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.

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.

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.

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 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

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! ]].

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

What Is The Goal Of Automation?

Game-Changer

No matter how many articles are published on a day to day basis, we’re nowhere close to full out automation of jobs because there are many things that have to happen; it’s going to take a while.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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To Succeed You Must Get Really Good at This First

Innovation Excellence

I’d like to tell you a story about how 13 grams of wood and the tears of a 10-year-old changed the way I look at success. Suspending Disbelief When my daughter was six years old I started coaching her in a program called Destination Imagination.

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

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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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 train people in innovation?

The BMI Lab Blog

Innovation is all about learning by doing. Training people to be innovative is not just about teaching a specific range of skills. It is far more complicated. Managers looking to create a high-performance and innovative team will also face several cultural challenges.

How Product Managers Create Great Customer Experiences with Better Products [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

The best person I know of to learn about creating an exceptional customer experience is Joseph A. Michelli.

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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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

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.

How Innovative Brands Cut through the Commerce Cacophony

InnovationManagement

Three principles to navigate the blurring lines of retail, content, and new product development to simultaneously solve for consumer and commercial needs. Strategies

Hire the Best People with These 6 Interview Questions

Innovation Excellence

There’s no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase interview questions turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that.

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

How To Identify Innovators Amongst Accountants | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

How do you go about finding and hiring such applicants when your company insists on candidates meeting criteria such as being a certified accountant which tends not to lend itself to right-brained, creative thinking

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.