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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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Product roadmap software study

Bubblegroup

New report into the Product Roadmap Software Marketplace is published. Bubble is pleased to share news that our PPM Software Bubble Innovator features in a new and independent review of the Roadmapping software marketplace. In its recently-released (49 page) research report, ‘Roadmapping Software Studie’, TIM-Consulting and Fraunhofer IAO evaluated a number of prominent vendors offering technology and product roadmapping software. Inspird roadmap.

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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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Selling Agile to Executives: 8 Ways to Get Buy-in

Planview Blog

Effectively selling Agile to executives is more than just getting the go-ahead for an Agile transformation. Because Agile includes a culture shift and a mindset change, as well as funding, you need executives to truly buy in to the approach. Form an Agile Leadership Team.

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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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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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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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All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation

ITONICS

Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

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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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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 Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And What To Do About It

New Markets Advisors

The Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And Unfortunately, companies have limited resources, and they can only refresh their market research on a relatively limited basis. There may be large shifts in trends, technologies, or solutions on the market; those changes can make certain jobs grow or wane in importance, or they can make some jobs easier to satisfy. The other key reason to maintain stable Jobs research is that it allows teams to be more agile.

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Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

I had worked with SCRUM before, done training with Ken Schwaber (author 1 and co-founder of the Agile Alliance) and knew a few things from experience about how to achieve some success integrating a design team within SCRUM. I am not anti-Agile although I’ve been bitten a few times and feel trepidation when I hear someone singing its praises without having much experience with it. Where did Agile come from? Agile can be thought of as a risk-management strategy.

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Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. To navigate the accelerating change threat successfully, the operating model needs to become agile. Setting The Scene.

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An innovation framework that offers a formula for sustainable advantage

Paul Hobcraft

The extent of market advantage (posses distinctive advantage) to be achieved or believed needed. Plotting out the roadmap for innovations evolution. Market Learning Competence (MLC) for establishing a clear awareness. Through marketing capability and market understanding, vigour.

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. Domain Knowledge, understanding your area and market, deeply. The science and the technology, and, the ever-changing market and customers. One genius engineer over in the corner might create something amazing, but to get that thing to market, you need a team, and a system of innovation that includes an on-going cycle of projects.

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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.

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Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to create a digital transformation strategy, a clear roadmap and build the business case as it is going to be, well, umm…… transformational. A key need of this digital transformation is going to be asking the question of how can we build in ‘greater agility’ and what is presently stopping us from achieving this. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

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Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation

Be-novative

According to Deloitte: “Purpose-driven companies witness higher market share gains and grow three times faster on average than their competitors, all while achieving higher workforce and customer satisfaction.” CLIENT ENGAGEMENT DRIVES THE INNOVATION ROADMAP?—?Key

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies. Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.). For example, it defines who has to commit what to the Product Line Roadmaps, in any case the delivering parties.

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies. Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.). For example, it defines who has to commit what to the Product Line Roadmaps, in any case the delivering parties.

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies. Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.). For example, it defines who has to commit what to the Product Line Roadmaps, in any case the delivering parties.

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How to Successfully Implement Strategies – a Brief Guide

The Human Factor

This should be the case regardless of the external conditions such as market fluctuations or changes to your business. Strategic Roadmaps. This is where you should rely on a strategic roadmap. The roadmap represents the bridge between ideas and action.

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Flow Metrics for the Win — Planview Named a Leader in Forrester Wave™ on Value Stream Management

Planview Blog

In doing research for Project to Product I found myself having very similar discussions with analysts about expanding the benefits of Agile and DevOps to the operating model of a digital business. Category creation can be a long, winding, and rewarding road.

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Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Knowing the why of your customers is something that keeps many marketing and C-level executives up at night. I still sense that it still seems IT & Marketing are not working on this together, there are separate initiatives and operating in their own silo’s, often in pursuit of different investment decisions that might be better served by combining forces. Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

These changes are influencing all of our worlds, allowing a very different “connecting” innovation to come into play and provide ‘greater value’ Nothing succeeds in isolation anymore, it needs fully connecting up, to bring increased value to the market and customer needs. Innovation is advancing but most of it has been designed for a different time, the old era of stable markets, predictable solutions and having a clear sense of your competition.

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How Women Can Thrive in a Fast-Moving Business World

Business and Tech

When traditional lenders and fintechs offer products and services tailored to women, they’re not just supporting individual business owners — they are making an impact in local communities, job markets, and economies.

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A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

A key need of this digital transformation is going to be asking the question of how we can build in ‘greater agility’ and what is presently stopping us from achieving this. Then it is the agility to achieve better response times to customers ‘needs, to respond to market changes quicker, to translate insights into knowledge and then into the product and service innovations that meet ever-changing needs.

