The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits.

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

AureaWorks

Feedback is the Basis of Agile Management. Top companies use client feedback as a roadmap to complete a project on time. Even if you’re not transitioning to an agile management strategy, your current plan needs to be adjusted to build client feedback throughout the development process.

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

The Future Shapers

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now.

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. Where did Agile come from?

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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. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

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. We really do have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

While CX was initially the primary catalyst for digital transformation, innovation, agility, and the pursuit of digital relevance are the new factors driving companies along the maturity model. 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

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.

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

When you join a roadmap meeting and you hear people talking about the “MVP”, you better make sure they are actually talking basketball before you throw in your favorite Michael Jordan story. This approach is known as “ Agile ”. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

Innovation Lesson From Firefox Quantum

Game-Changer

Let me explain, but first some context… Back in 2008, Google brought a new value proposition to the browser wars with Chrome: speed, agility and reliability. For you, this means you have to understand technological evolution by creating a technology and market roadmap.

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

We need to be more agile, iterative , to be encouraged to be extracting, experimenting and exploring.

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. Each organisations path to a new more agile digital operating model is unique.

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Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

It is often an environment that we must encourage to become a ‘feeding frenzy’ of experimentation, learning and being adaptive, fluid and agile. We need to be more agile, iterative , to be encouraged to be experimenting and exploring.

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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.

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.

Chief Digital Officer - To have or not to have

hackerearth

Digital transformation is real, today, and here to stay; there is no debate about that. However, organizations across industries vary significantly in the transformation process they adopt. Of the few common practices, the one that's highly debated is the position of a Chief Digital Officer.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas. Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

A = Agility: Agility stands for the ability to be flexible, proactive and ready for continuous market change and transformation in order to adequately react. By Andreas Rusnjak.

How to setup an ‘innovation team’

hackerearth

This special team needs to be strategic, tactical, agile and fast. The strategy and the roadmap towards the desired innovation-driven mode are critical. To become really innovative, your company needs a special culture, a new mindset across all levels, disciplines, and functions.

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5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

The key to innovation is clear; it is experimentation and this needs flexibility, to adapt, be agile, to test ideas. Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

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.

Warm and Fuzzy at the Front End of Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I am not claiming ideas from outside, roadmapping, technology search, idea relating are new in themselves, it just has not been CONNECTED as it can be now – that is the new part.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

Beyond Sage on the Stage Consulting

Idea Champions

We understand, of course, that your company's Senior Leaders need some kind of roadmap or blueprint to help them navigate their way forward.

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.

Retail innovation: Trends, challenges and opportunities

hackerearth

Except for leaders in the space, most chains do not (or rather are unable to) leverage analytics or SaaS solutions, adopt cloud infrastructures, embrace agile approaches, or boast omni channel offerings. Develop a roadmap and build a strong business case.

Digitalen Wandel erfolgreich gestalten

ITONICS

Ausgehend von Ihren (Teil-)Strategien entwickeln Sie Geschäftsmodelloptionen, die Sie wiederum schlank und agil auf Ihre Marktfähigkeit überprüfen. By Andreas Rusnjak.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

ITONICS

Large corporations have taken steps towards being more agile and adapting to the rapid pace of digitization by improving their oftentimes long innovation processes and giving more autonomy to employees. Innovation.

You Are Being Digitally Disrupted – Do Something About It

The Inovo Group

There is an apparent split between companies that find it easy to build a collaborative, customer-centric culture (smaller, more agile startup-type companies) and those that don’t (i.e.,

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform. Acts as a high-level roadmap, articulating what the organisation wants to become – guiding transformational initiatives by articulating strategic intent and setting a defined clear and understandable direction.

Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

We were once a scrappy, agile and feared organization with a “can-do” attitude. I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies.

Designing for Harmony

Boxes and Arrows

Working together, the two sketched out the roadmap for Harmony, including a set of principles to guide the project: Each product represents the entire ecosystem, so each product needs to deliver ease, benefit, and delight during a customer’s initial experiences.

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