their failures, they often found themselves at odds with their boards, investors, and people. By drawing on the wisdom of their coach, they acquired the management (and leadership) fundamentals necessary to be flexible, adaptive and agile in knowing how to respond quickly and deal effectively with the range of challenges that emerged as they built their businesses by creating high-performing and faster-moving teams.

Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

In any prototyping or learning stage we can move knowledge understanding along but to keep believing and pushing is simply hard. Governance always has guidelines and measurements, I would argue these need to be sensible and adaptive , not just restrictive and prescriptive.

An Open Letter to Project Managers

Boxes and Arrows

When you asked me to apply standard guidelines and industry best practices, you are asking me to ignore what users have to say and to treat them like everyone else. Standards and guidelines abound, but not all of them apply. Do spend the time and resources to implement company-wide UX strategies, do try and understand UX design a little bit better, and do it as soon as possible. Make everything you do in UX design a learning experience that helps to reduce the problem.

How to Suck at Winning

The Human Factor

If playing not to lose represents your preferred strategy, here’s how to ensure you don’t end up on the podium with the gold medal around your neck. Suck: Don’t pause at the start of important meetings to set an agenda, agree on the desired outcome, or establish guidelines for how everyone in the room will work together to achieve it. Don’t purposefully change your perspective, challenge your assumptions, or learn to see the world in new and different ways.

How a Strategic Planning Process Impacts Communication Options

BrainZooming

We worked with a client to facilitate an information technology strategy vision. From before the engagement’s launch until near the completion, we asked for strategy documents spelling out corporate priorities, objectives, and expectations. We wanted a strategic target to align IT strategy and innovation initiatives to support the organization in realizing its overall vision. Despite repeated requests, no one ever surfaced this type of strategy document.

How to Suck at Winning

The Human Factor

If playing not to lose represents your preferred strategy, here’s how to ensure you don’t end up on the podium with the gold medal around your neck. Suck: Don’t pause at the start of important meetings to set an agenda, agree on the desired outcome, or establish guidelines for how everyone in the room will work together to achieve it. Don’t purposefully change your perspective, challenge your assumptions, or learn to see the world in new and different ways.

Management 3.0: Why you should get to know this Model?

mjvinnovation

It’s a management format that draws from the same source as Lean and Agile. principles listed in his work — guidelines that contribute to the successful implementation of the model. It is also their job to provide resources to train them so that the team can learn new functions.

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Riding the VUCA storm

Jeffrey Phillips

You can either resist the wave, duck under the wave, or learn to ride the wave. My suggestion: learn to surf. Second, decide what your values, mission and strategy tell you about your company. Third, make your organization a learning organization.

What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017

Imaginatik

Bersin is quick to mention ‘learning agility’ a very powerful phrase used by psychologists to describe your ability to rapidly learn new things. This isn’t a new concept, but the implementation of this strategy remains a stumbling block! Ralph speaks about organizations on the digital transformation journey, the common challenges they face, and provides some essential guidelines on overcoming them. What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017.

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Finding the Advantage in Regulation

Daniel Burrus

By learning how to accurately anticipate much of the future before it happens, you can accelerate innovation and competitive advantage. Accelerate innovation by learning how to accurately anticipate the future. However, this also underscores another element of my Anticipatory Model and Learning System —the powerful value of using Hard Trend certainties that will let you have the choice of being the disruptor rather than the disrupted.

User Experience Research at Scale

Boxes and Arrows

By establishing a constant stream of non-biased opinions and open lines of communication which are immune to politics and ever-shifting strategies, research keeps design and development efforts grounded in what should already be the application’s first priority–the user. Combining an ongoing research effort with popular software development methods such as agile or waterfall allows for immediate response when issues with an application’s usability are found.

70:20:10 Rule of Innovation

ITONICS

The origin of the model does not come from Innovation research; it comes from the theory of learning. It says you learn 70% of the things from doing tough jobs by yourself, 20% of learning comes from people you work with, and 10% from courses and reading. Focusing on core innovation means improving current products and services that align well with the organization’s strategy.

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

The Future Shapers

Business is increasingly leveraging combinations of cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to better serve customers or streamline operations.”. 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. Each organisations path to a new more agile digital operating model is unique.

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University Education – A New Model for a New Era

IdeaSpies

GUIDELINES. to produce more rounded, agile graduates. Medicine and engineering are the most obvious, although interestingly these are also the domains which have most aggressively adopted problem based learning. Work Integrated Learning. Login. Idea of the Week.

Making an impact on an organization’s innovation environment

Paul Hobcraft

To foster innovation and its environment, key levels of management and individuals must be committed to creating an environment and culture that promotes creativity, be engaged and promote the ability to promote change in nimble, agile and flexible ways to meet changing conditions in the market place and with customers. 1) Explicit value of creativity, 2) Attitude to risk, 3) Pride in Employee’s, 4) Enthusiasm for Employee’s, 5) Forward-facing strategy and.

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Remote Management in times of crisis

mjvinnovation

What we have in our favor in these moments of change are the lessons learned from previous crises – and which can help a lot if put into practice correctly. From this comes strategies and action plans. Read also: “Remote team management: how agile practices can help!”.

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70:20:10 Rule of Innovation

ITONICS

The origin of the model does not come from Innovation research; it comes from the theory of learning. It says you learn 70% of the things from doing tough jobs by yourself, 20% of learning comes from people you work with, and 10% from courses and reading. Focusing on core innovation means improving current products and services that align well with the organization’s strategy.

How internal innovators win the game

Innovation Excellence

Kaihan Krippendorf ‘s latest book, Driving Innovation from Within , takes you smoothly in the intrapreneurs’ journey: his book guides internal innovators to innovation success through meaningful innovators’ stories, research, and wise and shrewd guidelines.

User experience: ROI and methods to measure your investment in UX

mjvinnovation

The rise of digital has brought new guidelines for software development. Check out the e-book Software Development: no gap between designers and developers and learn how to bring together development, design, and UX teams. How do I measure the ROI of my UX strategy?

How internal innovators win the game

Innovation Excellence

Kaihan Krippendorf ‘s latest book, Driving Innovation from Within , takes you smoothly in the intrapreneurs’ journey: his book guides internal innovators to innovation success through meaningful innovators’ stories, research, and wise and shrewd guidelines.

Understanding the ISO Standard for Innovation Management – Concepts & Benefits – Podcast Transcript

IM Insights

And it’s been focused on the one hand coaching and advising leadership, how to develop innovation strategies, how to measure what they’re doing within the organisation, sort of the beginning of an innovation accounting system, etc, processes and so on and so forth. But it’s good if we can agree on a number of core principles, just like the Agile Manifesto is a very good example of that, right is a set of core principles that we should adhere to. Main Episode Page.

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

The Future Shapers

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’. Using the 3H you have to have a ‘reasonable’ framing intent, those essential guidelines that can provide “ the Wireframe “ (a concept taken from thinking about a UX backbone) for establishing the basic design and activity process. We need to design our systems to be highly agile.