Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. It might be Agile, Waterfall, a customized combination of both tools, or something else. Further, Waterfall and Agile. Leadership Management Technology agile Product Management Project management

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Why Agile Learners are Ideal for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. Build Capability Experience Innovation Innovation Perspectives People & Skills Training Agile Approach Agile Business change Innovation coaching Korn Ferry Institute Leadership

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Cultivating Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Culture & Values Innovation culture education innovation agility Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership Open InnovationOutlining 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.

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How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

Starts with Leadership 4.0. As with most changes in the modern workplace, the biggest transformations begin with the right leadership. Leadership 4.0 means creating a team of managers, supervisors, and business leaders capable of embracing the fourth industrial revolution. leaders will foster a transparent and creative culture that isn’t afraid of agile changes and evolution. is building the skills required to manage 5G connections.

What Product Managers & Innovators Should Know About Agile Strategy [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

Dan Montgomery is a practitioner of Strategic Agility and shares his simple and practical tools in this interview. He is also the co-author of The Institute Way: Simplify Strategic Planning and Management with the Balanced Scorecard. He has helped several organizations create strategic plans and add agility.

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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

Blogging Innovation Build Capability Change Innovation Leadership change culture Disruptive Innovation education failure future ideas Innovation Management innovative thinking Management success

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Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant accelerating planning by making fast decisions that did not need to be “perfect”.

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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. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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Organizational Agility Entails Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Ralph Ohr explores the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures - such as innovation or digital labs - being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities?

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LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

In our last blog “Leading and managing human transitions through disruption and adversity,” we described the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic not only with themselves, and also with others they interact with.

Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. What was number one on the list of attributes central to effective global market leadership? Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom. Under the agreement, Planbox will acquire all of the assets of Imaginatik Plc (LON:IMTK) related to its Enterprise Innovation Management platform and global operations.

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The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts of it to create agile change or agile marketing or other such things. Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it?

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Measuring Organizational Agility – The Triple T Metric v1.0

Braden Kelley

There is an increasing amount of chatter and confusion out there around what organizational agility is and feeling that it must be important to organizational success. But, before we discuss organizational agility, it is important to define what we mean … Continue reading → Change Leadership Management Business Transformation digital transformation metrics organizational change

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Leadership In Uncertain Times

Faisal Hoque

A presentation at the Airbus Leadership University | “Success comes from connecting the dots between our emotional selves and systematic thinking.”. The post Leadership In Uncertain Times appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Distruption Growth Hacking Growth Mind innovation Leadership & Management Management VUCA

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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Agile Coach: What is the role of this professional?

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will see what exactly agile coach does, what benefits it can bring and how to take it to your company. What an Agile Coach does within an Agile team. Agile Coach helps train corporate teams in agile methodology and oversees team development to ensure effective results. This professional is responsible for guiding teams during the implementation process and has the task of encouraging employees and leadership to adopt the agile methodology.

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A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

This suggests following a dual approach for balanced corporate innovation management. In the following, I will outline a model that attempts to help organizations implement a dual approach to innovation management. This model condenses learnings from recent research in this field as well as experiences of my own work with diverse companies in various industries around managing innovation up to now. Therefore, it’s titled a model for integrative innovation management.

Agile Learners are ideal for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. My takeaways from this: “Learning agility is a reliable indicator of potential for leadership roles. Learning agile individuals excel at absorbing information from their experiences and then extrapolating from those to navigate unfamiliar situations.

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

When I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise. education change collaboration Creativity culture Customers Design Disruptive Innovation failure ideas Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership success

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Manage For Mission, Not For Metrics

Digital Tonto

All Posts Management Agility Leadership Stanley McChrystalIf everyone is trained — and compensated — to focus on only their part of the task, the shared mission is lost. That’s not a path to greater efficiency or to profitability, but to oblivion. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Developing collaborative leadership styles

ImagineNation

With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. Many voters, like myself, to question as to what leadership style might be best for our country’s future. Is it a leader who seemingly operates from an “I” or a singular perspective, or is it a leadership style, that operates from “we” or from a team perspective?

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits. Becoming more innovative requires success across all 5 pillars of everyday innovation – Strategy, Leadership, Management, Culture and Process & Tools. The post The power of agile innovation appeared first on Wazoku.

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Closing the innovation leadership gap

Paul Hobcraft

Research shows a lack of engagement in non-managers, also there are claims through studies that 7 out of 10 of employees do not understand how they can make a worthwhile contribution. Even at the top there is a growing gap of translating and aligning innovation that many of the middle to senior managers struggle with articulating where innovation and strategy fit within the wider corporate goals. Agility Innovation / Ovo Innovation.

