Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Why new product development fails and how innovation management can help

Exago

Product and brand failures occur on an ongoing basis, to varying degrees. They are part of the process of learning and growing. Innovation management can help organisations coordinate amongst themselves to eliminate challenges and maintain a transparent, company-wide innovation system. The post Why new product development fails and how innovation management can help appeared first on Exago.

How To Manage Misfits And Not Kill Your Company

Game-Changer

Rebels, misfits, renegades, heretics or troublemakers whatever you call them, are commonly seen as difficult to work with. Because their strengths (driven, talented, smart and impatient in achieving outcomes) can sometimes make them come across as a s and go rogue.

5 Habits That Will Make You A Better Futurist

Game-Changer

You can’t predict the future, you have to create it. Still, a main component of doing innovation is forecasting ; understanding what drives the future. This is something I get asked about a lot, and don’t claim to be a futurist.

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Recognizing it is all about Value Creation

Paul Hobcraft

I am reading a lot about the concept of value creation recently, it answers everything but tells us so often nothing about how it is made up or it is truly present.

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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.

The Gladwell Trap

Digital Tonto

We can't believe everything we think. We need to ask the hard questions Related posts: The Selective Innovation Trap. The Gospel According to Gladwell. The Accidental Cartesians. What is a Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Mobility Startups to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

The transportation industry is taking it up a gear. The value chain is no longer delineated by traditional players and their skill sets —instead, a more holistic mobility ecosystem is developing. As part of this evolution, there are several players vying to build a strong position from incumbents such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier one manufacturers to “new-school” tech-startups and opportunistic venture capitalists.

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Podcast S2E36: Amy Edmondson – Creating a culture of psychological safety

Idea to Value

?. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Harvard Business School’s Professor Amy Edmondson about her concept of Psychological Safety.

Here’s What Most People Get Wrong About Minimum Viable Products

Digital Tonto

The advantage of creating an MVP is that it essentially acts as a research lab where you can safely test hypotheses and eliminate sources of uncertainty. Related posts: The Hair-On-Fire Use Case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

For most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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Five Hurdles to Idea Management and How to Clear Them

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the beginning of idea management, but only the beginning. To keep the momentum going, idea management needs to clear away hurdles you may unintentionally put in the way. Whose Job Is It?”

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.

Willing to Innovate? Start with Improving on Culture!

InnovationManagement

It is neither the business models nor the products that are innovative, but rather the minds behind them. Hence, nurturing a culture where people are willing to generate and execute on creative ideas is an essential skill for every innovation leader. The post Willing to Innovate?

Exploring. That’s what Intrapreneurs do

The Future Shapers

Going in essence back to the garage, in large company, inventing the future from within. Three reasons why intrapreneurship is a critical asset of any organization, serving long-term survival, sustainable growth, competitiveness and attractiveness. About long-term survival.

How To Create Something Truly Original

Innovation Excellence

I study innovators for a living. Every year, I interview dozens of men and women who’ve achieved remarkable things. For my own part, I publish about a hundred articles a year and my second book, Cascades, will come out this spring.

Blockchain: A Real-World Example of the Power of Innovation

IdeaScale

Some examples of innovation change the world or create industries that never existed before. Blockchain is one of them. The first white paper about blockchain technology was released in 2008.

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!

Technology for Better Innovative Management

InnovationManagement

In today’s workplace, you’re expected to do as much as you can with a variable amount of resources. How can you keep an in-office, remote, or combination workforce engaged using technology? We recommend four steps: educate, collaborate, monitor, and secure.

Open Innovation at Bouygues: each of our BU has an open innovation team

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Vincent Maret corporate director Open Innovation at Bouygues Corp. explains how to drive competitiveness through innovation! Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Bouygues Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation intrapreneur Open Innovation Start-up Vincent Maret

Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2019

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?

Blockchain: A Real-World Example of the Power of Innovation

IdeaScale

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.

The Four Essentials For Engaging the Crowd With Your Innovation Program

InnovationManagement

Each strategic consultation with an IdeaScale Innovation Strategist starts with you. What outcomes would you like to see in 6 months time? in 1 year? The post The Four Essentials For Engaging the Crowd With Your Innovation Program appeared first on Innovation Management. Open Innovation Strategies

StratChat Replay: Innovation Readiness Assessment with Tendayi Viki & Alexander Osterwalder

Strategyzer Innovation

Visual live-drawn by Holger Nils Pohl. As the pace of change in our world has increased, competitive advantages have become temporary. Companies now need to be able to support and nurture innovation - not as one-off projects, but as a repeatable process. Innovation proficiency is no longer optional.

Emerging Collaborative Tribes, Networks and Collectives 

Innovation Excellence

How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions

Grasshopper Herder

Interviewing strangers is a science as much as an art. Learning how questions actually work can give you fresh insight into the customer discovery process. The post How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

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?

Why Your Online Marketing Needs an Offline Boost

InnovationManagement

We tend to forget that the success of online stores doesn’t depend only on online marketing methods.

Innovation Versus R&D Spending

Strategyzer Innovation

Investments in R&D to foster technology, science or product innovation are just the first steps towards success. The hard part of innovation is achieving market success with the technology and products we invent.

Are you disruptive or disruptive, doctor?

Innovation Excellence

A friend and colleague physician entrepreneur was recently lamenting the fact that , in business, being disruptive is a good thing , but, in medicine, it can result in , among other bad things, losing your license to practice. Despite that, the AMA wants you to be disruptive.

Here's How You Fire Up Your Team Innovation

Ideanote

In between daily meetings, routine tasks and putting out fires, great ideas have a tendency to go missing even in smaller teams. A way to make sure this doesn’t happen in your team is to create a trusted process to deal with all ideas in your team.

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.

Key Innovations that are Transforming the Supply Chain Industry

InnovationManagement

Technology is transforming every industry across the globe, and its effectively driving the business world forward as a whole.

The 5 main pitfalls in taking your business global and how to avoid them

IdeaSpies

Do you have a proven business and are you looking to expand globally? Do you see the potential for your product offering overseas? Expanding into new markets and serving new segments does have its risks but also the rewards.

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The Secret Ingredient to High Energy Innovation Spaces

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Spaces – which can refer to any space intentionally designed to foster and facilitate good innovation work – come in all sorts, shapes, and sizes. Perhaps the most commonly understood of these is the ubiquitous Innovation Lab.

Sustain Strategic Focus: Align with External Cycles

Focused Momentum

Gaining a different perspective and discovering new influences on success are ideal outcomes of a robust strategic planning process. However, they don’t have to be packed away as you document your plan and move into implementation.

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.