The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

The number of helpful reports, observations and suggestions are constant and becoming overwhelming to translate effectively. Agility for me is vital, it allows us to increasingly be adaptive in an uncertain world. They have identified eighteen practices for organizational agility.

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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.

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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.

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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. Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Did the people who came up with the innovative, billion-dollar idea for Uber or Airbnb use agility? Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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Agile Learners are ideal for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. If you want to read more from their report here is the link.

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New report on gaining the ability for cloud agility

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

The BPI Network has launched a new report entitled& Gain the Ability for Cloud Agility: Assessing Enterprise Capacity to Embrace a Multi-Cloud Strategy, which examines the growing shift of enterprises to a cloud-first IT strategy

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

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. It needs to be more agile and flexible.

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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 EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. 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. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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Report: Shift to Multi-Cloud Architectures Requires New Data Management Approaches

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

The BPI Network has launched a new report entitled Gain the Ability for Cloud Agility: Assessing Enterprise Capacity to Embrace a Multi-Cloud Strategy, which examines the growing shift of enterprises to a cloud-first IT strategy

‘Are We Agile?’ How To Measure Your Company’s Ability To Respond To Change

AureaWorks

This is especially important for companies that have adopted agile methodologies into their development processes. There are a variety of metrics that program managers can present to executives to illustrate how well the organization is responding to change and adopting agile practices.

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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. Innosight in this report has a great passage.

Rethinking the measuring of innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Developing the agility to quickly react to changes, effective and decisive intent. Polymers hidden assets for innovation intangible capital integrated reporting for organizations intellectual capital measurement of innovation. I’m a little tired of the lack of original thinking that goes into measuring innovation. Most trot out the same old chestnuts, including ‘return on investment’ as always, as near or at the top.

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Centralizing vs. Decentralizing Innovation

Integrative Innovation

In the light of increasing demand for ‘self-organization’ and ‘agile organizations’, there is a lot of discussion around centralizing vs. decentralizing ownership and decision-making – in particular when it comes to corporate innovation.

Aligning Organizations for Digital Innovation

Innovation Excellence

They have recently published their findings in a report, titled Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future. Build Capability Change Culture & Values Digital Innovation Leadership People & Skills Strategy Technology Adaptability agility change management collaboration digital Digital Culture Digital Innovation Digital Leadership Digital Skills digital strategy Digital Talent digital transformation Innovation Management organization design technology Three Horizons

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

Do executives with responsibility for explorative innovation report to the CEO/executive management, or to another line executive responsible for today’s business? It requires integration of optimization and adaptation by means of an operationally embedded, agile organizational structure.

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.

Never Trust an Atom (and Sometimes Your Brain)

The Human Factor

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.

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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.

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

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 ).

Aligning Organizations for Digital Transformation

Integrative Innovation

Nearly 80% of respondents from digitally maturing companies say their companies are actively engaged in efforts to bolster risk taking, agility, and collaboration.

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.

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!). Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

5 Realities of Starting a Small Business Online

The Human Factor

In reality, though, even the likes of Twitter and Bleacher Report took months (and often years) to succeed. agility destination modelingSource: pxhere. Contributed post.

Why Happy Employees are Winning Employees

The Human Factor

According to a report by The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology < [link] >, you would all be wrong. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinMany would say that in life, happiness is winning.

Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed

The Human Factor

reporting a strong sense of engagement. agility Communications destination employees growth and development leaders and managers Leadership winning Architect of Pause Holly G. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

Is Your Organization Changing Fast Enough to Win?

The Human Factor

Make sure that all tools, reports, processes and feedback are fully aligned to your definition of winning. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

A Model for Integrative Innovation Management

Integrative Innovation

Do executives with responsibility for explorative innovation report to the CEO/executive management, or to another line executive responsible for today’s business? It requires integration of exploration and exploitation by means of operationally embedded, agile organizational structures.

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. But research and insight departments typically don’t invent , they report. Or do they hand off their report and forget about it?

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

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. Depending on the maturity level, distinct objectives and priorities are reported (see figure below).

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Brain Biases: Tricks or Treats?

The Human Factor

In fact, a recent Harris Poll reported that more than four out of 10 Americans believe in the spooky apparitions. Green Pause-Think-Focus strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to WinDo you believe in ghosts? If so, you’re not alone.

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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. Discovery, Research, and Testing Special topic: Agile/Lean UX StartX , a nonprofit startup accelerator, recently devoted an entire day to the role of design in early-stage companies.

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Improve Employees’ Productivity with these Tools and Apps

The Human Factor

Weekdone is an app that will help you to track their productivity by means of a daily or weekly data-rich report, which documents the progress of your team. The app will generate your report and send it to your email – you can also view it on the web and mobile.

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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. There is even more of a warning within the report. The report warns even further: Mobile is just the beginning of disruption in the customer journey.

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