Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

Often our innovation activities face the same dilemma. Innovation needs time, it needs evolution and resolution but also speeding up. The need for innovation results has sped up considerably. 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. Designing the complete rapid innovation application process.

Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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Cultivating Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Outlining the benefits of adopting a business eco-system accelerates the innovation process, reduces the risks inherent in innovation, and engages the entire organization as “co-ideators” and broader ecosystem in the innovation effort. Continue reading → Creativity Culture & Values Innovation culture education innovation agility Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership Open Innovation

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The end of Agile? No, quite the opposite

Board of Innovation

For us, Agile still operates very well at the end of the innovation process – where it needs to be. The post The end of Agile? No, quite the opposite appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise

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

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Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile

Board of Innovation

Adventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process. In order for innovation to be a viable undertaking for any company, the outcomes of the innovation need to be maximized, while the risk involved needs to be contained as much as possible. The post Shifting gears between design thinking, lean startup, and agile appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Bringing Agile Innovation into the Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

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

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The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Just a few examples of high-profile market leaders that publicly attribute their ongoing innovation successes to their commitment to digital experimentation. Google understands that an innovator wants to see his/her idea all the way through to completion. Incremental innovation over radical innovation. There is a growing trend across businesses towards rapid, low-risk innovations. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market.

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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Congratulations to the new Agile Innovation Managers 2017!

ITONICS

Once again, the Innovation Alliance successfully trained employees as Agile Innovation Managers. The participants furthermore learned all about the most recent and effective innovation tools alongside the whole innovation process. The Agile Innovation Manager training targets all beginners and experts working in the field of innovation who wish to learn or improve special skills required to successfully implement innovations.

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Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

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Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

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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. To navigate the accelerating change threat successfully, the operating model needs to become agile. Colin Nelson, Hype Innovation. Setting The Scene.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

It quickly became simply sold as a process, just like Six Sigma, it became limited by those jumping on the latest concept not being true design thinkers, apart from attending a short course or two. When you are asked to be flexible, agile, willing to experiment and often fail, sometimes publicly, this can take you into some very uncomfortable territory. It suddenly gets broken down so it can be repeatable, a step-by-step process.

Effectively shifting gears between the different phases of the Innovation Pipeline

InnovationManagement

Adventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process. In order for innovation to be a viable undertaking for any company, the outcomes of the innovation need to be maximized, while the risk involved needs to be contained as much as possible.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations . Fresh combinations of technologies, processes, materials, people, trends, concepts, and other factors are what creates innovation. From the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (chocolate plus peanut butter) to the iPod (MP3 player combined with a buying system, iTunes) nearly any innovation combines existing things or concepts. Are you an Innovation Director?

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth. Why then is corporate America so woefully undertrained in innovation fundamentals? Energy is Not Enough, Get Training in Innovation . When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy.

Effectively shifting gears between the different phases of the innovation pipeline

Board of Innovation

Adventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process. In order for innovation to be a viable undertaking for any company, the outcomes of the innovation need to be maximized, while the risk involved needs to be contained as much as possible. The post Effectively shifting gears between the different phases of the innovation pipeline appeared first on Board of Innovation.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Yesterday, I was quite delighted to see my post Integrating Lean Startup and Design Thinking ranked #11 of the Top 100 Innovation Posts 2014 at Innovation Excellence. My conclusion: many of us are aware that innovation tools, even up-to-date ones, have a limited scope and that they can benefit from being complemented with other approaches. In fact, the real power lies in combining different innovation approaches to fit a unique context.

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The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. If you want an organization to survive, you must innovate. But innovation is more than survival, it’s the heart beat of an organization. In this inspirational speech Gregg Fraley answers the Why Innovation question, and informs as to what innovation means to you and your group. It advocates that innovation is an exciting part of everyone’s job, not “extra work.”

How to Speed Up Your New Product Development Process by 30%

Innovation 360 Group

A new product development process that works at lightning speed requires new ways of working plus new ways of innovating. The fastest growing companies interpret innovation through multiple lenses. Horizon Two (H2) is your adjacent business arena where innovation is driven by new uses of existing technology and ideas. Linking innovation horizons to time (e.g., H1 initiatives tend to be larger in scale, and can be pushed through a rigid stage-gate process.

Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

If you are looking for models on how to manage innovation, I would strongly recommend “ Zone to win “. Because I would maintain that innovation and/or intrapreneurship are crucial for your business survival. Hence “Transforming Legacy Organisations: Turn your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future”. The book also starts with the premise that innovation is much more difficult in established organisations than it is in startups.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

Overcome resistance and capture growth in the Financial Services Industry

Innovation 360 Group

Dealing with uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Combatting uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Innovative ideas are purchased externally and often not well integrated. It drives innovation to a transactional level and leads organizations to seek the perceived lower risk of acquiring new ideas vs developing them in house. Often agile development initiatives are not ‘agile’ at all. The importance of radical innovation.

What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I was catching up with my collaborate and sparring partner on “all things innovating”, Jeffrey Phillips and within our recent conversation, some of our discussions sort of triggered a reflection back to some fundamental work we undertook some years back. Let me provide a quick introduction along with some brief explanations : Innovation for me always needs common reference points. So we need to begin to build an Innovation Management Understanding.