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. Along with the recap, Inside the Executive Suite offered sixteen strategic thinking questions inspired by the Fanatics case study that you can use to explore agile strategy options within your own organization. Developing an Agile Strategy.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management. As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important.

5 Tips for Adding Value to Agile Design

InnovationTraining.org

Agile Design Tip 1—Clear Goals Supported by Design Research. In Some Thoughts on Design Research, Agile, and Traps Charles Lambdin stresses the importance of clearly defined goals. Agile Design Tip 2—Leading with UX Design. As explained in Why UX design is so important in agile software development , one straightforward approach is to allow UX designers to work one sprint ahead of the development team. Agile Design Tip 3—Re-thinking Up-front Design.

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Why innovation requires transformational leadership

The Future Shapers

And that’s a big ‘however’ as statistics indicate that in far too many instances, leadership approaches are still firmly rooted in transactional thinking. Because of legacy approaches, management style and outdated hierarchical structures, we unfortunately still see evidence of leadership and management for that matter, centred around a “do what I say and don’t ask questions” culture. Transformational leadership is a must for innovation.

Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

We all manage something or other, whether it’s other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves. Managing suggests careful planning, a well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What if we applied that definition of management to opportunity? What if we identified and acted upon opportunity much in the same way as we might manage a meeting, a project or some other form of responsibility? Opportunity Manager Defined.

Three Reliable Leadership Lessons I Keep Going Back To In Uncertain Times

Faisal Hoque

The post Three Reliable Leadership Lessons I Keep Going Back To In Uncertain Times appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Empathy Growth Hacking Growth Mindset innovation Leadership & Management Management VUCAPolitical and economic headwinds can rock your boat without capsizing it. Here’s how I’ve learned to keep a steady hand on the tiller.

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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Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown

Daniel Burrus

We all manage something in our lives. Whether we manage other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves, management is part of our everyday lives and includes careful planning, well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What happens when we apply that definition of management to the concept of opportunity? Take Anticipatory Action, Not Agile Reaction. One element of being a manager is the necessity of reacting to crises.

What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here's what an agile mind-set's made of. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Disruption Entreprenuership innovation Leadership & Management Management

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10 Free Change Planning Tools

Braden Kelley

Have you downloaded your ten free change planning tools?

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Coaching for Innovation Agility to Affect Profound Change

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Change collaboration Creativity education Innovation Business Models coaching Customers Design Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Innovation Mindset LeadershipUncertainty and instability are the key drivers of the business game and our clients are challenged by a diverse range of problems which are not going away.

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DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION

ImagineNation

What causes disconnection and how might we manage it to be more mentally tough and emotionally agile in an extremely uncertain future? How might we shift our teams and organisations to be agile, and redesign our organisations for both stability and speed ?

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

It is not too often that the leader of a Fortune 500 gives you an insight into how their company achieves competitive advantage in the marketplace in a letter to shareholders, instead of launching into a page or two of … Continue reading → culture Innovation Leadership Management agility Amazon customer centric customer focus Decision Making dispute resolution disruption Jeff Bezos organizational agility organizational culture Velocity

Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership

mjvinnovation

Delve-deeper: Market leadership. Besides the business plan, digitization also involves the process for Change Management, because we must lay the groundwork and get the collaborators ready for the new digital solutions that will be implemented by the company. In this sense, agile development is indispensable for reaping good results, especially when integrated with the DevOps approach — which seeks to bring the development and operations team closer together.

Six future leadership trends

The Human Factor

Despite the fact that the last decade saw considerable investment made in executive training, a poll conducted by researchers from Harvard University showed that 70% of Americans consider leadership crisis a significant factor in the national economic decline. This is a very puzzling situation – on the one hand, we see a rising demand for leadership skills, on the other, many leadership development programs fail to deliver their promised results. Flexibility and agility.

How Do Organizations Build and Reap the Benefits of Agility?

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is one of the primary ingredients to success for many organizations. Ralph-Christian Ohr describes organizational agility as, “An organization’s ability to renew itself, adapt and succeed in a changing, and often highly dynamic and unpredictable, environment.” This article will explore how organizations can build this agility into their processes and claim the competitive advantages it provides. Understanding Organizational Agility.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Companies that use traditional PPM have a harder time creating an agile environment that supports change because of the lack of valuable performance and predictive data, which is why organizations — especially those seeking to be more agile — are making the switch from traditional PPM to EVM. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of 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. 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.

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Are You Stuck in A Leadership Bubble?

The Human Factor

While browsing the Internet on one of my countless airplane trips, I came across an interesting article that discusses the results of a recent American Management Association survey. < When leadership teams are out of touch with the organization and the real world, it can cause poor communications, lack of focus on key priorities, low staff morale, and other problems. And to me, the underlying issue is how leadership gets out of touch in the first place.