Propel by Scaling Innovation
Say the word “Innovation” and it invokes different reactions – Some find it exciting whereas other find it management gimmick and buzz word. In this era of digital transformation, innovation has become even more important with companies expecting to bring in innovation culture to their teams. With agile bringing in culture of rapid deliveries, continuous feedback, teams often face the dichotomy of being innovative and delivering what is asked by the product management at the same time. In such situation only focusing on delivering what is needed often wins with innovation taking a back seat. In large enterprises, often innovation is left to a small focused group which further delineates the larger agile delivery teams which may have differentiated solutions that could translate to next big idea for the company. This talk explores some practical tips and techniques on what can be done to address such challenges and help organization to stay ahead.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Total 45 minutes will be divided as follows
Part 1: Introduction
0-5 min: Game 1 on lateral & creative thinking
5-10 min: Importance of innovation in digital era
10 – 15 min: Impediments seen while bringing in focus on innovation in agile teams / programs. Few highlighted below
- Focusing only on sprint goal
- Inefficient use of Innovation fund
- No room for failure
- Group think trap
15 – 20 min: Theory on different types of innovation and what assists in innovation
20 – 30 min: Translating theory into tips & techniques to infuse innovation in agile teams / programs. Few highlighted below
- Tips for Management level e.g. Negotiating time, Measurements
- Tips for Team member level e.g. Pair rotation, Utilizing retrospectives
- Tips for Coach / Transformation Head level e.g. Golden Stories in Backlog, Ignite creative thinking spark during agile ceremonies
30 – 35 min: Practical benefits seen in agile teams / programs after implementing these techniques
35 - 40 min: Game 2 on lateral & creative thinking & Wrap-Up
40 – 45 min: Q&A
Audience will get practical insight into what can help to jumpstart an innovation based focus in large companies.
Scrum masters, executives, agile coaches, transformation leads
Prerequisites for Attendees
Experience with working in large agile programs and large enterprises is desirable
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