August, 2014

The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

StartX , a nonprofit startup accelerator, recently devoted an entire day to the role of design in early-stage companies. One panel included Laura Klein, Todd Zaki-Warfel, Christina Wodtke, and Mike Long. Each panelist had made their mark on how design is done in start-ups: Laura wrote the influential O’Reilly book on UX for Lean Startups, and Todd penned the bestselling Rosenfeld Media Prototyping book.

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10 Awesome Lessons on Innovation from Great Explorers

Gijs Van Wulfen

This advertisement ran in a London newspaper in 1913. Could you have imagined answering it? If you did, you are a real innovator. Besides you, over 1000 men did. They were hoping to be chosen for an Antarctic exploration led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Crowdsourcing and User Innovation Conference 2014

Open Innovation

The 2014 "Open and User Innovation Conference" is over and Academy is about to begin. Before I get two immersed in AOM, let me offer a few belated insights about #OUI2014 and why it remains relevant — and (I argue) central — for OI and UI scholars.

Gentlemen, This is a Football

Technology Created

Vince Lombardi was a legendary coach. There’s no debating that. His record was 96 wins against 34 losses. He won six division championships, two conference championships and two Super Bowls.

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.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

This is part three of a three-parts article co-written with innovation-3 ‘s Frank Mattes. The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect.

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Lessons from AGCO: Successful University Collaborations

Innovation Leader

Ravi Godbole, from the agricultural equipment manufacturer, explains how university relationships fits into AGCO’s growth strategy and what pitfalls to avoid

Awesome Innovation Infographic To Double Your Effectiveness

Gijs Van Wulfen

Take a closer look at the Innovation Infographic as pdf. Starting innovation is for many a struggle to master. A study of Booz & Company shows only a quarter of all companies are effective at the start of innovation. And Stage-Gate Guru Robert Cooper shows that of every seven new product/service projects, about four enter development, 1.5 are launched, and only one succeeds. You might recognize some of the struggles in practice: “Our short-term mindset rules.”

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Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

I’m now home after 3 conferences and 2 weeks on the East Coast. During the trip, much of my time — and all of my speaking roles — was spent talking about networks, communities, ecosystems and platforms.

How Vendor Contracts Influence M&A Discussions

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

As consolidation picks up, buyers and sellers must examine their vendor contracts to make sure terms and pricing are in their favor

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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.

Consequential DisruptionDISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

Linda Bernardi

Why Global Disruption is not enough. We Need to Disrupt MEANINGFULLY! As you know, I have been a strong advocate of disruption leading to innovation from the 1st day of my career post graduate school (Mathematics) at BBN (Bolt Beranek & Newman) in Cambridge. We invented things that did not exist and in as […]. Blog Disruption Innovation consequential disruption device innovation enterprise gadget innovation

Setting Innovation Goals at American Cancer Society

Innovation Leader

The American Cancer Society's new Managing Director of Product Innovation talks about building an innovation team, setting goals, and collaborating within a large non-profit

How Heathrow Airport Clears Emerging Tech for Take-Off

Innovation Leader

London’s Heathrow Airport handles 72 million passengers a year. Amidst the need for operational efficiency, Richard Harding explains what the innovation team has achieved

How DuPont’s Innovation Centers Bring It Closer to Customers

Innovation Leader

Karen Weining of DuPont explains how the pioneering materials company has been collaborating with customers at its network of 12 innovation centers around the world

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!

What are Fidelity, Schlumberger & Others building for Glass?

Innovation Leader

Companies are experimenting with Glass apps for airline check-in personnel, oilfield workers, and assembly line workers. The hoped-for benefits are better service and more productivity

Why Intuit Says ‘You Never Know’ about Ideas until You Test ‘Em

Innovation Leader

Executive Bennett Blank explains how Intuit is creating infrastructure that encourages teams to test ideas in the market to help determine which ideas hold real promise

Disney SVP on How Accelerator Program Led to New Partnerships

Innovation Leader

With the Walt Disney Co. about to launch the second round of its Disney Accelerator program for startups, we caught up with Michael Abrams, Senior Vice President of Innovation

Xerox CTO on Connecting Research to Customer Pain Points

Innovation Leader

Sophie Vandebroek of Xerox discusses how the company connects to emerging customer needs and how her team solves customers problems fast

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?

Decisions for the 1st WOIC

Open Innovation

After several meetings by the co-chairs and hundreds of reviews, the acceptance decisions have been made for the World Open Innovation Conference 2014. Authors have been notified and people can start making their plane and hotel reservations. December's Program The program chairs — Chesbrough, Piller, Tucci and West — were overwhelmed with the interest in our inaugural conference.

10 Awesome Lessons on Innovation from Great Explorers

Gijs Van Wulfen

This advertisement ran in a London newspaper in 1913. Could you have imagined answering it? If you did, you are a real innovator. Besides you, over 1000 men did. They were hoping to be chosen for an Antarctic exploration led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Awesome Innovation Infographic To Double Your Effectiveness

Gijs Van Wulfen

Take a closer look at the Innovation Infographic as pdf. Starting innovation is for many a struggle to master. A study of Booz & Company shows only a quarter of all companies are effective at the start of innovation.

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Can You Get It For Me Wholesale?

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Study Finds Renegotiating Core Services Contracts Can Yield Huge Savings

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.