Culture, Collaboration, & Creativity: How to Keep Your Corporate Innovation Lab Relevant

Innovation Labs often don’t create the impact they’ve promised and many eventually fail. Capital One’s Innovation Lab, founded in 2011, has evolved to stay relevant throughout the years. In this session, Amber King, Senior Manager of Accelerator Operations talks about how the Labs' operating model has changed over the years, the details of how the Lab's new accelerator model works, how we incorporate Lean Start-up, Design Thinking, Google Design Sprints, Scrum, and Kanban techniques on our teams and what has triggered the need to reinvent the Labs' model in order to continue to push for disruptive innovation.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Introduction to Capital One's Innovation Lab
  2. Overview of different types of Innovation Labs/Accelerators
  3. Capital One Labs' historical operating models
  4. Why C1 Labs is pivoting to an accelerator model
  5. How the accelerator model works
    1. Programming
    2. Incorporation of agile techniques from Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, Google Design Sprints, Scrum, and Kanban
  6. Q&A

Learning Outcome

  1. Understand the differences between different types of Labs and Accelerators
  2. Understand how Capital One Labs' operating model has changed over time
  3. Understand the programming details of Capital One's accelerator
  4. Understand how the Capital One Labs uses various agile methodologies & techniques

Target Audience

Anyone interested in corporate and team innovation, including managers, agile coaches, agile release train engineers, and individual contributors.

Prerequisite

Nothing. I'll go over the basic types of innovation labs, accelerators, etc in the session.

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