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

Planview Blog

The Insider’s Guide also presents the critical capabilities essential to each dimension as well as technologies that can facilitate the journey. For example, a project team focused on tasks and project plans has different needs than Agile teams focused on flow and throughput.

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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. It’s Not The Technology Holding Us Back.

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Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

When you investigate and research the energy transition that is underway, the higher focus to date has been on the progress to replace fossil fuel with renewable power generation technologies. This “transformational mix” gives rise to different innovation dimensions to explore, be these enabling technologies, new business models, different market designs, and changes in the methods of system operation that make up a broader innovation ecosystem of solutions.

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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. Firstly we do need to recognize technology is inseparable in what we do going forward. The choice of apps, platforms, the number of connected devices is teaching us new ways of communicating, learning, interacting and extracting different value and needs out of the technology available and constantly evolving.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently. 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. Aligning People, Technology, and Innovation in Design-always and each time.

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Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Back in 2014 at the time of the last survey by Altimeter, only 25% of companies undergoing some form of digital transformation had mapped the customer journey, as now 88% cited CX as the driver of change and why technology was the necessary solution. With the runway for disruptive technologies still ahead (e.g., As Altimeter state in their opener in this report and I repeat here in my closing: “ Digital Darwinism continues to impact businesses as technology and societies evolve.

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The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

Digital Technology Remains An Unharvested Field. The potential, much of it, lays in digital technology. The combination, the mash-up, of digital technology applied to challenges could lead to the innovation that saves you. The time to invest in innovation agility is now.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

So, we seek out greater applied science knowledge we will use it to support and develop practical applications based on technology and innovation. We need to consider how big data and analytics, technology and a far more creative thinking needs to be applied collectively but in greater constellations of partners. Aligning People, Technology, and Innovation in Design-always and each time.

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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. The science and the technology, and, the ever-changing market and customers. If you want to kick start an innovation program, get in touch, I can give you a roadmap and help you adapt it to your context. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs.

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An innovation framework that offers a formula for sustainable advantage

Paul Hobcraft

Looking to achieve better visibility and flexibility, extending collaborations and advancing concepts through technology and structured approaches. A mix of technological and non-technological innovation. Plotting out the roadmap for innovations evolution.

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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. This was working with the view of creating a fluid, adaptive, agile innovation system unique each time, where we find ways to be highly adaptable, agile and fluid in grabbing and taking the parts of the innovation system and constructing them into that design and process that works for that specific challenge?

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

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. Digital disruption is the impact of digital technologies and business models on a company’s value proposition and market position.

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

New Markets Advisors

There may be large shifts in trends, technologies, or solutions on the market; those changes can make certain jobs grow or wane in importance, or they can make some jobs easier to satisfy. The other key reason to maintain stable Jobs research is that it allows teams to be more agile. 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-insight

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

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. Digital disruption is the impact of digital technologies and business models on a company’s value proposition and market position.

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Munich Re offers a real clarity to their innovating future

Paul Hobcraft

They are looking to enable technology and digital innovation to improving their 1) existing business models, looking to 2) disrupt existing business models and 3) establish new business models in selective insurance sectors, to continuously learn and adapt. 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.

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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. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA. Background: Hello! I am Manoj.

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Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

84% of manufacturing executives say they plan to add technology roles in the next 5 years to keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing industry. 84% of manufacturing executives say that they will hire for technology roles in the next 5 years. The theme of innovation as a business critical skill for years to come was central in the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2018 report, which explores how the workplace is coping with converging technologies.

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

Paul Hobcraft

It is the pervasive power of technology integration that will change the business models of all industries. 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.

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3 Warning Signs Your IT Strategy is All Wrong

MSSBTI

Many companies are struggling to balance emerging technologies, their technology investments, and rapidly changing business needs meaning systems such as ERP, CRM, etc. must be flexible and agile to support increasingly dynamic requirements as digital business models evolve. You don’t understand the impact emerging technologies have on your immediate future. There is a tsunami coming in advanced technology and innovation for business in the next few years.

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A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

Firstly, we do need to recognize technology is going to be inseparable in what we are doing in the innovation world, going forward. The choice of apps, platforms, the number of connected devices is teaching us new ways of communicating, learning, interacting and extracting different value and needs out of the technology available which is all constantly evolving. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs really many new considerations.

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How Women Can Thrive in a Fast-Moving Business World

Business and Tech

Which resources and technologies have you seen make the biggest impact when it comes to helping advance women’s rights and economic empowerment? With proper balance and technology, we found ways to integrate our personal and work lives.

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AQX Law Firm: Product Strategy and What’s Ahead

Anaqua

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. With the help of our agile R&D team, we’ve had three major releases of AQX Law Firm since I joined Anaqua.

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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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Factors That Influence the Adoption of Power BI Dashboards

Acuvate

But successfully cultivating a data culture is not merely about implementing the technology. While the technology fuels the engine, it takes more than just deploying the right tools and solutions to set the gears turning.

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Everything You Need to Know About Planview Accelerate 2021

Planview Blog

This year, we’re thrilled to announce two additional keynotes: Keynote Speaker Nick Fry, former Chief Executive Offer of Mercedes F1 and UK Business Ambassador A customer panel on the theme of “Transform Your Business,” featuring Dell Technologies, IBM, NatWest, and Wolters Kluwer.

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If you want your employees at the forefront of innovation, let them fly free

ideas4allinnovation

Being quick and innovative is a demand they also share, because it isn’t just the client at stake: technology has brought new actors, capital, resources and talent to different markets. Markets demand agility, but also addressing problems from an innovative and creative perspective; and pause and reflection are needed for this to be possible. As symbolized by the graph, getting the machinery to move with agility requires the cogs to fit together.

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

The Future Shapers

Furthermore, they understand that information technology is not the solution alone – instead, they think about the purpose, power and politics that go with the new technologies. Digital technologies are already disrupting the previously established rules of business by enabling new business models and levelling the playing field in unprecedented ways. Employers will want creative people who can apply the technology in new innovative ways.

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A quick guide to Data and Analytics Modernization

Acuvate

Industries worldwide are implementing digital technologies to use data as a competitive advantage. However, legacy systems do not provide a flexible and agile analytics ecosystem and lack the capability to handle modern-day data complexities.

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The Role of Data in a successful digital transformation journey

Acuvate

Data science technologies and methods are rewriting the dynamics of business and propelling organizations accelerating their digital transformation journey. The tenets of data strategy should be structured to achieve agility in processes and consistently deliver value to the business.

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Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 things to consider

ITONICS

Agility of Strategy. Digital Technologies. Recent research has shown how the use of the latest digital technologies increases product and service innovation. Indeed, companies are increasingly relying on technology developed outside their borders, as well as partnering with software solutions providers. 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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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. The term has its origins in Silicon Valley, where technology companies battle to find ways to innovate faster – and gain competitive advantage. The Challenges of Waterfall vs. Agile: Many companies have a careful method of product development – that is deeply embedded in their culture.

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Your Digital Future Begins Now

MSSBTI

The companies that compete and win are the most effective at aligning their business strategies with their technology execution. Unfortunately, far too many technology initiatives start with the development of a long list of requirements and selection of vendors, losing sight of the business strategy drivers and outcomes. At MSS, we boil them down to: Digital Strategy & Technology Roadmap. The digital future for your company is right now.

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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) – Stages and Benefits

Acuvate

Once you have a strategy in place, the next step is to chalk out a clear roadmap that will assist you in achieving your desired goals. Certainly, it sets an approach that a company needs to stay agile, productive, and profitable in the long run.

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