Innovation Manager

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Innovation Manager (m/w/d). Wir brauchen MitarbeiterInnen, die den Tanz zwischen Strategie, Querdenken, Prozess, Innovation, Vorbildrolle und Überzeugung durch Umsetzung leichtfüßig aufs Parkett legen. Du organisierst Innovation Camps und moderierst Workshops.

Junior Innovation Manager

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Junior Innovation Manager (m/w/d). Du organisierst Innovation Camps und hilfst bei den Workshops. Du lebst Lean Startup, Design Thinking, New Work. Innovative und kreative Herangehensweise, Begeisterungsfähigkeit und Durchsetzungskraft. Werde Teil des Teams!

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Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. There are management tools that have become ‘enshrined’ in organizations and many of the executives become settled on the ones they have bothered to learn or seemingly do the job. The problem we are having, many of the traditional tools, many still taught in most management schools are lagging the changing market we are operating in. Tracking the trends on Management Tools.

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Innovation Manager

whataventure

Innovation Manager (m/w/d). Senior Manager. Wir brauchen MitarbeiterInnen, die den Tanz zwischen Strategie, Querdenken, Prozess, Innovation, Vorbildrolle und Überzeugung durch Umsetzung leichtfüßig aufs Parkett legen. Wir bieten Entrepreneur*innen, Startup Gründer*innen und erfahrenen Manager*innen, die das Interesse daran haben, ihre Fähigkeiten im Innovationsmanagement einzusetzen und weiterzuentwickeln abwechslungsreiche Projekte. Werde Teil des Teams!

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From our point of view, all of the issues pinned down at that time have gained significant importance, are being intensively debated and can still be considered cutting-edge for companies to stay ahead in managing innovation. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

The Design of Value Proposition Design with Alex Osterwalder

Innovation Excellence

If you are new to Value Proposition Design, think of it as the third leg of a stool consisting of Lean Startup and Design Thinking as the other legs — all three are similar in intent and each provides valuable tools, arguably with Alex’s tools being most valuable to product managers who think like product leaders — or in my words, product masters.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 2

Tim Kastelle

In part 1 of this post , Ralph revisited key innovation issues that were already addressed by us three years ago. In addition to these still highly topical issues, we’d like to raise another four points which we personally foresee key for innovation management in the time to come – making no claim to completeness: Organizational Ambidexterity. It doesn’t always translate to managers, however. Co-Innovation and startup engagement.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. Modul II – From ideas to opportunities / Ideation, concepting, innovation culture. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works.

Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. Modul II – From ideas to opportunities / Ideation, concepting, innovation culture. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Innovation Excellence

In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating. The mutual – actually complementary – benefits seem pretty obvious: Benefits for startups include availability of office space, hardware, networks, support and potential funding access.

The 9 biggest challenges for corporates to implement lean startup

Board of Innovation

This post is written for innovation managers & corporate lean startup coaches. Here are the 9 biggest challenges for corporates to implement lean startup and 23 great best practices to tackle them: CHAPTER 1: Organizations designed to maximize efficiency Product development/Engineers have no direct contact with clients. The post The 9 biggest challenges for corporates to implement lean startup appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

He is in charge of the innovation and development in his company. I was telling him about the innovation assessments I conduct. “ Should I design the assessments to be industry specific taking account of the peculiarities of each industry, it’s unique pressures, opportunities and technology? The innovations required by a fashion retailer are not equivalent to those of a pharmaceutical or a telecom company. Clearly, technology is a key ingredient in innovation.

Lean Start-Up’s Newest Tool is a Game Changer for All Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Use Innovation Accounting to Drive the Metrics that Matter Most for Your New Venture or Start-Up As the field of innovation management matures, many entrepreneurs and companies have built solid capabilities in design thinking, rapid prototyping, portfolio management, open innovation, and the list goes on. Innovation Leadership

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Let’s digitize the innovation process!

Innovation Excellence

What if mobile was the right media to support, democratize, and streamline the innovation process? The innovation management dilemma Is really. Design Innovation Collaborne Design Thinking Innovation Management lean startup mobile app Moodi MahmoudiMoodi Mahmoudi is one of the founders of Collaborne, and thats’ excatly what his startup is trying to achieve.

Innovating: So What Is Possible?

Paul Hobcraft

Often we forget to frame what we want to really achieve in our innovation activity, instead we simply dive in and start innovating. I believe until we know what solutions we feel we need or the market wants, we will more often than not, end up disappointed in our innovation solutions. In recent years our innovation understanding and its management have significantly changed, due to numerous factors that have been happening. Innovation is no different.

