3 Keys to Team Building Exercises that Create Impact


I was the “interviewee” for an “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence about how to plan team building exercises that create impact for work teams. 3 Keys to Team Building Exercises that Create Impact.

A Successful Product Improvement Workflow


The first workflow that we’re going to examine is an innovation funnel that has successfully been used for product improvement ideas for product development collaboration : Ideation (Uses the Ideate Stage) : In this stage, idea authors offer product improvement ideas.

Innovation is too easy

RTI Innovation Advisors

Corporations assign teams without skills or experience, rapidly conduct "brainstorming" exercises based primarily on current opinion or past experience and move as quickly as possible to present a small handful of ideas to a wary executive team. Without training, without skill development, without meaningful facilitation and without a well-defined scope and expected outcome, innovation is easy. Innovation teams deeply consider customer needs and emerging opportunities.

Part 2: Strive for more than just "teamwork"

Values Centered Innovation

Part 2 of 2: Which comes first: Team alignment or attunement? From the standpoint of fostering innovative teams, the alignment issues are more task-oriented, with resolute alignment around the team’s purpose and values, supported by clarity as to roles, empowerment and processes.

8 Successfactors of Organizing a Global Hackathon


From the Facilitators’ point of view What does it take for a team to win? Best practices from the Global Aegon Hackathon, 2018 As innovation SaaS platform provider, our goal is not just to support companies in making better products and services for the future.

3 Traps of common market research methods

Moves the Needle

In lean startup, before beginning to test solution ideas, one focuses on developing empathy through customer development interviews. Market Research and Product Silos vs. Cross-Functional Teams For starters, product and market research are usually two separate activities. They require two separate teams. Market researchers generate insights from potential customers that are reported to the product team.

Experimenting Your Way to Bolder Innovation


Amazon is one of the most innovative companies on the planet – launching successful, bold new products and services on a regular basis. If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company, you've got to focus on empowering your teams to rapidly experiment.”.

Using Wikis to Document UI Specifications

Boxes and Arrows

Introduction The role of the interaction designer is to specify the interface’s behaviors and elements, so that engineers know what to build and how the product should operate. As designers, we often find ourselves working with teams that are using agile processes.

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When innovation led to a reversal of fortunes


He focused on a few target products and services and he did them well. Apple has refashioned consumer experience with its iconic branding, stylish design and a diverse product range, its own retail stores, and important partnerships with the competition.

Building the In-house Design Agency

Boxes and Arrows

The first article discussed the pros and cons of different UX team structures. For companies that depend on user experience for business success, a strong internal team is essential. The hardest part of building an in-house design agency is answering the basic “Why?”. They can be fantastic partners who drive real change, but their needs are very different from a product team. On the other hand, product managers and developers are more concerned with execution.