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 ”. This report has been part of a broader ‘agile’ series from them but this one specifically gave me my necessary anchor point, to move forward with my own design thinking for agility and innovation. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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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. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities. You crave for some agility, some freedom to do things differently.

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The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum. Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. The result was the Agile Manifesto, a set of 12 guiding principles for software development. Agile as an umbrella. One key takeaway from meeting with Arie, and that we both agreed on, was that Agile is not a method.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Agile tools for remote teams

mjvinnovation

Agile helps manage teams by offering greater operational flexibility, resulting in a competitive advantage. Agile practices also result in the following: Reduction of bureaucracy and micro-management in projects. The Agile approach, born among software developers and increasingly incorporated into projects and teams from different areas, offers the ability to implement a clear structure that promotes iterative development, collaboration, and a focus on quality and efficiency. ?

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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. As a result of this very serious and high impact problem I experienced a powerful and deep collision between the necessity to earn a living, and the.

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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 UHaving failed to successfully engage, train and retain a few millennials in my global innovation culture consulting, education and coaching business, I hit the proverbial pause button, and asked myself, why isn’t it working out?

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. Going forward, Planbox and Imaginatik will combine their solutions to create a best of breed agile innovation management solution. To learn more, visit: www.planbox.com and unleash your innovation potential.

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Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

We founded SnapStrat on the premise that rapidly accelerating business cycles demand unprecedented levels of agility in technology supported by critical technology-enabled business functionality: Adaptive Data Models : The ability to consume and analyze a wide variety of data sources from constantly changing data models without rebuilding functionality. Continuous Learning : The ability to learn from previous decisions and use that information to constantly improve decision outcomes.

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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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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

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? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

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. Further, Waterfall and Agile. Leadership Management Technology agile Product Management Project managementInstead, we should ask, “Which tool is best for this project?”

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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. Did Kickstarter become a dominant force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile? Was agility the driving force bhind Facebook’s dominance in social media? The reason is that agility is a form of reaction to an outside force.

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Agile Learners are ideal for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. My takeaways from this: “Learning agility is a reliable indicator of potential for leadership roles. Learning agile individuals excel at absorbing information from their experiences and then extrapolating from those to navigate unfamiliar situations.

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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. Continue reading → Build Capability Innovation Management Processes & Tools agile Product Management Project managementInstead, we should ask.

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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

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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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. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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Agile vs Waterfall: what are the differences?

mjvinnovation

For example, business analysts can learn and document what needs to be done while developers are working on other projects. The Agile model and its peculiarities. The Agile model is an iterative approach that emphasizes the fast delivery of an application to complete functional components. Agile methodology depends on a fairly high level of customer involvement throughout the project, but especially during the reviews. The positive aspects of the Agile model.

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Agile Methodologies: learn how Scrum can add value to your business

mjvinnovation

Aiming to anticipate a project’s unpredictability through interactive cycles and regular adjustments, this agile tool ensures that the effort employed and the deliveries made are in balance with the goals set for the project. Adding value through agile methodology. When this agile methodology is applied, it will lead to the improvement of the performance of a product or service in the market, by focusing on the real needs and desires of your customers. Agile

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Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

We are all presently learning a new practice. We need to ditch much of the endeavors that make up a legacy of past practice, and think forward, to which the term next practice becomes the learning spot. Agility, adaptability & innovation. Agile product development.

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. However, in an environment where agility is not just a nice-to-have thing but is critical to survival, leaders can’t afford to have this information disparity.

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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. Along with the recap, Inside the Executive Suite offered sixteen strategic thinking questions inspired by the Fanatics case study that you can use to explore agile strategy options within your own organization. Developing an Agile Strategy.

The principles that you need to know about Agile Development

mjvinnovation

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. Understanding Agile methods. Agile methods are an alternative to traditional project management and can be applied to any type of project, even those that do not involve software. The benefits of the Agile Methodology. Agile

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Inspiring Agile Ways of Working: How Design Sprint mindsets help organisations get comfortable with agile ways of working

InnovationTraining.org

But if you’re trying to behave in a more agile way, mindsets need to change. Learning over being right. A design sprint process prioritises getting out there, learning, doing and building data where it doesn’t otherwise exist. They get people out there, collecting data, gathering learnings, interacting with customers and suppliers, and immersing themselves in the problem so they can build a richer picture of what will work, and how to take actions to towards it.

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Adapting, Learning and Growing thru Uncertainty

ImagineNation

That was before we realized and accepted that adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty could be full of possibilities for reskilling, reinventing in and thriving in a world that would never be the same again. For me, it was an opportunity to adapt, learn and grow in a radically different innovation and entrepreneurship space that ultimately became a significant turning point, both professionally and personally. Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty.

Adapting, Learning and Growing through Uncertainty

ImagineNation

That was before we realized and accepted that adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty could be full of possibilities for reskilling, reinventing in and thriving in a world that would never be the same again. For me, it was an opportunity to adapt, learn and grow in a radically different innovation and entrepreneurship space that ultimately became a significant turning point, both professionally and personally. Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty.

Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities? Improving organizational agility entails complementary transformation and innovation streams.

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Developing continuous learning

ImagineNation

In the same way, new platforms, products and services, business models and other emerging creative surprises are, disrupting the learning game. To promote this “sold out” event, The Churchill Cub shared “keeping up with our changing world of work requires access to continuous learning and micro credentials to attain the bite sized chunks of knowledge we need. To also develop the skills required to surmount future challenges, so what then, is the role of continuous learning?

Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

Creating clear goals and linking/aligning innovation to those more agile strategies is a vital step before you get into the actual innovation concept stage.

How agile practices can solve remote team management problems

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will reflect on the challenges of remote team management and how agile practices can help you make the transition efficiently. Agile’s best practices to manage your team remotely. There are many agile methodologies incorporated in the management of even the most varied remote teams. Sprints are the key to managing an Agile team. The key is to learn from these mistakes and adjust.

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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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Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. I read with interest an article stating that drawing accelerates learning. Using experiential learning tools like drawing isn’t really new in innovation process. Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects. They don’t know how to scaffold a learning experience.

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

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. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works. learn from experienced Master Black Belts and Innovation Managers.

Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Wazoku

At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. There was a topic around ‘how to embrace learning and iterate’, and for me that is an emerging and developing thought. Failure to us, is that the idea didn’t deliver what was expected AND we didn’t learn anything from this outcome.

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Frugal Banking: An Opportunity to Create Customer Value in the Future?

InnovationManagement

Investments that are necessary to innovate and serve customers are no longer sustainable while COVID-19 hastens the need to exploit the potential of digital innovations. Serving customers accurately during unprecedented times requires a new mindset and business model innovations.

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How Bluedot Cut Costs and Moved Faster After Undergoing Agile Training

Collectivecamp

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

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. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works. learn from experienced Master Black Belts and Innovation Managers.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility. According to a recent McKinsey survey , one of the biggest differentiators between agile organizations and non-agile organizations is a commitment to actionable strategic guidance.

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LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

Despite having an online global learning and coaching practice, and having my own stresses and range of survival challenges, I have been using my time, to wander and wonder in the wilderness. Learnings from the wilderness.

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. I have been struck by the emphasis on personal learning and development. Our learning today is moving into two distinct parts. These are called “ macro-learning ” needs.

Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown

Daniel Burrus

Take Anticipatory Action, Not Agile Reaction. No matter how agile or clever you are, repeatedly reacting to problems and issues will eventually be a never-ending cycle. For instance, one of the salient principles of my Anticipatory Organization Learning System is Hard Trends, which are future certainties that you know will impact both you and your organization. We all manage something in our lives.