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. Planbox was quickly recognized as a Leader by Forrester in the Innovation Management Wave Report in 2016.

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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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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?

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 2014 report, Does Going Public Affect Innovation? 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. The post Does the Stock Market Inhibit Innovation?

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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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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The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

This could be in a new plant, in where production should be situated, so it can be allowed to scale at a later date, in resources able to achieve scale or more importantly you scale according to the type of goods or demand so they can be readily available, closer to the market they are needed. Those of dealing with greater ambiguity, of building in the needs of agility, higher levels of flexibility, curiosity and the willingness to explore and experiment and take increasing risk.

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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.

Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

The nature of the energy landscape will require the transformation of businesses, the push to find and develop new market dynamics and embrace government policy and regulations in an orderly and planned way. This “transformational mix” gives rise to different innovation dimensions to explore, be these enabling technologies, new business models, different market designs, and changes in the methods of system operation that make up a broader innovation ecosystem of solutions.

How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Companies that use traditional PPM have a harder time creating an agile environment that supports change because of the lack of valuable performance and predictive data, which is why organizations — especially those seeking to be more agile — are making the switch from traditional PPM to EVM. 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. Companies that use traditional PPM have a harder time creating an agile environment that supports change because of the lack of valuable performance and predictive data, which is why organizations — especially those seeking to be more agile — are making the switch from traditional PPM to EVM. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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Decision-First Marketing – Adding strategy to your MarTech stack

SnapStrat

Marketing Analytics have exploded but are frequently de-coupled from Marketing Strategy To realize the value of strategic marketing requires a much broader set of criteria than just short-term ROI. A “Decision-First” approach that couples strategic intent with data-driven insight can align marketing strategy and execution. This implementation centered around deciding how to allocate marketing promotions worth several hundred million dollars.

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No Company deserves to survive with apathy in its future

Paul Hobcraft

Following on the heels of reading and then reviewing reports from Accenture on how US big business was treating their innovation as left to chance in cloudy execution, it felt not so good for my beliefs that we were actually not making progress. Then I reviewed Deliottes report on how leadership within Boardrooms is being disrupted and equally struggling to get their ‘collective heads’ around disruption and how innovation can, or cannot , dig them out of the threats they are facing.

Are you curious? Is your organization?

The Human Factor

In a survey conducted of more than 3,000 employees from a wide range of firms and industries, only about 24% reported feeling curious in their jobs on a regular basis, and about 70% said they face barriers to asking more questions at work. Hire for curiosity and learning agility.

How to grow faster than the market average

hackerearth

According to McKinsey’s , across all dimensions, the most significant differences between top growers and their peers were in data and analytics, developing products and services, and company processes, such as agile work environments, cross-functional collaboration, and colocated teams . This can be achieved by the effective research into markets and competitors. . The data analytics is particularly useful for identifying new and emerging market trends.

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Are you playing to win…to achieve excellence?

The Human Factor

What new products or services will you have brought to market? Instead of presenting your vision of winning like a quarterly financial report, make it come alive! Strategic Agility Using Your Brain winning destination modeling goals Holly G. image source.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

channel or operations), market research. Do executives with responsibility for explorative innovation report to the CEO/executive management, or to another line executive responsible for today’s business? Is your CEO/executive management willing to create a sandbox for exploration, even if it means carving out a part of the current business/market to serve as an ongoing real-world innovation lab?

Social Networks and Big Data: the best strategy for getting to know your customers

mjvinnovation

The results are reports and indexes that support decision-making processes. In addition to marketing, customer service is also supported by the results of this strategy. Different departments (marketing, sales, board, etc.) Agile

HOW ENTREPRENEURS CAN UTILISE SOFTWARE

ImagineNation

Some businesses reach a product offering or market share equilibrium and then don’t push on. Speed Up Reporting. No matter what your business, you can’t get away from reporting. Speed your reporting and you’ll gain greater commercial insights and optimise performance.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

There are great frameworks and tools out there for innovation projects, like Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and blended processes. Research into customer and market needs is essential, no doubt. But research and insight departments typically don’t invent , they report. Or do they hand off their report and forget about it? Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.”

Upskilling to drive growth in the new economy

ImagineNation

According to the World Economic Forum – Jobs of the Future Report , the Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating demand for millions of new jobs, with vast new opportunities for fulfilling people’s potential and aspirations.

How To Drive and Sustain Innovation With Learning and Development Training

IdeaScale

According to the 2019 L&D report from findcourses.com, companies with growing revenue are 3x more likely to predict an increase in their L&D budget. Agile Training Breeds Innovation. Is your organization struggling to keep up with the innovation demands in your sector?

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Little have released an interesting report, titled “ The Age of Collaboration “ The study does a good job in synthesizing the global state of play of corporate-startup collaboration and latest findings on success requirements for its implementation. Without further ado I’d like to share some of the report’s key findings and visuals at a glance. For (worthwile) details, please delve into the report PDF. Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D.

Are You Stuck in A Leadership Bubble?

The Human Factor

< [link] > In this survey of 300 C-level executives and their teams, more than two-thirds reported that their teams often seem to operate as though they are stuck in a bubble, seemingly cut off from their organizations and the real world. To rock your data gathering boat, evaluate all your information sources to see if they’re still relevant for your business, market or industry.

