How is it like to be a "cool mother"? Kalyani Mehendale, professional consultant and designer by day, mother of two beautiful kids and a drum player by night, shared with us how she's developed her professional career, and how she prioritises among the never-ending to-do list under multiple hats.
by Daryl Chan, Managing Consultant and Hong Kong Lead of why innovation!
When it comes to training, it can be difficult to get people’s attention about something they already think is common knowledge - which is often the case with Agile and innovation. Id like to share my thoughts on one particular aspect, that is if we want to provide authentic, meaningful learning outcomes, it is the responsibility of all trainers in the Agile and innovation space to create more unique experiences.
No matter where you stand on the spectrum of how people learn: digital/offline, pedagogy/andragogy, Bloom or Gagne - a few things remain constant in maximising the impact of training: experiential learning and contextual delivery.
We held a lot of training classes in 2018, and three things (out of many) that we found worked rather well:
by Yann Hamon, Founder and Managing Director of why innovation!
For over 20 years, I have been focused on helping C-level leaders to develop their competencies mainly in two key areas: cultivating an Agile mindset and incorporating innovation into strategic thinking. Whilst many CIOs are dedicated in their effort to lead ‘digital transformation’ (which is both challenging and context-specific), they may not realise the magnitude of the changes required to achieve successful, sustainable change.
By far the most common question I get asked is: “so after my organisation becomes Agile, what’s next?”
My answer today is the same as it has been over the years – that it is the wrong question to ask. Agile is not just a shiny fruit to pick from a tree, nor a stop to disembark from on a train line. Instead, it should be a journey which embraces continuous change, self-adaptivity and an open culture without adhering to immutable framework or processes.
I’d like to share some recommendations for organisations to maximize the benefit from adopting Agile, as well as several common misunderstandings to avoid.
Agile Beer Singapore is an open community and also a part of the Agile Beer Global. The community originally started in Rio de Janeiro in Oct 2016. Created by Cristiane ‘Coca’ Pitzer, the idea of Agile Beer is building a community to connect Agile professionals, organize Agile meetups in cities around the world, and spread Agile principles and practices.
We are very excited to roll out the very first Agile Beer meetup in Singapore last week. Thanks to why innovation! to host ours 1st event and Lucas Souza, Agile Coach of why innovation!, to open the new Agile Beer Community in the Red Dot City!
by Sneha Sridhar, Senior Consultant of why innovation!
Cybersecurity gained utmost focus in 2018 with incidents across almost all industry segments - healthcare, aviation and not least, social media. As we roll up our sleeves to create more secure environments in 2019, here are few insights on aligning with cybersecurity frameworks in #Agile initiatives.
The concept of a “totem” originates from the indigenous North American Ojibwe culture. It could be a spirit being, object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of believers. At why innovation!, we like to use this concept to guide our regular gatherings - as our consultant Pedro Pimentel described, “(it is) to celebrate, to admire, to pray, to evolve!”
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Red Dot Innovation on Customer Insights Wrap up
Whoever you are, a customer insights manager, a sales representative, a business strategist, a marketer or even a HR executive, you are facing an increasing volume of data nowadays. Everyone talks about data intelligence and developing strategies from analysis and insights, but how to really put foot on the ground and adopt the most suitable data approach for your own organization? During the latest Red Dot Innovation meet up in Singapore, November 14, Thursday, several customer insight experts have shared about leveraging data effectively and smartly, in today’s fast moving digital sphere.
Customer insights have become a key lever to business strategy and profit growth.
Do you want to learn more from experts about the way to collect and analyse Customer data, their impact on organisations and the risk to companies that disregard Customer-centricity?
Join us at this Red Dot Innovation Meetup on Customer Insights on Wednesday, November 14th from 06:30pm !
We will be hosted by Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/sg/home) in Suntec Tower Five (5 Temasek Blvd, #09-01).
why innovation! will be running an Introduction to Design Thinking with PMI Hong Kong.
When: Wednesday, May 30th, 7:00pm - 9:30pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm and closes at 8:00pm)
Where: UT, 8/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong