Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. For example, do you think Kickstarter became the dominating force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile?

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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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Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

A good combination – Policies & Guidelines: I think what would be a better way to achieve our goals with policies is to have a mix of policies and guidelines. Some starting points to think about guidelines. For everything else, that depends on the judgement of the people in a given situation: Create guidelines for everything else & keep them simple to understand and easy to implement. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta. Do we still need policies.

Cloud Migration Strategy Everything You Need to Know

Acuvate

Cloud Migration Strategy: Everything You Need to Know. If yes, you need to prepare a fool-proof checklist and chalk out a powerful cloud migration strategy that would be right for your business and efficiently cater to its specific requirements.

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. . They may be design thinkers, agile developers, or people who have worked in startups before. Some people call it agile.

Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

This approach we take offers a comprehensive solution to the innovation business case and its methodology and it belongs to its owners Agility Innovation Specialists.

Transparent thinking

The Human Factor

During meetings and strategy sessions, put everyone’s beliefs and assumptions out on the table and challenge them. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Winsource.

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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Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

Governance always has guidelines and measurements, I would argue these need to be sensible and adaptive , not just restrictive and prescriptive. It encourages agility, adapting, being fluid and dynamic in the way to undergo innovation.

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?

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. They are quiet rightly suggesting “ with risks well-managed, companies can then use rapid experimentation and the techniques of agile development—an iterative process closely linked to customers and markets—to boost their chances of coming up with a truly profitable innovation portfolio”. Is innovation even fully aligned into the corporate strategy?

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. They are quiet rightly suggesting “ with risks well-managed, companies can then use rapid experimentation and the techniques of agile development—an iterative process closely linked to customers and markets—to boost their chances of coming up with a truly profitable innovation portfolio”. Is innovation even fully aligned into the corporate strategy?

Be Innovative if You Want to Drive Innovation

IdeaScale

This makes sense since innovation methodologies are often the result of extensive research and testing and provide important guidelines for implementation and operations. Yet, when it comes to choosing which specific strategy to pursue, things get challenging because the truth is there is no single “right answer” and we’ve seen many strategies that work. Third, remember you’re designing for agility which means you’re only making a commitment to explore and evaluate.

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. destination focus goals Performance Excellence strategic plan strategies Using Your Brain winning Architect of Pause Holly G.

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. to work so well in agile. and Agile: what’s the difference?

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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. destination focus goals Performance Excellence strategic plan strategies Using Your Brain winning Architect of Pause Holly G.

An Insider’s Guide to Modern PPM: Evolving Approaches and Technology

Planview Blog

Consequently, modernizing PPM means supporting teams no matter what methodology they use – from waterfall projects, to collaborative, to Lean-Agile approaches to work delivery and beyond. PMOs can build organizational agility and increase responsiveness while accelerating on-strategy delivery.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

HR and business leaders need a strategy to nurture the skills that will open the door to Industry 4.0. However, before businesses can tap into them, they need the right strategic guidelines in place. leaders will foster a transparent and creative culture that isn’t afraid of agile changes and evolution. Innovative onboarding strategies.

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. Define Strategy. Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) - Stages and Benefits.

Riding the VUCA storm

Jeffrey Phillips

Second, decide what your values, mission and strategy tell you about your company. If you and your team know your values, your mission and your strategy, it should be relatively easy to communicate to everyone what should remain a FIRM commitment and where there is great FLEXIBILITY.

Finding the Advantage in Regulation

Daniel Burrus

And as I have stressed for many years, trying to react, no matter how agile you are, will not let you jump ahead with the confidence Hard Trends provide. By anticipating both problems and opportunities from new government guidelines—and from there, identifying ways to leverage those new rules—you can be a government regulation disruptor rather than just the disrupted. Big Ideas Strategy Trends Government Government Regulations Hard Trends Regulations Soft Trends

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.

Is SnapStrat a Good Fit for your Decision?

SnapStrat

While SnapStrat’s architecture can cover a broad range of strategic decisions we have a few guidelines that we use when looking at a potential implementation. Look for decisions that are influenced by business strategy imperatives. If your decision is recurring, high-value, and driven by business strategy talk to us to discover how we can help you improve its speed, outcome, and agility. Look for decisions that are influenced by business strategy imperatives.

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. By Jaimie O’Byrne.

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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. To ensure success in the midst of digital disruption, there will be a premium placed on innovation, a willingness of organisations to disrupt themselves, a quest for active collaboration and a commitment to advance comprehensive value creation strategies.

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70:20:10 Rule of Innovation

ITONICS

Focusing on core innovation means improving current products and services that align well with the organization’s strategy. Do not forget about the agility; the 70:20:10 principle is a rule of thumb, not a rigid model. Yet, it is useful to apply this model as a guideline to effectively manage your innovation resources. One of the challenges that companies face is understanding how to manage their innovation resources. Should they go after the disruptive and risky idea?

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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SCALING UP: From Corporate Startup to Innovation Impact

Integrative Innovation

of them see an ambidextrous strategy to be vital for staying in the game. On the contrary: Teams are working with Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Business Model Canvasses or by applying agile development techniques. We have started working on this approach and developed the first outlines of a solid framework: Some sort of scaling methodology containing guidelines on what to consider in which circumstances to improve the chances for successful scaling.

University Education – A New Model for a New Era

IdeaSpies

GUIDELINES. to produce more rounded, agile graduates. Work Integrated Learning [WIL] is an umbrella term for a range of approaches and strategies that integrate academic theory with the practice of work within a purposefully designed curriculum. Login. Idea of the Week.

Remote Management in times of crisis

mjvinnovation

From this comes strategies and action plans. Read also: “Remote team management: how agile practices can help!”. A well-designed internal communication strategy is always essential even more so in times of crisis.

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Creating high-performing and faster-moving teams

ImagineNation

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. Every team needs a set of agreed core and agile processes , for effectively guiding their behaviours, communicating, solving problems and making decisions.

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.

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

Aurea

Feedback is the Basis of Agile Management. Agnes Roche , producer for Warner Brothers Games, says that many agile teams follow all of the steps in management — from sprint planning to daily standups — but seem to forget to loop in the client. Yet agile management is based on the idea of including the client more, which means companies that fail to incorporate feedback are still managing a waterfall-style project, just with more internal meetings.

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

mjvinnovation

The rise of digital has brought new guidelines for software development. How do I measure the ROI of my UX strategy? HEART was developed in partnership between Digital Telepathy and Google Ventures to support Product Owners (yes, it was made to run on agile !),

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.

70:20:10 Rule of Innovation

ITONICS

Focusing on core innovation means improving current products and services that align well with the organization’s strategy. Do not forget about the agility; the 70:20:10 principle is a rule of thumb, not a rigid model. Yet, it is useful to apply this model as a guideline to effectively manage your innovation resources. One of the challenges that companies face is understanding how to manage their innovation resources. Should they go after the disruptive and risky idea?

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.

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.

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.