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Running Lean - 10th Anniversary Edition

Leanstack

It’s been 10 years since the last edition of Running Lean. While the book answered some questions, I was faced with a barrage of challenging follow-on questions like: How can I get my investors (and stakeholders) to buy into my idea with just a Lean Canvas? Time flies.

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“Lean Startup, or Business Model Design, or Design Thinking?” is the Wrong Question

Leanstack

A brief history of the Continuous Innovation Framework The early scaffolding for the Continuous Innovation Framework was described in my first book: Running Lean. Model-Prioritize-Test Over the years, while this meta-process has stayed the same, many more models (Customer Factory Blueprint, Customer Forces Canvas, Traction Roadmap), prioritization tools, and testing techniques have been developed in response to chasing yet more questions: - How do you size business models? -

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The Innovator’s Journey – A roadmap for turning ideas into successful innovations

Be-novative

Is this a skill that can be developed through using Design Thinking and Lean Startup Methods? The post The Innovator’s Journey – A roadmap for turning ideas into successful innovations appeared first on Be-novative Blog. How does one start their own Innovator’s Journey? At Be-novative, we believe every organization can be innovative and every person creative.

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“Lean Startup, or Business Model Design, or Design Thinking?” is the Wrong Question

Leanstack

A brief history of the Continuous Innovation Framework The early scaffolding for the Continuous Innovation Framework was described in my first book: Running Lean. Model-Prioritize-Test Over the years, while this meta-process has stayed the same, many more models (Customer Factory Blueprint, Customer Forces Canvas, Traction Roadmap), prioritization tools, and testing techniques have been developed in response to chasing yet more questions: - How do you size business models? -

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Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. It may seem obvious but unless you know who you are, and what your purpose is, as an organization you will flounder. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. This wastes Time and Money. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks. Which is best?

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Here’s Your Agile Track Recap from Accelerate

Planview Blog

While most of the world’s largest companies are attempting a Lean-Agile transformation in one way or another, not all of them are succeeding. Agile Program Management Enterprise Agile Planning Lean Portfolio Management

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All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Leanstack

It's LEAN. The Continuous Innovation Framework Roadmap We built the Continuous Innovation Framework with these attributes in mind.

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Crossing the Chasm Lessons for New and Experienced Software Product Managers

Innovation Excellence

These include knowledge of product management processes, skills leading teams, creating product roadmaps, managing portfolios, applying Lean Startup, performing Customer Discovery, managing development with SCRUM, and much more. Product managers of software products have several potential tools to consider and some vital ones that must be in their toolbox.

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. If you want to kick start an innovation program, get in touch, I can give you a roadmap and help you adapt it to your context. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. Leaders — How Are You Doing With These Basics?

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5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). But in large enterprises, new leadership skills are required that empower an ethos of lean innovation, where employees are customer-focused, move with speed and agility, and seek market evidence for decision-making. Lean Innovation

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Munir Khawaja

Innovation 360 Group

He has helped organisations discover path-breaking strategies and embed turnaround roadmaps by shaping, defining and leading complex integrated initiatives. > LEAN improvements. > LEAN Black Belt. Background: Graduated in Computer Science, Munir is a Senior Innovational Transformation consultant with over 17 years of experience within the UK and Middle East covering Healthcare, Energy, Finance and Govt sector advisory.

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Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. Several pockets of innovation in his agency have begun to look to startups and have tried to adopt lean methods. Lean Innovation management now offers Horizon 1 executives a set of tools that allow them to feel comfortable with Horizon 2/3 initiatives. Lean Innovation Management allows startup speed inside of companies.

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The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

Design managers who responded complained that too often they were brought in too late to the process, were left out of the loop on strategic planning, or were not adequately exposed to the product roadmap. “No Process and Methods Special topic: Agile/Lean UX The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects.

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Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

Enabling organizations – strategic roadmaps, IT optimization, operating model definition. Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA. Background: Hello! I am Manoj. For over 18 years I’ve helped strengthen teams from large commercial insurance companies, investment firms, big commercial banks, and media & telecom agencies within continental North America, Europe and Asia.

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The Idea Funnel

Leanstack

using a Lean Canvas ), and the quantitative business model assumptions (e.g. using a Traction Roadmap). Each has a clear mission measurable by the traction roadmap?—?leaving lean sprints. The concept of an idea funnel isn’t new. It has its limitations. But I still find it a helpful visualization tool for outlining a high-level innovation process in search of good ideas. It’s also equally applicable to bootstrapping entrepreneurs and corporate innovators alike.

