June, 2019

How to lead intrapreneurship and innovation

The Future Shapers

I am currently working on the establishment of a green and sustainable intrapreneurship accelerator. The premise is that with climate change we are running out of time and startups are too slow to scale. The solution lies within startups from within large enterprises.

Why Most Corporate Innovation Programs Fail (And How To Make Them Succeed)

Digital Tonto

The real potential of innovation programs is that they provide a space to explore areas that don’t fit with the current business, but may play an important role in its future. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Innovation: Why You Need Both

IdeaScale

Innovation has to come from somewhere. Even the biggest game-changers come from understanding the “game” and are built on in-depth knowledge of how existing products or processes work. How businesses conduct operations on a daily basis can encourage or discourage breakthrough innovation.

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

Exago

If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

All things considered for Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Source: Rikke Dam and Teo Yin Siang. When we are designing innovation for the future, the search is even more centered around strategically connected value creation.

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Overcome the Customer’s Concern – Transfer the Risk

Destination Innovation

During the economic depression which followed the financial crash of 2009 car sales slumped across America. Automobile makers tried all sorts of promotions, many featuring big price cuts, but they could not lure buyers onto their forecourts and persuade them to buy.

China Plans to Trump Innovation from Outer Space

Braden Kelley

First, let me say that this is not a political article, but instead an article about a potential innovation crisis looming just over the horizon thanks to brinkmanship between China and the United States.

How the Gig Economy Impacts Innovation

IdeaScale

Today, more than one-third of workers in the United States are part of the gig economy, and that translates into 57 million people. For some, freelancing is a stopover between permanent jobs, but for 24 percent of workers in the U.S., it is their primary, full-time vocation.

11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you

Exago

To celebrate 11 years of Exago, we asked our clients to share their nuggets of wisdom. From them to you, here are the 11 Lessons Learnt by true innovation managers. The post 11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation collective intelligence employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-results innovation-thoughts innovation-tips purpose

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.

Valuing digitization alongside innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We all see around us increasing disruption caused by digitalization.

Making innovation your organizing theme

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my continuing series of posts about lessons learned from corporate innovation, today I'd like to expand on the idea of innovation language, and go even further. I'd like to riff on the idea of innovation as central, organizing idea in a business rather than an occasional distraction.

The Fat Cat Syndrome Prevents Innovation And Opens The Door For Disruption

Game-Changer

What is the fat cat syndrome? Here are a few definitions: The state of mind one possesses when one becomes so successful, he/she disregards the inefficiencies and lost opportunities. Fat cat is a political term originally describing a rich political donor, also called an angel or big money man.

An Innovative Complaint – United Breaks Guitars

Destination Innovation

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, flew with United Airlines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Omaha, Nebraska with a stop at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. During the layover at O’Hare a fellow passenger saw the baggage handlers throwing baggage including Carroll’s precious guitar.

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.

6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success

IdeaScale

Nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed by The Boston Consulting Group’s tenth global survey on innovation considered innovation to be either the most important priority at their company or in the top three. Employees, however, can be more skeptical.

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Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation

Exago

For the first time, the Exago team is participating in Universo TOTVS, the main stage for business technology in Brazil. The unique event in São Paulo brings together over 3,000 participants and 60 experts and speakers to catch up on the technological innovations that are helping companies become more efficient and grow in the digital age. The post Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation appeared first on Exago.

What You Can Learn About Goal Setting from the Manhattan Project

Leapfrogging

Managing projects with the Critical Path Method (CPM) allows teams to streamline processes that drive success even when the odds are stacked against you. By upBOARD. In the 1940s, the United States began working on a secretive program called the Manhattan Project.

Ideas are easy, good ideas are hard

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm writing a series of posts that examine some of my lessons learned after over 15 years of corporate innovation consulting.

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!

3 Steps To Learn From Mistakes

Game-Changer

Mistakes. We all make them. We wouldn’t grow without them. I used to be overly critical with myself when I was younger, and would get pissed whenever I made a mistake. Today, that isn’t the case. I realized that we all make mistakes, especially when you take an unknown path.

How to answer the interview question, ‘Why should we give the job to you?’

Destination Innovation

The WHY, WHAT, HOW approach. It will differentiate you from the other candidates. The interviewer asks you WHY you should get the job. You answer, ‘Because of WHAT I can do for you and the department.’ ’ Then address some of the real issues that face the interviewer.

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How to Improve Your Next Brainstorming Session

IdeaScale

Brainstorming sessions sound like a great idea, especially for breaking out of creative ruts, but too often brainstorming fizzles out. The main reason for this is that organizations don’t actually use any of the ideas that come out of brainstorming sessions.

Exago CEO shares best practices on promoting a culture of innovation

Exago

The CEO of Exago, Diana Neves de Carvalho, was invited to an internal session about “how to encourage a culture of innovation in companies” for the employees of CTT, the market leader in postal services in Portugal. The post Exago CEO shares best practices on promoting a culture of innovation appeared first on Exago.

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?

The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

Is it just me, or does this also happen to you? Summer after summer it's the same. Usually, at the beginning of the season, I start to think, "okay, which book should I take on vacation?" fully aware that, in the end, I'll return home having not opened it once).

Every idea needs a sponsor

RTI Innovation Advisors

As I noted yesterday, I'm writing a series of posts about what I've learned over the last 15 years of corporate innovation work. Yesterday I wrote about needing a "why and a how" rather than a "what" for innovation.

How Do You Know The Difference Between Persistence And Stubbornness?

Game-Changer

I recently had a chat with a group of entrepreneurs and one question I got asked was about differentiating persistence and stubbornness. This is an important question, here I share my response… Innovation is messy , it just doesn’t happen in a straight line.

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Let’s Face Facts, The Digital Revolution Has Been A Huge Disappointment

Digital Tonto

We are awash in nifty gadgets, but in many ways we are no better off than we were 30 years ago. Related posts: 5 Uncomfortable Facts for the Digital Maniacs. Is Digital Technology Really Making Us. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.