Sat.Oct 28, 2017 - Fri.Nov 03, 2017

Innovate like a Software Start-up

Destination Innovation

Large organisations tend to treat major new product developments as serious projects which require serious resources. They use project planning tools and stage gate processes.

How I Approach Coaching First Time Entrepreneurs

Game-Changer

Every once in a while I get requests from friends and collaborators about mentoring someone. Last week I was contacted by a teacher from a local University who wanted to introduce me to one of her students; a aspiring entrepreneur with a love for technology.

Here’s How You Know Your Industry Is About To Be Disrupted

Digital Tonto

Consolidation is always a sign of weakness and only hastens an industry's demise Related posts: This Is How Your Business Will Be Disrupted. How Ad Agencies Can Avoid A Death Spiral. Amazon’s. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Get Management Buy-In for Corporate Innovation Experiments

Rocketspace

Does the following conversation resonate? Corporate innovator: We should pursue idea “X” because there’s a viable market opportunity right now. Manager: Yes that’s a great idea. C-suite: Yes that’s a great idea.

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.

How strategic cost-cutting helps you shift from survival to growth

Exago

In a weak growth environment, with low investments and rising risks, companies gamble on cost-cutting to ensure that they are prepared and equipped to grow stronger, as they wait for better times to come. Yet, cost-cutting is more and more seen as a way to drive growth, rather than as way to survive or avoid insolvency. The post How strategic cost-cutting helps you shift from survival to growth appeared first on Exago.

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4 Thing Leaders Need To Close The Gap Between Aspiration And Innovation

Digital Tonto

We need to treat innovation differently than we do normal operations Related posts: Apple’s Innovation Problem. 4 Types of Innovation (and how to approach them). Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Get Management Buy-In for Corporate Innovation Experiments

Rocketspace

Does the following conversation resonate? Corporate innovator: We should pursue idea “X” because there’s a viable market opportunity right now. Manager: Yes that’s a great idea. C-suite: Yes that’s a great idea. Corporate innovator: Great, we’ll need a self-contained budget of $Y to get project “X” off the ground. Management: We don’t have budget, but you can submit a request for funds for the next fiscal year. Corporate innovator: ….The The market opportunity is now. Absolutely now.

Observation: The First Step in Innovation

IdeaScale

What do you see, in the world around you? In 1602, Galileo Galilei noticed the swinging of a chandelier after it had been lit.

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KPIs and Employee Incentives to Encourage Corporate Innovation | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Managers are incentivised to deliver on an existing, repeatable business model, not to help discover new ones. So how do we incentivise them to innovate without sacrificing the core business model which is, after all, where we make money today

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.

3 Innovators of the 1800s Who Changed the World

InnovationManagement

Humans have been incredible innovators since the beginning of our history. Each new invention laid the groundwork for more sophisticated technology, more advanced cultural practices, and more impressive innovations.

3 Things Innovators Can Learn From Elon Musk

Innovation Excellence

We aren’t all child geniuses turned mega entrepreneurs, but there are 3 things that as fellow innovators, we can learn from Elon Musk. He epitomises thinking big. Celebrity Consumer Innovation Creativity Disruption Innovation Inspiration Profiles of Innovators Elon Musk Open Innovation tesla

Culture: Innovation’s Biggest Challenge

IdeaScale

We asked our customers what their number one priority was for the coming year and the leading priority was: culture. We were a bit surprised by this answer.

Does culture eat strategy for breakfast?

Innovation 360 Group

Innovations are infinite, even within a finite market. However, not all innovations start with the same chance at a fully productive lifecycle.

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 one good way to change behavior.

Mike Shipulski

There’s one good way to change behavior. But don’t take my word for it, take Daniel Kahneman’s, psychologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

The Efficiency of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Effectiveness is doing the right things, efficiency is doing things right. Innovation efficiency is simply the output produced from the resource invested. Increasing the former while reducing the latter increases efficiency.

The Importance of Decision

IdeaScale

I f you have had trouble implementing ideas, please know that you are not alone. Implementation is a challenge shared by all innovation managers. But with a clearly defined process, you will be well on your way to making ideas a reality.

A War for the Ages (Millennials to Boomers)

Daniel Burrus

The headline for this blog may be a bit misleading. Granted, there are many military conflicts around the world that should be ended, but this war is more immediate and, in many ways, far more personal—not to mention silent!

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!

9 Areas to Tune-Up Your Brand Strategy for Peak Performance

BrainZooming

I’m in Las Vegas this week, speaking at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. There are 60,000+ attendees and exhibitors. This is my third year speaking during the educational sessions.

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12 Lessons from Start-ups for Corporate Innovators

Innovation Excellence

New-born enterprises have limited funds and limited time – if the funds run out before the product is proven they die. So the basic philosophy of the start-up entrepreneur is risk mitigation. Here are some other key precepts.

It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s a User Champion

Boxes and Arrows

Like a superhero created when the contents of two beakers accidentally combine, a powerful hybrid has emerged in the software development world: the user champion. In this origin story, the beakers would be labeled “agile” and “user experience (UX)” because the user champion borrows some of the best ideas from both disciplines. From agile, it takes the idea of the product owner (or in this case, product champion). From UX, it takes a conviction in the value of user feedback.

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Nordic innovation : top Nordic companies and their success

Ideanote

Nordic innovation is always a hot topic. Here is Ideanote's pick of top Nordic companies and innovative solutions that blow are minds time after time! The post Nordic innovation : top Nordic companies and their success appeared first on Ideanote. Innovation Spotlights

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.

Innovation Sighting: Yet Another Multiplication in Cameras

Innovation in Practice

Thanks to Light’s newest camera innovation, serious photographers may make it through their upcoming shot lists with a welcomed spring to their step. In attempt to lessen the load of the average DSLR camera, Light created the streamlined L16.

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This Is How Your Business Will Be Disrupted

Innovation Excellence

The principles of running a business are fairly straightforward. You create clear objectives, achieve them efficiently and try to get better as you go.

Forget ROI - Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Large organisations apply the same metrics and evaluation criteria on potentially disruptive, risky, ‘out of the box’ innovation as they do for incremental improvements and business as usual investment decisions. Clearly this makes no sense

Does Design Thinking actually work? | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

Design Thinking is a buzz phrase that has been thrown around companies for many years now. But how is Design Thinking any different from the way companies have always approached problem solving

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?