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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Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening


In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. Speed of learning comes from reflective practice.


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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities. You crave for some agility, some freedom to do things differently.

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Here’s Your Agile Track Recap from Accelerate

Planview Blog

On the jam-packed agenda were several presentations, customer stories, and roundtable discussions aimed at supporting Agile leaders at all levels of the organization. Becoming Agile and Beyond. How to Build High-Performing Agile Teams. Why Agile Transformations Fail.

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9 Agile Transformation Metrics for Executives to Watch

Planview Blog

How do you know whether your Agile transformation is on the right track, or heading in the right direction? Understanding Agile transformation metrics for executives is key to proving the ROI of your Agile transformation. In Agile, the metrics themselves are not the goal.

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The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum. Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. Agile as an umbrella.

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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.

Four steps to apply a Scaled Agile Framework in your business


The Scaled Agile Framework is a methodology derived from agile methods, focusing on a project to disseminate agile thinking and practices in an organizational context, from management to teams. These are just some of the benefits of implementing a Scaled Agile Framework.

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Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business


Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile practices can be incorporated into project management, adding numerous benefits. The main agile tools.

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Lean is Dead. Long Live Lean!

Legacy Innovation Group

Lean is Dead. Long Live Lean! Twenty four years ago, James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos introduced our world to a modern understanding of the concept of Lean Production. With its foundational philosophy of waste elimination , Lean Production built on prior work that reached all the way back to at least Benjamin Franklin, and spanned the work of such notables as Frederick Winslow Taylor and Henry Ford. Lean is a tool for driving efficiency.


Manufacturing Agility: Edwards LifeSciences Reduces WIP by 70%

Planview Blog

A patient-first approach has always been at the heart of Edwards’ business (pun intended); but as the business grew in size and complexity, it struggled to achieve the manufacturing agility required to perform at scale. Agile Mindset Drives Medical Innovations.

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The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

Each panelist had made their mark on how design is done in start-ups: Laura wrote the influential O’Reilly book on UX for Lean Startups, and Todd penned the bestselling Rosenfeld Media Prototyping book. Mike founded an influential Lean UX community in San Francisco. . Although the conversation ranged widely, they kept coming back to research: the heart of the lean build-measure-learn cycle. Below is Laura Klein expounds on these key themes of lean research.


Frugal Banking: An Opportunity to Create Customer Value in the Future?


Investments that are necessary to innovate and serve customers are no longer sustainable while COVID-19 hastens the need to exploit the potential of digital innovations. Serving customers accurately during unprecedented times requires a new mindset and business model innovations.


What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management


She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods? The importance of an agile mindset in companies.

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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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Using Lean Innovation in the Product Development and Commercialization Process

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation doesn’t begin and end with product development. The most mature organizations deploy integrated lean innovation practices across the product lifecycle. Lean Innovation and Commercialization When applying Lean Innovation techniques to the commercialization process, companies identify areas of uncertainty around any aspects of product launch and commercialization. Businesses must learn first , rather than merely executing on the plan.

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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Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban and Design Sprint: how to combine agile practices and gain more efficiency


We all know that agile methodologies are not written in stone. The practice is very common within agile logic. Working with lean teams focused on solving a challenge brings several benefits to your project. Agile Design Thinking

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Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. I read with interest an article stating that drawing accelerates learning. Using experiential learning tools like drawing isn’t really new in innovation process. Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects. They don’t know how to scaffold a learning experience.

The principles that you need to know about Agile Development


The Agile manifesto. In 2001, the “ Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, was published, which gave popularity to the term ‘Agile’ and marked the beginning of the application of light software development methods. Understanding Agile methods. Agile methods are an alternative to traditional project management and can be applied to any type of project, even those that do not involve software. The benefits of the Agile Methodology. Agile

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Podcast S4E89: Brant Cooper – The 5E Model of Innovation

Idea to Value

We wrote the first book on the Lean Startup method, The Lean Entrepreneur, and we speak about Lean Innovation and dealing with Uncertainty. 00:09:00 – Teams need to be agile. 00:12:30 – How to measure and improve the 5 aspects using learning metrics.

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Going Lean, Again


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. Your organization managed to implement the Lean Production paradigm.


Agile Innovation Manager Training


We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works. learn from experienced Master Black Belts and Innovation Managers.

Agile Innovation Manager Training


We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works. learn from experienced Master Black Belts and Innovation Managers.

