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Are These Agile Transformation Blind Spots Holding You Back?

Planview Blog

It’s common to encounter blind spots when you’re navigating an Agile transformation. They can show up as Agile practices that are meant to improve business agility but are applied so extremely that they end up making organizations less agile. Hyper Focusing on Agile Teams.

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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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4 Essential Change-Management Leadership Skills

CMOE

Because change is inevitable in business, leaders must be equipped with the right competencies, specifically change-management leadership skills. Learn what these are and how you can begin applying them to yourself and your team. What Is Change Management in Leadership?

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. However, in an environment where agility is not just a nice-to-have thing but is critical to survival, leaders can’t afford to have this information disparity. As a leader, what is your leaning towards?

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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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The 5 Most-Needed Qualities for Leadership in Healthcare

CMOE

With the changing needs and demands of clinical care, technology, and spending, leadership in healthcare must stay agile to keep up with the shifting tides. Who Fills the Leadership Role in Healthcare? Many individuals fill leadership roles in healthcare.

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. Proudly, the Head of Production explained to me: “We use Lean Production – meaning we eliminate waste from our manufacturing process.” The transformation to a Lean Production system has been a big success for the company. The company was losing its technology leadership.

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DEVELOPING 21ST-CENTURY SUPERPOWERS FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS

ImagineNation

Whilst these represent the core and foundational business management and leadership roles essential to successful organisational performance, the world has changed significantly, and traditional organisations are being severely disrupted.

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Catalysing change through innovation teams

ImagineNation

Reinforcing and validating the importance and role of collaboration, where a range of new, inspirational, and adaptive models that lean into complexity and catalyse and embed innovative workplace culture changes, have emerged. Education and learning interventions.

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. Let’s explore the nature of modern leadership in business, look at how extending crowdsourcing beyond the executive teams impacts a business and how this all ties into building and fostering a culture of innovation. The nature of modern leadership. The post Modern leadership styles and innovation: The boss doesn’t always know best!

The Root Word of Contemporary Is Temporary

CorporateIntel

Sometimes I wonder if the advancing of age and a leaning toward old-fashioned values are a hindrance to relevancy in our contemporary workplace. It was bosses and colleagues advancing in age and leaning toward old-fashioned values.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

Leadership through vision and influence, rather than command and control, is required. In the first place, experimentation is about testing assumptions and hypotheses by means of a scientific learning approach. It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof. Tip: Tim Kastelle has posted a worthwhile series on how to implement lean startup for innovation initiatives.

Tune-In To Taster Tools On Thursday

Gregg Fraley

Gregg Fraley is a highly experienced facilitator who’s been learning, developing, and inventing group facilitation tools for many years. He’s familiar with tools in Lean, Agile, and DeBono’s Thinking Hats.

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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.

Towards Better Innovation

Moves the Needle

To one leader, it means adopting a learning and exploration mindset; to another, “innovation is not my job.” The innovation mindset is characterized by behavior reflecting learning and exploration. But leadership should be agnostic about how they achieve the desired outcomes.

We Can’t Stop Disruption

Moves the Needle

As luck would have it, human beings are learning machines. Humans evolved to be continuously learning. From taking her first steps, to learning to walk, or ride a bike, children naturally “try, try again.” Employees need the time, space, and safety to learn.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). B to B organization’s need to learn what qualitative research is all about. B to C organization’s need to learn to interpret qualitative data more creatively. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order.

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). Suggested reading: I would recommend you look at the website and blog of Wazoku , an Idea Management system company I have worked with and which produces a lot of thought leadership on the subject.

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. Learn how with the Anticipatory Organization System at www.AnticipatoryOrganization.com. Leadership Strategy Transformation Agile Anticipatory Organization business opportunity Crisis Manager Dan Burrus Daniel Burrus Lean Opportunity Manager

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. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” 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.

Toward a New Horizon Model

Moves the Needle

They will come from a combination of efforts: Scouting technology to learn how existing needs will be solved in the future. Keeping tabs on startups to learn about technology applications, new marketing channels, business model experiments, etc.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Is a failure truly viewed as a learning experience or as a career killer? 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. We were at a social event.

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. If you want to learn more about MoshPit Innovation techniques , by all means get in touch. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations .

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

This ‘opinion’ on the question “What can startups and incumbents learn from each other and what are the biggest threats?” 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. Changing leadership and management style.

