Why Companies and Government Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation

Steve Blank

The type of disruption most companies and government agencies are facing is a once-in-every-few-centuries event. Ultimately, companies and government agencies need to stop doing this or they will fail. In government agencies process versus product has gone further.

7 Strategies To Enhance Agility In The Face Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Moving forward, you should expect the market volatility to increase, driven not only by customers, but by new technology, changing government regulations, and a surge in new competitors.

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7 Principles Of Business Agility To Dodge Disaster

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Moving forward, you should expect the market volatility to increase, driven not only by customers, but by new technology, changing government regulations, and a surge in new competitors.

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Agility Is The Key To Survival In Good Times And Bad

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Moving forward, you should expect the market volatility to increase, driven not only by customers, but by new technology, changing government regulations, and a surge in new competitors.

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To Survive the Rebound Will Require More Agility

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change. Here are the key aspects of agility requiring focus: Eliminating bureaucracy. An agile company starts with agile leadership at the top.

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Are You Agile Enough for the New Business Economy?

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change. Look for new volatility, caused by inflation or deflation, new government regulations, and of course new technology and even more determined competitors. These volatile markets are already creating unexpected opportunities and risks – you must be alert and agile enough to spot them and adapt quickly to survive and prosper.

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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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Business Agility will Prosper on the Rebound

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change. But volatile markets do create unexpected opportunities – if you are alert and agile enough to spot them and adapt quickly.

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The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

“The future is inherently unpredictable,” insists the small company, spurred on by Lean and Agile mindsets. Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

The Future of Government: Hayward & the Lean Startup

Startup Lessons Learned

It’s been exciting to watch the Lean Startup movement grow from a practice utilized in the tech world to one implemented in a wide variety of sectors ranging from enterprise to education, religious organizations, nonprofits, and government groups. When we talk about government, we mean both the macro outfits whose work affects the entire country (perhaps you’ve heard of the IRS ) and regionally-focused groups alike. I also think politics can derail these efforts by city governments.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. “We’ve Over the last two months the U.S.

Austin’s Paper Census: Helping Government Break Up with Paper

Austin Startup

We’re super lean and agile,” says Ortiz Shields, who works with two researchers in the city’s Office of Design & Delivery. Where do you start when you decide to become a smart city ? For Austin, one of the first steps is going paperless.

Social, Agile, and Transformation: Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research

ctotodevelopers.blogspot.com

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover several topics including agile software development, software startups, web 2.0, Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research. 2) The agile "happy place". Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. Agile!

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How Code for America Makes Good Government Great

Reid Hoffman

" In comparison, federal, state, and local government spend around $411 billion a year providing similar safety-net services. " And yet as statistics like the ones above suggest, even today’s most ambitious philanthropists are hard-pressed to match the resources the government has at its disposal. In reality, we can support both privately funded efforts to promote public good and support government as well. Every year in the U.S.,

The Board and the CIO: Benefits of a Strong Relationship

Board Effect

As board directors have become more familiar with the importance of modern governance strategies and techniques, they’re recognizing the business advantages that are associated with speed, agility, and innovation.

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100 Startups Join Forces with Air Force Stakeholders at Inaugural Spark Collider Event

Austin Startup

Since most of our lives are governed by maintenance, innovation becomes a form of deviating from the norm and creating constructive conflict. It’s critical to understand the systems and programs in place when trying to work with the government.

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The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Deliberate combinations, aka concept blends, can be done by individuals, companies, non-profits, or governments. 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 Corporate Innovation is Harder Now

Steve Blank

I shared my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies. 08:18 Agile Development and Lean – Eric Ries. 13:58 Startups operate with alacrity, agility and at times a death wish. 27:30 We can’t afford to have our government go out of business. I was at Stanford in the Graduate School of Business and was interviewed by Peter Gardner of StartGrid for his On The Road podcast.

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Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Steve Blank

If you read these quotes, you’d think they were from a CEO who just took over a company facing disruption from agile startups and a changing environment. Instead the focus is on global and rapid maneuver capabilities of smaller, dispersed units to “increase agility, speed, and resiliency.

How to Stop Playing “Target Market Roulette”: A new addition to the Lean toolset

Steve Blank

In large companies and government agencies the problem is even more acute. By having gamed out multiple markets, you can bake agility into the DNA of your venture – a key component in the Lean methodology. Worksheet 3: Design your agile focus strategy.

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8 Change Triggers Every Entrepreneur Must Spot Early

Startup Professionals Musings

Look hard for unanticipated consequences of events like new government regulations on financial processes, changes in environmental patterns, or sociological changes in other countries. Re-evaluating relentlessly for the agility to survive.

We Have A Moral Obligation

Steve Blank

I was in Boston and was interviewed by The Growth Show about my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies.The interviewer was great and managed to get me to summarize several years of learning in one podcast. 7:11 Agile Engineering – Eric Ries. 17:08 Government Agency innovation limitations. 20:18 Is Innovation doomed in Companies and Government? 27:45 Why Does the Government need to be Innovative?

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. But smart people within government agencies are working to change the culture and embrace new ways of doing things. government’s open innovation and crowdsourcing competition.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. But smart people within government agencies are working to change the culture and embrace new ways of doing things. government’s open innovation and crowdsourcing competition.

