Navigating disruption: a roadmap for leaders

Faisal Hoque

The post Navigating disruption: a roadmap for leaders appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. “If a customer is asking for something different or reacting in a new way, that can be a first indicator of a shift.”.

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity


How do you invest in your employees’ creativity? Regardless of how your organization is structured, you must invest time in teaching your employees how to think creatively and be more innovative. Here are a few of my favorites: How To Build Your Creative Confidence (video).

Creative Construction – Book review

The Inovo Group

Well-respected Harvard Business School professor and HBR contributor Gary Pisano has weighed in on the topic of large company innovation in his new book ‘Creative Construction’. Innovative organizations are themselves the product of human creativity. Highlights.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

Look for a solution that has project Gantt charts and roadmapping capabilities. The post Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration appeared first on Spigit. Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. It’s a simple equation that is often a lot easier said than done.

Measuring Innovation Performance

ect of culture on creativity, organizations have their own ways of de?ning may be creative and submit ideas, others contribute by commenting or voting. roadmaps and another 9 hacks resulting in process improvements.

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity


How do you invest in your employees’ creativity? Regardless of how your organization is structured, you must invest time in teaching your employees how to think creatively and be more innovative. Here are a few of my favorites: How To Build Your Creative Confidence (video).

The Innovator’s Journey – A roadmap for turning ideas into successful innovations


At Be-novative, we believe every organization can be innovative and every person creative. The post The Innovator’s Journey – A roadmap for turning ideas into successful innovations appeared first on Be-novative Blog. How does one start their own Innovator’s Journey? Yet some companies and individuals are instinctively innovative – coming up with great ideas and implementing them at break-neck speeds. How do they do it?

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


Top companies use client feedback as a roadmap to complete a project on time. Your team might be equipped with skills and creativity, but without regular feedback from a client, their efforts will be applied based solely on assumptions,” Simone Zecchi explains at ZappiStore.

5 ways Chief Product Officers can Foster Innovation


A chief product officer’s (CPO) job description often contains two tall tasks: Drive innovation, and create a compelling product roadmap that delivers business value. Creative Leadership Organization & Culture

When Creative Destruction is the Right (or Wrong) Foundation for Innovation

New Market Advisors

The term “creative destruction” was coined by famed economist Joseph Schumpeter in the 1940s. And it’s the knowledge of when to focus on addition and when to focus on replacement that gives companies a competitive edge and a roadmap for growth.

Big Data: How To Know If Your Organization Is Ready

Faisal Hoque

Use this 7-step maturity model to find your organization’s current state, and then use it to define your roadmap for big data implementation. The post Big Data: How To Know If Your Organization Is Ready appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. Seven Innovation Fundamentals: Applying creative thinking to problems. There is no innovation without creativity. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders.

It’s a Hard Rock Life


I usually have a protagonist identified and a very rough roadmap of a plot that will deliver that character’s arc, but even before I begin the detailed process of outlining, I start a page of ideas I call “collecting.” It all circles back to creative destruction.

Customer driven innovation at Ricoh, with Mike Irvine

Rapid Innovation in digital time

I met with Mike at Barcelona Innovation summit, and was impressed by the presentation he delivered on customer driven innovation, and how Ricoh unfolds various ways to involve customers in its product roadmap. Continue reading → Creativity Engagement Execution Rapid Innovation Unit Blue Ocean continuous cycle Customer driven innovation non customers Ricoh Technology center User-Centric DesignMike Irvine is the leader of Ricoh’s European Technology Centre.

Why innovation portfolios matter

RTI Innovation Advisors

Innovation does require creativity and expansive thinking. Certainly companies are good at product portfolio and roadmaps, making decisions on how much to invest in older technologies, how much to invest in newer products and the roadmaps and versions that should be developed. Product roadmaps help us think through how a product will morph and add value over time, to remain valuable for customers by adding new capabilities or features.

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

Paul Hobcraft

First, we have to recognize Human capital is still the most crucial asset of any business—in fact, even in an age of ubiquitous technology, it is human skills, creativity, and capability that will form the competitive edge for any organization. We need to build our personal roadmap.

