The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

After working through a number the one that held my attention and has become central to my thinking to take organizational practices forward was provided by a recent report from McKinsey “ How to create an agile organization ”. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom.

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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions.

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

When I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise.

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. In this webinar, you will learn: Which role analytics should play in your overall toolset of being a (maturing) Product Manager.

Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

In short, you use agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Put them in context with the concept of agility. Agility doesn’t allow you to innovate and jump ahead of the competition. The reason is that agility is a form of reaction to an outside force.

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Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. It might be Agile, Waterfall, a customized combination of both tools, or something else.

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Accelerating Innovation Learning Pathways

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Change Culture & Values Europe Innovation Co-creating Conversations Conversational Agility Disruptive Innovation failure future Innovation Conversations Innovation Management innovative thinking Learning Theory U

Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. Instead, we should ask.

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. You’ll learn: How to make more accurate estimations.

Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Did the people who came up with the innovative, billion-dollar idea for Uber or Airbnb use agility? That’s where learning to be Anticipatory comes into play.

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Let’s define agility as an organization’s ability to renew itself, adapt and succeed in a changing, and often highly dynamic and unpredictable, environment. Improving organizational agility entails complementary transformation and innovation streams.

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Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Agile Strategy and Disruptive Innovation.

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.

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ll learn about team measurements: Why velocity is a current capacity measure and not a measure of progress. You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead?

10 Excuses for Not Developing Strategic Agility

The Human Factor

In today’s warp-speed business world, strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – is no longer a competitive advantage. Clearly, today’s business leaders understand the need to develop strategic agility. Our team is great; we don’t need to learn strategy.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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Chaos Learning: The Key To Mastering Uncertainty

Game-Changer

Instead of relying on proven static methods and processes, leaders will focus on building a learning capability, being comfortable with ambiguity, continually working within a changing landscape and anticipating and reacting to it with agility.

How Do Organizations Build and Reap the Benefits of Agility?

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is one of the primary ingredients to success for many organizations. Ralph-Christian Ohr describes organizational agility as, “An organization’s ability to renew itself, adapt and succeed in a changing, and often highly dynamic and unpredictable, environment.”

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Learning Platforms and Personal Learning Pathways

Guide 4 Innovating

My mind has been swirling around the significant changes taking place around learning. Not just in the time we have available, suggested recently as 25 minutes per week to stop and learn but in the variety of ways we can learn.

How Bluedot Cut Costs and Moved Faster After Learning Agile | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Collective Campus walked the team through an intensive 2-day SCRUM bootcamp in which they learned agile principles in addition to techniques related to as Scrum practices, requirements, project initiation, estimation and prioritisation, sprint planning, executing sprints, re-planning, closing a scrum sprint and closing a project

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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Learning from our scars

The Future Shapers

Far too often, we only base success around project launches or delivery, i.e. the outcome, and fail to recognise the importance of learning along the way. At times, we have tried to run and then discovered that we first need to learn how to walk.

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.

The Agile Program Manager’s Role in 2018 — And Beyond

AureaWorks

Agility Continues to Impact the Role Of Program Managers. Though some organizations, such as Lockheed and Raytheon, have successfully implemented agile, the program management industry in general, Kerins notes, is still trying to figure out how to do agile well.

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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.

Learn to Fail Fast through Playfulness

ImagineNation

By stopping and taking a reflective stance and intentionally hitting our “pause buttons” to learn to fail fast! Play spaces emerge and embrace a whole new field of ‘on the job’ learning. Applied improvisation and learning.

Learning Platforms and Personal Learning Pathways

Guide 4 Innovating

My mind has been swirling around the significant changes taking place around learning. Not just in the time we have available, suggested recently as 25 minutes per week to stop and learn but in the variety of ways we can learn.

Congratulations to the new Agile Innovation Managers 2017!

ITONICS

Once again, the Innovation Alliance successfully trained employees as Agile Innovation Managers. The training included learnings in three different thematic blocks: From Strategy to Opportunities. The post Congratulations to the new Agile Innovation Managers 2017!

5 Videos for Learning about Design Sprints

Innovation Excellence

Running a “design sprint” is a trending design thinking approach to innovation that is agile in nature. It’s an important concept to learn for designers, product and service developers, and organizational innovators.

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Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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‘Are We Agile?’ How To Measure Your Company’s Ability To Respond To Change

AureaWorks

This is especially important for companies that have adopted agile methodologies into their development processes. There are a variety of metrics that program managers can present to executives to illustrate how well the organization is responding to change and adopting agile practices.

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Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

I had worked with SCRUM before, done training with Ken Schwaber (author 1 and co-founder of the Agile Alliance) and knew a few things from experience about how to achieve some success integrating a design team within SCRUM. Where did Agile come from?

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Learning to Fail Fast through Play, Playfulness & Improvisation

ImagineNation

In last month’s blog, Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture – as a manifestation of learning & exploration we explored what it means to take a reflective stance, to use the experience of failure to support ourselves and others […]. The post Learning to Fail Fast through Play, Playfulness & Improvisation appeared first on Imaginenation. This is the third blog in our series of 3 blogs on cultivating a fail fast culture.

Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

This case study shows how the ComputerWeekly user experience team integrated with an agile development group. At this point the development team maintained the site with an agile process. These agile methods allowed the old site to feel the benefits of the new widgets.