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6 Keys To Convince Investors Of Your Competitive Edge

Startup Professionals Musings

Many markets, including government and education, are especially difficult to penetrate, and connections to public leaders are very valuable. Thus, the ultimate competitive advantage is the agility and insight to stay one step ahead of your competitors and changing market needs.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank

Today these potential adversaries are able to harness the power of social networks, encryption, GPS, low-cost drones, 3D printers, simpler design and manufacturing processes, agile and lean methodologies, ubiquitous Internet and smartphones.

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

As described in the HBR article “ Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything ,” we developed Lean as the business model / customer development / agile development solution stack where entrepreneurs first map their hypotheses about their business model and then test these hypotheses with customers in the field ( customer development ) and use an iterative and incremental development methodology (agile development) to build the product.

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Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

It’s a model for a government program that’s gotten the balance between public/private partnerships just right. The bill directs the expansion of I-Corps to additional federal agencies and academic institutions, as well as through state and local governments.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

It’s a model for a government program that’s gotten the balance between public/private partnerships just right. The bill directs the expansion of I-Corps to additional federal agencies and academic institutions, as well as through state and local governments.

How to Stop Playing “Target Market Roulette”: A new addition to the Lean toolset

Where to Play

In large companies and government agencies the problem is even more acute. The post How to Stop Playing “Target Market Roulette”: A new addition to the Lean toolset appeared first on Where to Play.

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Support the Startup Founders Visa with a tweet

Startup Lessons Learned

We met a number of policy makers from the White House and State Department, and had a solid Startup2Startup all about government policy and entrepreneurship. In a previous post , I asked readers for suggested topics that the US government needs to know about startups and entrepreneurs, and got some really interesting responses. His latest effort, called 2gov.org , makes it easy to contact your local, state and federal governments with just a tweet.

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The Evolution of Entrepreneurial Education and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

With the nature of work changing, the core skills entrepreneurs need to know to become practitioners are actually core skills that everybody will need to know to get a job: creativity, agility, resilience, tenacity, curiosity.

Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

Department of State manages America’s relationships with 180 foreign governments, international organizations, and the people of other countries with 270 embassies, consulates, and other posts. diplomats, government officials, and all other personnel at home and abroad.

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Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

Department of State manages America’s relationships with 180 foreign governments, international organizations, and the people of other countries with 270 embassies, consulates, and other posts. diplomats, government officials, and all other personnel at home and abroad.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2019

Steve Blank

All the teams used the Mission Model Canvas , Customer Development and Agile Engineering to build Minimal Viable Products, but all of their journeys were unique. We just finished our 4th annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford.

What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?

Startup Lessons Learned

Im writing this post from an airplane headed to Washington DC, where Ill be presenting at the Government 2.0 Im especially curious to gauge the reaction of the civilian and military representatives of our government. Ive been in a few government-themed meetings recently, so I know some of the standard answers. They are so fragile, the heavy hand of government policy could easily snuff them out while trying to help them.

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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

In addition to the proliferation of threats, most of the tools and technologies that were uniquely held by the DoD/IC or only within the reach of large nation states are now commercially available (Cyber, GPS, semiconductors, analytics, centrifuges, drones, genetic engineering, agile and lean methodologies, ubiquitous Internet, crypto and smartphones, etc.). Pete Newell and I have spent a lot of time bringing continuous innovation to government organizations.

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

Steve Blank

An existing company or government organization is primarily organized for day-to-day execution of its current business processes or mission. In reality for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed a process from start to deployment.

How Kevin O’Connor, and FindTheBest Got Lean

Steve Blank

We figured our key partners would include consumers (to contribute data much like Wikipedia’s users), manufacturers (to keep their product information updated) and the US government (to supply datasets to power our content). Staying Agile. Lean Start-up Connection: Agile Development.

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How To Secure The Future Of Your Start-Up

The Startup Magazine

From registering with the Australian Government through to sorting out your social media platforms and branding, we have got a good start for you here. That means that it needs to be legal in the eyes of the government, and in the eyes of the taxman.

Hacking for Defense & Hacking for Diplomacy – Educator/Sponsor Class

Steve Blank

Multiple teams have been engaged by government, prime contractor and VC firms for follow-on discussions/engagements. Fourth , would the same Lean Startup methodology (business model design, customer development and agile engineering) used in the Lean LaunchPad and NSF I-Corps class work here? Engage directly with potential government problem sponsors. There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo.

Hacking for Defense & Hacking for Diplomacy – Educator/Sponsor Class

Steve Blank

Multiple teams have been engaged by government, prime contractor and VC firms for follow-on discussions/engagements. Fourth , would the same Lean Startup methodology (business model design, customer development and agile engineering) used in the Lean LaunchPad and NSF I-Corps class work here? Engage directly with potential government problem sponsors. There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo.

How The Marine Corps Builds an Innovation Culture

Steve Blank

To achieve this mission, we established a framework that leveraged Marine Corps tenacity, agility, and adaptability to create a persistent culture of innovation. Jennifer Edgin is the Chief Technology Officer of the Intelligence Division at the Headquarters of the Marine Corps.