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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Are These Agile Transformation Blind Spots Holding You Back?

Planview Blog

It’s common to encounter blind spots when you’re navigating an Agile transformation. They can show up as Agile practices that are meant to improve business agility but are applied so extremely that they end up making organizations less agile. Hyper Focusing on Agile Teams.

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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.

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

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.

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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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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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How to develop agile leaders in the New Age

The Future Shapers

These changes in the global market however are likely to be experienced permanently in all industries and companies will have to adjust to new ways of selling, buying and leading amidst volatile environmental change. In short, agile techniques require agile leaders. Speed ??is

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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. Developing an Agile Strategy.

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?

Developing A Flexible Business Strategy

CMOE

Successful businesses certainly offer a product or service that their customers need, but they also have one other feature: the ability to adapt to an ever-changing business market and customer demands. How to Create a Flexible Business Strategy. Strategy

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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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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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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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. 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.

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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.). Strategy Driven, Execution Enabled Applications.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

For years, Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath has been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated. 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.

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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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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.

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

Daniel Burrus

Organizations that have adopted an anticipatory mindset and culture enjoy a variety of powerful advantages over those that rely on strategies that simply aren’t as effective as they once might have been. 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. The Place for Agility.

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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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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?

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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Combining scenario management and business model thinking: Why strategic agility is the new way to define your corporate strategy

The BMI Lab Blog

For the past decades, companies have been defining their strategy following a traditional approach: On the one hand, they analyzed trends, selected the most relevant ones, and designed their strategy based on a “clear view of the future”. This is what we call strategic agility.

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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

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

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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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

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. 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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Why Strategy Is Important to Your Business Success

CMOE

Businesses that have leaders who are committed to their strategies grow faster and are more profitable than their counterparts. To fill this gap and position an organization for long-term success, leaders must prioritize strategy. Strategy Creates One Forward-Focused Vision.

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

How Innovation Marketing Helps Disruptors Launch New Products

Tullio Siragusa

How Innovation Marketing Helps Disruptors Launch New Products. Innovation marketing is a discipline that encompasses activities and novel processes to introduce and deliver entirely new products. This includes research into the needs of customers, concept and prototype tests with customers, and developing plans on how to market these new products in a saturated market. Many successful entrepreneurs have embraced the concept of integrating innovation in marketing.

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

Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

Jeffrey Phillips

Impact on strategy and innovation What does this mean for two concepts near and dear to my heart - strategy and innovation? If strategy is a "plan of action designed to achieve a major aim" then what should our strategies look like as we encounter a competitive environment with little stability and a significant amount of change? We will need new strategy, and maybe even new strategic tools in order to operate under these new conditions.

7 Strategies to Accelerate Through Uncertainty

Peer Insight

Here are 7 strategies to continue making progress on your critical growth initiatives during this uniquely dynamic time. Diversify your market validation strategy. If your team is newly distributed, build new strategies and adopt new tools to stay connected and agile.

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? 5 Ideas for Turning a Vision Statement into Strategy. 9 Critical Steps Before Your Innovation Strategy Gets Sexy. #2 Outside-In Innovation Strategy – 2 Ways to Take a Fresh Look. #4

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.