Agile innovation by Francesc Güell

by  FRANCESC GÜELL

Innovation always has a point of rupture and qualitative leap. But continuous innovation in an environment of accelerated change, requires a structured process that creates ‘innovation culture’.

The ‘agile’ concept and methodology allows continuous and successful innovation, accelerating the whole process, reducing risks, and maintaining a flow of projects and programs in continuous iteration.

Agile innovation addresses the three critical succes drivers:

  • Accelerating the innovation process
  • Reduce the risks inherent to uncertainty
  • And compromise the organization and its broader ecosystem in the effort.

Latest posts:

Innovation in Europe by “regions”

The Regional Innovation Scoreboard (RIS) is a regional extension of the EIS, which assesses the performance of innovation in the regions.
A trend in innovation is grouping into territories and countries most innovators.
Basque Contry is the spanish community with the highest innovation rate but ranks in position 132 of 238 regions.

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Results of European Innovation 2019

The European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) is a well-established tool for measuring results in innovation, developed by the European Commission and with the aim of providing a comparative analysis of the performance of innovation in EU countries, neighbouring and other countries.
This website has referred to these reports, with some summaries, since 2014.
The European Commission published in June the 2019 edition of the EIS.

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Forecasting innovation

Forecasts are a substantial part of any “Business Plan”.
In any innovation project or ‘startup’, at some time it’s necessary to carry out and present a “Business Plan”.
What tools do we have to make forecasts?

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Innovation + Agility = Agile Innovation

Agile Innovation Management Course 2019

Upcoming dates:

Barcelona, January 13 & 14, 2020.

In addition, on demand may be organized for groups of between 6 and 15 people from one or more organizations.

The duration may also be adapted to the needs and is usually 16 or 24 hours. It can be scheduled in 2 full days or in 4-6 sessions of 4 hours.

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CREATING A NEW COMPANY

12 tracks for entrepreneurs

Creating a new company is an exciting process in which, from the beginning, two factors should not be missing: innovation and agility.

Neither our environment and culture, nor the administration, will facilitate the process. Especially in terms of financing and support for new projects.

As for people, what is most striking is the lack of knowledge in basic business processes and the loneliness with they have to face decisions that can later be key.

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HARMONIZING...

Innovation and performance

Innovation and performance are not contradictory terms, but on the contrary, they are complementary. So that the higher innovation the better the performance.

However, they can produce tensions in the organization, since one is directed to the future and the other is a subject of the present. There are two basic processes that compete for resources. That is why I speak of 'harmonizing' innovation with performance.

Innovation is the fundamental resource to improve performance. But innovation is a change and it is a process that must be covered by the entire organization.

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SELF APPRAISAL

Tool to assess innovation management

A tool to evaluate innovation management and the ability of organisations to innovate.

The scope covers:

Development of new products or services, new internal processes, new positioning initiatives in the market and the generation of new concepts and platforms.

The results will be shown in two graphs of six and twelve axes, which allows to decide what type of improvement actions should be undertaken.

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INNOVATION IS STRATEGY

The strategy on one page

A single page should be sufficient to effectively communicate vision and strategy formulated through a few main or strategic axes.

That's why we present a model that is:

* A way to express the vision and strategy in a clear and summarized way.

* A tool to help SMEs.

* An efficient formulation with limited time and resources.

* A guide to define the strategic axes and clear objectives.

* Simplify communication.

* The construction is based on what we call "Strategy Tree".

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INNOVATION IS A PROCESS

Innovate

If we say to innovate is to bring good ideas to reality, with success and continuously, then is not the result of genius, chance or luck, it's a process. A process that is designed, implemented and improved in all companies and organizations and favors the creation of an innovative culture.
Innovating is no longer an option, it is imperative and it means:
.-Do something new. Innovate in products or services.
- Positioning in the market or segment in a different or new way. Innovate in the value proposition and in the positioning in the market.
- Do things differently. Innovate internal processes.
- Change paradigm. Create a new "mental model" or category.

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OTHER COURSES

Courses and active workshops

These active courses and workshops are intended for a team from your own organization to put into practice the concepts that we let at their disposal.

They are preformed since 2005 but are redesigned and refined annually based on the experiences acquired with the participating companies and organizations. All can be adapted specifically to the needs of your company.

Topics of courses and workshops
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New collaboration

DM Integration

It's a pleasure to announce that we have started a partnership to collaborate as a team with Dave Manning, DM Integration. Dave has great experience in process integration, what we call here ‘Harmonic Integral Management’.
He also works in leadership, personal and team development, through his company, ‘Horses4Change’.
To have access to his experience and that of his associates will be a great contribution in supporting the innovation strategy that we intend to extend.

DM Integration

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