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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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Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works

mjvinnovation

SAFe is an agile framework for development that has been gaining a lot of prominence among developers and managers of software projects. Acronym of Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe is an agile development framework that provides a simple and lightweight experience for the team as it is divided into three segments: Time, Program, and Portfolio. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices? Agile

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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. It may seem obvious but unless you know who you are, and what your purpose is, as an organization you will flounder. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. This wastes Time and Money. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks.

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. If you want to kick start an innovation program, get in touch, I can give you a roadmap and help you adapt it to your context. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. Leaders — How Are You Doing With These Basics?

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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. Lean Innovation*This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

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Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

Enabling organizations – strategic roadmaps, IT optimization, operating model definition. Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management. Agile Engineering Practices. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA. Background: Hello! I am Manoj. For over 18 years I’ve helped strengthen teams from large commercial insurance companies, investment firms, big commercial banks, and media & telecom agencies within continental North America, Europe and Asia.

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An Insider’s Guide to Modern PPM: Evolving Approaches and Technology

Planview Blog

Consequently, modernizing PPM means supporting teams no matter what methodology they use – from waterfall projects, to collaborative, to Lean-Agile approaches to work delivery and beyond.

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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. They work together to share experience, and develop roadmaps and solutions to drive meaningful, systemic change and close inequality gaps.

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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 is often an environment that we must encourage to become a ‘feeding frenzy’ of experimentation, learning and being adaptive, fluid and agile. I firmly believe we are on the cusp of a new innovation era.

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Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

One supporter collaboration that has come out of our community is the Agile Uprising which looks to build a community around the agile mindset and includes four Happy Melly members as founders. brand, Jason’s Lean Change Management book and workshops, and Learning 3.0’s One run by Agile Coach and Supporter Josh Briggs. Jennifer Riggins is the marketeer at Happy Melly , a virtual global business network dedicated to making happiness at work the new norm.

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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?

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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. An experience roadmap shows how a product can evolve—and whether it has weak points along the way. The roadmap doesn’t just benefit the project team or the designer.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

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. The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas.

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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.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

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. The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas.

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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. *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

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Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

A = Agility: Agility stands for the ability to be flexible, proactive and ready for continuous market change and transformation in order to adequately react. Based on your (sub-) strategies you can develop business model options which have to be checked for their market viability in a lean and agile manner. Despite the predefined structures and methods, the goal is to retain some room for creativity and agility in those fields where it is needed.

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In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

Sales would lean on their channels to ensure better exposure to the new product. Based on the assessments we provide clear recommendations and roadmaps for improving companies innovation credentials. src: [link] I recently had a chat with a senior director of a respected technology company making highly specialized products. He is in charge of the innovation and development in his company. I was telling him about the innovation assessments I conduct. “

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The only two measures that matter

David Marks

Chief among these are the Blue Ocean strategy, Business Model Generation and Lean Startup methodologies that deservedly attracted many followers. Based on the assessments we provide clear recommendations and roadmaps for improving companies innovation credentials. On the backdrop of the boundless creativity of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs (often one and the same) a cottage industry of management theories has emerged.

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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. The term comes from the English and is based on the Lean Startup Model by Eric Ries. However, how large companies can create small teams successfully, that act like agile companies inside the large organization, is still an open question. Innovation.

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