Sat.Oct 17, 2015 - Fri.Oct 23, 2015

Birth of the Part-Time Chief Innovation Officer

Braden Kelley

In my last article, we looked at the keys to Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer, including some do’s and don’ts.

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Marketers Need To Rethink The Customer Decision Journey

Digital Tonto

We still have yet to bridge the gap between crafting messages and designing experiences. Related posts: Simulation Marketing. Why Most Marketers Will Fail In The Era Of Big Data. Should You Be. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Achieving Innovations Capability Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation often fails to align to the strategic needs.

What’s the difference between crap and good enough?

Game-Changer

What’s good and what’s crap? Why do celebrate crap? This is the topic of this week’s podcast, and a discussion on our journey through embracing crap making and coming out better for it.

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.

Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer

Braden Kelley

Every company begins as the nimble startup, organized around the solution to a single customer problem and executing that solution better than anyone else in the market (including the incumbents with deep pockets).

Culture Isn’t Everything

Digital Tonto

Culture is no panacea. It only becomes effective when its purpose is made clear. Related posts: 4 Management Lessons From Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly. How To Create A Culture Of Change. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What are the Best Functions of Business Intelligence Software?

Game-Changer

Nowadays, it is extremely important that your company not only be rich in data, but also rich in insight. Business Intelligence refers to the process of extracting information and transforming it into data that will support the future decisions of your company.

So What Exactly Should Kodak Have Done?

Destination Innovation

Business commentators and writers commonly quote Kodak as an example of a company that was destroyed by disruptive innovation. The usual message is that the big company was just too slow and complacent to react to the obvious tsunami that digital photography represented for the film industry.

Women in Innovation: We need more!

Board of Innovation

At Board of Innovation we have been wondering why our team mostly consists out of men. A first thought we had was that it might have something to do with the type of work we do, that women are underrepresented in the world of innovation.

How Design Thinking Uses Story and Prototyping

Innovation Excellence

An early ah-ha moment that sparked my interest in user-centered design was watching an ABC NightLine episode. They showed how IDEO re-designed a shopping cart in one week. The video from the 90’s is still valuable and easily found on YouTube (search for IDEO Shopping Cart).

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.

Nothing new under the innovation sun

RTI Innovation Advisors

I rise today to praise Innovation Leader and Innosight on their publication of the 2015 Innovation Benchmarking Report. I've only had the chance to read the synopsis, which is available on Slideshare , but it seems like an well-considered report, and I'm sure it's full of great analysis and observations. The only real head scratcher, from my perspective, is what we are supposed to take away from the research.

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview Spigit

There are trends, and then there are transformations. In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other.

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Innovation Strategy – Dancing Elephants, Orthodoxies, and Cognitive Biases

BrainZooming

Lens smashing is a common innovation strategy technique to get to the next level of thinking. With lens smashing, you articulate different perspectives and create a forced connection or dot-connecting activity to see the impact of various combinations. So what are the lenses?

Why Innovation Leaders are Running Into Brick Walls of Opposition

Innovation Excellence

Every now and then, a study crosses my desk that causes me to assault my assumptions on almost everything I thought I knew. And a just-released report by Boston-based membership organization Innovation Leader did exactly that.

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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!

Three Habits Of Motivational Leaders

Faisal Hoque

Some leaders are better at motivating their teams than others. Here's what it takes. The post Three Habits Of Motivational Leaders appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Planning a Taxonomy Project

Boxes and Arrows

This is part 2 of “Taxonomy of Spices and Pantries,” in which I will be exploring the what, why, and how of taxonomy planning, design, and implementation: Building the business case for taxonomy. Planning a taxonomy. The many uses of taxonomy. Card sorting to validate a taxonomy.

Social Media Strategy – One Way Twitter Builds Your Network

BrainZooming

At the Chicago Traffic Club conference last week , I presented on social media strategy and content marketing.

Birth of the Part-Time Chief Innovation Officer

Innovation Excellence

In my last article, we looked at the keys to Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer , including some do's and don'ts. I encourage you to follow the link and read the details of how to hire the right person to lead innovation in your organization, but to quickly highlight some of them.

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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.

Why Your Company Needs Data Analytics

Daniel Burrus

Data analytics is the science of extracting patterns, trends, and actionable information from large sets of data. While often used interchangeably with the term “business intelligence,” it’s useful to distinguish the terms.

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The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. (Part 1)

Board of Innovation

Recently I guided a 3 day ideation brainstorm for NGA at their HQ in London. This is the first 3-day workshop of 2 sessions to explore & develop new opportunities for this global HR service provider. 8500 employees, +$850M turnover). In this post I’ll describe what tools we used to end up with a first selection of 13 concepts. Of course I. Read More. The post The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. Part 1) appeared first on Board of Innovation. Ideation

Strategic Thinking Exercises – A SWOT Analysis Example from the Safe

BrainZooming

Sometimes it is very clear what an organization’s threats and opportunities are when performing a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). It may also be that an organization falls into a rut of simply restating the same threats and opportunities every year.

Innovation Leadership Needs More Than Words

Innovation Excellence

Last year I helped to run a survey with members of the IACCM (International Association of Contract and Commercial Management).

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?

Structural Fixedness: A Barrier to Creativity

Innovation in Practice

Imagine you’re driving down the highway, and you notice a flag waving in the distance. But something’s not right. The flag is upside down. You’d notice it right away because it’s not in its usual position that you have seen hundreds of times before.

How our guy Vincent applied ‘Lean Startup’ by launching his own startup

Board of Innovation

At Board of Innovation, our team values are very important. One of them all of us share, is an entrepreneurial spirit. One of our consultants Vincent is the absolute proof of that, he recently translated his entrepreneurial mindset in his own startup, Sir. Vincent has been working at Board of Innovation for almost a year now and he already did. Read More. The post How our guy Vincent applied ‘Lean Startup’ by launching his own startup appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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Creative Thinking – We All Have Our “Pizza Meeting” Weak Spots

BrainZooming

“I know you have a certain way you set up for your pizza meeting. But your pizza meetings COULD BE DIFFERENT.”. What’s a “pizza meeting,” and what does it have to do with creative thinking?

10 Tips To Improve Workforce Alignment

Innovation Excellence

Aligning workforce and strategy can be the difference between winning and losing in business. How can you innovate without it? Here are 10 tips to improve workforce alignment.

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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 To Become The Most Charismatic Person In The Room

Faisal Hoque

Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Socrates captivated their audiences with every word. You can too. The post How To Become The Most Charismatic Person In The Room appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup takes our biggest business risk and reduces it. If our biggest risk is that our demo day fundraising pitch will fail, we can test that. The post Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Accelerators & Incubators Lean Startup Fundraising

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25 Lessons Learned (or Reconfirmed) in Year Six Away from Corporate Life

BrainZooming

Every year at this time, I’ve published a post recounting new (and reconfirmed) lessons from the past year. It is a way to mark the anniversary of another year away from living the corporate life in a Fortune 500 company.

Nudity, Great Food and Disruptive Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Both Playboy magazine and restaurateur Danny Meyer have been in the news this week for disruptive business model innovations that challenge deeply help assumptions within the respective worlds.

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.