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Using Lean Innovation in the Product Development and Commercialization Process

Moves the Needle

In today’s fast-moving business landscape, the ability to commercialize products quickly and efficiently is imperative. Companies that successfully bring new products to market rapidly, benefit from having a leg up on their competition while diminishing the negative effects of shrinking product life cycles. However, moving a product from lab to market is a process that in itself could use re-invention. Lean Innovation doesn’t begin and end with product development.

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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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. Perception of UX as less valued than development.

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Strategy Sprints – A DIY Guide

Innovation Excellence

A software developer practicing "agile" thinks of it as a short, iterative cycle of work, often weeks or months, rather than seconds. An entrepreneur practicing "lean startup" methods thinks of it as minimally viable product development effort of a week or less. Strategy canvases methodologies play to win Rogert Martin sprintsThe word sprint means different things to different people. A runner thinks of it as a race, a mad dash of a few seconds.

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Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

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. Modul I A – From strategy to ideas / Foresight, scenarios, trends. Modul I B – From strategy to ideas / Immersion, white Spots, insights.

An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

Although I was attending as a sponsor/exhibitor for Indigo Studio, I did manage to break away to go to the “There’s more than one way to skin a cat: Integrating UX into an Agile environment” session. As sometime director of Design at Infragistics, I personally have had first hand experience trying to integrate UX into an existing, established Agile engineering process with large-ish teams. The strategies employed were coping strategies rather than success.

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Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

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. Modul I A – From strategy to ideas / Foresight, scenarios, trends. Modul I B – From strategy to ideas / Immersion, white Spots, insights.

The Word EPIC

Huub Rutten

In my daily practices of developing innovation management methods and software I cannot avoid the term anymore: nearly every development methodology or project management methodology uses EPICS as a kind of starting point for a development project. Product Development

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The Word EPIC

Huub Rutten

In my daily practices of developing innovation management methods and software I cannot avoid the term anymore: nearly every development methodology or project management methodology uses EPICS as a kind of starting point for a development project. Product Development

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

One2Team

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. Stage Gate: a revolution for product launches. Agility and 3. Agility.

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

You’ve heard their names and you’re already using their products and in many cases they are now the new market leaders, the companies everyone wants to be or to beat. Development. Over the years I’ve found that there is a common misconception that creative types – innovators and inventors are born and that only a small subset of society are deemed capable of being able to conceive great new products but that’s myth. Stage 2: Development.

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

There are distinct differences by industry: Financial service corporates are leaning towards Corp-Up (63%), One-off events (56%) and CVC (38%), media players towards CVC (80%) and Corp-Up (60%), and telecoms towards Corp-Up (57%) and incubators/ accelerators (56%). Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

At its core, the framework is a collection of strategies and tools for finding inventive solutions to difficult problems. What it is: One of the most challenging aspects of innovation for most companies is not the generating of ideas, or the development of new innovations. I’m not putting my neck and job on the line to promote something which I wasn’t involved with developing. Develop, test and validate innovations outside of their core business.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has gone from being islands of knowledge, developing new products and services exclusive to that one company, then quickly copied by the competitors, into something radically different. There are significant shifts underway towards digital innovation in R&D and new-product development. Of course, this shift requires really big changes in strategy, operations, the organization and in each individuals orientation.

The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

It turned out compelling to me, given the inherent conditions a large company operates in, that decoupling explorative innovation (such as the development of new-to-the-company technologies and/or business models) from innovating the existing core business is mandatory for an organization in order to establish a balanced and sustainable innovation capability. Similarly, about 70 percent of disruptive innovators also lean toward a more centralized approach.

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Be Innovative if You Want to Drive Innovation

IdeaScale

Yet, when it comes to choosing which specific strategy to pursue, things get challenging because the truth is there is no single “right answer” and we’ve seen many strategies that work. At IdeaScale we help Kane is Able and many other clients achieve their continuous improvement strategies such as Lean, Kaizen or Six Sigma. Third, remember you’re designing for agility which means you’re only making a commitment to explore and evaluate.

Shifting Innovation Perspectives for 2019

The Future Shapers

Or to put it another way, is success now acknowledged to be the ‘outcome’ of an innovation-focussed strategy, purpose-driven leadership and a truly creative and collaborative culture working in harmony? Let’s start with leadership and the executive team; in other words, the people who are responsible for defining the future vision as well as devising and implementing the strategy which will lead to high-value outcomes. Strategy – Risk/Disruption.

A Day in the Life of a Planview Software Development Engineer Test Manager

Planview Blog

For this month’s blog spotlight , we are going to travel to Bangalore and follow Geetika to spend a day in the life of a Software Development Engineer Test manager. In addition to this, I am a python developer and like hands-on experience on Test-Ops work.

"T" time for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

Their executives and management teams recognize the importance of innovation, and even include innovation as top three priorities or as a component of the annual strategy. The efficient, effective environment isn't a good development platform for new thinking and new ideas. Your existing product or service development programs are likely overworked and will reject ideas or solutions that require new capabilities.

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The Case for Dual Innovation

Integrative Innovation

It turned out compelling to me, given the inherent conditions a large company operates in, that decoupling explorative innovation (such as the development of new-to-the-company technologies and/or business models) from innovating the existing core business is mandatory for an organization in order to establish a balanced and sustainable innovation capability. Similarly, about 70 percent of disruptive innovators also lean toward a more centralized approach.

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

And when we do make bets, they’re small bets on incremental products or acquisitions that simply add to the bottom line.”. More agile competitors are starting to eat into our business. Startups have finite time and resources to find product/market fit before they run out of money. They’ve found product/market fit (what products customers want to buy). They’ve learned the best distribution channel to get the product from their company to the customer.

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Reinventing Education: How Innovation Techniques are Transforming Education

KindlingApp

As students, parents, educators and lawmakers become increasingly dissatisfied with the state of education and it’s inability to prepare youth for a tech savvy and increasingly connected tomorrow, there’s a growing trend towards relying on innovation’s key tenets—collaboration and experimentation— to find better strategies for educating the next generation.

Innovate to Learn: Innovation and Education

KindlingApp

As students, parents, educators and lawmakers become increasingly dissatisfied with the state of education and it’s inability to prepare youth for a tech savvy and increasingly connected tomorrow, there’s a growing trend towards relying on innovation’s key tenets—collaboration and experimentation— to find better strategies for educating the next generation.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

Having a clear strategy and a purposeful, structured process for implementing new business models and/ or gradually adapting existing ones to new business models will determine the success of digital transformation projects and company’s market position. How to develop a clear strategy in the context of digital transformation? Accepting that every factor of a company (customer, employees, products, etc.) As a result, you can develop resulting fields of action.

The Importance of Persistence: Building an Innovation System for the Long-term

The Inovo Group

Independent reporting – They were independent of core corporate functions like R&D, Marketing, and Business Development. Then a business downturn comes, or a new CEO with a different strategy and mindset, or a corporate re-org, or the leader of the corporate innovation group gets frustrated and quits, or any one of a myriad of other events happens. Persistent innovation is about long-term commitment and the development, over years, of deeply ingrained behaviors and mindsets.

How to determine when customer feedback is actionable

Boxes and Arrows

One of the riskiest assumptions for any new product or feature is that customers actually want it. Although product leaders can propose numerous ‘lean’ methodologies to experiment inexpensively with new concepts before fully engineering them, anything short of launching a product or feature and monitoring its performance over time in the market is, by definition, not 100% accurate. Product teams need to combine the detection of an effect (i.e.,