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An Innovation Lexicon


This is a guest post is authored by Dimis Michaelides who is a keynote speaker and author on innovation, creativity and leadership. Innovation means different things to different people.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

As the manufacturing sector speeds into a world of futuristic tech and disruptive business models, creativity and innovation are becoming critical skills for figuring out how to unlock value strategically. We use these as benchmarks to identify gaps and develop a roadmap for each organization.

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


Markets demand agility, but also addressing problems from an innovative and creative perspective; and pause and reflection are needed for this to be possible. Flying freely without hindrance is a desire most companies share.

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Innovation in Practice

Facing especially wicked problems, social sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them. Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why.

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

Utilitarian in its principles, seeking real-world use and implementation through a more creative, collaborative environment, leading to more discoveries that distinctly ‘blend’ the lab application with the customer discovery of unmet need.

The Many Lessons of Andy Grove


He wrote the legendary book Only the Paranoid Survive , published in 1996 and still a must-read for anyone who wants to understand innovation and the power of creative destruction. We lost a great business leader earlier this year. His name was Andrew S. Grove, known to many as Andy Grove.

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. The roadmap doesn’t just benefit the project team or the designer.

7 Things Every CEO Should Know About Their Patents


Those that are creative in utilizing existing data, combining internal and external data analytics, and innovate in ways to improve aligning R&D and IP with business objectives, will find opportunities for competitive advantage. by Erik Reeves, CTO of Anaqua.

Culture of Innovation: Premera Blue Cross Engages Employees to Drive Innovation

Planview Spigit

Brooke says Premera attracted participants and ideas through a comprehensive promotion campaign consisting of events and creative signage around the company’s four campuses, in addition to mailers to connect with telecommuters.

#1,530 – The Sketchbook Project

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

But more than providing a roadmap for where we’re going it’s also a way for us to see where we’ve been. A definitive history of creativity, if such a place existed, would be a national treasure. Not all libraries contain literary works. Some contain works of art.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Roadmapping. Process of Creativity (Gill). Creative Problem Solving (Isaksen). A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing.

12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers

Daniel Burrus

This method is currently being used by many Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Deloitte, and Pratt & Whitney to name a few, as well as the Pentagon to provide an accurate roadmap of the opportunities that are ahead. By providing an accurate roadmap for anyone who wishes to increase their personal career relevancy in a world of transformative change, you can make career and education decisions with confidence.

11 Ways to Speed Up Your Strategic Planning Process


We just created twenty-five year roadmaps for a client’s strategic planning process in two hours and forty-five minutes. We’ll use highly productive strategic and creative thinking exercises.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate


These insights can become the inspiration sparks of your group’s creative thinking. But don’t rely only on them to create the future roadmap for your product or service. As the customer advocate, you work closely with employees to keep customers at the forefront of innovation.

How the Kindling Team Uses Idea Management


We even have a Customer-Requested Features Category, where customers can contribute directly to our feature pipeline, commenting and voting on the features that are most relevant to them and gaining insight into our roadmap. For Account Management, this adds a lot of value: we can better understand which customers are healthy and engaged in the product, we can quicker feedback to customers and a closed feedback loop, and easily set expectations about the product roadmap.

Everything you need to know about innovation management software


Encourage engagement for large group creativity by internal and external networks, individuals, and communities to address innovation needs (e.g. roadmapping, portfolio management, idea management). Is a product/portfolio roadmap chalked out for the future?

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

The Future Shapers

Employers will want creative people who can apply the technology in new innovative ways. The current ways-of-working will be transformed with different skills required alongside a premium placed on complex problem solving, creativity and innovation.

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Get Real About Your Company’s Future

The Inovo Group

At the time, there were no widely recognized market research reports, customer insights, or technology roadmaps (except perhaps inside Apple) that projected what the world might conceivably look like in 2017. Technology roadmapping?

Getting Started with Innovation Management


Innovation is associated with creativity, fun, change and excitement and many people speak of the need for an “Innovation Culture”. To advance innovation and deliver the results that people expect, we need to focus on professionalizing innovation management just like any other business discipline without losing the creative and entrepreneurial traits that are crucial to delivering value for customers in new and different ways. What is Innovation Management?