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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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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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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Here’s Your Agile Track Recap from Accelerate

Planview Blog

On the jam-packed agenda were several presentations, customer stories, and roundtable discussions aimed at supporting Agile leaders at all levels of the organization. Becoming Agile and Beyond. How to Build High-Performing Agile Teams. Why Agile Transformations Fail.

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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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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.

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.

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. 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.

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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. In a survey by Ernst and Young of 100 board members from FTSE 350 companies, 86% said that culture was fundamental to their company’s overall performance and strategy, and 92% said that investing in culture improved their financial performance.

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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? Agile

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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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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.

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.

How to Successfully Implement Strategies – a Brief Guide

The Human Factor

Companies must continuously monitor the current situation and adjust strategies accordingly to address new challenges, concerns and opportunities. Read on for a brief overview of the implementation of new strategies, as well as methods you can use to ensure their success.

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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AQX Law Firm: Product Strategy and What’s Ahead

Anaqua

At Anaqua, client-led innovation and product strategy have been part of our DNA since our founding. Customers continue to drive the roadmap, supported by advancements in technology and business practices. In November 2020, Hyperion Research awarded Anaqua the Highly Innovative designation for our Customer-Driven Roadmap and Persona Driven User Interface. Simply put, if it is not in our clients’ best interest, then it is not in our product roadmap.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Projects aligned with a vision for the future and a strategy to get there. Project scheduling (aka Innovation Road-mapping) aligned with purpose and strategy. With a clear purpose and a better understanding of where you are, innovation-wise, you can get to the hard work of executing projects that will make your business strategy a success.

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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. Strategy’ isn’t easy. To navigate the accelerating change threat successfully, the operating model needs to become agile. Setting The Scene.

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3 Warning Signs Your IT Strategy is All Wrong

MSSBTI

Look for these 3 warning signs that your IT strategy is all wrong: 1. You are not seeing your IT strategy as a competitive advantage. Your IT strategy is no longer just a tool for back office operations, it is a key enabler to your business growth strategy and core to creating your competitive advantage. must be flexible and agile to support increasingly dynamic requirements as digital business models evolve.

Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 things to consider

ITONICS

Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. In order to build a sustainable innovation strategy that is also a digital, first, you need to think about all the potential sources accelerating the company’s innovation. Below are summarized all the valuable internal innovation sources that the company needs to consider when designing a strategy. Agility of Strategy.

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

Throughout the following article, I will endeavour to share my practical experience of what of what it takes to connect corporate vision and strategy to the daily running of the business. 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.

Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 Things to consider

ITONICS

Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. In order to build a sustainable innovation strategy that is also a digital, first, you need to think about all the potential sources accelerating the company’s innovation. Below are summarized all the valuable internal innovation sources that the company needs to consider when designing a strategy. Agility of Strategy.

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. Dave Farber is a strategy and innovation consultant at New Markets Advisors. He is a co-author of the award-winning book Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation. market-research agile innovation jobs-to-be-done customer-insightThe Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And

The Role of Data in a successful digital transformation journey

Acuvate

According to Gartner , fewer than 50% of documented corporate strategies mention data and analytics as key components for delivering enterprise value. Start with a Data Strategy.

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Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Joe is of course in a special position: as a CEO he has a series of steering instruments, like Strategy and KPI Setting, Strategic Initiatives and the Allocation of Budgets. How can the CEO be sure that these people contribute their ideas, designs, work, to the company strategies?

Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Joe is of course in a special position: as a CEO he has a series of steering instruments, like Strategy and KPI Setting, Strategic Initiatives and the Allocation of Budgets. How can the CEO be sure that these people contribute their ideas, designs, work, to the company strategies?

Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Joe is of course in a special position: as a CEO he has a series of steering instruments, like Strategy and KPI Setting, Strategic Initiatives and the Allocation of Budgets. How can the CEO be sure that these people contribute their ideas, designs, work, to the company strategies?

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. A key need of this digital transformation is going to be asking the question of how can we build in ‘greater agility’ and what is presently stopping us from achieving this. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

My experience spans across technology-enabled strategy and implementation to enable organizations (finance, banking, insurance, retail, telecom, logistics, healthcare) create value, take out cost, and develop competitive advantage. Enabling organizations – strategic roadmaps, IT optimization, operating model definition. Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management. Agile Engineering Practices. Business Strategy. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA.

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. PMOs can build organizational agility and increase responsiveness while accelerating on-strategy delivery.

How Women Can Thrive in a Fast-Moving Business World

Business and Tech

Stephanie Mann EVP – Corporate Development and Strategy, Live Oak Bank. The behaviors and mindset required to build an inclusive business that empowers agility, innovation, and drives sustainable business success also overlap with those that respect and value women.

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.

In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

The conversation I recited at the start of this blog proves they are far from being alone in misunderstanding the importance of culture, processes and strategy to innovation. First they need to look at their vision, or innovation strategy. Resources allocation must match the strategy. This approach enables pinpointing the exact strengths and weaknesses of the organization, while linking between them to identify strategies for improvement.

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. Consultants Culture of Innovation Practitioner Research Strategy disruption innovation reinvention

Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) – Stages and Benefits

Acuvate

Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) for Azure is an industry-recognized methodology designed by Microsoft to help organizations define and implement their cloud adoption strategies optimally. Define Strategy. Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) - Stages and Benefits.

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

We still lack the alignment to strategy as this remains unclear, poorly communicated and lacking in this critical connecting up of strategy and innovation. It is often an environment that we must encourage to become a ‘feeding frenzy’ of experimentation, learning and being adaptive, fluid and agile. These are: Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition.

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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.

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. This was key because by then most browsers had adopted the extensions strategy pioneered by Firefox. For you, this means you have to understand technological evolution by creating a technology and market roadmap. I’ve been a loyal Firefox user since version 0.4, back when an open source browser was a novelty.

Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation

Be-novative

Such findings have implications for your company’s talent-management strategy and its bottom line. In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever according to Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, Co-founder of the Strategy Implementation Institute. Strategy?—?What

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

At a certain point, clients stop listening to the strategy—they just want to get to the pictures. But does that mean that designers should just make pictures and leave the strategy to others? The best designers transcend the gap between strategy and execution. But rather than seeing picture-making as a mere stepping stone toward strategy, we can use it as our “super power” to lead. The roadmap is a collection of prototypes showing what each release will look like.