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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Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

The above quote is just one of the numerous motivational phrases scattered in frames here at MJV Marketing. Our marketing team has grown a lot over the years. 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. MJV Marketing: A World of Challenges. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. The new rites of Marketing.

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Team Agility and Business Innovation: Agile Boundary Paradoxes

Innovation Excellence

A new study conducted by Censuswide, sponsored by Ricoh Europe, examines the challenges and opportunities in establishing more agile and flexible businesses. Diez-Aguirre VP Corporate Marketing, collaboration Innovation agility teamsTop of the list is regulation (39%), followed by lack of investment in new technologies (37%) and inescapably rigid internal hierarchies (35%) according to the 2,140 business leaders surveyed.

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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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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

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. Agile methods have since been adopted by a multitude of non-technology industries that are applying its principles and core values to project management initiatives. You can create a culture of agile innovation by empowering your employees. Implementing Agile Methodology.

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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. Reduced go-to-market time for projects, products, or services. Learn more: Remote team management: how agile practices can help! Agile tools for remote teams. Celebrated as one of the main software applications for videoconferencing on the market.

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Collaboration increases market agility

Xinova

“The complexity of getting products to market and the speed of which they’re trying to get the products to market is decreased,” – Michael Keer (@PRG_Mkeer), CEO, Product Realization Group. Keer’s rationalization is that getting a product to market, particularly physical products, takes […]. Inventor Community agility collaboration expertise innovation IRI market product development product innovation

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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. Going forward, Planbox and Imaginatik will combine their solutions to create a best of breed agile innovation management solution. Imaginatik is a public company traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: IMTK.L)

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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.). These decisions are critical to agile enterprises yet often have the most fragmented technology.

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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. Reading about how others approach the global market can be equally intriguing and frustrating. What was number one on the list of attributes central to effective global market leadership? Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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Collaboration increases market agility

Xinova

“The complexity of getting products to market and the speed of which they’re trying to get the products to market is decreased,” – Michael Keer (@PRG_Mkeer), CEO, Product Realization Group. Keer’s rationalization is that getting a product to market, particularly physical products, takes […]. Inventor Community agility collaboration expertise innovation IRI market product development product innovation

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Agile Coach: What is the role of this professional?

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will see what exactly agile coach does, what benefits it can bring and how to take it to your company. What an Agile Coach does within an Agile team. Agile Coach helps train corporate teams in agile methodology and oversees team development to ensure effective results. This professional is responsible for guiding teams during the implementation process and has the task of encouraging employees and leadership to adopt the agile methodology.

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Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

From frequent discussions and readings I have come to realize the following: Agility and Ambidexterity can be considered two distinct organizational capabilities and design aspects for future-proof companies (-to-be) that often get mixed up or even confused: Agility : Organizational capability of dealing with uncertainty and adapting a company’s core business to (rapid) changes in the market environment.

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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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The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts of it to create agile change or agile marketing or other such things. Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it?

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The Art of Agile

etventure

In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context. Agile development has been around since the 90s, and became popular shortly after the turn of the millennium, when the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was formulated and signed by Kent Beck and 16 fellow software developers. If it is not applied properly, agile development can easily turn into chaos!

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Agile vs Waterfall: what are the differences?

mjvinnovation

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. Like the Waterfall model, there are also good and bad things in the Agile model. The positive aspects of the Agile model. The possible problems of the Agile model.

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Agility needs to be balanced with a new key strategy—becoming #Anticipatory. Countless organizations have long prized agility as the best way to deal with the speed of change and disruption. Being agile would not have helped.

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Agile Mindset: How to Use Sprints to Streamline Projects

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Keep reading to see how successful executives are achieving results in their everyday business through incorporating agile methodologies like SCRUM! The agile mindset. Before we get into the agile mindset, we need to remember that it is linked to Agile Philosophy. Agile Philosophy came from the Agile Manifesto, when a small group of people got together in 2001 to discuss their feelings about the traditional approach to project management for software development.

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From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful

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Where DT can’t reach, Agile can compensate and vice versa. Agile: Make Tangible and build. Since you have a well-defined idea (through Design Thinking), Agile will clear a path towards your idea by removing obstacles that stand in your way. Agile: you do not make Agile; you become Agile. Agility is a mindset. Agile is a different way of thinking and rethinking the very logic of your work routine. Agile Methods: divide and conquer!

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Just a few examples of high-profile market leaders that publicly attribute their ongoing innovation successes to their commitment to digital experimentation. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. The result of this is that even organisations that have survived still take too long to get new ideas to market (68% of UK corporates take just as long to get new solutions to market as they did five years – Accenture ).

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Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

The folks at Armada Corporate Intelligence profiled a Bloomberg Businessweek story on Fanatics , the sports apparel manufacturer and marketer, in its Inside the Executive Suite. 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.

Marketing Mix Modelling: Maximizing the Impact of Marketing Spend

Acuvate

Marketing teams in most CPG organizations mostly use primary and secondary research data available, to optimize their marketing strategy. While this is important, you may be missing an important piece of the puzzle if you’re not taking into consideration the effectiveness of your marketing outreach too. A holistic and effective marketing strategy would also measure and track parameters like: The type of media used. Marketing Mix Modelling Solution – Compass.

