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The Best Templates for Agile Methodology

IdeaScale

Agile methodology is one of the most popular methods of software development and is a great way to organize and plan projects with your team. Best Templates for Agile Methodology. Here are some of the best templates that help make the agile methodology even more efficient.

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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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The 12 principles of Agile

One2Team

Twenty years ago, software development specialists met to define and give a framework to the emerging Agile movement : this is the Agile Manifesto. The 4 values of Agile: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. project management in hybrid approach.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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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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How to work in agile mode with One2Team?

One2Team

Efficiency, team flexibility, collaboration with customers: the agile method has many advantages and is becoming more and more popular within companies. At One2Team, everyone uses the Platform to Deliver Work & Projects , particularly the IT and Product teams, who work in agile mode.

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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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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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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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Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Using a structured innovation framework is a project success factor. It happens through projects. The best innovators organize their efforts around projects. Leaders, make sure your innovation projects ladder up to, and are sympatico with, the oragnization’s purpose.

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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. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices?

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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. Frequent communication outside of standard agile interactions.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

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. According to a recent McKinsey survey , one of the biggest differentiators between agile organizations and non-agile organizations is a commitment to actionable strategic guidance.

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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 Insider’s Guide to Modern PPM: Evolving Approaches and Technology

Planview Blog

Consequently, modernizing PPM means supporting teams no matter what methodology they use – from waterfall projects, to collaborative, to Lean-Agile approaches to work delivery and beyond. This is a transition away from projects towards programs and product-centric delivery.

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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. Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time. If you’re a leader, create the mandate , and get a diverse team organized to carry it out, in Projects. Projects change culture. Projects are essential.

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

New Markets Advisors

The other key reason to maintain stable Jobs research is that it allows teams to be more agile. Too often I see omnibus research projects that try to answer dozens of different questions that have been floating around the organization. Those same projects attempt to revisit past research to see what has changed, concept test new ideas, and identify emerging trends and behaviors. market-research agile innovation jobs-to-be-done customer-insight

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Engaging in exercises that visually and mentally push your limits is important to flex your creative muscles, but also help highlight details or changes in a project that you wouldn’t have noticed before.

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The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

The time to invest in innovation agility is now. The team cranked out 320 ideas, wrote up 20 as elaborated concepts with mini-plans, and we roadmapped innovation projects for the next three years. Digital Technology Remains An Unharvested Field.

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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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How to Successfully Implement Strategies – a Brief Guide

The Human Factor

Strategic Roadmaps. This is where you should rely on a strategic roadmap. The roadmap represents the bridge between ideas and action. Putting together a roadmap will give you tangible dates and budgets for implementing your strategy and allow you to assess your progress.

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Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

We need to manage reskilling and upskilling to mitigate against both job losses and talent shortages but prepared the future workforce to be more nimble, agile and fluid. We need to understand how to become more intrapreneurial, agile, and adaptable, and continuously seek out a diverse set of collaboration spaces as places where we can be seen, appreciated, and valued. How can we project ourselves beyond those that know us? We need to build our personal roadmap.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

My opening roadmap for our individual future design is built on connecting and collaborating. Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation, designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. It is constantly adapting to the needs of the project, not to the system. We need to be more agile, iterative , to be encouraged to be extracting, experimenting and exploring.

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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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Why Strategy Is Important to Your Business Success

CMOE

Strategy Promotes Strategic Agility. A well-defined strategy is important— but strategic agility is even more important. Strategic agility is the organization’s capacity to respond rapidly when an internal or external opportunity emerges.

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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. It is constantly adapting to the needs of the project, not to the system.

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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 Acuvate is a Microsoft Gold Partner that leverages Microsoft’s renowned Power Platform to build data-driven organizations and drive agility, efficiency, and cost-efficiency across modern enterprises.

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Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation

Be-novative

Connecting people virtually to co-create in a purpose-driven way accelerates positive business outcomes and unites people in finding meaning in transformative change, that is why Purpose & Co-creation projects are trending in 2021. MENTOR ROLES TO SUPPORT THE PROJECTS?—?Enablers,

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Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

We all sketch before we design, but too often the sketches go in a drawer when the project starts, often never to be seen again. 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. The roadmap doesn’t just benefit the project team or the designer.

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

IdeaScale

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. Because of this, he was able to build his own company Workshop Butler which solves this problem and three of the other funders were some of its first customers, providing candid feedback in return for helping to steer the product roadmap.

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Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview

No matter how you get work done, whether it’s Agile, traditional waterfall, Lean, or something in between, organizations must be able to establish an innovation culture where ideas are collected, evaluated, prioritized, and then turned into amazing products, services, and efficiencies that your business and your customers want. Look for a solution that has project Gantt charts and roadmapping capabilities. Ideation + Delivery = Innovation.

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

The Future Shapers

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. In today’s challenging business environment, how organisations approach mobilising ‘high involvement innovation’ is increasingly becoming a critical element of agile operating model design. 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

They are “forming an interlocking business model” in what they are currently undergoing, providing a growing range of digital solutions and how active they are in continuously transforming and extending their business and take this opportunity to discuss, through selective projects, the level of detail that gives you an undercurrent of their commitment and belief in the transforming they are undertaking, searching for innovation synergies in all of what they are exploring.

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Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 things to consider

ITONICS

As a result, adequate resources must be provided to the most beneficial innovation projects. Agility of Strategy. With the modular software suite, the innovation strategy can be actively shaped and managed from trend , technology , idea and portfolio management all the way to technology and product roadmapping. Digital innovation is considered as a priority for most of the companies, but designing tactics to hit the right targets is hard.

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Chief Digital Officer - To have or not to have

hackerearth

With the right scorecard, budget, and a clear digital roadmap, the CTO/CDO, who needs to be smart and charismatic, can make change happen—spreading the vision, empowering employees, breaking down silos, implementing high-growth projects, optimizing processes, building networks, and creating an agile environment. Digital transformation is real, today, and here to stay; there is no debate about that.

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Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

Most importantly, they will need the right cultural matrix to support agile operations and flexible work. We use these as benchmarks to identify gaps and develop a roadmap for each organization. As another example, as you can see in Figure 3, our research indicates that the ability to select and to shut down projects is often missing for the average manufacturing firm. Global manufacturing executives rank “skilled talent” as their #1 competitive differentiator.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

There is a rub here, most transformation projects seem to fail. I could outline countless ways to work through different examples, set about a strategic and operational digital transformation roadmap, to combine effective knowledge from people and excellence gained from what you need to do in IT and your technologies to get this going, but I will not here, as this is an opening primer, not a solution.

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Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 Things to consider

ITONICS

As a result, adequate resources must be provided to the most beneficial innovation projects. Agility of Strategy. With the modular software suite, the innovation strategy can be actively shaped and managed from trend , technology , idea and portfolio management all the way to technology and product roadmapping. Digital innovation is considered as a priority for most of the companies, but designing tactics to hit the right targets is hard.

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Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

Leaders must change before they have to, and they must enable their organization to surf the incoming global shockwaves with intelligence, agility, strength, and command.”. “When they do, leaders and organizations can actually accelerate performance,” adds Sweetman. His projects have received prizes in the areas of leadership and change.