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In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

He is in charge of the innovation and development in his company. I was telling him about the innovation assessments I conduct. “ Should I design the assessments to be industry specific taking account of the peculiarities of each industry, it’s unique pressures, opportunities and technology? The innovations required by a fashion retailer are not equivalent to those of a pharmaceutical or a telecom company. Clearly, technology is a key ingredient in innovation.

Key Innovation Issues for the Near Future – Part 1

Innovation Excellence

The challenge for companies will be to find their positions in upcoming platform ecosystems. Not every company has the capability and influence to act as an orchestrating platform builder. But even participating in other firms’ ecosystems can be highly attractive.

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

Moves the Needle

Doing so means a new kind innovation management because the management most of us learned in school won’t quite do the trick. His very lean progressive assembly process was the result. But, when you try to innovate and create new demand using “modern management” for optimizing supply, don’t expect to be around forever. Cascading management hierarchies told workers what to do, and they did it. This is Lean Startup. Lean Innovation

Implement an Innovation Management System in 90 days

Innovation 360

Wanting to add strategy and structure to your innovation initiative without killing it with administration? HBR published an interesting article a year ago ([link] describing an innovation governance system that go hand in hand with our experience at Innovation 360 group. In the article Innosight describes a concept called the Minimum Viable Innovation System (MVIS). The InnoSurvey ™ map, showing internal, and external capabilities mapped to innovation strategy.

Let’s digitize innovation process! with Collaborne mobile app

Rapid Innovation in digital time

What if mobile was the right media to support, democratize, and streamline the innovation process? He tells us more about it, … Continue reading → Digital & Internet Execution Innovation Mobile Collaborne Design Thinking Innovation Management Lean startup mobile app Moodi MahmoudiMoodi Mahmoudi is one of the founders of Collaborne, and thats’ excatly what his startup is trying to achieve.

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

InnovationManagement

The whiplash journey of Mattel’s beloved kids’ toy range perfectly sums up the fundamentals and key challenges of managing continuous, successful corporate innovation. The post He-Man can Teach You Powerful Lessons about how to Successfully Manage Continuous Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management.

Jobs in innovation: our field guide

Board of Innovation

For most companies, developing a winning innovation strategy isn’t usual business. Though essential for long term business growth, innovation is often killed due to the focus on core business processes. As an innovation consultancy we’ve been globally involved in lots of innovation projects. The post Jobs in innovation: our field guide appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2

Innovation Excellence

In addition to the still highly topical issues, outlined in part 1, I’d like to raise another four points which I personally foresee key for innovation management in the time to come – making no claim to completeness: Organizational Ambidexterity As you can see from previous posts, I’ve been passionately advocating the importance of organizational ambidexterity for a couple of years.

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Implement an Innovation Management System in 90 days

Innovation 360 Group

Wanting to add strategy and structure to your innovation initiative without killing it with administration? HBR published an interesting article a year ago ([link] describing an innovation governance system that go hand in hand with our experience at Innovation 360 group. In the article Innosight describes a concept called the Minimum Viable Innovation System (MVIS). The InnoSurvey map, showing internal, and external capabilities mapped to innovation strategy.

How to Achieve Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End – Part 2

Innovation Excellence

Read about Key Findings in part 2 this two-part series on the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation. Continue reading → Growth Innovation Management Uncategorized Additive Manufacturing best practices Design Thinking FEE Fuzzy front end Innovation Funnels Lean start-up Lifecycle Management social innovation

5 Innovation Management Best Practices for Amplifying ROI – Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success Shares Her Insights

Qmarkets

The great American oceanographer Edith Widder once said: “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, and Innovation drives economic growth… So let’s all go exploring.” ?? As the Head of Customer Success for Qmarkets, it’s my job to give our clients everything they need to explore the often-treacherous depths of corporate innovation with certainty and confidence. Remember, innovation is an ongoing process. So, what lesson does this hold for corporate innovators?

The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years ago. As recently outlined, I consider organizational ambidexterity to be a key innovation issue for organizations in 2016 and beyond. Let’s sum up some relevant findings of these studies, making the case for dual innovation management: BCG: Most Innovative Companies 2014 .

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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. My conclusion: many of us are aware that innovation tools, even up-to-date ones, have a limited scope and that they can benefit from being complemented with other approaches. In fact, the real power lies in combining different innovation approaches to fit a unique context.