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Innovation needs Time, Talent and Temperment

Jeffrey Phillips

But what we should be asking, in much the same way the "lean startup" folks are asking about bare essentials and "minimum viable products", is: what is the minimum investment it takes to make my (team, product group, line of business, company) more innovative? Even passionate people need to have guidance, and can work more effectively if they have a roadmap and a defined end goal. Invest in defining what a successful innovation roadmap looks like, and here's a hint.

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Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works

mjvinnovation

Among other things, it: enables the implementation of Lean-Agile software at the corporate level; is based on Lean and Agile principles; provides detailed guidance for working on the Portfolio, Value Stream, Program and Team; was designed to meet the needs of all stakeholders within an organization. Based on a combination of agile and lean principles, it calls for close collaboration and alignment between teams and aims to centralize decision-making.

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How Women Can Thrive in a Fast-Moving Business World

Business and Tech

Stay lean and mean, do everything you can yourself, and outsource things that you need, as opposed to hiring staff to do things. They work together to share experience, and develop roadmaps and solutions to drive meaningful, systemic change and close inequality gaps.

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An Insider’s Guide to Modern PPM: Evolving Approaches and Technology

Planview Blog

Consequently, modernizing PPM means supporting teams no matter what methodology they use – from waterfall projects, to collaborative, to Lean-Agile approaches to work delivery and beyond.

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The Idea Funnel

Leanstack

using a Lean Canvas ), and the quantitative business model assumptions (e.g. using a Traction Roadmap). Each has a clear mission measurable by the traction roadmap?—?leaving lean sprints. The concept of an idea funnel isn’t new. It has its limitations. But I still find it a helpful visualization tool for outlining a high-level innovation process in search of good ideas. It’s also equally applicable to bootstrapping entrepreneurs and corporate innovators alike.

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Rating Your Innovation Program: Vanity Metrics vs. True Impact

Moves the Needle

I also recommend The Lean Entrepreneur , my last book, to help you bring the startup mindset to your organization. And for those of you who are just getting started, our Readiness Assessment is designed for assessing where your organization is excelling and what a bold implementation roadmap would look like. Brant Cooper is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Entrepreneur. How do you measure the success of your innovation program?

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71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

The Lean Startup (Ries). The Lean Enterprise. Roadmapping. A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. We are still looking for ways to categorize them, but for now we’ve based our categorization on the maturity of the organization.

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Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds On Your Side

Idea to Value

However, by understanding how the prices are going to behave, you can plan your product roadmap accordingly. When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing.

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What do most innovative companies have in common?

hackerearth

Although failure is a stigma to the corporate world, Eric Reis, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur-turned-VC-turned author and founder of Lean Startup Movement, encourages companies to embrace the concept of “failing fast”. And whatever they learn or earn from such measurements, they put it to use in their product roadmaps or other business areas. They adhere to lean principles of product development.

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How do you harmonise and accelerate innovation in corporate organisations?

Strategos

As you survey your company landscape, you may see that a variety of well-intentioned teams such as “Lean Startup,” “Design Thinking,” or “Crowdsourcing” are within pockets, preaching practices. It’s rare that a company can operate a model based on employee crowdsourcing and customer empathy along with one focused on functional specialists deploying technology roadmaps. Build, manage against, and update a development roadmap.

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The Root Cause for Innovation Theater and How to Avoid It

Leanstack

In the world of innovation, if you incentivize innovation managers simply to run hackathons or launch accelerators, the money gets spent: t-shirts get printed, foosball tables get purchased, Lean Canvases get hung. Traction can be further deconstructed into 7 key metrics which can be used to consistently measure any idea at any stage against a traction roadmap.

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Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

One team I’ve worked with helps bridge this gap on strategic projects by maintaining an “experience roadmap.” The roadmap is a collection of prototypes showing what each release will look like. An experience roadmap shows how a product can evolve—and whether it has weak points along the way. The roadmap doesn’t just benefit the project team or the designer. From start-ups to banks, design has never been more central to business.

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A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

When you join a roadmap meeting and you hear people talking about the “MVP”, you better make sure they are actually talking basketball before you throw in your favorite Michael Jordan story. By keeping the process lean and fast, you are minimizing your financial risk, and give yourself the opportunity to try out more ideas, identify winners early, and quickly discard ideas which won’t produce positive results. What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business?

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Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

Even with the proliferation of lean startup, design thinking, innovation labs, accelerator programs, hackathons and innovation marathons, crowdsourcing and a host of designer canvases that keeps pushing our advancement along, success is still piecemeal and random. These are: Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition.

