Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

(Sam McAfee is the Chief Technology Officer of POPVOX and author of Startup Patterns. I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork. Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup


Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. The new service is called Digital Technology MoshPit. .

Agile Frameworks: learn how they work in practice


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. Agile

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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management


She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods? The importance of an agile mindset in companies.

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Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works


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


This is where Lean Agile principles come into play. Keeping the Ball in Your Court: Understanding Lean Agile Principles. While being Lean means making the best use of what you have, being Agile means being able to adapt rapidly and flexibly to sudden changes.

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Going Lean, Again


Friedrich Arnold, Senior Project Manager at etventure, explains how manufacturers can embrace the Lean Startup methodology as the centerpiece of their Digital Transformation. The transformation to a Lean Production system has been a big success for the company.


The principles that you need to know about Agile Development


The change of culture made within the company, coupled with the correct application of this approach has the power to generate a greater impact on the delivery of value through technology, leading to the success of the enterprise. The Agile manifesto. In 2001, the “ Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, was published, which gave popularity to the term ‘Agile’ and marked the beginning of the application of light software development methods. Agile

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Don’t Blame Technology for Your Failure

Innovation Excellence

culture Innovation Leadership agile Cédric Mao Erwann Rosier Fly the Nest Lean start-up lean startup scale Start-upCédric Mao and Erwann Rozier founded Fly The Nest, to help startups grow, scale, and leave the nest, while keeping a consistent and cohesive team functioning. They tell us more about this organization discipline, which can also rule for innovation teams in established companies. 1) Nicolas Bry: What problem is addressing Fly the Nest? You’re.

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 Lean Definition of the Three Horizons of Innovation.


HR 4.0: how technology is transforming people management


Although the world will see even greater changes in the coming years, much of the technology needed is already in place to replace much of the current HR-related activities. The emergence of obligations such as eSocial, for example, has pushed HR departments to push technology into routines that were rarely done with paper documents – remember? With cloud computing democratizing technology, you no longer need to invest a lot of money in IT infrastructure.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). Digital technology innovation is an opportunity where most organization’s will be too late to the party. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training.

Sense and Respond

Innovation Excellence

Change Feature Of The Week Interviews Leadership Technology agile authors Books Design Thinking future Jeff Gothelf Lean UX Sense and Respond Trends user experience

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%).

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. A technology you own, combined with another technology, or a process, or a new business model is an overlooked fast path to innovation.

Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

” What I mean is you could use Improv problem solving tools with Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or CPS. As the world grows ever more digital, and technologies like AI or IoT dominate the headlines, let’s not forget that every trend has a counter-trend.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Has there ever been a moment in time when so many new technologies are washing over us all at once? The elephant in the room is that the new technology requires a truly different approach. Learn and understand the technology. You need to learn more about digital technology.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Accelerating dynamics and pace of disruption in most industries, in particular triggered by the pervasion of new technologies, lead to decreasing life times of existing business models.

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Over time and iteration, this new technology will begin improving to handle more demanding uses. Some of the aspects of Lean Innovation Management include: Encouragement of lots of small scale, cheap experiments instead of full launches.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Fresh combinations of technologies, processes, materials, people, trends, concepts, and other factors are what creates innovation. Do this experiment: Make a list of the new digital technologies (AI, Social Media, Internet of Things, Robotics).

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

tapping into novel, occasionally disruptive, technologies or business models – most of which are not created inside the company walls. Business model / technology readiness and connection to core processes.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

Accelerating dynamics and pace of disruption in most industries, in particular triggered by the perfusion of new technologies, lead to decreasing life times of existing business models.

Innovating: So What Is Possible?

Paul Hobcraft

These have been advances in technology, methodology or design- thinking and we do need to stop and think about how we could do ‘things’ differently by asking “what is possible?”

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. The science and the technology, and, the ever-changing market and customers. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs.

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. First, most Silicon Valley startups were (and primarily still are) technology-driven.

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Is Innovation in pharma broken?

The Future Shapers

Having an excellent R&D process and achieving market success with the technologies invented are two distinct things. They need to step into the future with adaptive forms of revenue based on increased customer insight enabled by data and (software) technologies.

Achieving a Level of Fluidity

Paul Hobcraft

There is this constant set of discussions about changing structures and models to become more adaptive, agile, lean, flexible and fluid; to react and deal with the increasing turbulence occurring all around us.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. Gregg also presents information about his proprietary tools, IdeaKeg and Digital Technology MoshPit. Innovation Intensive .

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

The Innovation Lab methods are also suitable for process innovations , for example in secondary processes such as Human Resources or Finance & Controlling, since technologies such as Artificial Intelligence or Human Machine Interaction per Voice also have an influence here.

Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

The corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways: Building ambidextrous and lean startup capabilities. As outlined in earlier posts , organizations need to balance exploitation (i.e.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

These are big data analytics, the fast adoption of new technologies, mobile products and capabilities and digital design.See the above for the complete list on where innovation is heading, it makes interesting viewing.

Innovation System Thinking on a Sunday! What, no roast or glass of wine? Later.

Paul Hobcraft

The practice of lean thinking, design thinking, visual thinking have increasingly started to dominate our “innovation thinking.” We all spend our Sundays in different ways.

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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.

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How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]


The validation of the idea comes after based on business validation, customer validation and technology validation over a longer period of an agile innovation process where the team may experiment and learn week-by-week. Disruptive Innovation is not a linear process.

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Partha Mallikarjun

Innovation 360 Group

Partha Mallikarjun has more than 25 years of experience in leading, managing and delivering technology and process improvement projects in the Information Technolofy space. Based in Dayton, NJ, USA.