Innovation

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Innovation and Planning (IP) iteration ‘heals’ the knowledge workers and the enterprise. Innovation makes our minds soar with creativity outside our mundane existence. Innovation is the lifeblood of any enterprise. Blockbuster and Blackberry anyone? Innovation all throughout the Program Increment (PI) not just in IP iteration is ideal. Innovation Riptide Engage both top-down strategic thinking with organic team-based innovations to create a synergistic ‘innovation riptide’ that powers a tidal wave of new products, services, and capabilities. Heal... have some downtime... play!
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What Would You Rather Have: an A+ …  or The Opportunity to Learn?

What Would You Rather Have: an A+ … or The Opportunity to Learn?

The industrial age gave rise to efficiency; standardization; the insane pursuit of perfection (six sigma's famous 3.4 defect parts per million (PPM). Gave rise to compliant workers mindlessly producing, everyday, what they were instructed to do...doing an A+ work. It is similar to rote learning -- the memorization of information based on repetition; doing things over and over again without really and truly learning and understanding the subject on hand... mindlessly getting an A+ grade. Steve Jobs What if you stop being a compliant worker; stop following orders? What if you do the opposite: become self-driven...become hungry and foolish... be…
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Series (7 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give your ART Downtime”

Series (7 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give your ART Downtime”

Give your agile Teams and team of Agile teams some downtime...space. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! The same is true for your ART. Let them be creative and innovative -- away from the current work -- during this downtime. Remember, innovation is very important to any enterprise's future. In SAFe, this downtime is called the 'Innovation and Planning (IP) Iteration. The last iteration before the next Program Increment (PI). Here is another beauty of this IP Iteration -- in addition to being a space for innovation: It is a built-in buffer (albeit small) between Program…
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