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Leading with Lean Agile Principles: What the 2019 NBA Finals Can Teach Businesses About ‘Winning on the Rebound’

Qmarkets

Having instigated one of the biggest debacles in NBA history, the negligence of Golden State’s managers – who also allowed two other injured players onto the court – presents a warning that decision-makers in the business realm would do well to heed. That is, how important it is to manage your greatest assets in a way that maximizes value and minimizes risk. This is where Lean Agile principles come into play. Lean and Agile principles complement one another.

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Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds On Your Side

Idea to Value

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at the top of the wave. So, while it isn’t easy to get the timing right with innovation, understanding the concept of timing and the dynamics involved, will be crucial for your long-term success as an innovator.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Hence, I gave it some thought, starting by revisting an earlier reflection: Beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From my point of view, all of the issues pinned down at that time have gained significant importance, are being intensively debated and can still be considered cutting-edge for companies to stay ahead in managing innovation. Reinvention through business model innovation.

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

Leapfrogging

I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification of knowledge, and outdated business models. Remote work , lean budgets , and the need for contingency plans are three big trends impacting the industry. It makes sense: The consulting industry is plagued by a stagnant business model ill-suited for today’s innovation-driven digital world.

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Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

outsourcing’ uncertainty, particularly in early phases of radical/disruptive innovation activities. Those tools are often organized as independent units or activities within the corporation or are ideally embedded in a single unit dedicated to explorative innovation altogether along with internal ventures. However, startup engagement is also increasingly used for tapping into entirely new markets or technologies as well as spotting disruptive innovation opportunities.

Sinking the unthinkable

Paul Hobcraft

I believe Innovation is becoming overwhelmed by all the changes we are applying into innovation activity and its management. I would say the IM system is under even greater strain from the shifts coming from the multiple applications of technology, new approaches to design and modelling as well as all the necessary engagement and touch points. Orchestration is increasingly playing its part to manage all the assets and knowledge coming into play.

Scaling-Up: The Foundation

Integrative Innovation

The – in the truest sense of words – ‘billion-dollar-question’ we are addressing is: How can companies generate more business impact from non-incremental innovation? The solution to this question lies in the middle part of an end-to-end process for non-incremental innovation. In Dual Innovation, this Playing Field has its own, dedicated operating model, just like the explorative and the exploitative innovation domain.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Recently, well actually, over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know or at least have an opinion upon. There is a lot of depth to explore in all of these, a valuable real point of reference and so much more within their site for innovation knowledge and viewpoints. It does not tell leaders how to manage their organizations” An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers.

Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

This article was co-written with Frank Mattes from Dual Innovation and innovation-3. The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptive” innovation ideas. This race is fueled by shareholder’s and business media’s demands to be ‘more innovative’ as well as by the Digital Transformation tsunami – which already has reshaped some familiar shorelines in several industries. Vehicles used for the corporate innovation race.

The wheel inbetween

The Future Shapers

Get innovation rolling: discover your Wheel Inbetween. Everyone knows that innovation is vital, and there is lots of great published thinking on smart ways to develop winning innovation ideas. What’s less well charted is how to deliver innovation, especially in a large organisation that will naturally resist anything beyond incremental change. Consequently, the full value of successful innovation is diluted. But innovation today is rarely about product alone.

On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, does your company have what it takes for a moonshot?

The Future Shapers

Cordless tools: power drills and vacuum cleaners use technology designed to drill for moon samples. Shoe insoles: athletic shoe companies adapted space boot designs to lessen impact by adding spring and ventilation. But in spite of the popularity of the term ‘moonshot’ we have to ask ourselves how many of the management lessons from the Apollo program have we actually internalized in our innovation management practice, today 50 years after the historic mission.

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds on Your Side

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at the top of the wave. So, while it isn’t easy to get the timing right with innovation, understanding the concept of timing and the dynamics involved, will be crucial for your long-term success as an innovator.

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Getting the best out of your idea management system (IMS) requires some planning and know-how, and a well thought through approach will definitely yield above average ROI. So, if you’re not sure where to start with idea management, asking your employees how they’d improve the current processes related to their own work is a brilliant way to do that. Most companies have experienced and very capable sales managers who take a very systematic approach to leading sales by the numbers.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. In this final part, we illustrate that successful ambidexterity requires a well-managed hand-over from the explorative to the exploitative set-up. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance. Analyzing ambidexterity: the “extended innovation funnel” model.