Data has become the core of driving insight-driven business transactions in a digital economy. How are different industry players leveraging their data asset to gain a competitive advantage? How do they develop their own build-test-learn loop to continuously optimise their product performance and user experience?
Over these past four days, we all realised that passion, mindset and energy are the main key points to have a very successful entrepreneurship and to start your own business.
Why innovation! ran an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 40 students across art disciplines from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), one of the most prestigious and well-known arts schools in Singapore. The programme, which ran over four days during their summer break, reinforced the need for art students to look at their ideas from a business and sustainability perspective, to bring them to market.
Transferring from an in-house scrum master to Agile consultant, our Hong Kong whyer Humble Fung believes the later "enables me to view the entire organization from a third-party perspective, where I can objectively have a broader view on the problems and think about what works the best for the organization".
Read the latest #WeAreWhyers interview to find why Humble is so proud of his job!
by Quang Nguyen, Senior Consultant at why innovation!
In my career as an Agile coach and software expert, I’ve worked with over 100 different teams. With most of them, I felt that we worked very well together and achieved a lot. However, there were a number of teams that just couldn’t get going, and we really struggled to get work done – which puzzled me, especially given my belief in Agile practices.
What were the differences between these two types of teams? After struggling with some under-performing teams, I spent some time to reflect and talk to different people to understand why. I found one secret that magically turned my team from suffering to a high performing one. Do you want to know what that secret is?
by Slava Moskalenko, Senior Consultant at why innovation!
If you plan to get the Professional Scrum Product Owner certification from scrum.org, passing the PSPO I assessment is no doubt a key milestone. You might have heard it is not easy. It is also not cheap! Having invested in 200USD, gosh you just want to get over it!
Having been an PSPO trainer for over 10 years, I have prepared for you five essential tips to nail the exam, on the way to obtain your first Professional Scrum Product Owner certification from scrum.org. But first, do please spend 15min on testing yourself with Product Owner Open – a simpler version of the PSPO I assessment.
Ready? Now let's begin.
by Amit Agnihotri, Agile Coach at why innovation!
Note: Whilst there are no spoilers present, minor references are made to the plot of” Avengers: Endgame”.
"Avengers: Endgame”, the latest film in the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” franchise, has set the record for being the fastest film to gross USD $2 billion. However, it’s easy to forget that in 1996, Marvel Studios had filed for bankruptcy – and yet today, they are one of the premier studios in the world.
Endgame's success does not come as a surprise, and not least because Marvel knew audiences would widely anticipate the extended cinematic experience. It is also easy for those in the innovation and technology world to draw parallels to seeing this band of heroes fighting for their existence against one giant entity, ready to wipe them out with a snap of his fingers.
So, what concrete lessons can we learn from this battle between the Avengers and the evil demigod Thanos, with regards to the challenges we face with innovation?
by Lucas Souza, Enterprise Agile and Innovation Coach at why innovation!
It is now a must for any product teams to strive to continuously deliver value to users. As an Agile coach, I often get asked by new Product Owners - ‘but everyone else is doing the same, so how can we do more?’ In this article, I want to share some of my thoughts on how to increase value delivered by a product, all by focusing on optimising the user experience.
by Joy Wang, Business Development Director of why innovation!
As a business developer in agile and innovation consultancy business for many years, I find myself speaking to many clients about the various aspects of an organisation’s digital transformation journey. My clients and prospects often ask the following questions:
Many companies are making big investments in training, giving the strategic direction for all teams to adopt Agile, and then trying to implement an Agile transformation all by themselves. Often, this approach results in an unsatisfactory output, leading to teams and stakeholders telling me that “Agile doesn’t work for us”. But why?
"Looking back at my teenager years I’ve always had only two careers in mind: to become an airline pilot and be able to travel the world; or to work with technology, as I wanted to create the same games I used to play on my super Nintendo. My first dream was shattered due to uncontrollable reasons; thankfully, at the same time, I got my first personal computer which fostered my fascination for all things software as well as hardware."
Explore the world of Pedro Pimentel, who wears several hats (like most of the whyers do) as an Agile Coach, a trainer, a techy guru, a blogger and a community evangelist. By the way, guess which country he comes from? ;-)
Market players in travelling sphere are constantly upgrading their services with new technologies for greater customer experience. What are the challenges opportunities in the process? What are the essential techniques, talents and skills needed? How are key players teaming up for providing integrated solutions to the travellers?
In the upcoming Red Dot Innovation meet up, we are welcoming digital transformation leaders from Singapore Airlines, AXA, mobilityX and our own MD Yann Hamon to talk about revolutionizing a new travel experience. Join us for informative talks, panel discussions and massive networking with 100+ professionals, innovators and practitioners in the region for an insightful evening on April 17! RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Red-Dot-Innovation/events/260049683/