Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban and Design Sprint: how to combine agile practices and gain more efficiency

mjvinnovation

We all know that agile methodologies are not written in stone. In reality, we are talking about a set of practices that should be used to manage projects and demands to adapt to changes and gain efficiency quickly. The practice is very common within agile logic.

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The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

There has been an awful lot to absorb when it comes to skills and how organizations need to be designed for the future. The number of helpful reports, observations and suggestions are constant and becoming overwhelming to translate effectively. How can we map a new pathway for shifting current practices and transform them? Agility for me is vital, it allows us to increasingly be adaptive in an uncertain world.

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Agile Leadership

Innovation Excellence

I did the work, instead of helping others to do it. I told people what to do and how to do it, instead of focussing on purpose and main goals. When I started working at KLM in my first ever job as a team leader I made every mistake I see beginning leaders make. Business Models Leadership

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How To Help Agile Teams Create Products Customers Actually Want

Strategyzer

Nowadays there is no escaping the Agile hype. Large organisations are “becoming Agile” one after the other, fuelled by hopes of higher employee engagement and more efficient product development. Innovation Thought Leadership

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

When the competition launches a new product, how you react says a lot about you as a professional and your company as an organization. But it is likely that you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions after they’ve occurred. This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Was agility the driving force behind Uber’s dominance in ridesharing?

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Agile Mindset: How to Use Sprints to Streamline Projects

mjvinnovation

In this article, we decided to reflect deeply on the subject. 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. They are basically approaches to accelerating and improving quality in application development. Agile

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How to Increase Organization Agility and Speed of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

We talk so much about the accelerated rate of change; how technology, competition, launching new products and services are constantly changing. Doesn’t it feel like change is the word of the year?! But what about the customer, where do they fit in? And this is why I had Braden Kelley on Inside LaunchStreet. He is. Change Innovation Interviews Braden Kelley Change Planning Toolkit Charting Change Experiment Canvas Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

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Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. During the Coronavirus pandemic, all industries were disrupted in one way or another, many having to close their doors for the time being and forfeit growth and profits they make from in-person customers. Agility Isn’t Enough. What Is Agility Good For?

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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for a way to optimize your innovation strategy? The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born. Agile methods have since been adopted by a multitude of non-technology industries that are applying its principles and core values to project management initiatives. Implementing Agile Methodology.

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Interview with Launchstreet About How to Increase Organization Agility and Speed of Innovation

Braden Kelley

I was fortunate enough to join Tamara Kleinberg of GoToLaunchStreet, a TED speaker and entrepreneur recently for an interview for her Launchstreet podcast. From building and running multi-million dollar businesses, advising Fortune 500 companies like Disney, Procter and Gamble and … Continue reading → Change Innovation Change Planning Toolkit Charting Change Experiment Canvas Interviews podcasts Radio Interviews Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum. Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. That’s why they came together to see if they could find some common ground on how to change that. The result was the Agile Manifesto, a set of 12 guiding principles for software development. enhances agility.

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Bringing Agile Innovation Into The Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Everyone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Innovation agile innovation stage gate processOr, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths. And with good reason… Starts-ups and digital business models are proving over and over again that they are winning at the innovation game. And this.

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Chicago Roundtable on How to Achieve Organizational Agility

Innovation Leader

In mid-July, we brought together 10 innovation and R&D leaders from large organizations at Hyatt Hotels’ headquarters to discuss organizational agility

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Bringing Agile Innovation into the Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Everyone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Business Models agile innovation stage gate processOr, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths. And with good reason… Starts-ups and digital business models are proving over and over again that they are winning at the innovation game. And this is.

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How to Reconcile Agile with Value Contribution and Strategic Commitments

One2Team

Agile is a trend that the IT, enterprise, and PMO worlds have watched for years, so naturally it’s an area of focus for One2Team. Agile is a fundamental shift to the approach to technology and business itself. As more IT teams adopt the agile methodology, we see an understanding of the benefits spread across business units. In recent months, one topic seemed to be on everyone’s radar: the reconciliation between agile methodologies and value contribution.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How To Build An Ecosystem Strategy

Digital Tonto

The truth is that value chain based strategies are slow and rigid and the world has become fast and agile. You can’t simply seek to build a better mousetrap, you need to relentlessly connect to build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems Network Theory Strategy

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

The world is evolving too quickly for competitive advantages to last for a meaningful amount of time. And new entrants have been finding scrappy ways to ensure that they have sufficient funds, information, and talent to compete with incumbents. When Google+ tried to compete directly, it was unable to build a critical mass of users who would shift away from Facebook for a few feature improvements. seems to have overcome Facebook’s advantages.

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Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

How SnapStrat is revolutionizing enterprise decisioning applications. SnapStrat creates enterprise applications on its platform to optimize and execute strategic business decisions. For example: How to allocate marketing spend across products, geographies, and customer segments to different marketing programs/channels in order to best optimize a marketing strategy. At SnapStrat we use the term “Decision-first” applications to describe our approach.

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Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

When the competition launches a new product, how do you react? Chances are, you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions. 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. Was agility the driving force bhind Facebook’s dominance in social media?

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

How To Lead Digital Transformations

Faisal Hoque

A digital transformation strategy aims to create the agile capabilities of fully leveraging the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact faster, better and in more innovative way in the future. The post How To Lead Digital Transformations appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Agile Coach: What is the role of this professional?

