by Francis D’Cruz, Operation Manager at why innovation!
“Good design thinking was a key reason for Singapore’s successful journey from third world to first, and it will be critical in the country's future transformation, for it to remain an outstanding city in the world.” said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s (SUTD) first Ministerial Forum. PM Lee explained that design is a core element of Singapore’s nation-building, and “nothing we have today is natural, or happened by itself.”
Are you an innovation catalyst who can inspire others and lead the change with best practices in innovation management?
Are you able to activate teams' adoption of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile methodologies?
Are you excited about working with a diversity of clients to launch innovative products and services and transform their ways of working?
If your answers are "yes", congratulations, you are 50% on your way to become a "whyer" at why innovation! Continue reading. ;-)
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.
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 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:
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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Working Together, Moving Forward & Celebrating Success
why innovation! are pleased to be sponsoring the PMI HK Chapter Congress 2017 and 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Over the last few years, we have been supporting the PMI HK community through events, presentations and workshops. We strongly believe that the community will benefit from embracing more adaptive and creative ways of working in organisations, and we look forward to helping the community grow in the years to come.
Agile & Scrum training courses available in HK and Singapore