Find your company's unique innovation style and nurture it into a powerful competitive advantage. Praised by business leaders worldwide, Agile Innovation is the authoritative guide to survival and success in today's "innovate or die" business world. This revolutionary approach combines the best of agile with the world's leading methods of innovation to present a crisp, articulate, and proven system for developing the breakthrough capabilities every organization must master to thrive today and tomorrow.You already know that effective innovation doesn't happen by accident—it is achieved by careful design. Agile Innovation addresses the three critical drivers of innovation success: accelerating the innovation process; reducing the risks inherent in innovation; and engaging your entire organization and your broader ecosystem in the innovation effort. The key frameworks described here build on the proven success of Agile to provide a comprehensive and customizable master-plan approach to sustained innovation improvement in the five critical performance areas: strategy, portfolio, process, culture, and infrastructure. Major topics include: the power of agile in the innovation process, how to overcome innovation risk, the best tools to evoke engagement and collaboration, branding as an integral element of innovation, and the best leadership skills and practices that create the special environment that enables transformative growth. Readers will learn specifically how to create better ideas, develop them more efficiently, and work together more profitably and effectively to achieve breakthroughs.The insights offered in this book are highlighted in 11 detailed case studies illustrating the world's best innovation practices at Wells Fargo, Nike, Volvo, Netflix, Southwest Airlines, NASA, The New York Times, and others in dozens of specific business examples, two dozen powerful and unique techniques and methods, and a full set of implementation guidelines to put these insights into practice.
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