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will see what exactly agile coach does, what benefits it can bring and how to take it to your company. What an Agile Coach does within an Agile team. Agile Coach helps train corporate teams in agile methodology and oversees team development to ensure effective results. An agile coach’s ultimate goal is to arm teams with the right knowledge, tools and training so they can use this methodology to its full potential.

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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

If not, pay attention to that name: Marie Kondo. She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! If not, pay attention to that name: Marie Kondo. She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. Keep reading to understand! .

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The 10 Rules of Digital Transformation

Rmukesh Gupta

They come together on a virtual meeting every month for about 90 minutes to listen to a thought leader or a practitioner and their approach to digital transformation. He is part of the Group strategy office and he shared his thoughts, perspectives and how digital transformation is viewed in his organisation. According to a survey done by Mckinsey , leadership matters as much in a transformation project as in day-to-day activities.

Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

Join Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director from IDC, as he reveals key insights from his recent research on the importance of collaboration, and discover how you can drive sustainable results through teamwork within your organization.

4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Agility needs to be balanced with a new key strategy—becoming #Anticipatory. Countless organizations have long prized agility as the best way to deal with the speed of change and disruption.

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How To Lead Digital Transformations

Faisal Hoque

A digital transformation strategy aims to create the agile capabilities of fully leveraging the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact faster, better and in more innovative way in the future. The post How To Lead Digital Transformations appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

5 Tips for Adding Value to Agile Design

InnovationTraining.org

Agile Design Tip 1—Clear Goals Supported by Design Research. In Some Thoughts on Design Research, Agile, and Traps Charles Lambdin stresses the importance of clearly defined goals. Expand online clothing offerings, streamline the sales funnel, and clearly present all costs to customers are useful goals because they provide direction. They don’t tell the team how to design, but they serve as virtual guardrails to prevent the project from careening off the road.

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Inspiring Agile Ways of Working: How Design Sprint mindsets help organisations get comfortable with agile ways of working

InnovationTraining.org

It’s easy to get stuck in our ways. The challenge is getting people to understand how to change. What do these new behaviours and ways of working actually feel like and how do you get them excited about them? It uses design thinking to reshape the way people behave to achieve more, in less time. But if you’re trying to behave in a more agile way, mindsets need to change. Your people need to prioritise: Progress over perfection.

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How to Use Your Brain During Unexpected Change

The Human Factor

Our challenge as leaders is how we respond to it – a task made more difficult by the fact that the human brain did not evolve to deal with sudden and overwhelming change positively. When it becomes obvious the change is real, we move to frustration and anger. Only when we reach a place of acceptance can we begin adjusting to the new normal. In other words, we see what we want to see rather than what is actually happening in the world. source.

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

The Future Shapers

The premise is that with climate change we are running out of time and startups are too slow to scale. Larger enterprises have massive financial resources to explore new opportunities. They can build vast networks of external collaborators to explore a broad array of emerging technologies. They have incredibly deep reservoirs of technical talent and operational skills critical to bringing innovations to the market. They are not exhaustive to-do lists.

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. Yes, my challenge in understanding may be related to limited intellectual capacity. The How Is Just As Important As The What. Setting The Scene.

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How agile practices can solve remote team management problems

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will reflect on the challenges of remote team management and how agile practices can help you make the transition efficiently. One of the great challenges of remote team management is how to put all your employees on the same page, making them realize that they are working towards the same business objective. How to plan, monitor, and adjust the demands in your area, when your team is remote? How much time exactly?

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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. I’m on skype and talk to them all day long”.

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How to transform your organizational culture with Design Thinking

mjvinnovation

Companies of all sizes, operating in the most diverse segments, strive to promote creativity, consequently innovating consciously. How do you transform something as integrated as a business culture? That is the case of Design Thinking , a structured approach to innovation. DT focuses on the user and seeks to generate solutions that align the consumer’s desires and needs with value generation. However, some peculiarities are difficult to “materialize.”

How To Drive and Sustain Innovation With Learning and Development Training

IdeaScale

Is your organization struggling to keep up with the innovation demands in your sector? Having a well-strategized innovation strategy is the key to maintaining your company’s competitive advantage. While outputs demonstrate your organization’s innovative nature to the public, driving and sustaining effective innovation (to uphold those innovative outputs!) Build Safe Spaces To Let Ideation Flourish. Agile Training Breeds Innovation.

How to Avoid a Marketplace Flop

Econic

Like all companies, however, Gerber needs to innovate and grow. Since Gerber had already built such a strong brand with parents, they had a hunch that the best place to expand was by providing more products to parents. How to Avoid a Flop. But, like all companies, Gerber needed to grow. It made sense to sell a new product to the market who was already buying their baby food. Invest precious time and money bringing that product to the market.

How To Make Practical Innovation Sustainable

Faisal Hoque

The post How To Make Practical Innovation Sustainable appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation Entrepreneurship homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility Busienss Transforamtion Business Digital Transformation Growth Hacking innovation Leadership & Management Management Sustainability TechnologyBreak through innovation gridlock regardless of your organizational shape, size, or available resources.

Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. Modul I A – From strategy to ideas / Foresight, scenarios, trends. Modul I B – From strategy to ideas / Immersion, white Spots, insights.

Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. Modul I A – From strategy to ideas / Foresight, scenarios, trends. Modul I B – From strategy to ideas / Immersion, white Spots, insights.