Learning from our scars

The Future Shapers

Far too often, we only base success around project launches or delivery, i.e. the outcome, and fail to recognise the importance of learning along the way. As a largely greenfield initiative, this has also created a platform against which we can accelerate our organisational-wide ambition of adopting new ways of working (new delivery practises and technologies) to create lean and agile solutions that are highly responsive to business change.

The 5 Jobs to Address Uncertainty

Moves the Needle

Businesses need to adopt learning strategies in order to improve, adapt, or even reinvent their execution strategies. . The biggest obstacle leaders face in adopting learning practices is fear that the work takes away from normal execution. . Some people call it agile.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. In the last five years “ Lean Startup ” methodologies have enabled entrepreneurs to efficiently build a startup by searching for product/market fit rather than blindly trying to execute. The first time a few brave corporate innovators tried to overlay the Lean tools and techniques that work in early-stage startups in an existing corporation or government agency, the result was chaos, confusion, frustration and ultimately, failure.




Making the key “ leadership challenge of our times ” as one which cultivates transformative eco-system-led learning and change, nurturing connections, exploration, discovery, creativity, collaboration, experimentation, and innovation at all levels of the system.


The revival of the Stage Gate method by its creator Robert G. Cooper


Cooper, has noticed an evolution of the Stage Gate method over the years in innovative companies and proposes a new, more agile product development system. Agility and 3. Agility. One2Team: a platform that combines structure and agility for all your projects.

12 Step Checklist for Amazing Human Centered Innovation Learning Loops


The outcome from human centered innovation is increased learning about the customers you serve and how you can solve the problems they are facing. The Human Centered Innovation Learning Loop is an exploration into discovering customer problems and potential solutions, with knowledge as the desired outcome. The goal for the human centered innovation learning loop is gaining institutional knowledge about the tasks your customers are pursuing and what gets in the way of their success.

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Announcing Momentum Creative Problem Solving (MCPS)

Gregg Fraley

As you learn more MCPS thinking tools, creative power grows. It’s easy-to-learn, immediately useful, and only gets more powerful as thinking shifts towards more focused, improvisational, and creative, problem solving. A highly creative new method for solving difficult problems.

The Lean Scale-Up: Innovation & Entrepreneurship for New Ventures

Open Innovation EU

All this, calls for more organic, innovative and learning organizations that are lead by strategic leaders ( Greiner, 2004 ). Think about The Lean Start-Up (Ries), Agile, Business Model Generation (Osterwalder) and Customer Development (Steve Blank). In my quest to place these tools into perspective, I generated a new integrative model: The Lean Scale-Up – how to get from start-up to scale-up.



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.

Catalysing change through innovation teams


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.

9 Ways to Get Ideas Brewing with Instant Coffee

Planview Blog

Here are some of the many ways you can use Instant Coffee: Brainstorming Incremental Planning Story Mapping Lean Coffee Impromptu Meetings PI Planning Retrospectives SWOT Analysis Standup Meetings. Lean Coffee. Agile Program Management Enterprise Agile Planning Products

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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Innovate to Learn: Innovation and Education


Helsinki, for example, which is in the process of leading Finland through a whole host of education reforms , will be changing their classroom dynamics so that that students work collaboratively and take a more active approach to learning: “There are other changes too, not least to the traditional format that sees rows of pupils sitting passively in front of their teacher, listening to lessons or waiting to be questioned.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

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. At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come.

The Root Word of Contemporary Is Temporary


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.

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work – the Minimal Viable Product

Steve Blank

I am always surprised when critics complain that the Lean Startup’s Build, Measure, Learn approach is nothing more than “throwing incomplete products out of the building to see if they work.”. Unfortunately the Build, Measure, Learn diagram is the cause of that confusion. It’s time to update Build, Measure, Learn to what we now know is the best way to build Lean startups. Build, Measure, Learn sounds pretty simple. Build-Measure-Learn.

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Innovating: So What Is Possible?

Paul Hobcraft

Asking these questions offsets that attitude of simply accepting the established approach from the very beginning.Speed, scale and agility are required and many of our existing innovation practices do not adapt to these increasing demands. Bluemix lifts you out of the past practices of working through rather rigid Enterprise solutions and protocols, it rapidly speeds up your innovation search and discover, validate and learn environment and can also scale and integrate.

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.

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.