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L.I.V.E. (Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution): A new, more effective way to manage multiple innovation projects

Idea to Value

To do this, management usually want as much data to inform their decision as they can get. And this is where management will likely ask the team who came up with the innovation idea to give them some more data and information in order to help their decision making.

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Scaling Agile Through Cascading Missions

Moves the Needle

I had a conversation recently with a few industry professionals who were expressing concerns about the idea of scaling agile. Their objection was that not everybody can be agile nor needs to be. The post Scaling Agile Through Cascading Missions appeared first on Moves the Needle.

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3 Strategies for Starting Your Lean Portfolio Management Journey

Planview Blog

There are a number of benefits that come from following Lean Portfolio Management principles in your organization. That’s why over the last decade, it has become common for organizations to undertake Agile transformation initiatives to improve value delivery.

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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. Agile as an umbrella.

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What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation Definition At Moves The Needle, we define lean innovation as “reducing waste in the discovery, creation, and delivering of new value to customers." We base Lean Innovation principles upon the 3 E’s of Lean Innovation : Empathy, Experiments and Evidence. And in practice, we combine three important ideas: design thinking, Lean Startup, and agile methodology. In this way, lean innovation and design thinking go hand in hand.

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PI Planning in Agile: Boosting Efficiency with Flow Metrics

Planview Blog

PI Planning in Agile is often held quarterly, bringing together multidisciplinary teams to lay out the product delivery cadence. When scaling agility to your whole organization, it’s important to have an overarching cadence to keep teams in sync. What is PI Planning in Agile?

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Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile practices can be incorporated into project management, adding numerous benefits. The main agile tools.

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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. Frequent communication outside of standard agile interactions.

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Manufacturing Agility: Edwards LifeSciences Reduces WIP by 70%

Planview Blog

A patient-first approach has always been at the heart of Edwards’ business (pun intended); but as the business grew in size and complexity, it struggled to achieve the manufacturing agility required to perform at scale. Agile Mindset Drives Medical Innovations.

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Using Lean Innovation in the Product Development and Commercialization Process

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation doesn’t begin and end with product development. The most mature organizations deploy integrated lean innovation practices across the product lifecycle. Lean Innovation and Commercialization When applying Lean Innovation techniques to the commercialization process, companies identify areas of uncertainty around any aspects of product launch and commercialization. Continuous learning and agility is the way to reduce the risk of failure.

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Manufacturing Agility: Medical Tech Leader Reduces WIP by 70%

Planview Blog

As a global leader in medical technology grew in size and complexity, it struggled to achieve the manufacturing agility required to perform at scale. Agile Mindset Drives Medical Innovations. Inefficient Whiteboards Limit Manufacturing Agility.

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Building Agility – Meta Skill that Organisations Need to Learn #FutureOfWork

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the key skills that organisations need to learn in a VUCA world is organisational agility. The only way that an organisation can build agility is when the flow of information is quick and as far as possible, unfiltered and bi-directional. The information flow is one way. All information that goes in the opposite direction is conditioned information. information that people in the chain think that will please the person just above them.

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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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Agile Frameworks: learn how they work in practice

mjvinnovation

Agile Frameworks help the business team experience an Agile mindset in practice. With Agile Frameworks, business processes become more dynamic, staggering business values and productivity. 5 Most used Agile Frameworks. Kanban, a Japanese word meaning “registration or visible sign,” is great for identifying bottlenecks and waste, since it allows strong assimilation of information by the team. Lean Startup. Agile

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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. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works. 3) From the ‘Opportunity’ to the market: Implementation of ideas using Design for Six Sigma + Lean Methods.

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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. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works. 3) From the ‘Opportunity’ to the market: Implementation of ideas using Design for Six Sigma + Lean Methods.

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The Lean Scale-Up: Innovation & Entrepreneurship for New Ventures

Open Innovation EU

Innovation is almost always focused on information, is knowledge-based, complex and customized – which shortens the time to market and increases first mover advantages. Think about The Lean Start-Up (Ries), Agile, Business Model Generation (Osterwalder) and Customer Development (Steve Blank). In my quest to place these tools into perspective, I generated a new integrative model: The Lean Scale-Up – how to get from start-up to scale-up.

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9 Ways to Get Ideas Brewing with Instant Coffee

Planview Blog

Here are some of the many ways you can use Instant Coffee: Brainstorming Incremental Planning Story Mapping Lean Coffee Impromptu Meetings PI Planning Retrospectives SWOT Analysis Standup Meetings. Lean Coffee. For more information about the PI planning process, we recommend this page.

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Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

” What I mean is you could use Improv problem solving tools with Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or CPS. For more information on Improv courses and workshops , get in touch with GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). . Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving. I just completed another workshop for high level executives in the use of Improv for Problem Solving. Most of the group were skeptical at the start.

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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. Customers can inform you, and by all means listen carefully, do your research homework. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. Leaders — How Are You Doing With These Basics? Success is built on doing the basics well.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

There are great frameworks and tools out there for innovation projects, like Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and blended processes. The information they gather is a necessary jumping off point for invention and ideation. Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.” The man asking, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, was dead sincere. We were at a social event.

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The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

In this inspirational speech Gregg Fraley answers the Why Innovation question, and informs as to what innovation means to you and your group. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Guerilla Innovation Innovation Open Innovation Agile CPS Creativity design thinking innovation frameworks innovation process innovation projects Lean why innovationThe Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity.

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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. All frameworks (Agile, Lean, CPS, Design Thinking, Stage-Gate) require people to come up with fresh ideas, and MoshPit has a new and better way to do that. New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects.

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Incubation is the Hard Part Between Discovery and Success

The Inovo Group

A comprehensive incubation framework can be based on two complementary approaches – Lean Startup and Effectuation – along with other components that fill out the incubation system architecture. In digging further, they came to the realization that it was the stage-gate process itself (even with the new agile stage-gate modifications) that was the limiting factor. Lean Startup, for example, focuses on the Process and Mechanisms while Effectuation emphasizes Mindset and Behavior.

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Integrating UX into the Product Backlog

Boxes and Arrows

Teams moving to agile often struggle to integrate agile with best practices in user-centered design (UCD) and user experience (UX) in general. Fortunately, using a UX Integration Matrix helps integrate UX and agile by including UX information and requirements right in the product backlog. Agile methods were developed without consideration for UX best practices. Both agile and UX methods emphasize iteration, but productive iteration requires good feedback loops.

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Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

Industry borders are blurring, there are increasingly smaller, agile and highly disruptive companies working to change the existing into the new preferred. Just reflect on how the digital culture, globalisation, individualism, rising aspirations (and deepening discontent), our access to information, urbanisation, health and wellness, climate change and corporate leadership are all triggering points for making a change in something we can influence.

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Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

Industry borders are blurring, there are increasingly smaller, agile and highly disruptive companies working to change the existing into the new preferred. Just reflect on how the digital culture, globalisation, individualism, rising aspirations (and deepening discontent), our access to information, urbanisation, health and wellness, climate change and corporate leadership are all triggering points for making a change in something we can influence.

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Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof. Tip: Tim Kastelle has posted a worthwile series on how to implement lean startup for innovation initiatives. Operating in unpredictable environments relies on an agile organization , following an adaptive, evolutionary and more bottom-up approach, resembling complex adaptive systems, e.g. in biology.

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We Can’t Stop Disruption

Moves the Needle

Numerous resources exist to explore working this way, including those that teach agile, design thinking, and lean innovation practices. Leaders can use agile practices to balance the work. All workers should be members of agile teams.

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INNOVATION TEAMS DONT INNOVATE!

ImagineNation

In last month’s blog , we reinforced and validated the importance and role of collaboration, and described the range of emerging new, inspirational, and adaptive models that lean into complexity and catalyse and embed sustainable innovative workplace culture change.