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

Company Builder : Units that develop digital business models using internal and external resources – from idea to successfully established young company in the market. As the study is in German only, some of its identified key trends and conclusions are going to be shared subsequently in translated form (quotes from the study report in Italic ).

The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

Sure, you can learn things just by chatting with your users, but too often what you’ll get is a combination of bug reports, random observations, feature suggestions, and other bits and bobs that will be very difficult to act on. Or you could gauge whether you’re likely to have a big enough market with audience building. Discovery, Research, and Testing Special topic: Agile/Lean UX

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Never Trust an Atom (and Sometimes Your Brain)

The Human Factor

However, markets change very quickly these days, and are often impacted or disrupted by circumstances we never see coming. No surprise there – we see this every day on websites and the so-called “news” channels that present highly biased opinions while calling them objective reporting. When faced with market changes, competitors or other circumstances that threaten our business model, the brain actively resists new ideas that could upset the apple cart.

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How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change. When your market has been turned upside down and your business model rendered obsolete, anything less than highly successful won’t do if you’re playing to win rather than just playing not to lose. Look at the top three reasons respondents gave for embarking on the culture change: New executive leadership in the organization Prepare for anticipated customer or market shifts Desire to continually re-invent (i.e.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

A recent Altimeter report “ the 2016 State of Digital Transformation ” discusses these problems, along with many others. So that you are aware, the data and insights in this report are based on the input of more than 500 digital transformation strategists and executives who are leading change within their organizations. Knowing the why of your customers is something that keeps many marketing and C-level executives up at night.

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3 Key Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning and Development

CMOE

Because technology is becoming ever more integrated into our daily lives, business in today’s market is a whirlwind of constant developments and advancements. According to Forbes, VR market volume is expected to reach 98.4 Drive Innovation Forward with Top-To-Bottom Agility.

A Model for Integrative Innovation Management

Integrative Innovation

channel or operations), market research. Do executives with responsibility for explorative innovation report to the CEO/executive management, or to another line executive responsible for today’s business? Is your CEO/executive management willing to create a sandbox for exploration, even if it means carving out a part of the current business/market to serve as an ongoing real-world innovation lab?

5 Realities of Starting a Small Business Online

The Human Factor

Given the sheer volume of success stories out there, it’s no surprise that more and more entrepreneurs are trying to crack the digital market. SEO, social media, and influencer marketing can all be used to achieve great things. In reality, though, even the likes of Twitter and Bleacher Report took months (and often years) to succeed. Taking an overly broad approach to products, marketing, and communication will see the whole thing fall flat. Source: pxhere.

How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

In my previous blog, I noted that 56% of the organizations that participated in a survey by I4CP, a human capital research firm, reported recently or currently undergoing a major cultural change. Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change. When your market has been turned upside down and your business model rendered obsolete, anything less than highly successful won’t do if you’re playing to win rather than just playing not to lose.

Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Idea to Value

In a nutshell, the pace of innovation is simply the speed at which an organization can improve their existing products and services, but also at which it is able to introduce new ones to capture the needs of the constantly evolving markets they operate in. Iterative, agile approach.

The Simple Approach to Employee Engagement

The Human Factor

One way to suck at employee engagement is to avoid holding regular one-to-ones with your direct reports. Be sure to give a bogus excuse that your direct report knows isn’t true!). Provide regular updates on markets, competitors and other external factors, and when things change, explain why the organization will still win. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinNews flash!

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

As can be seen from the figure below, co-creation platforms feature some special characteristics that have a major impact on shaping new market environments: Created solutions are integrated and often cross-industry. Operating in unpredictable environments relies on an agile organization , following an adaptive, evolutionary and more bottom-up approach, resembling complex adaptive systems, e.g. in biology.

5 Ways to Fail at Innovation

Imaginatik

Many innovation teams are so concerned with being agile and entrepreneurial that they spend precious little time understanding where to point their efforts. Empower the people with passion, energy, and incentive to carry the torch – rather than perfunctory involvement of the regular folks in Marketing or Engineering. Read our new report on “ How to Win at Corporate/Startup Collaboration 2016 ”. Most innovators are optimists.

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

The most relevant Steering instrument is of course that he can set the financial targets for his reports, his board members like the CTO, CMO and the Commercial VPs. Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies.

Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

The most relevant Steering instrument is of course that he can set the financial targets for his reports, his board members like the CTO, CMO and the Commercial VPs. Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies.

Six Things I wish I had known before I accepted the position of Chief Innovation Officer

Destination Innovation

I reported to the CEO and he was adamant about his belief in promoting innovation in the organisation. The CEO gave a rousing and inspiring speech about our vision for innovation and agility. Image by Mhouge from Pixabay.

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Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. According to a Deloitte report , 50 percent of companies are undergoing an organizational transformation, yet only 11 percent think they will succeed. We fail to invest in foresight and insight, continually not adapting and adjusting our organizational skill set around a more agile, adaptive, highly responsive innovating and creative organization.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

However, adapting to this new environment doesn’t just mean investing in the latest hardware and software on the market. leaders will foster a transparent and creative culture that isn’t afraid of agile changes and evolution. The team members that know how to make the most of 5G connections will be the ones that can give their business the bandwidth and flexibility required to embrace the latest technology in the market.