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AQX Law Firm: Product Strategy and What’s Ahead

Anaqua

As a matter of fact, the two founders of Anaqua were IP professionals who saw a gap in the market and decided to address it. Customers continue to drive the roadmap, supported by advancements in technology and business practices. In November 2020, Hyperion Research awarded Anaqua the Highly Innovative designation for our Customer-Driven Roadmap and Persona Driven User Interface. Simply put, if it is not in our clients’ best interest, then it is not in our product roadmap.

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Why Strategy Is Important to Your Business Success

CMOE

This may involve adjusting employees’ quarterly goals or cross-training team members to increase productivity and better meet market demands. Strategy Promotes Strategic Agility. A well-defined strategy is important— but strategic agility is even more important.

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Fractional Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)

Gregg Fraley

Leverage the innate agility. A Fractional CINO addresses these missing skill sets: The MisFortune 10,000 Tend to Lack These Innovation Skills: Process and Innovation Project Management Skills — including: team building, culture leadership, innovation project roadmapping, and more.

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If you want your employees at the forefront of innovation, let them fly free

ideas4allinnovation

Being quick and innovative is a demand they also share, because it isn’t just the client at stake: technology has brought new actors, capital, resources and talent to different markets. Markets demand agility, but also addressing problems from an innovative and creative perspective; and pause and reflection are needed for this to be possible. As symbolized by the graph, getting the machinery to move with agility requires the cogs to fit together.

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3 Warning Signs Your IT Strategy is All Wrong

MSSBTI

With today’s environment of rapid and exponential change, a well-defined, business-owned, adaptive strategy is what will enable your organization to stay ahead of disruption and win in the market. must be flexible and agile to support increasingly dynamic requirements as digital business models evolve. Your digital transformation begins with a digital strategy and technology roadmap.

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Factors That Influence the Adoption of Power BI Dashboards

Acuvate

The business intelligence (BI) market size is projected to reach $39.35 Amongst the plethora of BI tools and solutions available in the market, Microsoft Power BI has emerged as the leading BI software, commanding a 36% market share in 2021.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I had written in a piece “ Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play ” we need to apply five aspects in a new innovation roadmap, one that is required to be built on connecting and collaborating continuously: Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation, designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. We need to be more agile, iterative , to be encouraged to be extracting, experimenting and exploring.

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Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is advancing but most of it has been designed for a different time, the old era of stable markets, predictable solutions and having a clear sense of your competition. What we design in organizations is far too rigid and not highly adaptive and that is the not reflecting the needs we are facing in our more volatile markets today. It is often an environment that we must encourage to become a ‘feeding frenzy’ of experimentation, learning and being adaptive, fluid and agile.

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7 Strategies to Accelerate Through Uncertainty

Peer Insight

Diversify your market validation strategy. Here are a few alternative ways to measure success: clarity on learning goals, deep understanding of why users feel the way they do, reported satisfaction with the offering, clarity on future roadmaps, willingness to recommend.

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A quick guide to Data and Analytics Modernization

Acuvate

However, legacy systems do not provide a flexible and agile analytics ecosystem and lack the capability to handle modern-day data complexities. Optimizing the full potential of your data is a part of a larger roadmap that aims to achieve long-term business goals.

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Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

Jennifer Riggins is the marketeer at Happy Melly , a virtual global business network dedicated to making happiness at work the new norm. One supporter collaboration that has come out of our community is the Agile Uprising which looks to build a community around the agile mindset and includes four Happy Melly members as founders. One run by Agile Coach and Supporter Josh Briggs.

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Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

One team I’ve worked with helps bridge this gap on strategic projects by maintaining an “experience roadmap.” The roadmap is a collection of prototypes showing what each release will look like. Agile teams can lose the long term direction by focusing on small sprints. An experience roadmap shows how a product can evolve—and whether it has weak points along the way. The roadmap doesn’t just benefit the project team or the designer.

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5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

The market is changing faster than ever, and an organization’s ability to move at the speed of the Internet is the only chance at surviving and thriving. We’ve learned from the collapse of Kodak, Blockbuster, RadioShack and other once-prominent organizations that a corporate culture designed to uphold and manage existing success can actually become the arch nemesis of an enterprise that needs to be agile in order to evolve to meet the needs of quickly changing global markets.

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Digital Transformation: The Why, What & How For Transformational Leaders…

The Future Shapers

To understand and tackle the market disruption leaders are increasingly taking a whole-system view of their organisation, both internally and externally. A successful digital transformation requires a transformational approach, you will need to consider and adopt new ways-of-working, thinking and planning – that are beyond silos, outside-in and agile in nature. Each organisations path to a new more agile digital operating model is unique.

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Munich Re offers a real clarity to their innovating future

Paul Hobcraft

The mix of digital ingredients and having the approach to building a more agile, flexible and modular design approach gives a strong impression they are driving much innovation within the Insurance Industry. For example, they illustrate the Canadian approach to their digital marketing platform. This is no finished roadmap but it does give investors and multiple stakeholders a really decent understanding of how Munich Re are managing their transformational journey.

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