February, 2019

Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination

Digital Tonto

A leader's role is no longer simply to plan and direct action, but to inspire and empower belief. Related posts: How Experian’s Digital Transformation Brought Its Business To An Entirely New Level. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Transformation

Legacy is all around us. Innovation and insights suffer greatly

Paul Hobcraft

Can we continue to battle with legacy? When you think we are on a roll, we are making that transformation in technology, systems, new organizational designs, you are suddenly stopped in your tracks. Legacy fights back, it holds you up, it stops you from advancing.

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Is your company just performing “Innovation Theatre”?

Idea to Value

Most companies say that they are investing in innovation. They will showcase large initiatives for gaining ideas and suggestions from across the organisation.

Wikipedia – A Lateral Idea in Action

Destination Innovation

In the 1930s there were 2000 salesmen in the USA knocking on doors and selling sets of Encyclopedia Britannica. They were selling a highly regarded product and were on handsome commissions.

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.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Catching Ideas With Targeted Campaigns

HYPE Innovation

Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! If you're new to the series, I'll be sharing 10 best practices to help you manage your online collaborative innovation program or get started if you're thinking about launching one ( subscribe to the series here! ). The Innovation Manage

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The World's Top Emerging Innovation Hubs to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

Top 7 Emerging Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators. emerging innovation hubs innovation hub innovation ecosystem

Defending Europe, including the Brits, on innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Europe does seem to be always lagging. You get the impression those in Europe’s leadership are beating back the waves of progress, not embracing them- it is all self-serving. They also seem to operate in a fortress mentality.

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The ‘perfect’ office layout for innovation and productivity

Idea to Value

Contents. Future offices need to be flexible. The death of open plan offices. What office environments make people more creative? The ‘perfect’ office environment for innovation and productivity. Conclusion and sources.

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Which Rock Band is the Model for your Innovative Startup?

Destination Innovation

It has been said many times that founding a startup is similar to launching a rock band. For example: You gather a small, talented team with different skills but a common passion. You practise for long hours to improve your product. You create a demo tape or prototype product to show people.

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.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 1: Alignment, Management Support, and Sponsorship

HYPE Innovation

“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Why digital transformation will drive business model innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

As a follow up to my previous post about the intersection of digital transformation and innovation , I wanted to conduct a thought experiment to illustrate why the real impact of all the impending change from digital transformation and innovation will be business model related. While the implementation of new technologies is interesting and challenging, and creating new products and services is daunting, at least you can still do that primarily if not exclusively in your existing business model.

8 Imperative Questions to Evaluate Your Corporate Innovation Maturity

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation Maturity Scale: Evaluating Internal and External Innovation.

The AI Revolution: Stats, Trends and Developments in 2019

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinned by artificial intelligence.

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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.

The single best way to improve your brainstorming sessions

Idea to Value

Brainstorming doesn’t work. At least, not the way most companies do it. And that is because most brainstorming sessions are not designed to deliver results for the company , only for the facilitator.

The 12 Greatest Inventions of All Time

Destination Innovation

My selection of the inventions which had the most beneficial effects for human progress. Do you agree? Please note that discoveries (such as fire) and more abstract concepts (such as democracy or capitalism) are not included – just specific inventions.

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How to Move from Process Improvement to Innovation

IdeaScale

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with process improvement, but it isn’t the same thing as process innovation. In some ways, innovation is about going “back to the drawing board.”.

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At the digital transformation and innovation crossroads

RTI Innovation Advisors

I went to a meeting about innovation earlier this week with a former client and a discussion about digital transformation broke out. It was both interesting and strange at the same time. Most corporations are struggling to comprehend the changes in front of them, but at the same time are so fixated on short term thinking that they struggle to see the tsunami that is emerging just over the horizon. They know it's there. They know they should prepare.

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!

Hacking Corporate Culture: 3 Experts Weigh in on Innovation Culture Strategy

Rocketspace

Many CEOs are striving to create growth driven innovation fueled by engaged employees. In fact, a recent McKinsey study shows that 80% of CEOs think that their current business model is at risk.

Serious About Your Social Mission? Innovate It.

Leapfrogging

A “lean” approach amplifies both profits and purpose. Corporate philanthropy. Benefit corporations. Nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. Doing well while doing good seems to be all the rage these days. Sounds ideal.

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Cybersecurity in 2019: Key Trends and Innovations You Need to Know About

Game-Changer

Image by David Rangel. The world of cybersecurity is always in flux. New threats emerge as new technologies become more embedded – and companies both small and large struggle to keep up. One thing seems certain in 2019: that cybersecurity is big business.

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Turn the Shop Around

Destination Innovation

Consider the shopping experience for a housewife in the 1920s. She would go from one small store to another – meat from the butcher’s, bread from the bakery, fish from the fish monger, cans and vegetables from the grocer’s, household items from the hardware store and so on.

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?

How to Identify and Nullify Innovation Killers

IdeaScale

Talking about doing can kill innovation. Innovation strategy can be a powerful thing, but any businessperson can tell you that no strategy, however carefully formed, survives contact with the day-to-day reality of running a business.

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Beware conventional wisdom in innovation and digital transformation

RTI Innovation Advisors

One of my favorite quotes comes from Shaw, who said that all change in life originate from unreasonable people. Reasonable people, he said, will accept the status quo and change their lives to adapt to the status quo. Unreasonable people won't. Unreasonable people force change rather than accept the status quo. So, he argued, all change is dependent on unreasonable people.

Innovation Strategies from 6 Leading Innovation Firms

Rocketspace

You may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation. We now want to go one step further and uncover the top strategies from each of these consultancies.

8 Design Thinking Flaws and How to Fix Them

Braden Kelley

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.