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

Leanstack

In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. To me the question isn’t which (Design Thinking, Agile or Lean Startup) is the best?

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Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Design Governance Innovation Leadership Management Research Strategy #designthinking #riskmitigation agile flow leanFor most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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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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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

mjvinnovation

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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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 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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Leading with Lean Agile Principles: What the 2019 NBA Finals Can Teach Businesses About ‘Winning on the Rebound’

Qmarkets

This is where Lean Agile principles come into play. Keeping the Ball in Your Court: Understanding Lean Agile Principles. In our recent article on continuous improvement methods in the world of sport and business, we identified Lean as an approach that focuses on how existing resources can be used to amplify value while eliminating waste. A visual overview of the elements needed to sustain business agility. Lean and Agile principles complement one another.

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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. Most companies have a product development process that is completely separate from their go to market strategy. The most mature organizations deploy integrated lean innovation practices across the product lifecycle. Teams use lean innovation -- empathy, experimentation and evidence -- to determine the plan upon which to execute and scale, in order to maximize the possibility of commercialization success.

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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Agile Frameworks: learn how they work in practice

mjvinnovation

Agile Frameworks help the business team experience an Agile mindset in practice. With Agile Frameworks, business processes become more dynamic, staggering business values and productivity. 5 Most used Agile Frameworks. Lean Startup. By working lean and developing minimally viable products (MVP prototypes), possible failures are corrected in time for rebuilding, now with new increments. Different segments can benefit from Lean Startup. Agile

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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.

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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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. . They may be design thinkers, agile developers, or people who have worked in startups before. Some people call it agile.

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. It is not enough for leaders to share their visions, plans, strategies and the impact these are having on the business and their customers. These are the people who can see if the strategy and the plan is working as it should or not.

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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.

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Effectively shifting gears between the different phases of the Innovation Pipeline

InnovationManagement

Strategies agile development business model innovation de-risking design thining growth fit innovation lean startup phases pipeline problem fit solution fit switch gearAdventurous as the word innovation may sound, an innovation consultant’s job consists for a large part in de-risking the innovation process.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

Another example is the recently introduced strategy framework by Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha from BCG. Here, dedicated strategies and innovation approaches are defined for different business environments, characterized by the factors predictability, malleability and harshness (see figure below). In most cases, companies have to deploy multiple strategies simultaneously in order to serve different environments they operate in.

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. Agility and 3. Agility. One2Team: a platform that combines structure and agility for all your projects.

Tune-In To Taster Tools On Thursday

Gregg Fraley

The 30 minute weekly webinar features demonstrations of various facilitation tools for: strategy, challenge clarification, idea generation (aka brainstorming), problem framing, idea selection, innovation projects, and idea development, etc.

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Key Innovation Issues for the Near Future – Part 1

Innovation Excellence

The challenge for companies will be to find their positions in upcoming platform ecosystems. Not every company has the capability and influence to act as an orchestrating platform builder. But even participating in other firms’ ecosystems can be highly attractive.

Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Digital Disruption Innovation Strategy Adaptability agility Business Model Innovation Circular Economy co-creation Co-Innovation Complex Adaptive System Coopetition Customer experience customer-centricity Design Thinking Disruptive Innovation Ecosystem Exploitation exploration Incremental Innovation Innovation Management Lean Innovation lean startup Organizational Ambidexterity Organizational Culture platform Platform Economy Strategic Portfolio Management Three Horizons

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3 Types of Business Transformation for Surviving Rapid Change

Planview Blog

There are three basic types of business transformation: Agile, digital, and organizational. Agile Transformation Creates Flexibility. An Agile transformation accomplishes this by embracing creativity , encouraging innovation, and empowering employees to experiment.

What if We Listened to All of Our Stakeholders?

Innovation Excellence

Change collaboration culture Customers Innovation Leadership Management agile Disruptive Innovation innovative thinking lean Strategy successFor the past year, I’ve been working with a Baptist minister, Rev. Jeffrey Brown, to help fund and scale his proven approach to violence reduction. Brown has spent the past 25+ years helping Boston and 21 other communities reduce violence. His TED talk tells the story about the The Boston Miracle — a 29 consecutive month period.

