Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. It sounds a difficult balancing act, but approaches such as design thinking, lean startup and agile provide stewardship models for development with inbuilt experimentation, observation and learning. Yet when searching for an innovative solution, we want all these extra brain circuits engaged.

Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. His company works with clients to successfully solve problems using innovation and Design Thinking approaches. Anyone who wants to solve a problem can use Design Thinking to find innovative solutions.

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The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Henny Portman

I just came across a new framework that could be positioned on the portfolio level of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. COIN is a model designed to help individual stakeholders in an organization to better work together to facilitate a continuous process of innovation.

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. Within agile frameworks, the team retrospective is the primary workshop for planning and evaluating experiments. However, innovation and learning take conscious effort, forward planning and accountability. This is not how agile retrospectives are supposed to operate. The innovation process and retrospective workshop fall squarely within its scope.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Agile means.

Musings on Project Management

Agile means: ‘Agile’ means small teams, working collectively and collaboratively, with this mission: To deliver frequent, incremental releases of innovative functions and features, prioritized for need and affordability;Evolved iteratively from a vision according to user reflection and feedback; And produced at the best possible value.(*) Agile ideas to keep in mind Requirements are too. agile

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A Lean Innovation Management Process: Discovering and Creating Value

The Strategic Project Manager

Lean innovation management originated from startups, but is applicable in helping bring a startup mentality to a variety of types of organizations. Let’s start be defining lean innovation. What is lean innovation, and why is it important? What is Lean Innovation Management?

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Large-scale change is difficult for any organization, and no less so when it involves growing Agile maturity in project and portfolio management. Skip to main content.

What is innovation?

Growing Agile

One of the topics discussed was what innovation actually is and how we can foster it. We encounter many companies who count innovation as one of their company values, and lots who have innovation labs or teams. Yet so few seem to really be innovating, it made me wonder a bit more about this word that we use all the time. I think that many companies are seeking disruptive innovation, which although valuable is potentially much more difficult to do.

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

Through June 30, 2020, we are offering free registration to our on-demand course on Virtual Agile Teams (regularly $850 USD). The post The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader appeared first on The IIL Blog. By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow.

Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Organizational agility is the ability of an enterprise to change direction, realign and succeed in volatile, uncertain business environments. Again, free from some of the normal scrutiny and controls that aim for efficiency, these insulated groups can innovate quicker.

Embracing an Innovative Mindset

Tony Adams

A new paradigm for commercial success is emerging, grounded in speed to market, innovative thinking and the ability to reimagine the customer experience. Standard project delivery approaches (Waterfall, Agile, Critical Chain, Prince 2, Lean, Scrum and Extreme Project Management) remain de rigeur, each deconstructing project effort to smaller, more manageable components – without addressing the complexity of environment within which they are applied.

Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

How do we plan with certainty when we are working in an disruptive environment that requires rapid, innovative thinking? How does an organisation’s business and innovation context affect the way it approaches project management? Shenhar and Dvir (2007) pose an interesting argument about innovation in a project management context. Their thing is the idea that different types of innovation require different approaches to project management.

Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

How do we plan with certainty when we are working in an disruptive environment that requires rapid, innovative thinking? How does an organisation’s business and innovation context affect the way it approaches project management? Shenhar and Dvir (2007) pose an interesting argument about innovation in a project management context. Their thing is the idea that different types of innovation require different approaches to project management.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed. The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. Agile Project Management agile

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. Figure 1: The Disciplined Agile Mindset.

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Does your board need a business agility committee?

Kiron Bondale

I realized the same benefits could arise if boards took an active interest in how companies are going about increasing their business agility. We know that the road to increased business agility is a long and arduous one for large companies.

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? Innovation Hub is a term from the Framework for Business Agility – you can take a look at the whitepaper about that. There’s a webinar coming up about Agile Portfolio Management which you might want to register for if you’re interested in the subject.

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PMO Maturity for Business Innovation, Growth and Advancement

Keyedin

The greatest of these benefits is found in how PMO Maturity sets up an organization for long-term success through innovation, growth and advancement. PMO Maturity Supports Business Innovation. ” [1] Based upon that definition, it’s easy to see how PMO maturity and PMO innovation translate into broader business innovation. A mature PMO boosts business innovation through: Careful Project Selection. Agility.

Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation is often viewed as the Holy Grail of business and the primary driver for growth. The question, of course, is “How do we manage innovation needs?”.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Agile Planning- Drafting And Executing Projects

nTask

One such way of improving performance in Agile planning. Agile panning is used by a whopping 71% of organizations to manage their projects. It has been proven that agile projects have a faster delivery rate when compared with other methodologies of project planning and management.

Service Businesses: Balancing Profit and Innovation Isn’t a Pipe Dream

Clarizen

Alongside profit, you must maintain high service quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. This article has covered the basics of balancing profit with innovation as a service business. agile Project Portfolio Management Productivity

Agile Project Management: Requirements, Planning and Tracking

Proofhub

Whilst ‘Agile’ is a descriptor originally born out of software development teams, it’s becoming more common in other areas?—?like Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering something (whether that’s a piece of software, a product, or a project) throughout its life cycle.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices.

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (3rd edition)

Henny Portman

The first article gives an impression of a walk and talk in the surroundings of Loon op Zand with Theo van Kessel, APG, about the role of leadership in agile transformations. Daniel van Zuydam holds up a mirror to us with his article Has agility lost its ability to be innovative?

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Book Review: Digital Project Practice - Managing Innovation and Change

Brad Egeland

The title is “Digital Project Practice - Managing Innovation and Change" and it is a collaboration of work from 13 top authors and experts in related fields. Most tech books are what they are: a boring logical take on a topic we've all covered a few times already. Disappointment at the hours you can't get back for the time you just spent reading a book that didn't really offer you anything new.

Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. Most companies are falling short when they try to scale Agile because they lack the proper buy-in from leadership, they lack the ecosystem in which Agile can be successful, and they don’t know how to orchestrate the type of change that’s required of organizations that are attempting to adopt Agile.

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Creating an Agile Transformation Roadmap

Leading Agile

An Agile Transformation Roadmap is all about getting people to change and having that change be sticky. The Journey to Agile Transformation. The starting point on our Agile Transformation Roadmap is always to understand where your company is today and where it wants to be in the future.

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Why Do an Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. There are six key drivers for Agility that we most commonly see, which include: Predictability: One of the most common goals we see organizations have for Transformation is actually predictability.

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Modernizing PPM: A Practical Four-Step Roadmap to Accelerate Agility

The Lazy Project Manager

Modernizing PPM: A Practical Four-Step Roadmap to Accelerate Agility. It also marks the launch of Peter’s new book: Make Your Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management and Adapting to the ‘New Normal’.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

The Agile Work Environment: What You Need to Know

nTask

You have probably heard of the term Agile. Agile methodology has gained popularity over the years and chances are that you stumbling onto this article is because your organization also implements some form of the methodology. What is an Agile Work Environment?

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Depending on where people are in their careers, their agile adoption and their corporate culture, some people want a consultant, others a coach and sometimes they want a blend. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

Key Themes at IIL’s 2020 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

June 4 th , 2020 will mark the opening day of IIL’s 5 th annual Agile & Scrum Online Conference. In the past years, this conference has grown into a community of agile enthusiasts, with participants coming from all over the world and all kinds of industries. Culture and Innovation.

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Guest Post : Strategic Agility – Strategy in the era of disruption

Growing Agile

These are: Envision Strategic Signals Innovation by Design Iterate. To do this, we must “ Innovate by design “ We use principles of Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Lateral Thinking, and other processes to understand the problem space, create options and make choices.

Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. Most companies are falling short when they try to scale Agile because they lack the proper buy-in from leadership, they lack the ecosystem in which Agile can be successful, and they don’t know how to orchestrate the type of change that’s required of organizations that are attempting to adopt Agile.

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Boost Your Workplace’s Productivity By Promoting Emotional Agility

Proofhub

This article will talk about emotional agility and how to promote it to boost employees’ productivity at your workplace. What Is Emotional Agility? Source: [link] Being emotionally agile is simply adjusting to situations and emotions according to one’s inner feelings.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile has become one of the hottest topics in the project management world, mainly due to its proven success in software projects and its ability to deliver quick and real value to customers.

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