Agile innovation by Francesc Güell


Innovation always has a point of rupture and qualitative leap, but nowadays, in an environment of accelerated change, it has more to do with 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 between the design and client.

Agile innovation addresses the three critical drivers of success: accelerating the innovation process; reduce the risks inherent to uncertainty and compromise the organization and its broader ecosystem in the effort.

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Innovation and ‘learning organisation’ (1)

The emergence of innovation is linked to the action of two engines:
°         Responding to needs identified in the market. This is often called ‘Pull’ mode.
°         The other motor is imposed by the application of new technologies to market. This is often called “Push” mode.
The concept of open innovation came to be a new innovation strategy under which …

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12 topics relevant to entrepreneurs:

There is a rush from all institutions, to encourage people to create new businesses. But in our culture and environment it is not easy for the barriers to be overcome if someone decide to go ahead.
Neither the environment nor culture, nor the administration, they will facilitate the process. Especially in regards to financing and credit support.
As for the people, what is striking is the lack of training in basic business issues and loneliness that must be confronted with decisions that can then be crucial.

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Barometer of innovation: A new self-assessment tool.

This is a tool for evaluation and self-assessment on innovation management and innovation capability of companies and organisations.
It focuses on the areas that we think are the key for success of the process and the creation of an innovative culture.
Innovation is considered as a process and designed with agile methodologies and customer focusand represented as a continuous flow…

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Francesc Güell: Agile 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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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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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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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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