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How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

InnovationTraining.org

In this guest post, learn how to effectively implement a virtually-led design thinking project. Design thinking is a hot topic for business these days, and it’s no surprise. McKinsey & Company research shows that “Design-led organizations realize 10% more revenue than ones that aren’t.” And the Design Management Institute found that design-driven organisations outperform the S&P 500 by a whopping 219%. A REMOTE DESIGN THINKING JOURNEY: 1.

5 Tricks to Adopt Everyday Design Thinking

Ideanote

There is value in enabling design thinking during your everyday routine, especially if you have contact with potential or current clients in your position. Idea generation is great for coming up with novel ideas, and everyday design thinking can help you understand its usefulness. I am not saying that design thinking solves all problems, but it ignites a dynamic metacognitive process that helps organizations cut through the complexity of a problem.

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From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful

mjvinnovation

It is the union between doing and thinking. Design Thinking: Think of solutions, solve situations and problems, close the gaps that need filling in. It is Design Thinking that will pave the way to traveling assertively. Since you have a well-defined idea (through Design Thinking), Agile will clear a path towards your idea by removing obstacles that stand in your way. Design Thinking: What is the human need behind the business need?

What is a Google Design Sprint?

Innovation Excellence

Using the three basic premises of Design Thinking – Immersion, Ideation and Prototyping – and leveraging the creation of a multidisciplinary environment, Design Sprint is emerging as new way for accelerated innovation, where speed and innovation go hand in hand. Design Sprint is a. Creativity Design Innovation CxStudio Design Thinking Google Design Sprint Lean start-up Mc Kinsey Concept Sprint

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

I’ve been spending some time with large companies that are interested in using Lean methods. Two methods, Design Thinking and Customer Development (the core of the Lean Startup) provide the tactical day-to-day process of how to turn ideas into products. . Customer Development versus Design Thinking. It’s the difference between Customer Development versus Design Thinking.

Design Sprint, 5 days for an innovation journey: is it speed or haste?

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Using the three basic premises of Design Thinking - Immersion, Ideation and Prototyping - and leveraging the creation of a multidisciplinary environment, Design Sprint is emerging as new way for accelerated innovation, where speed andinnovation go hand in hand. Continue reading → Creativity Innovation CxStudio Design Thinking Google Design Sprint Lean start-up Mc Kinsey Concept Sprint

He-Man can Teach You Powerful Lessons about how to Successfully Manage Continuous Innovation

InnovationManagement

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Using Lean Innovation in the Product Development and Commercialization Process

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation doesn’t begin and end with product development. The most mature organizations deploy integrated lean innovation practices across the product lifecycle. Lean Innovation and Commercialization When applying Lean Innovation techniques to the commercialization process, companies identify areas of uncertainty around any aspects of product launch and commercialization. Lean Innovation

Embracing a Continuous Improvement Practice for Effective Ideation

Planview Spigit

People who apply a practice to their work—a design thinking practice or a lean practice, for example—talk about being on a journey. Both junior and senior practitioners benefit from having access to the beliefs, goals, stories, and processes that define the practice in question: those attributes that distinguish a design thinking practice from a lean thinking practice, for example. lean on occasion, Six Sigma less frequently).

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Tell me what I should be thinking about.” I replied “you need to be thinking about project cycles and measures.” Not Design Thinking?” After a bit of gab about projects, Design Thinking, and other industry buzzwords, I promised to get back to him with a more thoughtful answer — and then I changed the topic! Believe it or not, many people don’t think it’s their job to innovate. His design alone is a huge element of their success.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Walk down the list and spend ten minutes thinking. Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation. Innovation frameworks are important, but something powerful is being systematically left out of the ideation step. Every innovation process has an ideation step. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table?

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. The customized session design and associated proprietary tools in Digital MoshPit are only available through GFi. The secret sauce in the design of a MoshPit session is how fresh thinking is scaffolded through the discovery and idea generation process. New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation.