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. Consider a Brown Bag Innovation Training or Immersion in Innovation Concepts. Why is it that organizations don’t invest in training operational employees? It’s an opportunity to improve innovation culture that few are taking up.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. 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 and understand the technology. You need to learn more about digital technology. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits.

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. So as you search across industry you are framing the questions into “ how do we ”: adapt, enrich, customise, take one element and apply this, expand, learn, experiment, modify, fuse, blend or play with that alters our thinking.

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. So as you search across industry you are framing the questions into “ how do we ”: adapt, enrich, customise, take one element and apply this, expand, learn, experiment, modify, fuse, blend or play with that alters our thinking.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Leadership through vision and influence, rather than command and control, is required. In the first place, experimentation is about testing assumptions and hypotheses by means of a scientific learning approach. 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.

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. To ‘hone’ an organization into a lean efficient and effective ‘machine’ is one thing, to allow diversity and conflicting signals to pervade and challenge this is extremely uncomfortable territory, so ring fencing often seems to this keep it at bay! Can we learn new approaches to this?

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. Leaders must learn new skills to help teams navigate the obstacles they will encounter. Learn more.

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. All too many times, David said, a “big idea” emerges, and you’ll gather your people, draft the business plan, bring a powerpoint to the finance team or leadership, only to hear them say, “Sounds great.

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

Be-novative

Subscribe to our channel as more videos are about to come every 1–2 weeks: [link] Besides the stage-gate process that is perfect for supporting continuous improvement in a company, we need to adopt more agile techniques that builds on small sprints of design thinking, creativity enhancing techniques and lean startup methods adopted for the company’s innovation culture. disruptive-innovation innovation challenge innovation-management agile-innovation

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Solving people’s innovation problems

ImagineNation

One of the most challenging and thrilling aspects of reinvention, transformation and business game shifting is the opportunity it creates for continuous, experiential and deep learning and change. This creates innovation problems for people, in that it brings to life the new mantra that many organization, are sprouting around innovation, which is to “fail fast to learn quickly”. to find out how we can partner with you to learn, adapt and grow your business in the digital age.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

We’ve learned from the collapse of Kodak, Blockbuster, RadioShack and other once-prominent organizations that a corporate culture designed to uphold and manage existing success can actually become the arch nemesis of an enterprise that needs to be agile in order to evolve to meet the needs of quickly changing global markets. We can change how we think of failure by thinking of it as required learning. Lean Innovation*This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

Uncertainty

Moves the Needle

We are here to help you leverage Lean Innovation skills to (remotely) harness customer empathy, run rapid experiments, and de-risk decisions quickly with evidence, to build confidence for solutions to the very real issues you’re currently facing.

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The great GE innovation experiment

Jeffrey Phillips

Here are a few things we can learn: We can discover if being relieved of corporate overhead really matters to the individual businesses. As change accelerates and there's an increasing need to be agile or nimble, getting smaller and faster is key.

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Top 10 Characteristics of High-Performing Teams

CMOE

Learning. You’ll learn why each trait exists on high-performing teams, what it looks like in action, and how to build up the attribute in your own team. Are constantly learning and growing. Team members enjoy working together and learning from each other.

Parkinson’s Law and the Peter Principle – are they relevant to innovation?

Idea to Value

Parkinson’s Law has often been used to victimize the civil service, but it is valid for all organizations devoid of good leadership and permeated by an unimaginative work ethic. This is why “lean” and “agile” have become buzzwords today. 10 people write 10 reports in 10 hours.

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Becoming an Anticipatory Leader™: The Missing Competency

Daniel Burrus

Even organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile while executing a strategy at a high level. To thrive in this new age of hyper-technological disruption and change, it is imperative to learn a new competency: Becoming Anticipatory.

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Management 3.0: Why you should get to know this Model?

mjvinnovation

It’s a management format that draws from the same source as Lean and Agile. It is also their job to provide resources to train them so that the team can learn new functions. Lean teams are also interdisciplinary, with complementary and shared skills.

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New Innovation Books for 2021 & Beyond

InnovationTraining.org

Are you interested in learning more about how to develop an innovative mindset and gain practical skills on developing creative new ideas for implementation? The Leadership Innovation Manifesto. This is a great one for those who want to help others learn and develop.

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Anticipate and Think Exponentially

Daniel Burrus

Therefore, it is time to turn accelerating change into an advantage by leaning to anticipate and think exponentially! How does learning to anticipate help this cause? Want to learn how to Anticipate and how to think exponentially?

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