Agile Innovation

Innovate is to bring good ideas into reality, continuously and successfully. It means converting knowledge and ideas into new products or services, new or improved processes to obtain competitive advantages. Any innovation can mean a radical leap, something that the market has never seen, or it can be incremental, taking an existing concept and improving, turning it into something new. In both cases, innovation is the result of the process of managing a continuous flow of projects and programs that channels…

Webinar: Innovation urgency

The objective is to convey the need and urgency of innovation in all organizations and in all areas. The thesis is that innovation is key to improving the macro and micro economy, and that in times of crisis, the most innovative companies and territories do better. The existence of barriers to innovation slows down economic and social development in the areas in which we operate. Accelerated and abrupt changes such as the current crisis caused by Covid-19 have further catalyzed the urgency…

What is the definition of strategy?

Suggested that a strategy be 35 words to ensure understanding across the organisation, there appears to be confusion. Dr. Pete Compo, author of the upcoming book "The Emergent Approach"™ to Strategy, reviewed over 70 definitions from many sources. A strategy is the central rule of a framework, designed to unify all actions and decisions around busting the bottleneck to achieving the foremost aspiration. This definition retains what is useful in the 70 definitions and solves the identified problems.

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.

Innovation is change (& 2)

We finished the first part of this article listing some models of change management: Michael Doyle, John P. Kotter and Managed Change Model of LaMarsh Global. We continue with a brief description of these and a summary of the practical methodology used for the implementation. We work in three layers or simultaneous levels. The three begin with where the change begins: the "identification" or "discovery" of the very need of change. Education and communication are critical throughout all the process.…
Fundaments to change

Innovation is change (1)

Innovation is a change. Like any change, requires effort, generates resistance and needs vision and leadership. To innovate, change is required in the culture, in the organization, in the strategy and in the way of working. Crisis and recession are also engines for change generation. They are not only providing threats but also opportunities. In many cases, it's necessary to think and act counter current. Remove elements of pessimism, but keep being realistic and almost objective to evaluate the new facts and…

8 views on innovation and agile innovation

This article features eight views or faces on innovation and agile innovation. Innovation is a very used word and in many areas. Everyone seems to agree that it must be encouraged and that all companies and organizations should focus their strategy on innovation, especially SMEs and new companies. But the concept that is being explained in these different areas does not always coincide. I think I should first clarify the concept that I am going to apply here to the word…

We want to innovate, but we don’t get results.

"we want to innovate, but it is difficult for us. We don’t get results." Why?  What's going on? Our resources are limited, we are a medium / small company, but with no doubt, each one is competent in their field. Our goal is to launch new products on a regular basis, to replace some low margin and very competitive prices ones. But the results are not good. We try to formally advance with several projects, but all are delayed, and the launching times…

New Agile Innovation course 2018. Accelerate innovation flow as a business strategy.

This course has been running since 2006. We are redesigning and perfecting it every year from the experiences with the participating companies and organizations. Can be arranged on request for groups of 6 -15 people, from one or more companies or organizations. Can be adapted to specific needs, and be presented between 16 and 24 hours, 2 full days or programmed for 4-6 sessions of 4 hours. Our methodology includes meeting with companies before and after the course.

Innovation needs to remove barriers

Innovation and change. Innovation needs to remove barriers. I am convinced that organizations, and as such companies, behave and evolve as open systems. An open system is anyone who interacts and communicates with the social environment. Which, as a first consequence, is that to survive and develop they must adapt continuously. In fact, in a social changing environment, they will never be fully adapted. The human being is an open biological system, innovative in nature since, in the course of evolution, it…

Innovation in Spain continues to decline

Results of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) 2016: Spain is ranked at 20 of the 28 members of the EU in the last index of innovation performance in Europe and walks away, year after year, to reach the European average. Innovation in Spain continues to decline.   Despite the official propaganda, often reinforced by the media, innovation in Spain continues its fall and it seems that not even an awareness of it is encouraged.