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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.

Towards Better Innovation

Moves the Needle

Poorly defined innovation ensures innovation groups are not aligned to corporate strategy. . Lean innovation is an iterative approach to moving from the unknown to the known. I prefer lean innovation as representing the desired learning behavior.

DEVELOPING 21ST-CENTURY SUPERPOWERS FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS

ImagineNation

Individually and collectively, we focussed on a range of rethinking, responding, and regrouping strategies including adopting new 21st-century leadership roles. Our 90-minute masterclass and creative conversation will help you develop your post-Covid-19 re-engagement strategy.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Yesterday, I was quite delighted to see my post Integrating Lean Startup and Design Thinking ranked #11 of the Top 100 Innovation Posts 2014 at Innovation Excellence. Steve Blank, the father of Lean Startup, comments on the Lean Startup vs. Design Thinking discussion here : Often I hear spirited defenses for Customer Development versus Design Thinking or vice versa, and my reaction is to slowly back out of these faith-based conversations.

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We Can’t Stop Disruption

Moves the Needle

Numerous resources exist to explore working this way, including those that teach agile, design thinking, and lean innovation practices. Leaders can use agile practices to balance the work. All workers should be members of agile teams.

Moving from Project to Product: A Five-Stage Journey

Planview Blog

A product-focused strategy and mindset can create agile organizations, increase productivity, and drive innovation. Enterprise Agile PlanningThe way we work and organize is changing. And so is the mindset around productivity and team structure.

Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

No matter how agile you might be in putting out fires, constantly reacting to problems and issues is not only exhausting, it can become an unending cycle. Leadership Strategy Transformation Agile Anticipatory Organization business opportunity Crisis Manager Dan Burrus Daniel Burrus Lean Opportunity ManagerWe all manage something or other, whether it’s other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Another example is the recently introduced strategy framework by Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha from BCG. Here, dedicated strategies and innovation approaches are defined for different business environments, characterized by the factors predictability, malleability and harshness (see figure below). In most cases, companies have to deploy multiple strategies simultaneously in order to serve different environments they operate in.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

This ‘opinion’ on the question “What can startups and incumbents learn from each other and what are the biggest threats?” ” was originally published at innoboard.de. In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating.

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. Suggested reading: This article on Effective Brainstorming , and this book by Bryan Mattimore, which elaborates our interview from the Innovation and Creativity Summit on various brainstorming techniques (premium content): 7 – Lean Innovation Management. Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

There are great frameworks and tools out there for innovation projects, like Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and blended processes. Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.” The man asking, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, was dead sincere. We were at a social event. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised. Then he popped the question.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

All frameworks (Agile, Lean, CPS, Design Thinking, Stage-Gate) require people to come up with fresh ideas, and MoshPit has a new and better way to do that. New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation).

Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

Industry borders are blurring, there are increasingly smaller, agile and highly disruptive companies working to change the existing into the new preferred. Polymers broaden out where ideas come from Cross-industry innovation customer development get-out-of-the-building thinking Lean management and innovation Steve Blank thinking differently for innovationWe all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside.

Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

Industry borders are blurring, there are increasingly smaller, agile and highly disruptive companies working to change the existing into the new preferred. Polymers broaden out where ideas come from Cross-industry innovation customer development get-out-of-the-building thinking Lean management and innovation Steve Blank thinking differently for innovationWe all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside.

The Power of Leveraging Your Network as a Program Management Strategy

Leveraging Networks

This agile team construction means jobs are completed faster, at a higher level of quality, and on a smaller budget thanks to the largely self-sufficient and autonomous structure of network-based collaborations. Leveraging your network in the digital age enables you to create lean teams capable of producing high-quality work and utilize your newly acquired agility to fuel efficient production schedules.

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Prompt Employees to Think Strategically

The Human Factor

Third, because today’s companies have to operate lean in order to compete, all employees need to have some degree of fluency with strategic thinking, which requires understanding all the elements of the business at a level appropriate to their roles. Instead, they focus on removing barriers to speed and efficiency, solving problems differently, and becoming more agile. Green Pause-Think-Focus prompt Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win