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UNLEASHING THE POWER
OF INNOVATION
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THE RISE AND FALL
OF THE MAD SCIENTIST
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“The competitiveness race demands a constant flow of
new ideas, as well as innovative leadership using
different methods and tools to direct the change.”
- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice
President and Prime Minister of the UAE
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CREATIVITY
Use of imagination or original ideas
to create something of value
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A new method, idea, product, etc.
Changing something established,
especially by launching new
methods, ideas, or products
INNOVATION
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EVOLUTION
A gradual process in which
something changes into a
different and usually more
complex or better form.
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EVOLUTIONARY INNOVATION
ROOF CABRIOLET CONVERTIBLE
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REVOLUTIONARY INNOVATION
WHEEL-
BARROW
HORSE AND
CARRIAGE
TRUCK
AIRPLANE
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Don’t know what will work
We filter information
CHALLENGES
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A CREATIVE PROCESS
FOCUS STIMULI CONNECTION
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SELECT FOCUS
FOCUS
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INTRODUCE STIMULI
= MAKE CONNECTION
(EXISTING PATTERN)
DIESLIVES
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CHANGE PATTERN!
DIES
NEVER
DIES
LIVES
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NOW WHAT?
NEW STIMULI =
NO PATTERN EXISTS =
NO FILTERING
NEVER
DIES
LIVES
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FORCED CONNECTION
NEVER
DIES
NEW STIMULI
CREATES NEW
CONNECTIONS
LIVES
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Solution
CREATIVITY NEEDS STIMULI
Problem
Constraint
Opportunity
DOMAIN X DOMAIN Y
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BUSINESS IT Solution
Solution
Solution
COLLABORATION GIVES STIMULI
Problem
Problem
ProblemProblem
Problem
Solution
Solution
Solution
Problem
Problem
Solution
Problem
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PLACES FOR MEETINGS
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COMMUNICATION REQUIRES TRUST
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FEAR CONTROLS US
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FEAR SHIFTS OUR FOCUS
Fear of loosing face/shame
Fear of not being promoted
Fear of loosing job
Fear of being different
Fear of being blamed
Fear of being responsible
Fear of managers
Fear of not affording school
Fear of mistakes
Fear of changes
Fear of uncertainty
Fear of failure
Fear of cost overrun
Fear of not having family
time
Fear of delays
Fear of building the wrong
product
Fear of bugs
...
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MAD SCIENTISTS HAVE NO FEARS
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FEW OF US ARE MAD SCIENTISTS
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FEW COMPANIES HIRE MAD SCIENTISTS
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DON’T FEAR FAILURES
–
CELEBRATE FAILING FAST
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INNOVATION REQUIRES...
STIMULI
COMMUNICATION & MEETING PLACES
TRUST
IT’S NOT
ENOUGH!
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WE NEED TIME TO INNOVATE
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WE NEED A SAFE HAVEN
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SELF ORGANIZATION
What we plan for them
to do
MANAGEMENT
PLAN
WE NEED AUTONOMY
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EMBRACE UNCERTAINTY
IT CREATES
OPPORTUNITIES
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SELF ORGANIZATION TEACHES
TEAMS TO FISH
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IT CREATES COMMITMENT
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IT MAKES YOU GROW
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WE NEED TO REFLECT & LEARN
IF I HAVE SEEN FURTHER IT
IS BY STANDING ON THE
SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
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SO INNOVATION REQUIRES...
STIMULI
COMMUNICATION & MEETING PLACES
TRUST
TIME & A SAFE HAVEN
AUTONOMY
EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING
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SO INNOVATION REQUIRES...
OH, YOU MEAN
STIMULI FROM CROSS FUNCTIONAL & CROSS DOMAIN TEAM
COMMUNICATION & MEETING PLACES LIKE DAILY STAND UPS & RETROSPECTIVES
TRUST FROM OPENNESS, FEEDBACK AND TRANSPARENCY
TIME & A SAFE HAVEN LIKE TIME BOXES AND LIMITED WIPS
AUTONOMY FROM SELF ORGANIZATION
EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY LIKE CONTINOUSLY ADAPTING PROCESS AND SCOPE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING LIKE ITERATIONS & RETROSPECTIVES?
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Yes,
THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT I MEAN!!!
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BE AGILE
DITCH THE MAD SCIENTIST
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FEAR NO SHAME – FEAR NO FAILURE
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”The most difficult thing is the decision to act.
The rest is merely tenacity.”
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Thank You
March 19, 2016
agilemiddleeast.org
@ahab1972
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