Increasing Organizational Agility

Braden Kelley

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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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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for a way to optimize your innovation strategy? The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born. Implementing Agile Methodology.

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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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What Product Managers & Innovators Should Know About Agile Strategy [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

Dan Montgomery is a practitioner of Strategic Agility and shares his simple and practical tools in this interview. He is also the co-author of The Institute Way: Simplify Strategic Planning and Management with the Balanced Scorecard. He has helped several organizations create strategic plans and add agility.

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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.

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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. Developing an Agile Strategy.

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”.

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Organizational Agility Entails Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Ralph Ohr explores 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?

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Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

By dealing with requests from several sectors of the company, acting as an internal agency and executing the entire marketing strategy, the prioritization of demands was always complicated. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. Our perception on the benefits of 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. Modul I A – From strategy to ideas / Foresight, scenarios, trends. Modul I B – From strategy to ideas / Immersion, white Spots, insights.

The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it? What is agility really?

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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. Modul I A – From strategy to ideas / Foresight, scenarios, trends. Modul I B – From strategy to ideas / Immersion, white Spots, insights.

Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

For example: How to allocate marketing spend across products, geographies, and customer segments to different marketing programs/channels in order to best optimize a marketing strategy. What marketing or pricing offers to make different cohorts of customers based on the specific strategy for the context of that customer (segment, product relationship, geography, etc.). Achieving these objectives required a fundamentally new architectural approach focused on agility and integration.

Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

As is the case with so many traditional ideas and principles, the strategies that worked yesterday may only be holding you back today and tomorrow. 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.

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Integrating Agility with Stability to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

When I moved on from being a high powered corporate retail executive almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries.

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Digital Transformation and Its Impact on New-Product Management for Manufacturers

InnovationManagement

The post Digital Transformation and Its Impact on New-Product Management for Manufacturers appeared first on Innovation Management. For the manufacturer undertaking new-product development, Digital Transformation means smart new products with embedded software.

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!

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A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits.

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Building a Culture that Thrives on Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Living now in what Daniel Pink describes as “The Conceptual Age” our attention needs to be on both enhancing creativity, agility and in developing customer empathy.

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Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

We all manage something or other, whether it’s other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves. Managing suggests careful planning, a well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What if we applied that definition of management to opportunity?

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

This suggests following a dual approach for balanced corporate innovation management. In the following, I will outline a model that attempts to help organizations implement a dual approach to innovation management. Premise 1 : Innovation management follows a balanced portfolio approach.

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. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices? Agile

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7 Strategies to Accelerate Through Uncertainty

Peer Insight

We now have even more uncertainty…in the tools we use, the tests we run, and the teams we manage. . Here are 7 strategies to continue making progress on your critical growth initiatives during this uniquely dynamic time. Diversify your market validation strategy.

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. Agile

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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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We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

Their enterprise software approach is moving the innovation management market in a very positive way, they are connecting it up. They have taken the view of closing the strategy- execution gap. We have to demand Innovation Management Software Providers make some bold decisions.

Change Management Strategy – 35 Articles for Your Change Agent Role

BrainZooming

We’ve written a tremendous amount about change and change management strategy since the Brainzooming blog’s inception. Just HOW MUCH have we written on change management strategy? I reviewed all eighty-six pages to develop our change management strategy primer.

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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.

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Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

I call this strategic agility. Strategic agility is the ability to quickly and appropriately respond to or drive change while maintaining flexibility and focus. Developing strategic agility starts with getting clear on winning. agility goals Holly G.

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Firms of the Future: Managing 2 Business Engines

Innovation Excellence

Among several characteristics, the authors also particularly anticipate future-proof companies to be required to manage two types of businesses by deploying distinct "engines".

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy. It’s vital to point your innovation strategy in a direction. What is the first innovation strategy question to ask?

Wisdom From Above The Clouds

Innovation Excellence

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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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Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

Jeffrey Phillips

As more people gain access to the internet and gain more education and more experience interacting and creating connections, more data is created and more interactions and business is transacted, leading to more interesting data and more connections - thus more value for the companies managing and tracking that data. Impact on strategy and innovation What does this mean for two concepts near and dear to my heart - strategy and innovation?

Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

Braden Kelley

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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Strategy to Execution to enable Intelligent Enterprise

Rmukesh Gupta

All organisation have a stated strategy – one that they would like to execute on. However, most organisations are not able to execute the stated strategy, which leads to the organisation not being able to live up to its potential and deliver what they promise to their stakeholders. All of these need to be accounted for when the strategy is being defined or tweaked. . Each one of them will make decisions based on what they think is the strategy. Premise.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. Another example is the recently introduced strategy framework by Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha from BCG.

104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy

BrainZooming

A similar phenomenon applies to brand strategy. While success can breed success, it can also lead to blindness about the importance of trying to disrupt your brand strategy before something else comes along to topple your brand. 104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy.

A Model for Integrative Innovation Management

Integrative Innovation

In previous posts, I have shared my view on important cornerstones for successful innovation management systems. This model condenses learnings and experiences of my work with diverse companies in various industries around managing innovation up to now.

Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 things to consider

ITONICS

Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. In order to build a sustainable innovation strategy that is also a digital, first, you need to think about all the potential sources accelerating the company’s innovation.