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The innovators' lament.

Musings on Project Management

Recently heard: this lament from IT innovation workers:[We] encounter ironclad corporate hierarchies and resistance to change, a paradox in [our] industry that thrives on innovation and risk-taking."They" agile Project ManagementThey" want things in a particular order; they want case studies and past experience. IT doesn't work like that. There is no past experience. We have to reinvent ourselves every day.As reported by.

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Agile. Creativity. Innovation.

International Institute for Learning

This family of methods are now commonly known as Agile , and it has been through the formation of the Agile Alliance and the publication of the Agile Manifesto (Fowler and Highsmith 2001). Figure: Parallel paths of ideas development in Agile Environment .

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Incubating Innovation

Mike Griffiths

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. Yet when searching for an innovative solution, we want all these extra brain circuits engaged.

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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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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?"

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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.

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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.

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Innovation is Key in Your Strategic Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Organizations wish to adapt, innovate, and compete. Business agility means adopting the mindset, practices, and tools to become more value-focused and customer-obsessed. The OnePlan team’s purpose is to help your organization on its path to innovation, flexibility, and speed by offering technology and consulting services to suit your needs at different stages of your journey In reality, they are like the people in them: complex, full of potential, and with old habits.

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Mike Griffiths

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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For Project Managers: What is the Definition of Innovation?

The Strategic Project Manager

Innovation is an important topic these days simply because it is becoming critical to survival – for companies, governments, and people. Innovations are usually not completely new, a single stroke of genius, or just about a product. Innovation from a Strategic Perspective.

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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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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.

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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.

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Review Agile Portfolio Management

Henny Portman

There are not that many books on agile portfolio management, so I am curious what the book Agile Portfolio Management – A guide to the methodology and its successful implementation “knowledge that sets you apart” written by Klaus Nielsen, offers.

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Review Agile

Henny Portman

Agile by Rini van Solingen and Maarten Kossen was originally published in Dutch. The book starts with a warning that agile is more than a mindset, it is a philosophy, followed by 22 chapters, in which the authors show that it is easy to understand, but very difficult to apply at first.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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FAST Scaling: An Innovative Way to Scale Agile with James Shore

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Hands-on Agile #45: FAST Scaling: An Innovative Way to Scale Agile with James Shore. In this energizing 45th Hands-on Agile session, James Shore shared his experiences with scaling “agile:” first with traditional approaches and, more recently, with FAST scaling. Watch the video now : James Shore: FAST: An Innovative Way to Scale — Hands-on Agile #45. ???? Scaling Agile. Download the Cargo Cult Agile Checklist.

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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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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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How Agile Testing Can Improve Business Outcomes

Leading Agile

The goal of adopting Agile is always about achieving the desired business outcome unique to the organization that is pursuing it. Innovation. Product fit and innovation can only be addressed if you keep up with your market needs and anticipate what’s next.

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Building an Agile architecture

International Institute for Learning

This blog is part of an article that was originally published at www.bain.com/insights/agile-innovation. Agile software development is often inhibited by a company’s legacy architecture, because the new software can’t easily plug into the rest of the system. By Darrell K.

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Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Mike Griffiths

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.

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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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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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Sustaining Agility Beyond Crises

International Institute for Learning

During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, many executives were drawn to Agile management. All are hallmarks of Agile ways of working. Unfortunately, such spur-of-the-moment agility is fragile. But turning away from Agile now is a mistake.

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Everything You Need to Know About Agile BPM in 2022

nTask

Because of COVID-19, digitalization and innovative working practices have soared to the top of the list. Agile Project Management Agile Framework Business Proposal Process

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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.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

The Disciplined Agile Mindset. By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. In this blog I describe the mindset behind PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit, overviewed in Figure 1. Whence the Agile Manifesto?

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Leadership and Change Agility

International Institute for Learning

Innovation. Leadership and Change Agility Tips, Methods & Insights By Jane Morgan What’s the most important thing to consider when you start down the road to agility? What are some tips for an agile-based planning approach?

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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.

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Why Do An Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

Adopting Agile is never about adopting an Agile methodology. Agile process is—at best—a means to an end. Some of the common goals of going Agile are: . Most companies adopt Agile because they believe that it’s more efficient and that it will reduce costs.

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How to Create an Agile Release Plan?

Agilemania

One of the biggest challenges in agile project management is determining what tasks are needed to complete a project, how long each should take, and who needs to carry them out. What is an Agile Release Plan? The objective of Agile Release Planning. Certified Agile Coaching.

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How to Track Progress During Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Agile necessitates that we measure progress a certain way. What do we want out of Agility? Small groups of encapsulated teams that we call Expeditions, moving to a Basecamp, an intermediate goal along the way, are the primary unit of measure in an Agile Transformation.

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