5 reasons innovation is needed more than ever
Plato once said: “necessity is literally the mother of invention” and he continues to be correct. There is increasing evidence that the lockdown is a catalyst for a huge wave of innovation across industry, business, and everyday life.
Why you still need a physical office with a distributed work model
Distributed agile working is at the core of Hack and Craft. And now coronavirus has forced most companies into remote working, its benefits are becoming clear even to the most traditional businesses.
Effectively using data to measure product success at every stage of its lifecycle
The product lifecycle has changed indelibly, and the effective use of data is driving that change every step of the way.
Process Model Innovation: A vital part of Modern Dual Innovation
The way we think about innovation has been trapped in stage-gate methodology for too long but now we have new theories of how innovation should work. However, there is a complexity to the economy and the enterprise that innovation thinkers need to boil down to a new set of principles.
Think like a startup?
Should large companies be looking to act like a startup? Sure, but like everything in business, the simple idea carries important nuances.
Change activism for the really agile enterprise
When we talk about change in the organisation, when we discuss agile, we are often automatically talking about a method. We are referencing an agreed process for bringing change about and for how to work. Perhaps this logical progression from method to outcome is not the reality of many companies. I want to talk instead of change activism, to champion the idea that activists for change are needed and that this activism, the campaign for change, is good for the enterprise. Activists can bring about a different form of agility, one that is infused with a strong sense of humanity with very significant social values attached.
Agile, Dual Innovation and Process Model Innovation: Where to lay your bets
In traditional discussions of innovation there was always a divide between execution and innovation. Or put another way, process model innovation (changing the core) has been something of a taboo. A belief grew up that execution, the process, has to be protected from change.
The Modern Leadership Challenge
There are leadership challenges in growing a business - as many millennials now know! But there are stranger and perhaps tougher leadership challenges in changing a business.
Design as Culture. The Problem of Humanising Innovation
Design thinking is more than just innovation. It is a broadly based approach to solving problems. But does it go far enough in humanising the world around us? Hack and Craft talked to one of the leaders of the design thinking movement in Europe, Arne Van Oosterom.
Flow vs Agile: The Battle for a Consistent Innovation Method
Most organisations have gone some way now towards implementing agile development techniques. It’s likely as well that they will be using lean in other areas of innovation. The idea that innovation can and should be done as cheaply as possible has taken hold in business as we all seek to innovate more and faster for the sake of survival (and prosperity of course!). Along with it, though, should come the realisation that a lot of what passes for innovation is wasted effort. We are applying methods to a process without asking if the process itself is really necessary or efficient.