How Tech Startups Fit Into a Corporate Product Development Strategy

Rocketspace

For many industry-leading enterprises, a partnership with a high-growth tech startup has helped to unlock valuable product development opportunities.

Three Keys To Meeting The Challenge of Multi-Platform Product Development

Innovation Excellence

Each platform has its own development team, its own Program Manager and its own Project Manager. collaboration culture Customers Design Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D agile Cross Functional Alignment Cross Platforms Development Teams

Using Lean Innovation in the Product Development and Commercialization Process

Moves the Needle

In today’s fast-moving business landscape, the ability to commercialize products quickly and efficiently is imperative. Companies that successfully bring new products to market rapidly, benefit from having a leg up on their competition while diminishing the negative effects of shrinking product life cycles. However, moving a product from lab to market is a process that in itself could use re-invention. Lean Innovation doesn’t begin and end with product development.

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. We love Agile at etventure – but we also understand it can create stress and confusion. What is Agile?

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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.

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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.

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The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects. Many UX professionals seem stymied by the challenge of effectively integrating UX within an Agile development framework –but there are others in our field who have encountered the same problems yet are finding effective solutions. Perception of UX as less valued than development.

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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.

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.

Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

Unfortunately, the enthusiasm I had for my new job waned after six months when an executive was appointed Head of Product Development—who insisted he knew SCRUM 1 better than anybody. As the Creative Director, I deferred authority to him to develop the product as he saw fit.

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Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup(Sam McAfee is the Chief Technology Officer of POPVOX and author of Startup Patterns.

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An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

Although I was attending as a sponsor/exhibitor for Indigo Studio, I did manage to break away to go to the “There’s more than one way to skin a cat: Integrating UX into an Agile environment” session. As sometime director of Design at Infragistics, I personally have had first hand experience trying to integrate UX into an existing, established Agile engineering process with large-ish teams. The answer situates itself within the Lean approach to product development.

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A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

In our beginner’s guide to MVPs our Head of Product, Gregor Ilg, explains what a minimum viable product is, how it is developed and how it can help companies to enhance innovation. MVP” is an acronym for “minimum viable product”. Understanding MVP Development .

Top 5 Innovation TV Shows

Robert Brands

Innovation takeaway: Innovation within a company should not be limited to corner-office executives, product experts, engineering departments, and Research & Development teams. Innovation on TV: The Top 5 Innovation-Inspired Shows .

Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

Large scale websites require groups of specialists to design and develop a product that will be a commercial success. To develop a completely new site requires several teams to collaborate and this can be difficult.

The Business of Two-Speed IT

etventure

The speed boat uses the MVP approach , together with agile software development and user-centric design. About the author: Martin Rudloff leads the Development team at etventure, and is the primary architect of etventure’s etv-CORE middleware platform. What is Two-Speed IT?

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

You’ve heard their names and you’re already using their products and in many cases they are now the new market leaders, the companies everyone wants to be or to beat. Development. Their product has an obvious, communicable, quantifiable value. Stage 2: Development.

Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

Their founders are busy scouring the markets, listening to consumers and using agile, low cost 21st Century technologies to design new, easy to adopt financial products and services like Peer to Peer lending, Bitcoin and blockchain virtual currencies, AI driven Wealth Management solutions without the Wealth Management advisors and elegant API driven Personal Financial Management solutions that give consumers new investment choices and more control over their family fortunes.

How to Incorporate Client Feedback into Your Product Roadmap and Plan for Iteration

AureaWorks

Regardless of the project’s scope or your company’s size, product development requires client feedback. This applies both to external customers who are buying from your company or other teams within your organization that have requested the product.

Why mindsets matter in digital innovation & transformation

ImagineNation

In our March blog “Taking the path to digital transformation” we described how leading innovators, R&D and new-product development have become digital innovation endeavors. Innovation Blog Business business transfromation Culture culture change customer experience digital innovation digitization Innovation innovation agility innovation culture OGI® Technology

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Such results are easier to accomplish by playing around with P&L and balance sheets than dealing with actual customers, demand driven product development, and creation of actual revenues (“Corporate accelerators want to get rich on your equity, but you want customers.”).

Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Fast-forward to today, and several years have passed since Apple has come up with a truly disruptive product. Apple still makes great products, but they don’t seem to capture our imagination like they once did. How do we know if a new product will add value to our customers?

Why mindsets matter in digital innovation

ImagineNation

In our March blog “Taking the path to digital transformation” we described how leading innovators, R&D and new-product development have become digital innovation endeavors. Developing a culture that supports digitization, transformation and innovation.

Strategy Sprints – A DIY Guide

Innovation Excellence

A software developer practicing "agile" thinks of it as a short, iterative cycle of work, often weeks or months, rather than seconds. An entrepreneur practicing "lean startup" methods thinks of it as minimally viable product development effort of a week or less. The word sprint means different things to different people. A runner thinks of it as a race, a mad dash of a few seconds.

The innovation skills you need

RTI Innovation Advisors

When a company that has both succeeded at innovation and failed utterly at new product development and launch (remember New Coke?) Panayioutou says that Coke needs people who can spot trends, help Coke analyze what customers want and create more agility and speed. She's looking for people comfortable with creating and promoting change, who can help disrupt existing products and markets.

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Innovate your processes before innovating your products

RTI Innovation Advisors

No matter how good your ideas are today, most firms cannot hope to realize them as new products or services for months or years. We teach trend spotting and scenario planning to our customers to help them understand the importance of recognizing emerging needs and emerging segments, because the great ideas they generate won't become products or services very quickly. What will the world look like when we are ready to finally release a product based on an idea from the past?

The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

Let’s say you’re building a brand new product. You want to get the opinions of people who might actually use the product, and nobody else. If you’re building a product for astronauts, you almost certainly don’t want to know whether I like the product. If you make any changes to your product based on anything I say, there is still no conceivable way that I’m going to buy your product. Discovery, Research, and Testing Special topic: Agile/Lean UX

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Innovate like a Software Start-up

Destination Innovation

Large organisations tend to treat major new product developments as serious projects which require serious resources. However, despite all of the management science the large majority of new products fail – certainly in the fast moving consumer goods sector.

Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?

Destination Innovation

For new products the projects might go through a stage-gate process where they have to clear certain hurdles in order to have extra resources released. Most people work in their departments on the current model while a handful of innovators drive change initiatives or new product developments.

What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

And in practice, we combine three important ideas: design thinking, Lean Startup, and agile methodology. Applying these principles or methodologies throughout an enterprise helps mitigate the risk of producing products or services no one wants , and allows the allocation of capital and resources to ideas that create value. When designing something, (ie: a technology, a product, a marketing material…) it is paramount to keep the needs of the end user in mind.

"T" time for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

The efficient, effective environment isn't a good development platform for new thinking and new ideas. Your existing product or service development programs are likely overworked and will reject ideas or solutions that require new capabilities. What this leads to is "me too" innovation, where the innovations are indistinguishable from existing products. The first team wants to sustain existing products and profits and not ruffle feathers.

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Agnes Sävenstedt

Innovation 360 Group

Provides expert analysis and sound guidance when developing unique concepts and ideas to facilitate valuable long-term change. New product development. Agile process development. Director-Level Consultant. Background.

George Fankhauser

Innovation 360 Group

His past positions range from leading small teams including several startups to MNCs with a deep dive into research, development, manufacturing and product management. Innovation processes, hybrid agile/stage-gate implementations. Based in Zürich Area, Switzerland.

Be Innovative if You Want to Drive Innovation

IdeaScale

We work with clients to materialize their Design Thinking processes like we did with our customers at SAP , achieve their Agile product development and research operations, and implement business viability assessments based on COSTAR or Business Model Canvas.

Which pace of change to align to?

RTI Innovation Advisors

I can present all of the technology adoption charts , the fascinating nuggets of data that tell you how quickly different products or technologies were acquired by millions of customers. The question isn't even: should we become more agile or more nimble? The answer to that one is "yes" as well, and (shameless plug) I wrote a book about how to become more nimble, agile and innovative. Your product development pipeline must get shorter as well.

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