Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Design Governance Innovation Leadership Management Research Strategy #designthinking #riskmitigation agile flow leanFor most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence.

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Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork. Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup

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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.

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. The transformation to a Lean Production system has been a big success for the company.

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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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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.

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Modern leadership styles and innovation: The boss doesn’t always know best!

Wazoku

But not all businesses are run in this way and leadership comes in many different forms. The nature of modern leadership. The post Modern leadership styles and innovation: The boss doesn’t always know best! Blog bottom-up innovation corporate innovation leadership

Time-boxed organization sprints, with Fly The Nest

Rapid Innovation in digital time

They tell us more about this organization discipline, which can also rule for innovation … Continue reading → Digital & Internet Execution Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Agile Cédric Mao Erwann Rosier Fly the Nest Leadership Lean start-up Lean startup Scale Start-upCédric Mao and Erwann Rozier founded Fly The Nest, to help startups grow, scale, and leave the nest, while keeping a consistent and cohesive team functioning.

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Sense and Respond

Innovation Excellence

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What if We Listened to All of Our Stakeholders?

Innovation Excellence

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Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order.

Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

No matter how agile you might be in putting out fires, constantly reacting to problems and issues is not only exhausting, it can become an unending cycle. AO Innovation Leadership Starter Pack–Get Yours Today via Amazon.

Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

” What I mean is you could use Improv problem solving tools with Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or CPS. 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.

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. Highlights.

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Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

Leadership through vision and influence, rather than command and control, is required. It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking. The Benefits of Innovation Training for Operational Employees. 85% of CEOs put Innovation as a Top Three priority.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

However, in every case, it is beneficial for a company to look inwards and see whether their people, processes and leadership are acting more as innovation enablers, or bottlenecks. bringing to light inefficiencies which leadership would not be aware of).

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Hiring a professional facilitator can be a big help, but facilitative leadership is something that needs to be around 100% of the time. Knowledge of frameworks like Lean, Agile, CPS and Design Thinking are essential. Training Accelerates Innovation.

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. 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.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations .

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Get this alignment and mandate, or, risk projects stopping dead in their tracks due to lack of top leadership support, or, watch projects fail because of incomplete understanding of need states and technical possibilities. Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018.

Prompt Employees to Think Strategically

The Human Factor

Third, because today’s companies have to operate lean in order to compete, all employees need to have some degree of fluency with strategic thinking, which requires understanding all the elements of the business at a level appropriate to their roles.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

It may already be ambitious to set up and align startup engagement vehicles properly, gain sustainable senior leadership support and overcome the most critical relational barriers to going about corporate-startup collaboration, such as difference in speeds (e.g.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Leadership through vision and influence, rather than command and control, is required. It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof.

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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. We all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside.

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. We all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside.

Executives Meet to Discuss the ROI of Innovation

Moves the Needle

We had the pleasure of co-hosting this amazing event with six-time entrepreneur David Binett i and special guest Kent Beck (one of the original signatories on the Agile Manifesto ), and the discussions held by each of these three innovation powerhouses was a sight to see.

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

Moves the Needle

They are not agile. Leadership Mindset A company’s leaders are paramount in driving the organization forward. Not Communicating the Strategy and Vision As is the case with many innovation initiatives, a lack of strategic alignment and failure of leadership to communicate the vision for a project is often to blame when a transformation program derails. Lean Innovation

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

Be-novative

The top-level leadership needs to emphasize what is the most important long-term goal on innovation and that employees should look for challenges, problems to solve supporting these topics. disruptive-innovation innovation challenge innovation-management agile-innovation

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Solving people’s innovation problems

ImagineNation

Between what we describe as a “true” fluid strategic, systemic and learning anchored approach, which truly enables and supports people to “fail fast to lean quickly” and a short term, episodic “methodical” training and functional based approaches to innovation where people don’t have permission and safety to “fail fast to learn quickly”.

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Gregg Fraley

Gregg instructs ways to blend frameworks and use the best tools within frameworks such as Lean, Agile, CPS, or Design Thinking. The Innovation Intensive course outline: Approaches to innovation (Design Thinking, Lean, Agile, TRIZ, CPS, and blended systems).

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

But in large enterprises, new leadership skills are required that empower an ethos of lean innovation, where employees are customer-focused, move with speed and agility, and seek market evidence for decision-making. Lean Innovation

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course.

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Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. Several pockets of innovation in his agency have begun to look to startups and have tried to adopt lean methods. Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Lean LaunchPad.

Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management. Agile Engineering Practices. Leadership. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA. Background: Hello! I am Manoj.

How to defeat “Loss Aversion” – the #1 reason why middle managers kill innovation

Idea to Value

A portfolio approach gives a dedicated team the authority to manage an overall budget for innovation and assign it as they best see fit, and manage smaller projects in a faster, more agile way. Innovation innovation leadership loss aversion risk risk aversion

Are you having fun riding the innovation waves?

Paul Hobcraft

The basics of innovation still form around building engagement, leadership, involvement, in constructing a culture, the climate and environment needed, so as to allow innovation to evolve. [link] – riding-the-wave.

Are you having fun riding the innovation waves?

Paul Hobcraft

The other real forces of innovation change in this relatively short period have come from a greater explosion of Lean Management principles and incorporating Design thinking into our work. [link] – riding-the-wave.

Coaching helps overcome the ten innovation intractables

Paul Hobcraft

A Question: If you could ask those that lead innovation, your senior organizational leadership, a series of question that might help unlock innovation blockages, now would that be valuable?

5 Things I Wish My COO Knew (and told me!) About Our Supply Chain

MSSBTI

This type of fitness will beat out all of your competitors’ outdated lean and Six Sigma principles. Organizations need to be agile and nimble to keep up with the demands of being successful in a global economy. Operational Transformation Leadership Supply Chain

Innovation the Hybrid Way

The Future Shapers

Blue Ocean Strategy, Lean Startup, Jobs-to-be-done Theory, Design Thinking, and Agile have become increasingly popular. IBM and SAP bet on Design Thinking, for example, while GE adopted Lean Startup. At the heart of entrepreneurial leadership for new growth lie opportunities: discovering and seizing them through innovative offerings, business models, and revenue models. Innovation Innovation Leadership Leadership

Surfacing the real barriers to innovation.

Guide 4 Innovating

Many holding leadership positions in our organizations are uncomfortable with innovation, it is too intangible, it often seems to ‘sit’ outside the normal processes and structures.