Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile

YoungUpstarts

If you keep up with the news on project management and business strategy, you’ve probably come across the buzzword “agile” more than a few times. But what does it mean to be agile and do agile as a business unit? But can agile really be used for anything, in any industry?

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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?

YoungUpstarts

If companies are to thrive in a data-driven economy, they can’t afford to be handcuffed to ‘old’ technologies; they need the flexibility and agility to move at a moment’s notice to the latest market innovations. How can your company meet the agility imperative? Agile Data Fabric.

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Escaping the Design Trap in Agile Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

The biggest trend in marketing in 2016 has been the idea of “agile marketing.” In a survey conducted by Workfront and Marketing Profs, roughly 30% of marketers are already using an agile methodology in their departments. Still, agile marketing can be intimidating, especially if you’re used to quarterly plans and static budgets. But in no arena is the impact more strenuous than the one already most subjective and onerous: design.

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Agile Marketing: How to Implement Scrum for Digital Marketing

ConversionXL

Agile marketing may not be a phrase you hear often, but it’s becoming increasingly popular and important. An Introduction to Scrum and Agile Development. The Product Owner is a key organizational figure in an agile environment. Scrum “Artifacts” for Agile Marketing.

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Selecting An Agile Coach

SVPG

Starting around 2004 and 2005 I began seeing an increasing number of teams moving to Agile, and of course the first thing they needed was training and often some coaching. I thought - incorrectly it turns out - that this would be a temporary issue, while the Agile community gained experience, especially with commercial product companies. So it''s no wonder that so many Agile trainers are bewildered by commercial product companies.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

SoCal CTO

Instead, what they had was a contract that promised Agile Software Development with Rapid Iterations and an incredibly vague list of features. In all four cases, I would claim that what's at fault is a common misunderstanding in Agile Software Development.

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Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Since there was very little documentation my time was split between the design engineers who built the system and the test and deployment team getting the system ready to go overseas. Reply 7thpixel , on June 29, 2009 at 10:23 am Said: My first start up in 1999 I was employee #10 or so and signed up for a Graphic Designer position. Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank (tags: startup) [.] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA.

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CEO of TaskTop’s Book Introduces Flow Framework to Address Why DevOps/Agile Not Enough

Hearpreneur

Most large organizations are aware that they need to undergo digital transforms, and are adopting new software delivery practices such as Agile and DevOps. Our products are designed to bring about this shift in how large-scale software is built. Business and IT leaders have been inundated for years with stories of digital disruption and urgency to act. And for the past decade, those who work in IT have been dealing with a frenzying pace of change.

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Lessons Learned: Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, November 6, 2008 Steveys Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile I thought Id share an interesting post from someone with a decidedly anti-agile point of view. Steveys Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile : "Google is an exceptionally disciplined company, from a software-engineering perspective. They take things like unit testing, design documents and code reviews more seriously than any other company Ive even heard about.

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Lessons Learned: Combining agile development with customer development

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, March 16, 2009 Combining agile development with customer development Today I read an excellent blog post that I just had to share. Jim Murphy is a long-time agile practitioner in startups. In most agile development systems, there is a notion of the "product backlog" a prioritized list of what software is most valuable to be developed next. But startups sometimes have trouble applying agile successfully.

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The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank

It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses and agile engineering to build minimum viable products. Tells you how to design new ventures with it. Product/Market fit now has its own book.

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond"

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 4, 2010 Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Kent Beck will give the opening keynote at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23.

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How Your Startup Can Compete With the Tech Giants

The Startup Magazine

Things like coding, finance; design and marketing are second-nature in startup as opposed to segmented, corporate work. Due to a small work environment, there is very little paperwork involved in startups, especially in agile development. Adopt an Agile Work Environment.

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16 Design Symbols Your Business Can Use to Improve Its Brand Identity

crowdSPRING Blog

Why use symbols in design? It’s in your best interest to make sure that every logo design choice is intentional and communicates the message you want to convey. Thoughtless design choices lead to misleading or confusing logos.

One model for an agile marketing plan

www.agilemarketingblog.com

Agile Marketing Blog. Agile marketing. Agile marketing news. Categorized | Agile marketing. One model for an agile marketing plan. Upon further reflection, this comes back to the agile vs. waterfall marketer question I raised a month ago. With that in mind, here is my ideal agile marketing plan. This post was written by: Frank Days - who has written 36 posts on Agile Marketing Blog. Can branding be agile? Designed by Mark Forrester.