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Kickstart corporate innovation by building a Minimum Viable Ecosystem

Articles from GroundControl

Transformation and innovation is not something that can be built with a roadmap. If you want to start out with internal innovation teams with enough capabilities to run lean teams to show some early successes, you could start with teams that have help from outside coaches. In our book The Corporate Startup , we describe what an innovation ecosystem is and how you can build an innovation ecosystem within your company.

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Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

brand, Jason’s Lean Change Management book and workshops, and Learning 3.0’s Because of this, he was able to build his own company Workshop Butler which solves this problem and three of the other funders were some of its first customers, providing candid feedback in return for helping to steer the product roadmap. Jennifer Riggins is the marketeer at Happy Melly , a virtual global business network dedicated to making happiness at work the new norm.

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The Root Cause for Innovation Theater and How to Avoid It

Leanstack

In the world of innovation, if you incentivize innovation managers simply to run hackathons or launch accelerators, the money gets spent: t-shirts get printed, foosball tables get purchased, Lean Canvases get hung. Traction can be further deconstructed into 7 key metrics which can be used to consistently measure any idea at any stage against a traction roadmap.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

I could outline countless ways to work through different examples, set about a strategic and operational digital transformation roadmap, to combine effective knowledge from people and excellence gained from what you need to do in IT and your technologies to get this going, but I will not here, as this is an opening primer, not a solution. Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

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The Only Three Swim Lanes That Matter to a Business

Legacy Innovation Group

This is the land of Operational Excellence, using classical methods like Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. This is the land of R&D Managers developing Technology Roadmaps and Product Managers developing Product Roadmaps to plan out the year-by-year evolution of their respective technology and product portfolios. The Only Three Swim Lanes That Matter to a Business. Dec 18, 2016 | Anthony Mills.

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Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview

No matter how you get work done, whether it’s Agile, traditional waterfall, Lean, or something in between, organizations must be able to establish an innovation culture where ideas are collected, evaluated, prioritized, and then turned into amazing products, services, and efficiencies that your business and your customers want. Look for a solution that has project Gantt charts and roadmapping capabilities. Ideation + Delivery = Innovation.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

I could outline countless ways to work through different examples, set about a strategic and operational digital transformation roadmap, to combine effective knowledge from people and excellence gained from what you need to do in IT and your technologies to get this going, but I will not here, as this is an opening primer, not a solution. Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

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The Problem With Problems

Leanstack

Front and center was this high-level roadmap along with a checklist: The rest of the links in the document were tactical how-to guides for attracting prospects, running interviews, testing offers, and designing MVPs. Taking the First Business Model Snapshot “Set a timer for 20 minutes and take a first snapshot of your idea on a Lean Canvas.” Steve interjects: “Wasn’t the goal validating the problem assumptions on the Lean Canvas?” “Yes,

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5 Innovation Management Best Practices for Amplifying ROI – Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success Shares Her Insights

Qmarkets

When starting out on an innovation initiative, it’s far better to make use of the resources you have at hand than to start totally from scratch – that is, try to adopt lean practices wherever possible. Keep Your Workflows and Submission Forms Lean: By communicating your innovation challenge clearly and concisely, you are more likely to enhance the quality and quantity of ideas. Here are just a few of the exciting new developments on our customer success roadmap: ?

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In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

Sales would lean on their channels to ensure better exposure to the new product. Based on the assessments we provide clear recommendations and roadmaps for improving companies innovation credentials. I recently had a chat with a senior director of a respected technology company making highly specialized products. He is in charge of the innovation and development in his company. I was telling him about the innovation assessments I conduct. “ Are your assessments industry specific? ”

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5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). But in large enterprises, new leadership skills are required that empower an ethos of lean innovation, where employees are customer-focused, move with speed and agility, and seek market evidence for decision-making.

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The only two measures that matter

David Marks

Chief among these are the Blue Ocean strategy, Business Model Generation and Lean Startup methodologies that deservedly attracted many followers. Based on the assessments we provide clear recommendations and roadmaps for improving companies innovation credentials. On the backdrop of the boundless creativity of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs (often one and the same) a cottage industry of management theories has emerged.

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Innovation Accounting – The Second System – Podcast Transcript

IM Insights

She has mentored several hundred startups amongst other as an investor at next startup ventures , lead mentor in the Rockstart accelerator programs and lean startup machine weekend. Main Episode Page. Podcast & Show Notes. Episode Transcript. Teaser.

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In defense of industry-agnostic innovation management

David Marks

Sales would lean on their channels to ensure better exposure to the new product. Based on the assessments we provide clear recommendations and roadmaps for improving companies innovation credentials. src: [link] I recently had a chat with a senior director of a respected technology company making highly specialized products. He is in charge of the innovation and development in his company. I was telling him about the innovation assessments I conduct. “