2013

Lean Startup in the Enterprise Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall

Grasshopper Herder

More enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup. In doing so, they are failing at the most basic level.

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Innovating When Opportunity Knocks

Technology Created

“Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it’s too late.” – Rita Coolidge. Being a technologist is all about solutions. OK, it’s about a lot more than that.

Brands in Memoriam 2013

CorporateIntel

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a spectacular impact recently when he went on 60 Minutes the day before Cyber Monday and gave us a glimpse at the future—a fleet of small delivery drones he branded Prime Air.

Idea management software, what is it, why do we need it?

HunchBuzz

I get asked this question on a weekly basis; I also get told that idea management is an invaluable tool. It’s interesting to see other people’s perspectives on idea management, and why it’s so important.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Piloting Into the Future: Solar Impulse

Bill Fischer

The future has often been built by those who are a bit out ahead of the rest of us; not afraid to dream, and perseverant enough to ensure that their dreams are realized. In the process, we all move forward as well.

U and I in Assurance

Tata Consultancy

Sivaraman Ganesan. VP and Global Head, Assurance Services. Human-computer interfaces have evolved steadily, perhaps stealthily over the years. Depending on our initiation into the world of computers, our experiences have ranged from variants of punchcards, keyboards, the mouse and of course touchpads and icons. For sure, tactile screens are all the rage now while voice recognition and eyeball-tracking seem to be on the prowl.

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The One Minute Retro

Grasshopper Herder

Lean startup is hard. When we adopt a new paradigm it''s hard to differentiate tactics like "use a business model canvas" and the principle of "plan to learn.". Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship Productivity

Remembering

Technology Created

“The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history.” Winston Churchill. Remembering history. Should we? What good is it anyways? The past is the past.

Digital Factory

Technology Created

Being a technology consultant is a fabulous job. We’re brought in to amazing companies to understand their business models and, by applying technology solutions, we facilitate solving the challenges they face on a day to day basis. Many times the end result is almost like a “product.”

Innovation Debt

Technology Created

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard. Do you ever get the sense that things are getting a little stale?

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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.

Wings: Remastered and Revisited

CorporateIntel

A few decades back, before I became a software and media executive and long before I returned to writing, I wrote the “screenplay” for a succesful computer game called Wings.

16 New Things I’m Thankful For (2013 Edition)

CorporateIntel

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s time again to take a step back from our daily grind and consider the rejuvenating goodness that dots the landscape all around us. Last year I kicked off my own blogging tradition with a post that featured 16 Things I’m Thankful For.

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How Fragile Is a Brand?

CorporateIntel

Apple unveiled a bunch of new products last week, including numerous options in shape, size, and price point for a fuller line of iPads. Many of these products are desirable and will make great holiday gifts, but none comes close to pioneering a new category of experience.

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On a Mission or Just Staying Awake

CorporateIntel

One of the themes I explore in my forthcoming debut novel, This is Rage , is the notion of motivation. This is a subject I hold dear, and one I focus on a great deal in the executive coaching workshop I co-lead with John Vercelli.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Crowdsourcing the mind through open innovation

HunchBuzz

We have technology so advanced that we can search the world and give us the answers we desire in milliseconds, but what if the answers aren’t available yet? We have search engine technology that enables us to search text, images, video and even shapes.

What motivates staff to give amazing ideas?

HunchBuzz

I do, but only from a perspective from the society I have been bought up in. Even then I’m making assumptions that only fit 75% of the population. What truly motivates employees to provide new ideas consist of many different elements.

The 70% – Part 2

CorporateIntel

In the Executive Coaching Workshop I co-lead with John Vercelli for Coaches Training Institute , we discuss early in the curriculum the pervasive epidemic of Bad Boss Syndrome.

How to Get Employee Feedback

HunchBuzz

The key to a successful business is held with the employees. If employees are happy in their job, they are more likely to do their job better. They will be willing to do the extra things that are needed to make a business successful.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Blog Begets 100

CorporateIntel

It’s hard to believe this is my 100th post on Corporate Intelligence Radio. I started this blog over two years ago, about the time I committed to writing my novel , which I announced last month.

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What is Social Innovation?

HunchBuzz

social innovation. Social innovation is the general concept of getting new ideas from across different groups, organizations or cultures. It is that kind of innovation that aims to go beyond norms, traditions, ethnicities and races.

About This Book of Mine

CorporateIntel

I have mentioned now and again that I have been working on a novel for a few years. It’s time to share a few more details. First of all the title: This Is Rage.

Employee Feedback Ideas

HunchBuzz

Your employees are your best business assets. Without them, business operation is not going to be even possible. Unless you are a very small business or Superman, then you are going to need extra manpower than just yourself.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

5 Examples of How Crowdsourcing Will Help You Be More Innovative

HunchBuzz

Crowdsourcing is the process of gathering ideas and opinions from a group of people for specific purposes. If you have an organization and you want to have the ability to identify and obtain insight from everyone, this will help you to identify changes to implement that will help your business grow.

What is Crowd sourcing?

HunchBuzz

Crowdsourcing is the process of gaining required services, information, content or ideas through contribution solicitations from a group of people – usually done online – instead of asking for contributions from suppliers or employees.

What is Innovation Management?

HunchBuzz

What is innovation management? What is Innovation Management? With the life cycle of products becoming increasingly shorter today, innovation management is essential to companies that want to stay on the cutting edge of their industries.

Social innovation

HunchBuzz

Each of us has our own little problems but these tend to pale in comparison to the needs of society as a whole. We live in a world that literally changes by the minute, with new technology and ideas launched on a daily basis.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Innovation Crowdsourcing

HunchBuzz

Crowdsourcing has become a big trend, with many companies relying on feedback and ideas from the public to deliver a new product or update an existing one. Everyone has an opinion, which is something that more and more companies are banking on.

Idea Management a Modern Approach to Innovation

HunchBuzz

Innovation is one of the hardest to manage and most necessary elements in modern business. Idea management is a new concept that is bringing employees, customers and management together in an attempt to keep business on the cutting edge. In this article, we will look at Internal Idea Management.

Customer Disservice

CorporateIntel

Why do companies with big brands and tremendous momentum go out of business ? One reason often discussed here is lack of innovation, which is often opaque, quite difficult to grasp when it is happening because you are in the midst of it, even enjoying a final gasp of success.

Too Busy To Save Your Company

CorporateIntel

One of my final posts of 2012 memorialized the brands we lost last year, and inspired the question, how do so many companies so often and so badly miss the boat? It’s even more perplexing when they know where it’s docked, what time it leaves, and who the captain of that departing ship is.

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics. Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software. They also want to provide what their users ask for: reporting and analytics from within the context of the applications they are already using. Dean Yao will talk you through powerful strategies and best practices in embedded reporting, dashboards and analytics that will add value to your products and applications while giving you an analytics partner you can rely on. Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data.