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Moving from Project to Product: A Five-Stage Journey

Planview Blog

A product-focused strategy and mindset can create agile organizations, increase productivity, and drive innovation. When it comes to increasing productivity, creating value, developing agility, and driving customer-centricity, there’s simply no better approach than the product-oriented model.

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How to Avoid a Marketplace Flop

Econic

This would’ve given the Gerber team a lot better information on whether or not their products would sell once they hit the shelves. Innovation Agile Customer interviews Entrepreneurship Lean Startup Market ResearchYou know Gerber. It has built a strong brand with parents from all around the world over the last 90+ years. Parents know that when they choose Gerber, they are getting quality food for their babies.

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GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. Gregg also presents information about his proprietary tools, IdeaKeg and Digital Technology MoshPit. This is a compelling and informative training course. Innovation Intensive . Thursday, September 13, 2018, The Keith House, Chicago. Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Register Now: gregg@greggfraley.com.

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Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

The corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways: Building ambidextrous and lean startup capabilities. In fact the people a large firm needs for this kind of innovation looks suspiciously like startup founders and the processes needed look like Customer Development [and Lean Startup]. As outlined in earlier posts , organizations need to balance exploitation (i.e. development of existing business) and exploration (i.e.

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How to Use Your Brain During Unexpected Change

The Human Factor

is full of ambiguity, we lean on our beliefs and assumptions rather than a rational assessment of the observable data. It’s our job to model deliberate calm and balanced optimism while processing large amounts of complex information, contradictory views, and strong emotions. source.

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Waterfall Coaching

Kainexus

With Lean, we often associate waterfalls with the concept of a continuous flow of people, materials, and information. There are many feelings and emotions that are triggered just from observing waterfalls. In nature, we associate them with speed, power, and beauty.

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What is Digital Transformation in Business and Why is it Important?

Moves the Needle

The Shift Towards Consumer Power Since we live in the Age of Information , consumers have more insight about the products they purchase, the companies they wish to buy from, and are more empowered to make choices that fit their needs. They are not agile. One way to combat this is to use the process of Lean Innovation to alleviate some of the uncertainty and guide the strategy based on evidence (data + insights). Lean Innovation

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The fallacy of "modern" management when it comes to innovation management

Moves the Needle

His very lean progressive assembly process was the result. They have more companies to choose from, more models for each product, as well as vast quantities of information on quality, functionality, value, and so on. The Toyota Production System largely grew out of this dilemma, attempting to leverage the “leanness” of Ford’s production system is a world of increasing complexity and market differentiation. It fails because it precludes adaptation based on new information.

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Top 5: How to plan your 2023 innovation activities and events for maximum success

Idea to Value

Yet with the right information and training this problem can be easily fixed. The framework I developed and use with clients is called the Lean Innovation Validation & Execution management (L.I.V.E.)

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Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work – the Minimal Viable Product

Steve Blank

I am always surprised when critics complain that the Lean Startup’s Build, Measure, Learn approach is nothing more than “throwing incomplete products out of the building to see if they work.”. It’s time to update Build, Measure, Learn to what we now know is the best way to build Lean startups. Best practices in software development started to move to agile development in the early 2000’s. Then came the Build-Measure-learn focus of the Lean Startup.

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Digital Transformation in Banking Case Study Roundup

Planview Blog

NatWest continues to transform, reaping the benefits of agile. Layers of oversight, multiple tools, and manual operations made it very difficult for RBS to respond to change with agility. RBS went from 400 business cases to 25 business cases per year because of Agile and Enterprise One.

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Juggling Multiple Project Execution Methodologies? This is for you.

Planview Blog

As a project management leader, you’ve likely encountered the challenges of using multiple project execution methodologies (such as: waterfall projects, as well as collaborative and Lean-Agile work delivery).

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Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

The belief that lean management principles will get the innovation out of the door quicker, has been one of those management adoptions that often trick us into believing we are achieving more than we actually are. Reality is, we have only been tackling part of the innovation process and the end results often remain the same – a slow process of innovation follows as lean hits organization reality, it gets caught up in internal roadblocks, countless discussions, and debates.