In the ever-changing world of IT, it is challenging to create and maintain innovation activities. With more than ten years of experience working in three different companies as an innovation manager, I will try to give a fresh perspective on innovation management in the IT environment and show examples from companies all over the world. A software development environment provides many possibilities for innovation, but also puts some constraints on innovation processes that can be bypassed, bringing success to the company and innovators. Continue reading IT and Innovation
I was 15 when the war came to my town. I have just finished 1st class of high school and sent the first article to IT magazine, the second one (already agreed) was never sent as I have no place … Continue reading Disturbance to Life
After invention of steam engine, there was years, in some parts of the world even half of the century or more to feel the 1st industrial revolution. Now, 4th industrial revolution is coming much faster and changes that it brings … Continue reading 4th industrial revolution will change companies from the inside
What is the creative process of writers? How the literature stars of our time produce their creativity? How to start writing and how to keep it going? Let’s start with the writer who become known after My Struggle series. This … Continue reading Creative process of writers (in 21st Century)
Davila&Epstein has done it again. After their first book “Making Innovation Work” (Davila, Epstein, Shelton 2006.) they are back with “The Innovation Paradox – Why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change”.
After reading dozens of innovation & creativity books I stopped thinking that there could be a new great book which will enforce me to underline 1/3 of content but here we are… Continue reading “The Innovation Paradox – book review”
The first, or “zero phase,” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to step behind your idea. The ideal candidate could be: a colleague, a superior or an investor. Ideally you want to find someone in the organization who can fund your idea, or help you find a way to fund it. This will give your idea a push. There may be a need for fine-tuning the rationale and ironing out the technical details to get it through the various stages of the process. Continue reading “Prototype and Get the First Follower!”
Many Innovation books share the same content, some also the same form and style, this book – on the other hand, is written from the different perspective as some kind of innovation manual.
To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better. Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”
This is second post to the “7innovation method” series. First “awakening” part of the process is to launch initial contest which will “feel the pulse” of the organization and discover innovative persons. This contest could be a wide futuristic strategic … Continue reading “The Method” – Awakening and Selection
Zara. Many of us wandered around their trendy shops or browsed their top-of-the-class website without knowing very much about company behind that brand. So, what makes this Spanish brand so successful?
Simply: Zara is one of greatest examples of process innovation.
How can any software developer become an Innovator? Is it possible that innovations exist in any software company?
Software development in small and middle size companies can be encouraged in the same manner as in big companies. The effort and the time spent surely must be scaled, but the general principle which should bring the innovation culture into the teams can be copied.
The “zero phase” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to get behind your idea.
Idea can be shortly explained to a colleague at work or to a friend at the coffee shop, where first comments should encourage to further thinking and reshaping of idea.