Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently.

8 Best Tech Newsletters To Subscribe To

Game-Changer

If you have not been keeping up, emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy. Which means that in the future, you’re either a digital business or a dead business.

7 Essential Skills Required to Succeed as An Entrepreneur

Idea to Value

Many entrepreneurs believe that the most important factor that will determine their level of success with a startup relates to their overall experience and skills in the niche area. However, the most successful entrepreneurs have developed a certain set of skills that have helped them reach their goals.

Communication and repetition are vital for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I was working out this morning before work and as usual, watching the breaking news. At 7am there are a range of news choices, and strangely each network seems to have the exact same advertisements on during the breaks. As I was working out I realized that I knew the side effects of several medications that I don't need and don't take. These side effects include headaches, vomiting, and so on.

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.

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

You will likely engage your experts and authorities at the earliest stages or your program through discussion. These are the people who know a great deal about the subject matter of the campaigns and can give you strong feedback on your problem statement and criteria for success.

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4 Skills That All Great Innovators Share

Digital Tonto

Great innovators aren’t prima donnas or glory seekers. They are problem solvers. Related posts: Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Digital Transformation Combines Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency

Integrative Innovation

In 2015 and 2017, research by Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner surveyed several hundred enterprises, examining both the capabilities needed for digital business transformation and the impacts on performance.

The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 1: Idea Collection

IdeaScale

You’ll collect a lot of ideas. How do you find the best? Before you find gold, you find ore. Seemingly dull rocks are pulled from the ground and carefully refined until the gold inside them is brought out. And so it is with ideas, as well.

What Happens when Contrarian Thinkers are Ignored?

Innovation Excellence

It takes great courage to challenge the powerful and the popular. We need that courage time and again. We should not disdain and ignore contrarian thinkers. They should be encouraged to speak up and their views, however unpopular, should be examined with dispassion.

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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.

It’s Not Either/Or, It’s Both/And

Daniel Burrus

A crowd mentality can be difficult to resist. Whether it’s a new fitness workout, yet another so-called “superfood” or even a television show that’s taken over your social media feed, it’s very easy to be swept up by the widespread embrace of the latest and greatest.

4 Roles to Push Bold Customer Experience Strategy Thinking

BrainZooming

We were set to work with a client team exploring the customer experience strategy they’d introduce to their internal customers.

Idea Estimation and the Reporting Dashboard

IdeaScale

For those of you who have been utilizing crowdsourcing for awhile, you’ll be more than familiar with the story of the “Parable of the Ox.”

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3 Questions That Will Solve Any Problem Creatively

Innovation Excellence

It was once said that the solution to any problem lies in asking the right question. Here are three. Creativity Innovation Leadership People & Skills Psychology Creative Problem-solving culture Design Thinking problem solving

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.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability? This is not innovation as we once knew it. This is not your Dad’s innovation.

Scaling Edges vs. Transforming the Core

Integrative Innovation

Dual approaches are evermore finding their way into corporate strategy, development and innovation. There are several manifestations at play, such as.

Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation.

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2017

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

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 Examples of Innovative Technologies in Sports

Ideanote

The post 3 Examples of Innovative Technologies in Sports appeared first on Ideanote. Innovation Spotlights continuous improvement innovation technology

Identifying and Implementing Innovation Measures

Integrative Innovation

For most companies, innovation has become a top priority. To rate innovation performance, quantitative performance indicators are often used. Some lagging indicators measure innovation as results or outcomes – such as sales from new products.

The Rise of the Healthcare Mega-Marketplaces: What Does It Mean For You?

Faisal Hoque

CVS is offering to pay $66 billion for Aetna — a blending that could turn local drugstores into health insurers. Assessing the impacts of the recent rash of mergers and takeovers in the healthcare field. The post The Rise of the Healthcare Mega-Marketplaces: What Does It Mean For You?

Innovation in Cybersecurity: Blockchain and Enterprise Immune Systems

Innovation Excellence

There are two basic problems that are affecting cybersecurity right now.

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.

5 Implementation Strategy Steps Pave the Way for Success

BrainZooming

Looking ahead to transitioning from planning to doing and wanting to maximize success? Try these 5 implementation strategy steps for launching a big initiative properly so the initial implementation leads to outstanding results later. Make Sure You Have the Right Team.

How Enterprises Can Collaborate Effectively with Startups

Planview Spigit

How can we effectively collaborate with startups? That’s a question that routinely comes up at many of the conferences Spigit hosts and attends as well as in our day-to-day conversations with Fortune 500 companies. Why should enterprises collaborate with startups? There are several reasons, including: Access to startups working on newer technologies (i.e. blockchain). Fast tracking disruption by partnering with startups who are challenging the status quo.

What are innovation labs and how to set one up

hackerearth

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money.

10 Strategies for Leaders to Drive Disruptive Change

Innovation Excellence

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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?