Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

To get the outcomes the executives are expecting from innovation, they’d need to build an agile organization where innovation happens at scale. So, what is it exactly that makes an organization innovative and agile? Key Principles of an Agile and Innovative Organization .

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Examples of Lateral Thinking in Marketing

Destination Innovation

Brand marketing offers tremendous scope for lateral thinking. Its whole branding, messaging and advertising is posited on one ridiculously obscure piece of lateral thinking – that customers might confuse the words market and meerkat and so search for comparethemeerkat.com.

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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. MJV Marketing: A World of Challenges. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. New marketing at MJV.

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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

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. You can create a culture of agile innovation by empowering your employees.

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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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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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5 steps to have an agile HR in your company

mjvinnovation

In times of exponential change, the agile approach is dominating the market. Have you heard of agile HR? The term Agile is no longer used only in the area of ??Technology. Today, Agile Methods are transforming the way companies hire, develop and manage their employees.

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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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Why every innovation plan will fail when it hits the market

Idea to Value

And then… The market hits back. In innovation, there is no way of knowing exactly how the market will react to your product once they finally see it. The boxer Mike Tyson once famously said: Everybody has a plan before they get punched in the mouth!

Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening

Leanstack

In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. To me the question isn’t which (Design Thinking, Agile or Lean Startup) is the best?

Agility: Tanker, Speedboat, or School of Fish?

Huub Rutten

This blog is about agility. The word “agility” is used a lot in the world of management, especially the world of innovation management. Company transformations are promoted and sold with the promise to make the company more agile, whatever that may be.

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Agility: Tanker, Speedboat, or School of Fish?

Huub Rutten

This blog is about agility. The word “agility” is used a lot in the world of management, especially the world of innovation management. Company transformations are promoted and sold with the promise to make the company more agile, whatever that may be.

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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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System Engineering in an Agile environment

Huub Rutten

Andrew is a senior Director System Engineering in a big manufacturing company: “You should understand Huub, Agile gives a lot of freedom to the development teams. The company is moving completely towards Agile and management wants all of us to work in an Agile way.

System Engineering in an Agile environment

Huub Rutten

Andrew is a senior Director System Engineering in a big manufacturing company: “You should understand Huub, Agile gives a lot of freedom to the development teams. The company is moving completely towards Agile and management wants all of us to work in an Agile way.

Four steps to apply a Scaled Agile Framework in your business

mjvinnovation

The Scaled Agile Framework is a methodology derived from agile methods, focusing on a project to disseminate agile thinking and practices in an organizational context, from management to teams. These are just some of the benefits of implementing a Scaled Agile Framework.

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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. The Benefits of an Agile Coach for Your Organization. Skills of an Agile Coach. Agile

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Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile practices can be incorporated into project management, adding numerous benefits. The main agile tools.

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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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Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

Jeffrey Phillips

My favorite set of rules was put forward by Peter Drucker, who said a business had only two imperatives: marketing and innovation. Or, perhaps what we really need to do is to create organizations that are more nimble, more agile, much more dynamic and capable of evolving as new thinking evolves and as customers and markets evolve. Flexible and agile models will simply incorporate the best parts of new thinking and new engagement models on the fly.

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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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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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Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

Both capabilities may exhibit some overlap, yet can basically be considered independent from each other: a company can be highly agile while lacking ambidexterity and vice versa.

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

mjvinnovation

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. Agility is a mindset.

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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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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Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban and Design Sprint: how to combine agile practices and gain more efficiency

mjvinnovation

We all know that agile methodologies are not written in stone. The practice is very common within agile logic. We suggest reading our ebook “Design Thinking and Agile” so that you can go deeper into this subject and understand how these methodologies work together!

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SWICH – The Six Week Innovation Challenge

InnovationManagement

The Six Week Innovation Challenge is becoming the method of choice in corporates. And it's not only innovators who love the sprint - leaders embrace it just as much. The post SWICH – The Six Week Innovation Challenge appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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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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Product Market Fit: is your product what the market is looking for?

mjvinnovation

What is Product Market Fit? The source of competitive advantage is disruption, and whoever manages to survive it will differentiate themselves within the invisible hand of the market. That’s where Product Market Fit comes in. How to identify the Product Market Fit?

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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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. – agility goals Holly G.

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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.

Agile Mindset: How to Use Sprints to Streamline Projects

mjvinnovation

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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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.

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. Marketing

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 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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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. Sprints are the key to managing an Agile team.

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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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