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

It’s my contention that a lot of breakthrough innovation is left on the table because not enough thinking work is done to combine well known, if very disparate, concepts. The scaffolding for mash-up thinking in the IdeaKeg framework is a necessary factor in any complex concept blend. There is no reason why a MoshPit session can’t be done within any other innovation method, be it Design Thinking, Lean, or whatever your organization uses.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

How do you integrate all this new fancy stuff into strategy and ideation to create actual projects? Innovating with digital technology requires a blended approach, truly diverse teams, training, and new ideation methods. Because it requires unique thinking skills to understand what’s possible technically, and , think up meaningful-to-consumers inventions and applications. You can’t think up ideas for something you don’t understand.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Yesterday, I was quite delighted to see my post Integrating Lean Startup and Design Thinking ranked #11 of the Top 100 Innovation Posts 2014 at Innovation Excellence. “Either-or” was yesterday, today we need more integrative, “both-and” thinking. Blank admits that Lean Startup and Design Thinking share similar characteristics in exploring customer needs, but their origins, differences and speed in practice are very different in his opinion.

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GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a popular framework that is viewed as best practice, but it’s only part of the solution. If you don’t know the newer more advanced tools, and some neglected old technologies, including Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, Theory of Constraints, and CPS, you’re missing opportunities. Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking.

Why You Need An Innovation Coach

Inceodia

You’ve gone through training or read about things like design thinking and lean startup. This doesn’t mean that the innovation methods you learned don’t apply; it means you need to be intentional as you apply them, thinking about how they will work in your organization and iterating on the design of your organization’s unique innovation blueprint. Blog design thinking innovation coach innovation culture innovation strategy innovation training

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GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. How to plan and execute training, ideation, strategy, and brainstorming sessions. Innovation Intensive . Thursday, September 13, 2018, The Keith House, Chicago. Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Register Now: gregg@greggfraley.com.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

In the next major step of our thinking process we want to work why a well-planned and actively managed hand-over from explorative work to the exploitative, formal organization at a pre-defined point within the innovation funnel is necessary. Typically, the first stage of an innovation funnel is “ideation”, the last one “market launch”. Ideation : Ideas for innovation in products, services and business models are generated.

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Gregg Fraley

“Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking is comprehensive in its approach and provides compelling methods, insights, tools, and stories from master trainer, Gregg Fraley. Gregg instructs ways to blend frameworks and use the best tools within frameworks such as Lean, Agile, CPS, or Design Thinking. Importance of thinking diversity.

An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

As sometime director of Design at Infragistics, I personally have had first hand experience trying to integrate UX into an existing, established Agile engineering process with large-ish teams. When following this staggered approach, either research, evaluations, and up front/initial design suffers, or seeing through the implementation of the design suffers. It turns out that Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX (the book I’m reviewing here) has also faced the same challenges.

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5 Excuses of companies that don't innovate (and how to overcome them)

Moves the Needle

Go ask some of your co-workers who they think is responsible for innovation. At Intuit, MTN Co-Founder Aaron Eden started the snowball by running “LeanStartIN” workshops under the radar to teach lean startup to small handfuls of colleagues. To get started: Run internal lean startup hackathons, where the process rewards iterative learning over solution building. Form a monthly meetup (like a happy hour) for all employees interested in design thinking and lean startup ideas.

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

Moves the Needle

His very lean progressive assembly process was the result. The Toyota Production System largely grew out of this dilemma, attempting to leverage the “leanness” of Ford’s production system is a world of increasing complexity and market differentiation. Design Thinking Centered around customer empathy and prototyping, design thinking is a compelling framework for ideation and the discovery of new value. This is Lean Startup. Lean Innovation

5 Ways to Fail at Innovation

Imaginatik

Recognize that best practices of innovation are different from how you’re used to working, and force your team to learn the real tricks of the trade – Discovery, Lean Startup, Ideation, Creative facilitation, Design Thinking, etc. Most innovators are optimists. There’s no such thing as a bad idea – only an unfinished one. Every setback is an opportunity in disguise. Even failure itself has become a virtue.

