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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The Journey of Agile Transformation

IdeaScale

Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. Understanding agility is the first key to making it happen. What Is Agility? Agility occurs in cycles.

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Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

For example: How to allocate marketing spend across products, geographies, and customer segments to different marketing programs/channels in order to best optimize a marketing strategy. What marketing or pricing offers to make different cohorts of customers based on the specific strategy for the context of that customer (segment, product relationship, geography, etc.). The balance of this article discusses the business functionality and associated technology in more detail.

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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for a way to optimize your innovation strategy? The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born. Implementing Agile Methodology.

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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. For example, do you think Kickstarter became the dominating force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile?

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Agile Methodology: Lessons to Learn from Non-Tech Businesses

Cascade Strategy

What is Agile Methodology? Agile is more of a practice than a methodology and has its roots in the world of software. and why it is not a methodology).

Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. Agility Isn’t Enough. What Is Agility Good For? Where Does Agility Fit?

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Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

Jeffrey Phillips

Digital transformation - a "third wave" of information technology that creates an entirely new way to capture real time data and perhaps make sense of that data on the fly, could radically change how businesses operate, how they make money and how they interact with customers, consumers and suppliers. We aren't quite certain yet how IoT, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, robotics and other technologies will change things.

Significance over Success. Innovation over Change. Anticipation over Agility.

Daniel Burrus

The goal should be longevity and significance over success , not merely one big payout and coasting down a hill, using reactionary mindsets and agility as needed to dodge obstacles while you coast.

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Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It employs technology, focused creative teams, new manufacturing processes, and communications to remove time and waste when creating post-sporting event apparel featuring the winners and exciting story lines. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. Developing an Agile Strategy.

Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

By dealing with requests from several sectors of the company, acting as an internal agency and executing the entire marketing strategy, the prioritization of demands was always complicated. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. Our perception on the benefits of Agile.

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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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Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

As is the case with so many traditional ideas and principles, the strategies that worked yesterday may only be holding you back today and tomorrow. 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.

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Four steps to apply a Scaled Agile Framework in your business

mjvinnovation

The Scaled Agile Framework is a methodology derived from agile methods, focusing on a project to disseminate agile thinking and practices in an organizational context, from management to teams. These are just some of the benefits of implementing a Scaled Agile Framework.

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The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts of it to create agile change or agile marketing or other such things. Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it?

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Use a Strategy Uncertainty Map to Find Clarity in Disruptive Times

Leapfrogging

Here’s the downloadable Strategy Uncertainty Map I developed as part of my work with Praxie.com. Some people think being agile is a mindset. If you have the right tools, anyone can both build agility into how you think and make it the foundation of your business processes.

The Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures (OGSM) Template

Leapfrogging

The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. OGSM is an acronym that stands for Objectives, Goals, Strategies, and Measures. Strategies.

Manufacturing Agility: Medical Tech Leader Reduces WIP by 70%

Planview Blog

As a global leader in medical technology grew in size and complexity, it struggled to achieve the manufacturing agility required to perform at scale. Receiving Inspection Technologist, Global medical technology organization. Agile Mindset Drives Medical Innovations.

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Organizations that have adopted an anticipatory mindset and culture enjoy a variety of powerful advantages over those that rely on strategies that simply aren’t as effective as they once might have been. Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Being agile would not have helped.

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Manufacturing Agility: Edwards LifeSciences Reduces WIP by 70%

Planview Blog

A patient-first approach has always been at the heart of Edwards’ business (pun intended); but as the business grew in size and complexity, it struggled to achieve the manufacturing agility required to perform at scale. Agile Mindset Drives Medical Innovations.

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The Resilience Conundrum

Innovation Excellence

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Developing A Flexible Business Strategy

CMOE

Being able to quickly adapt operations to these changes is an important part of any highly successful business strategy. Strategic plans need to be flexible, agile, dynamic, and built on processes that can change with the evolving needs of your business and its customers. Strategy

The Best Laid Plans: Shifting Strategies During the Pandemic

Business and Tech

The event planners’ nature is to be agile, to act, to have resources at hand, to work together with others. The post The Best Laid Plans: Shifting Strategies During the Pandemic appeared first on Business and Tech.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. GFi is now offering a new version of MoshPit to discover ideas that exploit new digital technologies. The new service is called Digital Technology MoshPit. . Digital Technology MoshPit finds undiscovered tactical and strategic innovation project ideas.

The Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures (OGSM) Template

Leapfrogging

The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. Said another way, you need to define your overall objective, determine what goals are needed to realize it, understand the strategies needed to achieve each goal, and then define quantifiable success metrics to keep everyone focused. OGSM is an acronym that stands for Objectives, Goals, Strategies, and Measures. Strategies.

National and Global Security — A Call to Action

Faisal Hoque

A digital transformation strategy aims to create the agile capabilities of fully leveraging the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact faster, better and in more innovative way in the future.

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities? Improving organizational agility entails complementary transformation and innovation streams.

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UX for banking: journey + usability + technology

mjvinnovation

UX design has already proven to be a great strategy to help companies prioritize memorable experiences and translate them at all contact points with the user. The strategy ensures that the business vision, user needs, and technical resources are aligned. Open Innovation Technology

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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Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

Whether the disruption comes from the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest. I call this strategic agility. Strategic agility is the ability to quickly and appropriately respond to or drive change while maintaining flexibility and focus. agility goals Holly G.

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This free OGSM (Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures) model template helps teams grow

Leapfrogging

The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. OGSM is an acronym that stands for Objectives, Goals, Strategies, and Measures. Strategies.

Agile Frameworks: learn how they work in practice

mjvinnovation

Agile Frameworks help the business team experience an Agile mindset in practice. With Agile Frameworks, business processes become more dynamic, staggering business values and productivity. 5 Most used Agile Frameworks. Scrum is highly applicable to define priorities in processes and optimize management development in different segments – Consulting, Technology, HR, Telecommunications, Marketing, Engineering, Insurance, Health, among others. Agile

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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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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.

Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

Braden Kelley

The worlds of employment and business are becoming increasingly turbulent as the stability of the enterprise grows ever shorter, the loyalty of the enterprise to its people faces extinction, and the wealthy countries of the world stand at a precipice … Continue reading → Leadership marketing Strategy Technology agile Artificial Intelligence consulting content marketing eminence internal consulting project management strategy consulting Thought Leadership Trends

Hindsight from 2020: Strategies for the New Normal

Daniel Burrus

Contrary to competing, a better strategy is to seek advantage. Competers are agile reactors caught up in meeting their day-to-day challenges, limited to worrying about the future, while innovators view the present as a stepping-stone they can use to get to a bigger and better future.

Technology Radar: Your Go-to Platform for Technology Management

ITONICS

A Technology Radar maps the technology direction of an organization; the identified, selected and evaluated technologies can serve as threats or opportunities for the future of the company. The Technology Radar is the company’s go-to tool for informed technology management and strategic decision-making on which technology direction to pursue and which one to avoid. “ Why does a company need to have it’s own Technology Radar? THE WHAT.

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.

Complacency Stunts Innovation

Daniel Burrus

Agility Without Anticipation. Rather than thinking and acting in an anticipatory manner, complacency poises you to be agile and reactive, protecting and defending from behind.

Strategy to Execution to enable Intelligent Enterprise

Rmukesh Gupta

All organisation have a stated strategy – one that they would like to execute on. However, most organisations are not able to execute the stated strategy, which leads to the organisation not being able to live up to its potential and deliver what they promise to their stakeholders. All of these need to be accounted for when the strategy is being defined or tweaked. . Each one of them will make decisions based on what they think is the strategy. Premise.

Three Examples of how Edge Computing can Give you an Edge

Daniel Burrus

Suddenly, there was a way to share information faster than ever before, and this technology unlocked an unbelievable amount of opportunity for business that could never have existed before. Let’s think about these two concepts in relation to my Anticipatory mindset versus an agile one.