Season 1, Episode 3
WHICH INNOVATION SCHOOL WILL REIGN SUPREME?
Okay maybe a little too combative, but in our third webinar instalment we thought we’d have a little fun and have a debate for the century – we know each has merits but which innovation school of thought should triumph for today’s fast-changing age?
Will it be:
In the red corner, Agile Innovation – and its focus on fast iteration, sprints and building the right things
In the white corner, Lean innovation – and its focus on experiments and validating a business model fit
In the black corner, Design Thinking – and its focus on big problem solving exploration and empathy for the customer
Join the Futureproofing : Next team, Sean Moffitt and Andrea Kates, in conversation with three leading experts on each school of innovation thought.
What we’ll cover:
1. The Three Key Schools of Modern Innovation Explained
2. The Strengths of Each Innovation Approach
3. The Weaknesses of Each innovation Approach
4. When and Where to Ideally Use Each One
5. Wherever the debate takes us…
Cheer on this innovation slugfest from the digital rafters,
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About This EpisOde
7:55 Agile Innovation vs. Design Thinking vs. Lean innovation
8:55 Innovation – a Process Issue and the Popularity of Agile, Lean and Design Thinking
11:10 Introduction of Guest Panelists
15:50 Definitions, Context and Why is Each School Great…
22:30 What is each innovation school best for and what does it uniquely add to the innovation wardrobe?
27:40 What did we do before these schools being introduced?
32:15 The Donut Hole Questions & the Importance of Accelerating Product Development & Understanding Customer Insights with an Innovation Process
33:20 Examples of Each School’s Impact & Success
42:30 Innovation Gone Wild – Risks, Misunderstandings of Each School & Inappropriate Applications & Failures
45:25 Rules of Thumb to Make it Work the Best
47:30 Quick Takeaways – No One Single Agile Approach – Mindset/Customized Ways, Design Thinking – Get Close to a Customer, Lean Innovation – take control of the situation & expectations but don’t over-engineer
50:45 The Poll Results – Design Thinking is a Winner, Next Webinars, Wrap Up – Being Dumb Again
54:40 Q&A … Yes AND, Being All-In With Your Customer but do the Right Thing, The Power of Examples
Our F:N Expert Panelists:
Executive Director, Kickbox.orgMark retired earlier this year after 12 years as Adobe’s Chief Strategist and Vice President of Creativity, incubating disruptive new businesses and leading the company’s global innovation process. To empower Adobe’s 20,000 employees to develop their own ideas Randall designed Kickbox, a unique innovator’s toolbox which Fortune Magazine called “a magical cardboard bundle to kickstart creative problem solving”.
In 2015 Adobe open-sourced Kickbox leading to its adoption at thousands of enterprises, universities, governments and non-profits. Kickbox has since grown into the world’s most popular enterprise innovation process with Adobe being been named to both Forbes and Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” lists.
Beyond Kickbox, Randall’s own innovations at Adobe included the creation of new businesses such as Adobe Live and Adobe Pass, which launched the industry shift to TV Everywhere earning an Emmy Award for technical achievement. Randall also pioneered key strategic initiatives for Adobe including the $800M acquisition of Fotolia.
Managing Director, Corporate Solutions at JLLEmily is currently a Managing Director at JLL working on developing new real estate related products for large corporate organizations, and has led Innovation & Strategy teams as well as been deeply involved in driving experience for large retail organizations, with a deep focus on the Millennial and Gen Z.
Emily is a results-driven, creative, enthusiastic professional with a successful track record and expertise in corporate and retail real estate strategy, design, space planning, costing, construction and operations. Included in her mandate is to motivate teams to meet company objectives on time and on budget.
Author / Product Devlopment & Leadership Coach - Start Up PatternsAs a Silicon Valley veteran of 20 years, Sam McAfee has helped many companies build and scale new digital products, find product-market fit, and build and improve product development capabilities.
Sam works with product executives and teams to develop and ship new digital products from ideas to product-market fit and beyond. He’s worked with companies large and small, including Adobe, Sharethrough, Teach for America, Anthem, PG&E, Blackstone, Credit Sesame and many others.
He’s the author of the book Startup Patterns and a regular speaker at Lean and Agile events around the US.
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