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. Based on a combination of agile and lean principles, it calls for close collaboration and alignment between teams and aims to centralize decision-making.

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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.

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.

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.

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. Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Lean LaunchPad.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

Look for a solution that has project Gantt charts and roadmapping capabilities. Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. It’s a simple equation that is often a lot easier said than done. But why?

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. By Andreas Rusnjak.

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.

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.