Fostering the IT Business Dialogue Part 2: The new language of business
In the first part of this short series, I focused on aspects of IT that people on the business side typically don’t keep abreast of. That lag creates tension in IT-Business relationships, which in turn slows down innovation. The business often does not know what modern IT is capable of - in terms of applications, speed of delivery or integration. But the same could be said reciprocally - that IT does not always keep up with the language of business. In fact, today we are seeing a new language that only a relatively small group of companies is really on top of.
Manifesto: The Innovation Economy
For the past 6 years Hack and Craft has been building products for startups and helping corporations to launch new ventures. During this time we have helped create new enterprises worth hundreds of millions of pounds, but we have also seen many teams flounder and fail. The range of teams and the problems they address is too wide to determine any recipe for success, but we have observed some basic ingredients which are common to all disruptive innovations. The main pattern in the successful teams is a very high level of interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing. It seems that an essential ingredient for viable innovation is always the synthesis of knowledge from different perspectives. With this in mind we hope H&C News will provide a forum for this knowledge sharing and help foster the innovation opportunities that arise from it. Harry McCarney MD, Hack & Craft
Growing Responsiveness: Designing the Rules of Digital Transformation
CIO or IT Director is a curious title these days, it’s becoming unsure of who it really is. Having held this title in major companies people assume that I am a technical geek of some sort. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Fostering The IT Business Dialogue Part 1: The new language of IT
To the IT department a minimum viable product can mean an opportunity to interact with customers with a basic new prototype. To a business leader, a minimum viable product might mean the minimum that is viable in the market. There are big differences between those two - from a few wireframes to help elicit interest, to a debugged system ready for prime time.
The quiet revolution that is reinventing our workplaces
Fed up with organisational politics and infighting, with people defending their departmental ‘turfs’? A radical change in our workplaces is emerging which might just see much of this consigned to the dustbin of history – and organisations where nobody is ‘unimportant’ will become commonplace.
Tech Spaghetti launch young innovators tool kit
Tech Spaghetti are crowd funding a radical new approach to teaching kids innovation skills. The concept for the Young Innovator’s Toolkit was born in late 2013, when Elliot and Leah started having conversations about how to develop innovation and creative thinking in children aged six to twelve.