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Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

We think it is high time to change this. Depending on the companies’ objectives, these innovation centers are mostly autonomous, designed as corporate accelerators, incubators, Digital Labs or in a blended form. Hackathons’ or comparable formats are used to bring together external ideators with internal experts for drumming out disruptive ideas. They are designed to exploit the opportunities in defined markets, technologies and business models.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

These are the activities and skills which are required for a team to ideate, design, test, iterate and pilot a new innovation. Lean Innovation Project Management: Putting in place a structure which teams can use to focus limited time and energy on progressing ideas quickly, and validating progress. When many companies say they can help build innovation capabilities, what they actually mean is they can help you learn about new ways to brainstorm or use design thinking.

Digital transformation: Good ideas implemented badly or bad ideas implemented well?

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Focusing on people is a key factor in design thinking /human centered design. Starting from the findings from the design thinking phase, anyone who sits down and writes a specification and then, twelve months later, wants to launch the product they have developed onto the market, often gets a rude awakening. After the ideation phase, it is therefore important to validate and verify the assumptions (problem and solution) early on and regularly.

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Customer Experience, Associate Engagement, and Continuous Improvement: A Virtuous Circle

Planview Spigit

Today, serving as Chief Solutions Architect at Spigit, I have had the opportunity of late to interview our clients who have applied collaborative ideation with their front-line employees. To understand the connection that clients make between collaborative ideation, continuous improvement, and the customer experience. Collaborative ideation dovetails nicely with continuous improvement. Do you remember your first real job? The job where you had to show up on time?

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

Without thinking about all of the important parts of their innovation journey out of the gate, money gets tossed at things that can best be described as “innovation theater” — showy, but ultimately useless. In order to determine the right things to measure for your innovation program (whether at the ecosystem level, the project level, or the team level), think about which behaviors you’re trying to drive and use that to decide which metrics you monitor. Ideation is hard.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

Without thinking about all of the important parts of their innovation journey out of the gate, money gets tossed at things that can best be described as “innovation theater” — showy, but ultimately useless. In order to determine the right things to measure for your innovation program (whether at the ecosystem level, the project level, or the team level), think about which behaviors you’re trying to drive and use that to decide which metrics you monitor. Ideation is hard.

5 Excuses of Companies that Don’t Innovate (And How to Overcome Them)

Moves the Needle

” Go ask some of your co-workers who they think is responsible for innovation. At Intuit, MTN Co-Founder Aaron Eden started the snowball by running “LeanStartIN” workshops under the radar to teach lean startup to small handfuls of colleagues. To get started: Run internal lean startup hackathons, where the process rewards iterative learning over solution building. Ideation, invention, and innovation are not synonymous. “We’re too big.” “We’re

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Blessed Are the Mapmakers: The Business of Wayfinding

Planview Spigit

Sometimes these agents are designated to effect change on behalf of their peers. Some of the change agents refer to themselves as lean practitioners. They feel called to help their organization seek change by applying the practices of lean to the critical value streams the organization supports from the client back into their supply chain. Some of the change agents refer to themselves as design thinkers. The design thinker hosts workshops.

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Blessed Are the Mapmakers: The Business of Wayfinding

Planview Spigit

Sometimes these agents are designated to effect change on behalf of their peers. Some of the change agents refer to themselves as lean practitioners. They feel called to help their organization seek change by applying the practices of lean to the critical value streams the organization supports from the client back into their supply chain. Some of the change agents refer to themselves as design thinkers. The design thinker hosts workshops.

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Blessed Are the Mapmakers: The Business of Wayfinding

Innovation Archetecture

Sometimes these agents are designated to effect change on behalf of their peers. Some of the change agents refer to themselves as lean practitioners. They feel called to help their organization seek change by applying the practices of lean to the critical value streams the organization supports from the client back into their supply chain. Some of the change agents refer to themselves as design thinkers. The design thinker hosts workshops.

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