In my previous post, I introduced the idea of the Minimally Viable Innovation System (MVIS) as a low cost repeatable process that companies can implement to drive innovation in their organizations. In this blog post, I will describe in general terms how this process works, and how it can be implemented in 90 days.
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Everywhere you turn today, leaders are calling for more ‘innovation.’ Whether it is in business, government, or non-profits, everyone wants to be ‘innovative’ and create ‘innovative solutions.’
In Agile beyond boundaries, we discussed using agile in our interactions with stakeholders to enable stronger positive relationships with the client teams, with the focus of delivering increased value. Keeping in mind that agile manifesto values good collaboration with customers over contract negotiations, below are some of my takeaways expanding on the topic with common scenarios/statements and respective tips.
This past week, Dennis Corpman and I gave a presentation at IEEE ProCon, a long-standing annual Professional Development conference held by the Cedar Rapids section of the IEEE. Our presentation focused on lessons learned along the agile path. As a way of framing our exploration, we used Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team to examine team interactions in a daily standup, and we used elements of an Agile Mindset to examine a sprint retrospective.