Presentation: Becoming Agilely Innovative
Abstract: For quite some time now, the terms “Agile” and “Innovation” have been the “talk of the town.” Companies are asking “how can we get ahead and stay ahead of our competitors?” Government is asking how can we better serve our communities with reduced budgets?
These questions all too often lead to Agile transformations and innovation contests. But ensuring innovation success is more than just doing things faster or randomly trying new stuff. To really ensure innovation success, an organization must make innovation and proper project management a part of their very being. It requires mechanisms to capture feedback. It requires the freedom for employees to explore new technologies and business strategies. It requires the ability to track and fund ideas that are working while decommissioning ideas that aren’t.
This presentation will walk through the methods and techniques required to marry Agile and innovation to the fabric of an organization using some new and some seasoned project management practices. We will highlight how current trends of Open Architecture solutions, Platform-as-a-Service approach and Big Data environments can lead to organizations quickly scaling their capabilities and produce greater business insights. And we will highlight how management can stay engaged and set their organization’s direction, without stifling the creativity of their employees.
PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management
Biography: Steve Palmer is an accomplished, focused, and enthusiastic businessman with a passion for all things innovation. His company, Ever Evolving, Inc., created the InnoSpecting Framework to help organizations who are in need of help scaling, diversifying or modernizing with a consistent and effective way to experiment with, and capitalize on any successful, new business initiatives.