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

Paul Hobcraft

It is not just for innovation application, that can determine innovation activities. Thinking in different horizons prompts you to go beyond the usual focus of fixing innovation just in the present it provides the connections of the present with the desired future. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design. In my view, we must go way beyond “open innovation” as we practice it today.

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Growing Strong: How A Dedicated Continuous Improvement Process Can Nurture Corporate Innovation

Qmarkets

Having a method in place to capture, refine, and unleash disruptive new ideas is crucial for any innovation strategy. If we compare innovation management to agriculture, we can see some similarities. Employing A Dedicated Continuous Improvement Process – Why is it so Critical?

National Innovation Systems, Blockchains, and Accelerating Change

InnovationLabs

Anticipating the Future Business Model Innovation Design Thinking Innovation Innovation Process Strategy and Innovation blockchain Foresight and Extreme Creativity innovation system national innovation system The Agile Innovation Master PlanOne of the topics we’ve been thinking about a lot lately is how the next generation of technological change is now starting to generate what’s likely to be a very large wave.

Innovation and Strategy: 2020 and Beyond – The Netherlands Roundtable

InnovationLabs

Understand the role of innovation in setting and implementing effective strategy. Learn how to develop the innovation culture in your organization. Consider promising new opportunity areas including business model innovation. Business Model Innovation.

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Top 5 Innovation TV Shows

Robert Brands

Innovation on TV: The Top 5 Innovation-Inspired Shows . But regardless of how smart or “lucky” you are, if you’re truly committed to growing your business through innovation and implementing an organized work culture of innovation at your business, it’s going to be a ‘round-the-clock job and you likely will have very little time for TV. Here’s your Cliff’s Notes version rundown on some of the most popular and talked about current TV shows about innovation.

Modern Dual Corporate Innovation Balances Defense with Offense

Integrative Innovation

Modern Dual Corporate Innovation Management approaches encompass two complementary directions of impact : Transforming the Core (by largely changing or even disrupting the existing operating model). With more and more established companies facing disruptive threats and opportunities, deliberate process and operating model innovation proves to be a major source of competitive advantage.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. Using experiential learning tools like drawing isn’t really new in innovation process. Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects. Most corporate innovators have no training in using experiential tools. ” Accelerated Learning Leads to Accelerated Innovation.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. More structure is needed as fundamentals take hold, and that means an innovation process framework. This series of posts on innovation fundamentals is not about frameworks. There is no innovation without creativity.

How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]

Be-novative

Disruptive Innovation is not a linear process. This is why we need to change a few aspects of the traditional innovation management approach to encourage employees to become intrapreneurs and drive more breakthrough results. and the real innovators know that. The real innovators know that the ‘dots’ and insights that underpin innovation are driven by the questions we ask, the unique observations we make and the people we involve and inspire.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised. I added my punchline, “because if you’re not doing projects you’re not doing innovation.” Nine essential questions CEO’s should be asking about innovation. Are people empowered to innovate? Does your culture support innovation? Are your people trained in innovation process?

Innovation Success Requires Integrated Approaches

Integrative Innovation

The resonance to my recent post on integrating Lean Startup and Design Thinking features to a combined process has been stunning. Interestingly, it looks like others support the idea of balancing and combining elements of both innovation approaches, too. This well summarizes again the need for an integrated approach or process, revolving around customers and their needs on the one hand, and properly evaluating a novel market opportunity on the other.

Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

“Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. Most end up settling for incremental innovation. Instead, their innovation now offers small advances or minor improvements such as a larger size iPhone or lighter laptop computers. By the way, there’s nothing wrong with incremental innovation. Rethink Your Innovation Process. Do you want to aim for incremental or disruptive innovation?

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability? This is not innovation as we once knew it. This is not your Dad’s innovation. It’s not even Your Innovation of five years ago? How do you innovate across your entire value chain? Why is this challenge so different from previous innovation challenges?

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

outsourcing’ uncertainty, particularly in early phases of radical/disruptive innovation activities. Those tools are often organized as independent units or activities within the corporation or are ideally embedded in a single unit dedicated to explorative innovation altogether along with internal ventures. However, startup engagement is also increasingly used for tapping into entirely new markets or technologies as well as spotting disruptive innovation opportunities.

What is Innovation Maturity and How Can It Work on Your Innovation Journey?

IdeaScale

The innovation process is constantly evolving. Companies that achieve innovation maturity demonstrate greater agility. The IdeaScale infographic on innovation maturity will pinpoint where you are on your journey.

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The Labyrinth of Innovation Death

Gregg Fraley

The Classic Pitfalls of Innovation. Mandates, Training, Process, Talent, Conflict, Risk. Innovation programs are like a labyrinth designed to have you lose your way — and die! I was thinking about an upcoming talk I’m giving on innovation pitfalls — and got bored looking for graphics. Innovation Pitfalls, a diagram by Gregg Fraley. Projects are what drive innovation and change cultures.