Agile Sprint: how it brings efficiency to your business

mjvinnovation

Agile practices transform business in multiple directions, providing powerful models of product and service creation, project management, and much more. In this article, you will understand what agile practices are, what benefits this approach offers to your company. You’ll also understand how Sprint’s approach, derived from Agile, can boost results. What are Agile Practices. And they are employed in areas such as IT, HR, Marketing and Sales, among others.

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Strategic Agility – 3 keys to getting clear in ambiguity

The Human Factor

In today’s hyper-paced and chaotic world, few things are more important to success than the ability to respond quickly to sudden changes in external forces, market conditions, or customer needs. I call this strategic agility. – Developing strategic agility starts with getting clear on winning even if it is for very short term timeframes. The post Strategic Agility – 3 keys to getting clear in ambiguity appeared first on The Human Factor. agility goals Holly G.

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Does the Stock Market Inhibit Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Will the same team of people who were so agile and entrepreneurial in the start-up become even more innovative once they have some capital and recognition behind them? His conclusion is that these results suggest that the transition to public equity markets leads firms to reposition their R&D investments toward more conventional and safer projects. It looks as though we pay a heavy price in lost innovation because of the Stock Market’s obsession with quarterly results.

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. SAFe was developed in 2011 to help software development teams put better products on the market faster. Agile

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Agile Frameworks: learn how they work in practice

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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. Scrum is highly applicable to define priorities in processes and optimize management development in different segments – Consulting, Technology, HR, Telecommunications, Marketing, Engineering, Insurance, Health, among others. Agile

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

Facebook continues to hold nearly 20% of the digital ad market while Facebook-owned Instagram (5%), Twitter (1%), and Snapchat (1%) lag behind. 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. While we often prioritize the dynamic elements of agility?—?the

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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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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. Agile practices emphasize the importance of continuous improvement.

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What are the new marketing roles?

mjvinnovation

No matter what segment of the market your company operates in, marketing is experiencing a revolution right now. In this article, we will shed some light on the new roles of Marketing. Marketing far beyond customer attraction and retention. In the last five decades, Marketing has faced and accompanied very high leaps in technology, but nothing compares to the arrival of the Internet’s overwhelming power. It is from this that the new marketing structure is built.

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 III – From opportunities to market / Design, implementation, launch. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works.

Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

In today’s hyper-paced world, few things are more important to business success than the ability to respond quickly to sudden changes in market conditions or customer needs. 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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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 III – From opportunities to market / Design, implementation, launch. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works.

8 insights to retain customers in the financial and insurance market

mjvinnovation

These companies are always looking to be first, occupying the forefront of their market. Remember that agility of adaptation is the only way to guarantee: Sustainable competitive advantage Maintained productivity Progression of the business continuity plan. Marketing

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

mjvinnovation

It is the ideal tool to increase productivity and efficiency, and it can be implemented in different business markets. 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. Agile

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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. Afterwards, many of the questions posed to me have to do with how to develop more agile organizations that can respond quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs. Clearly, today’s business leaders understand the need to develop strategic agility. Don’t assume that people know how to be strategically agile.

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Speed-to-Market vs Market Readiness

Business Innovation Design

When it comes to launching new products and services in the market, especially in the new market with disruptive innovation, the same mindset is applied - get to market as soon as possible, and perhaps be the first in the market. Usually, a barrage of new companies follow suit to enter the same market offering similar value propositions - all in pursuit of capturing the market share and mind share. Move fast, break things.

Congratulations to the new Agile Innovation Managers 2017!

ITONICS

Once again, the Innovation Alliance successfully trained employees as Agile Innovation Managers. From Ideas To Market. The Agile Innovation Manager training targets all beginners and experts working in the field of innovation who wish to learn or improve special skills required to successfully implement innovations. Please feel free to contact us for more information about the next Agile Innovation Manager training in 2018.

Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

Braden Kelley

The worlds of employment and business are becoming increasingly turbulent as the stability of the enterprise grows ever shorter, the loyalty of the enterprise to its people faces extinction, and the wealthy countries of the world stand at a precipice … Continue reading → Leadership marketing Strategy Technology agile Artificial Intelligence consulting content marketing eminence internal consulting project management strategy consulting Thought Leadership Trends

Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership

mjvinnovation

Digital Disruption has had a major effect on the agendas of CEOs around the world because of domestic digital generations and because of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple), companies that have revolutionized the entire market using 100% digital solutions. Want to know more about Digital Disruption as a market practice ? Digital Disruption is a market practice that seeks to generate value on top of the obsolescence of the industrial business model.

How to Optimize Email Marketing for the New Normal of COVID-19

Brunner

Reading emails outside pre-COVID times is another new normal for digital marketers. Prior to the pandemic, Tuesdays and Thursdays were the ideal days to send a marketing email. In the last 12 months, 78% of marketers have seen an increase in email engagement (Not Another State of Marketing, 2020). If you’re agile and pivot regularly with the three influential aspects of send times, engagement, and content you can quickly increase results.