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.

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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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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.

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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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.

Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

Enabling organizations – strategic roadmaps, IT optimization, operating model definition. Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management. Agile Engineering Practices. Leadership. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA. Background: Hello! I am Manoj.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to create a digital transformation strategy, a clear roadmap and build the business case as it is going to be, well, umm…… transformational. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas. Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

While CX was initially the primary catalyst for digital transformation, innovation, agility, and the pursuit of digital relevance are the new factors driving companies along the maturity model. Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas. Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

When you join a roadmap meeting and you hear people talking about the “MVP”, you better make sure they are actually talking basketball before you throw in your favorite Michael Jordan story. This approach is known as “ Agile ”. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

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

The Future Shapers

Furthermore, the research found that leaders that ask these questions tended to possess a people-oriented leadership approach. The above quote goes some way to capture leadership’s role in achieving a successful and enduring digital transformation… and culture is critical.

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Chief Digital Officer - To have or not to have

hackerearth

However, a skilled CTO(Chief Digital Transformation officer) / CDO (Chief Digital Officer) with great leadership skills can be that maestro conductor inspiring an amazing orchestra. Digital transformation is real, today, and here to stay; there is no debate about that.

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

One team I’ve worked with helps bridge this gap on strategic projects by maintaining an “experience roadmap.” The roadmap is a collection of prototypes showing what each release will look like. Agile teams can lose the long term direction by focusing on small sprints.

Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

Leaders must change before they have to, and they must enable their organization to surf the incoming global shockwaves with intelligence, agility, strength, and command.”. “When they do, leaders and organizations can actually accelerate performance,” adds Sweetman.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

Examples for improvements could be changes in your organization, in the leadership, directly in the value chain, in the value-adding network with partners or at the interfaces to the customer or to partners. Here, a good change management and adequate leadership are essential.

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

When working with leadership teams, I often find it is valuable to get everyone on the same page quickly. How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform. Provides a behavioural framework that leadership can embed. How their leadership got to the vision.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

ITONICS

Large corporations have taken steps towards being more agile and adapting to the rapid pace of digitization by improving their oftentimes long innovation processes and giving more autonomy to employees. There is exclusively a communication gap between leadership and non-management employees.

5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

Digitalen Wandel erfolgreich gestalten

ITONICS

Ausgehend von Ihren (Teil-)Strategien entwickeln Sie Geschäftsmodelloptionen, die Sie wiederum schlank und agil auf Ihre Marktfähigkeit überprüfen. Hier kommt es vor allem auf ein gutes Change Management und die passende Leadership an. By Andreas Rusnjak.

You Are Being Digitally Disrupted – Do Something About It

The Inovo Group

There is an apparent split between companies that find it easy to build a collaborative, customer-centric culture (smaller, more agile startup-type companies) and those that don’t (i.e., Moreover, there is a spectrum of leadership commitment that will affect the path your journey takes.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

We were once a scrappy, agile and feared organization with a “can-do” attitude. I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies.