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Air, Water, Food

CorporateIntel

I generally try to classify projects into three levels of priority before I consider adding resources to anything on deck: Air, Water, and Food. Whether you are setting high-level goals or project priorities, try ranking your options into these categories.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

While these models of advanced work led to so many innovations and created tremendous broad economic value, though not always to the lab’s corporate owner, it is clear that large scale, insulated corporate research is no longer the most common model for entering new markets or developing technologies of the future. In this manner, companies are now more symbiotic with new ventures and university research projects than ever before.

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How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

While these models of advanced work led to so many innovations and created tremendous broad economic value, though not always to the lab’s corporate owner, it is clear that large scale, insulated corporate research is no longer the most common model for entering new markets or developing technologies of the future. In this manner, companies are now more symbiotic with new ventures and university research projects than ever before.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

While these models of advanced work led to so many innovations and created tremendous broad economic value, though not always to the lab’s corporate owner, it is clear that large scale, insulated corporate research is no longer the most common model for entering new markets or developing technologies of the future. In this manner, companies are now more symbiotic with new ventures and university research projects than ever before.

The Word EPIC

Huub Rutten

In my daily practices of developing innovation management methods and software I cannot avoid the term anymore: nearly every development methodology or project management methodology uses EPICS as a kind of starting point for a development project.

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The Word EPIC

Huub Rutten

In my daily practices of developing innovation management methods and software I cannot avoid the term anymore: nearly every development methodology or project management methodology uses EPICS as a kind of starting point for a development project.

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Decision Making Attitudes

Huub Rutten

“Huub, really, if I would be held accountable for the success of our innovation projects, I would kill 70%”. In his company Adam is an important gatekeeper and he evaluates new product and technology investments as member of a high level management team. Adam: “Of course Huub.

Digital Transformation - an interview

Huub Rutten

Huub, you are right we digitize our products and processes since we use chips and sensors. And since the chips can connect to applications outside their devices, of course there are many more possibilities for modernization. We have Digital Twins of course.

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Digital Transformation - an interview

Huub Rutten

Huub, you are right we digitize our products and processes since we use chips and sensors. And since the chips can connect to applications outside their devices, of course there are many more possibilities for modernization. We have Digital Twins of course.

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System Engineering in an Agile environment

Huub Rutten

Andrew is a senior Director System Engineering in a big manufacturing company: “You should understand Huub, Agile gives a lot of freedom to the development teams. Of course they like that. First, we don’t know where the development teams will end up.

System Engineering in an Agile environment

Huub Rutten

Andrew is a senior Director System Engineering in a big manufacturing company: “You should understand Huub, Agile gives a lot of freedom to the development teams. Of course they like that. First, we don’t know where the development teams will end up.

Product Management in the eye of the hurricane

Huub Rutten

Dear reader, some years ago I interviewed a product manager of a big company to find out how the role of product manager was defined and how it worked in the day to day practice. The company develops and produces complex instruments and equipment and is a world leader in its segment.

Product Management in the eye of the hurricane

Huub Rutten

Dear reader, some years ago I interviewed a product manager of a big company to find out how the role of product manager was defined and how it worked in the day to day practice. The company develops and produces complex instruments and equipment and is a world leader in its segment.

UX and UI: understand the differences and the application in projects

mjvinnovation

Keep reading and understand once and for all when to use UX and UI in your projects! UX is about building the most fluid experience during the journey of end-user interaction with a company’s products and services. Of course, it is proven that a good experience builds an “emotional bond” between brand and customer. Why should we use UI and UX in projects? Make user life easier and more convenient – the inheritance of product/service design.

Is it novel?

Mike Shipulski

The best growth: sell new products or provide new services to new customers; next best: sell new to the same customers; next next best: sell more of the same to the same customers. When they develop useful newness before you and sell it to your customers (new customers for them), that’s not good. Create a block diagram of your business model, your most successful product and the service that defines your brand. Agree or not, companies think they have to grow to survive. (I

The Art of Agile

etventure

In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context. Agile development has been around since the 90s, and became popular shortly after the turn of the millennium, when the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was formulated and signed by Kent Beck and 16 fellow software developers. If it is not applied properly, agile development can easily turn into chaos!

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Established companies must be startups, and vice versa.

Mike Shipulski

New technologies come on-line, and new business models test the waters. Unless, of course, if the environment changes or the business model runs out of gas. It changes its approach and it’s projects to achieve its declared 80-20 charter, or, changes the charter altogether. Authentic Complexity Culture How To Innovation Manufacturing Competitiveness New Normal Seeing Things As They Are The Future Product Development Engine Trust-based approach

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has gone from being islands of knowledge, developing new products and services exclusive to that one company, then quickly copied by the competitors, into something radically different. There are significant shifts underway towards digital innovation in R&D and new-product development. Of course, this shift requires really big changes in strategy, operations, the organization and in each individuals orientation.

It's past time to reintroduce risk into corporations

Jeffrey Phillips

I was on a conference call recently, discussing an upcoming keynote that I'll deliver to a academic-federal government program meant to accelerate new technologies from basic research into the market. One participant talked about the role that large corporations could play, and sometimes do play, in commercializing new technologies. He said to me, after placing our phone on mute, that few corporations are willing to do much with technologies coming out of academic research.

Staffing for growth and innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

Of course, with that and a towel, you can accomplish almost anything. But the question about staffing for growth, new products and innovation is an important and interesting question. None had created a new product from scratch based on a new idea and customer insights.

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Interview with Design Thinking Leader Steven Forth on What Makes Business Model Innovation So Challenging

IdeaScale

Ibbaka is a consulting and technology development company focused on helping companies bring innovations to market and to help them to scale. We try to understand how people develop skills, how they apply them, how they combine with other people.

Conditions for innovation to succeed

Jeffrey Phillips

Can we rank them and decide which ones need more development? For example, one of the biggest idea killers is the inability for many companies to take really good ideas and get them prioritized in the existing product development process.

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What innovation leaders share with military leaders

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm a fan of military history, and it is always striking to me to see how much new product development and innovation can learn from the military and vice versa. Of course, one thing that corporate innovation leaders could learn from their military counterparts is funding.

Organizational Models for Breakthrough Innovation

Integrative Innovation

However, separation is a two-edged sword: on the one hand it helps secure protection of novel ventures from a company’s dominant core and nurtures their development. One major question to be answered prior to forming and implementing an innovation team is: What are the responsibilities of the dedicated team vs. the responsibilities of the company’s established units and functions in the course of a considered innovation initiative?

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

In many cases (especially those listed in the book, such as Computer Storage, Department Stores and Construction Equipment), the small company releases a new technology which is inferior in quality or performance to that of the large company, but makes up for it in another way, like a lower price or convenience. Over time and iteration, this new technology will begin improving to handle more demanding uses. Develop, test and validate innovations outside of their core business.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

According to Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao , for scaling and established organizations in order to operate smoothly and to develop a collective mindset, it’s crucial that people don’t get conflicting messages. For example, introducing a “x percent rule”, permitting workers to dedicate a portion of time to exlorative projects beside their “core business”, may be sufficient to generate ideas and develop them up to a certain stage.

Innovation needs Time, Talent and Temperment

Jeffrey Phillips

Of course all of these are important. But what we should be asking, in much the same way the "lean startup" folks are asking about bare essentials and "minimum viable products", is: what is the minimum investment it takes to make my (team, product group, line of business, company) more innovative? Time to consider emerging trends and technologies. And of course time for the product development process.

GovTech Leaders 2020: What Does GovTech Really Need?

CREATORS

Of course, we are aware that we might have missed some incredible people?—?we GovTech creates a real chance to adopt technologies and innovative operational models quickly, efficiently and with the resident-centric approach. GovTech simply means “Government Technology”.

Solution Focused Reflective Practice in Collaborative Learning

Be-novative

From the Be-novative Partner Hub The Be-novative Partner Ecosystem is a Hub of people and resources whose main goal is envisioning, accelerating and scaling the success rate of both organizational and product-development, creating impactful projects and meaningful solutions locally or globally.

Solution Focused Reflective Practice in Collaborative Learning

Be-novative

From the Be-novative Partner Hub The Be-novative Partner Ecosystem is a Hub of people and resources whose main goal is envisioning, accelerating and scaling the success rate of both organizational and product-development, creating impactful projects and meaningful solutions locally or globally.

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

The Future Shapers

They can hedge highly risky technology bets through parallel experimentation in ways that start-ups can only dream of. They can build vast networks of external collaborators to explore a broad array of emerging technologies. They have the infrastructure, know-how, and processes to get an innovative new product into the hands of millions of customers around the world almost instantly. That is always true of course but especially so for larger enterprises.

Future Banking: what will bank agencies look like in the future?

mjvinnovation

These companies brought the user to the center of the product development process and, with high doses of usability research, encouraged the creation of innovative, convenient, and therefore more adherent digital solutions. The other 40% is done in branches, of course.

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How to Effectively Support an Innovative Culture Without Compromising Business Goals

Planview Spigit

This was the mantra of Facebook in its early days, as is the case with most startups that subscribe to the iterative product development method popularized by the Lean Startup. Such is the pace of change and disruption driven by technological and business model innovation. While traditional product development methodologies — such as stage gate and waterfall — play an important role in product development, they are best used when there are few unknowns.

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Serve People Organized Chaos. They Will Thrive.

Innovation Excellence

I was recently with a founder of a small Swiss tech startup, and he was all over the ‘how’ they are squeezing value out of a step-change technology, to generate as many user cases as possible, whichever they are. It is not exhaustive, of course. By David Bruel & Frank Pagano.

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Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

Qmarkets

Almost every business operation has been affected: from the manner firms talk to their customers to the logistics of product delivery to maintaining channels of communication between employees. Technology, of course, can help.

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

Qmarkets

Almost every business operation has been affected: from the manner firms talk to their customers to the logistics of product delivery to maintaining channels of communication between employees. Technology, of course, can help.

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The Role of Lean Innovation in Mergers and Acquisitions

Moves the Needle

But of course, the real question is, “What do you mean by innovation?” One organization might consider innovation to be a new channel to market and another sees it as new technology. Annette pointed out that she’d seen some “beautiful” M&A execution for innovation, where innovation was primarily technology focused. We were very clear that the reason we were buying the company was to understand how they created technology and how we might insert that technology.

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The fallacy of "modern" management when it comes to innovation management

Moves the Needle

The rate of technological change and adoption gives consumers more choice and power than ever before. Today, the cost and time it takes to build, launch, and deliver new products at scale is lower than ever. They have more companies to choose from, more models for each product, as well as vast quantities of information on quality, functionality, value, and so on. This wasn’t just for the product, but for the entire company. Projections are based on past experience.

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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Integrative Innovation

According to Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao , for scaling and established organizations in order to operate smoothly and to develop a collective mindset, it’s crucial that people don’t get conflicting messages. For example, introducing a “x percent rule”, permitting workers to dedicate a portion of time to exlorative projects beside their “core business”, may be sufficient to generate ideas and develop them up to a certain stage.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

*This post originally appeared on Mind the Product. With this in mind, if you’re a corporate executive or part of a product or innovation team, here are some key habits that you should stop doing if you want to innovate in the enterprise. Stop focusing on products and start focusing on problems Problems are goldmines. This often results in chasing has-been ideas and me-too features, producing cheaper products that eventually lose their value to customers.

5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

*This post originally appeared on Mind the Product. With this in mind, if you’re a corporate executive or part of a product or innovation team, here are some key habits that you should stop doing if you want to innovate in the enterprise. Stop focusing on products and start focusing on problems. Understanding customer problems requires developing customer empathy, and customer empathy requires new forms of market research methods and avoiding market research method traps.

The Innovation Mosaic: Building Bridges Between the Many Perspectives on Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

Arising from this lens, the mantra is often one of trying to figure out a "problem worth solving" (one with the potential for lots of scale); making a product that "people want to buy"; building / selling / learning very quickly; and scaling up the business to as large as one can as fast as one can (during which the business may or may not be profitable). Engineering / Science / Technology.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

ITONICS

Having a clear strategy and a purposeful, structured process for implementing new business models and/ or gradually adapting existing ones to new business models will determine the success of digital transformation projects and company’s market position. How to develop a clear strategy in the context of digital transformation? Accepting that every factor of a company (customer, employees, products, etc.) As a result, you can develop resulting fields of action.