Building LongTerm Innovative
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Wikispeed
Innovation?
• Come up with a
new way of
solving a problem

• Applies to
product, process,
business
Innovation Myths
• Happens over
night

• Comes from one
innovative person

• ...who does his
thing in a corner

• It’s ver...
Innovation Reality
• It’s iterative
and incremental

• Comes from a team
• Includes copying
ideas

• Applies to
Products,
...
Me: Maria Diaconu
• Founder and CEO
Mozaic Works

• Entrepreneur,
Startups mentor

• Founder of AgileWorks
community

• Fo...
Innovation
Ingredients
• Culture
• Innovation
Framework

• Ideas
• Experiments
• Projects
Culture
• Transparency
• Collaboration
• Diversity
• Safe environment
• Courage
• Focus
• Execution
excellence
Experiments
Projects
Ideas
Cu
lt
ur
e

Innovation Framework
Ideas

• Ideas are free
• Collect them
• Make them visible
Refine ideas
Business Case

•Expected Benefits
•Estimated cost of implementation
•Risks involved
Culture for Ideas
DON’T:

•Laugh at others
ideas

•Attribute ideas
incorrectly
DO:

•Communicate vision,
constraints, need...
Experiments - Why
• Validate
hypothesis

• Learn fast
• Discover relevant
information
Experiments - How?
• Hypothesis
• Measurable
Criteria (when
possible)

• A Relevant
Duration
Experiments: Culture
• If it succeeded,
what did you learn?

• If it failed, what
did you learn?

Failure is good, as
long...
Projects: Why?
• Innovation just
for its own sake
is useless

• Increase revenue
• Decrease costs
Projects: How?

• Incremental &
iterative
approach

• With PM or selforganized
Projects: Culture
• Execution
excellence

• Stop starting,
start finishing

• Empower the team
Experiments
Projects
Ideas
Cu
lt
ur
e

Innovation Framework
Start innovating!

maria.diaconu@mozaicworks.com
Twitter: fireladyM
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Building great businesses depends on team innovation. But innovation doesn't only happen because of an innovation process or because of one particular person. Each team member can contribute with creativity, experience, knowledge for creating within the team something new, something amazing for the clients and for the company. A structured approach for coaching the team to become aware of their strengths and how they can grow and innovate together it is a good start for the companies taking the innovation road for their products.

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Maria Diaconu, Mozaic Works - Building long term innovative teams

  1. 1. Building LongTerm Innovative
  2. 2. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Wikispeed
  3. 3. Innovation? • Come up with a new way of solving a problem • Applies to product, process, business
  4. 4. Innovation Myths • Happens over night • Comes from one innovative person • ...who does his thing in a corner • It’s very visible
  5. 5. Innovation Reality • It’s iterative and incremental • Comes from a team • Includes copying ideas • Applies to Products, Processes, Business Models
  6. 6. Me: Maria Diaconu • Founder and CEO Mozaic Works • Entrepreneur, Startups mentor • Founder of AgileWorks community • Former: Software Developer, Quality Manager, Coach, Trainer
  7. 7. Innovation Ingredients • Culture • Innovation Framework • Ideas • Experiments • Projects
  8. 8. Culture • Transparency • Collaboration • Diversity • Safe environment • Courage • Focus • Execution excellence
  9. 9. Experiments Projects Ideas Cu lt ur e Innovation Framework
  10. 10. Ideas • Ideas are free • Collect them • Make them visible
  11. 11. Refine ideas Business Case •Expected Benefits •Estimated cost of implementation •Risks involved
  12. 12. Culture for Ideas DON’T: •Laugh at others ideas •Attribute ideas incorrectly DO: •Communicate vision, constraints, needs
  13. 13. Experiments - Why • Validate hypothesis • Learn fast • Discover relevant information
  14. 14. Experiments - How? • Hypothesis • Measurable Criteria (when possible) • A Relevant Duration
  15. 15. Experiments: Culture • If it succeeded, what did you learn? • If it failed, what did you learn? Failure is good, as long as you learn from it
  16. 16. Projects: Why? • Innovation just for its own sake is useless • Increase revenue • Decrease costs
  17. 17. Projects: How? • Incremental & iterative approach • With PM or selforganized
  18. 18. Projects: Culture • Execution excellence • Stop starting, start finishing • Empower the team
  19. 19. Experiments Projects Ideas Cu lt ur e Innovation Framework
  20. 20. Start innovating! maria.diaconu@mozaicworks.com Twitter: fireladyM
  21. 21. Photos Attribution http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-transparent-lexus-lfa/full/#photo-324890 http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/profotokris/profotokris1201/profotokris120100002/11904035-cuisine-choice-cooking-ingredients-bea http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Eisklettern_kl_engstligenfall.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Military_laser_experiment.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentfin/8148936974/sizes/c/in/photostream/ http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7211160284_9d0e54fb90_o.jpg http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5136998041_612a6ede3b_o.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Agile_Project_Management_by_Planbox.png http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Kyle_Busch_2009.jpg

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