Sat.Jul 27, 2019 - Fri.Aug 02, 2019

Innovation Roadmaps: What Are They Good For, Anyway?

Innovation Excellence

At the heart, product roadmaps show the major milestones of a project’s lifecycle. Maintaining Product Roadmaps is a useful discipline in just about any organization that has more than one product. But aside from capturing product timelines, what good are they? If a roadmap is just another deliverable you owe an executive, that checks a. Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D Strategy Product Development Product Roadmap product strategy

How to Sort and Score Innovation Ideas


A disciplined approach to evaluating innovation ideas is necessary. Companies have to move forward in an era of rapid technological change, and innovations are often the key to staying ahead of the competition by developing new products, processes, and business models.

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6 Aerospace Startups to Watch in 2019


Technology is propelling us into the future of transportation — that means not only autonomous vehicles but new modes of flight as well. So far this year, investment in aerospace startups reached nearly $1billion.

In Praise of Ignorance and Doubt

Destination Innovation

We value knowledge and certainty and disdain ignorance and doubt. Ignorant is an adjective of derision. Perhaps we over-value knowledge and underestimate the power of ignorance; or should I say the awareness of ignorance. Why is this? Because knowledge can breed certainty, hubris and closed minds.

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.

4 Questions That Will Make You A Better Innovator

Digital Tonto

Innovation isn't about ideas. It's about solving problems. The better questions you ask, the better problems you can identify. Related posts: Becoming A Successful Executive Doesn’t Prepare You To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The World is About to Get Smaller

Braden Kelley

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Is Organizational Structure The Secret to Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Change your company’s structure to get bigger and better ideas. Just about everyone wants more creativity and innovation these days. But what’s the secret to getting it?

Why You Should Learn To Love Your Haters

Digital Tonto

All too often, we end up preaching to the choir instead of venturing out of the church and mixing with the heathens. That’s how change efforts fail. Related posts: How To Stop Worrying And Learn To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Challenges when innovating smart, connected devices

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've been struck by the importance of two rapidly converging forces - digital transformation and new product innovation.

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Designing Strong Experiments

Strategyzer Innovation

When testing our business ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well.

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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.

We Overvalue Knowledge and Undervalue Ignorance

Innovation Excellence

We value knowledge and certainty, and disdain ignorance and doubt. Ignorant is an adjective of derision. Perhaps we over-value knowledge and underestimate the power of ignorance; or should I say the awareness of ignorance. Why is this? Because knowledge can breed certainty, hubris and closed minds.


How to Measure Your Innovation Progress


Innovation is universally regarded as positive, but in a business context, “good” usually has to be backed up by hard data. Unsurprisingly, companies committed to innovation want to be able to measure its impact, but many companies are unsure how to do that.

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The conflict between digital transformation and speed

RTI Innovation Advisors

Just one more post about the importance of speed and agility and I'll leave this tired trope alone. It took over 50 years for a reasonable majority of US households to obtain landline telephone service.

Borrow and Blend: Creativity Lesson from Quentin Tarantino


Quentin Tarantino is one of the most beloved directors in Hollywood. His unique style of filmmaking, breaking away with filmmaking rules makes him a favorite of many Directors. With that said, there is a method to the madness.

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!

This One Thing is the Foundation of Trust

Innovation Excellence

According to Ray Dalio, Jeff Bezos, and the Dalai Lama We often think of trust as something we inject into a relationship. Not so. Trust is an output built on something much deeper. Some time ago, I wrote an Inc. column on the topic of trust. In the last few months, that column has started.

The Naked Intrapreneur

The Future Shapers

Over the last 15 years I have attempted in my own way to transform organisations into high energy, innovative, and exciting places to work.

Exago software supports Fleury’s digital transformation efforts


With a mission to accelerate its digital transformation, the Brazilian Fleury Group has created the Fleury Lab, a platform that joins its Research & Development, Innovation and Digital departments. The initiative was supported by Central de Ideias, Fleury’s idea management platform using the Exago software. The post Exago software supports Fleury’s digital transformation efforts appeared first on Exago.

Why production is the key to sustainability

Lead Innovation

By 2050, Europe's economy should be climate-neutral. The example of the car industry shows: The share of the total amount of pollutants in the production itself is small. However, this is exactly where the screws are located that can substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Energy

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.

Telling Truth to Authority

Innovation Excellence

It’s never easy telling truth to authority and, in many instances, it’s not only risky but can be fatal to your job or even your career. Yet, most pundits agree that great leaders should encourage truth telling, not stifle it. Why is it so hard to do the right thing?

Traditional Marketing Tactics Needed for Digital Success


If you take a look at most marketing publications, the focus is on the latest and greatest marketing technology, the use of big data, and all the software, productivity, and organizational solutions you need to find and retain the best marketing force possible.

Positive Disruption using Hard Trends and Soft Trends

Daniel Burrus

Strategies based on uncertainty come with high levels of risk, but strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. This is the difference between Soft Trends and Hard Trends. If you don’t like a Hard Trend, there isn’t a way for you to change it.

Corporate Strategy: The Four Key Components

Cascade Strategy

What is corporate strategy? Corporate strategy is arguably the most essential and broad ranging strategy level within organizational strategy.

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?

Wisdom on Handling the Talent Side of Innovation: Suzan Briganti, CEO & Founder Swarm Vision

Innovation Excellence

With 25 years of experience in research, strategy and innovation, Suzan has grown Swarm Vision from a garage start-up to a trusted solution provider to global Fortune 500 clients. How do most corporations attract, train, and retain their innovation talent? Most companies lack a focus on innovation talent, which is a crazy because this. Innovation

5 of the Most Effective Negotiation Strategies for Supply Chain Management


How can negotiation support your supply chain management goals? Being skilled at negotiating makes it easier to create mutually beneficial agreements with suppliers. The post 5 of the Most Effective Negotiation Strategies for Supply Chain Management appeared first on Innovation Management.

Innovation is the Means, Not an End in Itself


Innovation is all the rage, and for good reason. The most successful innovators outperform other companies by a wide margin. Innovation Innovation Management

Leaders Who Never Makes Mistakes Aren’t Worth Following


Innovation is another key word for leadership; and one of the key enemies of innovation is fear of failure. So fear of failure is a sign of lack of leadership. Charisma, being likeable, doesn’t make someone a leader. What does? Courage. Leaders do what others are unwilling to do in the face of challenges; and they understand that mistakes will be made along the way.

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.

Nominations Open – Top 50 Innovation Twitter Sharers of 2019

Innovation Excellence

We thought it would be a fun summer activity to pull together a list of the top innovation personalities and information sharers on twitter. In case you missed it, here were the Top 50 Innovation Twitter Sharers of 2018. We know we follow a lot of great innovation people on twitter (including a lot of. Innovation Social Media Top 10 140 chars 2019 awards collaboration news sharing Social Sharing Top 50 Tweets Twitter

What co-founding a startup taught me

Board of Innovation

Learn from innovation consultant Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens' experience. She shares 7 things you should remember when launching a startup. The post What co-founding a startup taught me appeared first on Board of Innovation. Inspiration

Renewable Energy: A Growing Industry Welcoming Big Business and Startups Alike


With the rise in global warming and climate change as a product of burning fossil fuels to power a civilization on the cusp of a technological revolution, governments and their citizens are demanding a change.

Five Corporate Innovation Tips to Kick Off August

Innovation Leader

Looking for the advice to kick start your month? Check out five takeaways from our July coverage of corporate innovation

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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.