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.

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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).

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. Pitching ideas, prototyping, and resourcing innovation.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks. It happens through projects.

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.). Boost Innovation Outreach by Adding Tech Scouting to your Internal Innovation Process.

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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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.). Boost Innovation Outreach by Adding Tech Scouting to your Internal Innovation Process.

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 replied “you need to be thinking about project cycles and measures.” Are people empowered to innovate?

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. It suddenly gets broken down so it can be repeatable, a step-by-step process.

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. In fact, the real power lies in combining different innovation approaches to fit a unique context.

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Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. 6) it can create breakthrough innovation.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. 6) it can create breakthrough innovation.

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.

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GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. A truly innovative culture?

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. There is no innovation without creativity.

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.

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.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive . Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management.

Agnes Sävenstedt

Innovation 360 Group

Executive-level consultant and C-level positions including Head of Business Units, Head of Strategy and Head of Innovation. Special area of interest: Innovation in Practise, how to make innovation a recurring activity in the organisation. Innovation management.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Hence, I gave it some thought, starting by revisting an earlier reflection: Beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

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George Fankhauser

Innovation 360 Group

Background: Dr. George Fankhauser is an innovation consultant and R&D leader with more than 20 years of industry experience managing global, inter-disciplinary teams. Furthermore, as a facilitator and inventor he actively participates in the creative process.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance.

Agnes Sävenstedt

Innovation 360 Group

Executive-level consultant and C-level positions including Head of Business Units, Head of Strategy and Head of Innovation. Special area of interest: Innovation in Practise, how to make innovation a recurring activity in the organisation. Innovation management.

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Gregg Fraley

Innovation Training. “Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Comprehensive Immersion Course for: Innovation Project Managers, Teams, Executives, Facilitators. Why innovation?

Open Innovation: definition, what types and benefits

mjvinnovation

We could summarize open innovation as the use of inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation and expand markets. Keep reading to understand in depth what open innovation is and how it can be used in your business! The open innovation concept.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit.

Open and Closed Innovation: what are the differences?

mjvinnovation

When we think of Open Innovation, it is tempting to associate it with the opposite of Closed Innovation, the traditional one, generated by our own efforts in organizations, without the aid of external entities and agents. The opening of the business to external innovations comes to broaden the horizons, provide more means to continue developing and competing in a market that demands more and more inventiveness and disruption. What is Open Innovation? Open Innovation

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model. I have been spending some significant time on questioning the current innovation business model, from both the customers (clients) perspective and the innovation consultants’ one. The innovation consultants’ dilemma.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

I have written a fair amount about the new innovation era, offering a view on its future design. One that is jumping to a fresh cycle of innovative design. To achieve this innovation has gone digital, pure and simple. So the need to innovate comes from digital as the source.

How to Avoid Innovation Blockers and Activate Amplifiers

Innovation 360 Group

The purpose of Innovation 360 framework is to locate each organization’s individual sweet spot by helping them define their areas of excellence and identify obstacles, so they can answer customer’s problems with original solutions. Successful innovators do a few things very well.

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

The Future Shapers

Picked up “Creative construction, the DNA of sustained innovation” Why intrapreneurship. They have incredibly deep reservoirs of technical talent and operational skills critical to bringing innovations to the market. What type of innovation do you need?

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline.

The Pressures Placed on the Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

nd There are multiple “stretching and straining points” that make the life of the innovator increasingly uncomfortable. These build into increasing frictions where the eventual performance of innovation seemingly disappoints the leadership of organizations.

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

The Future Shapers

Where previously the role of IT was primarily focused on reducing costs and increasing productivity; digitalisation is profoundly altering the business landscape with the new capabilities to leverage innovation to unlock new paths to growth and value creation. Colin Nelson, Hype Innovation.

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Non-Profit Innovation: NCARB Brings New Product to Market

Moves the Needle

How The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Used Lean Innovation to Create New Value for Their Customers Take this Case Study with you! ” — Guillermo Ortiz de Zárate, Chief Innovation and Information Officer, NCARB.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently. What is radically changing how we innovate? We need to embrace a different innovation order.

Learning to be Innovative – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact

Imaginatik

Download the paper now: The Art of the Possible – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact ]. But a time-consuming scenario planning process brought them no closer to salvation. Analytical thinking alone does not produce innovation.

Opening up our innovation to stay relevant

Paul Hobcraft

Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring. We are searching for more collaborative innovation (external orientation) combining external partners into more ‘collective thinking’. Opening up to being supported should accelerate your innovation.

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

Steve Blank

— I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering from “distractions.” They accomplished their goal, but at a huge, unanticipated cost: the processes and committees they designed ended up strangling innovation.

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

Erosion is everywhere, it just seems inevitable, we somehow get caught up in the process of time and our organizations seem to ‘freeze’ before our eyes, then simply age. Unless we create a strategy to transform, how can we re-imagine our innovation processes?

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Going Lean, Again

etventure

Friedrich Arnold, Senior Project Manager at etventure, explains how manufacturers can embrace the Lean Startup methodology as the centerpiece of their Digital Transformation. I did find it fascinating though: why do Lean manufacturers invest in wasteful innovation?

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Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 things to consider

ITONICS

Digital innovation is considered as a priority for most of the companies, but designing tactics to hit the right targets is hard. Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. Sources of Innovation.

How Schibsted Media Group Used Empathy and Evidence to Validate New Ideas

Moves the Needle

From that information, we were able to plan out what a couple of sprints might look like in order to help employees and leadership understand the Lean Innovation process and increase the frequency of making decisions based on evidence. “ What’s an Innovation Sprint?