Tue.Nov 19, 2019

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA


Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling?

Innovation Is About More Than Technology


There’s this belief that technology is innovation. It’s a limiting belief. I get it, it’s sexy. It gets a lot of attention, but innovation is about more than technology. You can innovate in business model, management, processes and other areas too.

Dare to Think Differently

Innovation Excellence

As many of my colleagues are aware, I am at heart, a maverick, an unorthodox or independent-minded person. Who is curious and inquisitive, and finds change and challenging the status quo exciting, fascinating and stimulating.

12 years of Exago, in numbers!


Today, we're celebrating 12 years of bringing innovation together. Instead of sharing what we have achieved in that time, we take a look at some rather different numbers behind the Exago scenes. The post 12 years of Exago, in numbers! appeared first on Exago. Blog anniversary innovation

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

S3E46: Max McKeown – The Innovator’s Gap

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with Dr. Max McKeown about his new book, The Innovator’s Book. We spoke about the need to write this book in a different way to the method-heavy textbooks which often are left on shelves and never read. It is a beautifully written, concise book that I managed to get through in less than two hours, filled with insights on the main jobs which an innovator needs to perform.

The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

Rapid Innovation in digital time

The intrapreneurs' factory is a practical guide for corporate managers and intrapreneurs, which takes you through 10 shrewd steps to build a program for intrapreneurs, and let you discover over 20 exemplary intrapreneurs stories.

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Managing Risk in Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Risk management is something that is a process where businesses can identify, assess, and manage the risks that could potentially impact how the business operates. But to fully understand it, you need to think about what risk is.

Why Join A CEO Roundtable?

Innovators Alliance

Very few people in any organization understand the challenges faced by the CEO. While key employees and executives offer important input and feedback, there are many issues a CEO simply cannot discuss with them.

How to integrate pricing into a Design Sprint


Companies pour billions of dollars into designing and building products and services, yet frequently struggle to monetize them. 72% of innovations fail to meet their financial targets or fail entirely.

What I Learned by Leaving Toyota


Our 2019 KaiNexicon event in Austin was a tremendous success, thanks to all of our fabulous participants and speakers. Lots of valuable information was shared, and long-term connections formed. The event kicked off with a Keynote from Jess Orr of WestRock Company.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

insurHUB 3.0 – when competitors become partners


In this post in our “wavespace residents” series we would like to present the insurHUB program. Five renowned insurers put competition aside to collaborate on innovating in the insurance industry and rethinking insurance.

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Inside the Supply Chain

Innovation Leader

How can supply chain innovation deliver serious value? Guests from Retail Business Services, J&J, and MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics discuss

How Companies Should Manage Their Innovation Portfolios

Strategyzer Innovation

The leadership challenge for today’s companies is managing innovation in the context of their current business. This article will illustrate innovation management best practice through a case study with original data from the German company Bayer. Thought Leadership Tools

Pointers: Upgrading Your Innovation Initiative

Innovation Leader

For this edition of Pointers, we gathered advice and insights from our Strategic Partners about upgrading and expanding programs that have been in place for a year or more

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

#1,576 – Unsinkable Metal

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

It may be too late to save the Titanic but that hasn’t stopped scientists from inventing an unsinkable metal that could be used in the construction of floating cities or to help ships stay afloat.

Why does an organization need intrapreneurs?


Discipline and innovative thinking. These are two of the attributes that define entrepreneurs, regardless of whether they act independently or as members of an organization. Corporate entrepreneurship is a key part of improving a company’s levels of efficiency and innovation.

#1,577 – Heliogen

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Please vote for me here as one of the best Innovation Writers of 2019

Idea to Value

I have just been informed that three of my articles have just been nominated as the Best Innovation Articles of the year by The 2019 Business Innovation Brief MVP Awards. And now I need your help (and votes) to help me win one of them.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Social Media Pictures Led Stalker to His Victim’s Home: How to Avoid Risk Online


Expert Provides Tips on How to Protect Yourself and Your Photos Online. The post Social Media Pictures Led Stalker to His Victim’s Home: How to Avoid Risk Online appeared first on Innovation Management. News digital privacy harassment security

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Why Your Office Space Is So Important

The Human Factor

contriubuted post –. In your business, your main focus should be boosting productivity and bringing in more money. This is a pretty normal thing to want out of business and seems straight forward.

Finding The Right Way: How To Develop An Ethical Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. Many modern businesses take it upon themselves to implement socially conscious practices.

5 Ways to Level Up in Your Career

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Stuck in a rut with your career and want to level up- or make a complete change? Here are five things to do that will help you to go about making it a success. Take an online course.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?