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Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

” What I mean is you could use Improv problem solving tools with Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or CPS. Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving. I just completed another workshop for high level executives in the use of Improv for Problem Solving.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

They may know frameworks, like Design Thinking or Agile, and a few tools, but very few have the extensive training and experience at hands-on facilitation required to make a difference.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking. The Benefits of Innovation Training for Operational Employees. 85% of CEOs put Innovation as a Top Three priority.

Idea Generation Fails, or, How to Hose Your Next Ideation Session

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The post below is designed to be brief to read (about 500 words). If you want to learn more, consider attending my upcoming, inexpensive public workshop, “ Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking “ at the Keith House in Chicago on April 5th. Idea Generation Fails.

Twitter Link Roundup #245 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

We like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Bring Agile to the Whole Organization – crowdspring.co/1A49uxC. 6 Visual Design Principles. Design.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. Design Thinking puts an emphasis on this exploration, it’s a fundamental built into their framework, excellent!

The Psychology of Logo Design: How Fonts, Colors, Shapes and Lines Influence Purchasing Decisions

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s in your best interest to make sure that every logo design choice is intentional and communicates the message you want to convey. Thoughtless design choices lead to misleading or confusing logos. The Psychology of Fonts in Logo Design. The Psychology of Shapes in Logo Design.

Twitter Link Roundup #267 – Flawless Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! A Designer’s Introduction to “Agile” Methodology – Tuts+ Web Design Article bit.ly/1JT4QEb.

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Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. The customized session design and associated proprietary tools in Digital MoshPit are only available through GFi.

The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, March 25, 2009 The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st A surprising number of respondents in the latest Lessons Learned survey hail from one of the flourishing startup hubs in Canada. In keeping with my recent theme of blogging about upcoming events, Im happy to announce that Ill be speaking at Agile Vancouver on April 21. Combining agile development with customer developm.

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Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! 6 problems with motion design education bit.ly/1GFKNZI.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Not Design Thinking?” After a bit of gab about projects, Design Thinking, and other industry buzzwords, I promised to get back to him with a more thoughtful answer — and then I changed the topic! His design alone is a huge element of their success.

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How to Kick-Off the Design of an MVP

Austin Startup

Four tips for any UX designer joining a start-up In January 2016 I joined one of the fastest-growing startups in surgical education. Here’s my advice for anyone designing a new product for a start-up: 1. surgery startup tech ux product-design

Twitter Link Roundup #269 – Impeccable Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! How To Avoid Agility. Portfolio Design Tips and Examples – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1KQ07Em.

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Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Knowledge of frameworks like Lean, Agile, CPS and Design Thinking are essential. Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Power tools and techniques for identifying new markets (Design Thinking). The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. If you want an organization to survive, you must innovate. But innovation is more than survival, it’s the heart beat of an organization.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability? This is not innovation as we once knew it. This is not your Dad’s innovation.

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The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations .

Creating Startup Success – Customer Development + Business Model Design

Steve Blank

In previous posts I’ve talked about what the combination of Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Methodologies mean to startups and intrapreneurs in large companies; it’s the beginning of entrepreneurship as a science with its own rules and methodologies.

Twitter Link Roundup #344 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

We regularly share our favorite posts on entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, logo design , website design , startups, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Escaping the Design Trap in Agile Marketing [link] pic.twitter.com/q4bMIba7nm.

The Psychology of Logo Design: How Fonts, Colors, Shapes and Lines Influence Purchasing Decisions

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s in your best interest to make sure that every logo design choice is intentional and communicates the message you want to convey. Thoughtless design choices lead to misleading or confusing logos. The Psychology of Fonts in Logo Design. The Psychology of Shapes in Logo Design.

Case Study: UX, Design, and Food on the Table

Startup Lessons Learned

(One of the common questions I hear is how to reconcile design and user experience (UX) methods with the Lean Startup. To answer, I asked one of my favorite designers to write a case study illustrating the way they work, taking us step-by-step through a real life redesign.

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Book Short: Scrum ptious

OnlyOnce

This reading was in anticipation of an Agile Facilitation training my executive team and I are going through next week, as part of Return Path’s Agile Everywhere initiative. Book Short: Scrum ptious .

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Embracing Digital Disruption in the Business World

The Startup Magazine

The team at Everypixel asked designers, editors and experienced stock photographers to help them generate a training dataset as an example. When designers and editors scroll through Everypixel no time is wasted with trashy images. PSL: Agile Software Development for Efficient Business.

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