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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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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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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.

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

In years of presentations working at an agency, I learned to sense the tension building before a design was revealed. 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. The team also keeps the design vision up to date, updating it as they learn from customers. The roadmap doesn’t just benefit the project team or the designer.

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. We were once a scrappy, agile and feared organization with a “can-do” attitude. Lean Innovation management now offers Horizon 1 executives a set of tools that allow them to feel comfortable with Horizon 2/3 initiatives. Lessons Learned.

How Women Can Thrive in a Fast-Moving Business World

Business and Tech

Stay lean and mean, do everything you can yourself, and outsource things that you need, as opposed to hiring staff to do things. One of the greatest things for me was that I had to learn all facets of my business. I couldn’t hire on staff, I had to learn everything for myself.

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

Even with the proliferation of lean startup, design thinking, innovation labs, accelerator programs, hackathons and innovation marathons, crowdsourcing and a host of designer canvases that keeps pushing our advancement along, success is still piecemeal and random. It sobers us all up until we can find those excuses to go on another innovation ‘bender’ that allows us to personally learn more but then face this return back inside.

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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. During the last couple of years the MVP has become the holy grail of agile product development – but there are still a variety of different interpretations about what “MVP” really means. This approach is known as “ Agile ”. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Companies need to increasingly interact with customers, as close or actually in real-time to learn, adapt and deliver to the needs. I could outline countless ways to work through different examples, set about a strategic and operational digital transformation roadmap, to combine effective knowledge from people and excellence gained from what you need to do in IT and your technologies to get this going, but I will not here, as this is an opening primer, not a solution.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview

No matter how you get work done, whether it’s Agile, traditional waterfall, Lean, or something in between, organizations must be able to establish an innovation culture where ideas are collected, evaluated, prioritized, and then turned into amazing products, services, and efficiencies that your business and your customers want. Look for a solution that has project Gantt charts and roadmapping capabilities. Ideation + Delivery = Innovation.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Companies need to increasingly interact with customers, as close or actually in real-time to learn, adapt and deliver to the needs. I could outline countless ways to work through different examples, set about a strategic and operational digital transformation roadmap, to combine effective knowledge from people and excellence gained from what you need to do in IT and your technologies to get this going, but I will not here, as this is an opening primer, not a solution.

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. *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

Had these companies a culture of learning, openness, and cooperation something of the following would have occurred. Sales would lean on their channels to ensure better exposure to the new product. You are most invited to contact us, share your opinions about innovation and learn more about our innovation assessments. Based on the assessments we provide clear recommendations and roadmaps for improving companies innovation credentials.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

ITONICS

But we have good news for all those who have not yet taken the step into the right direction: Although every innovation has something new and unique, we can learn significantly from the companies that get it right and create a first how-to-plan based on their workflows, structures, and practices. The term comes from the English and is based on the Lean Startup Model by Eric Ries. Innovation.