Executive Update

Agile: Where Is the Innovation?

Posted April 24, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence

Innovation at its core relies on focused creative thinking, which allows organizations to respond successfully to situations that do not have easy answers or readily apparent solutions and drive results in a collaborative emergence of novelty and marketable value. This focus originates within teams staffed and equipped to apply their collective creativity and experience to business challenges, which fosters the opportunity to make enhanced real-time decisions that benefit both the enterprise and its stakeholders. As we explore in this Executive Update, it is the creative collaboration of organizational teams, in concert with end-user sentiment, that drives the most effective innovation.

About The Author
Michael Ackerbauer
Michael Ackerbauer is an IBM Leadership and Innovation Consultant and ICAgile-certified coach and facilitator in Armonk, NY. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at Marist College, where he focuses on strategy and policymaking, leadership, and creative problem solving. Dr. Ackerbauer earned a PhD in creative leadership for innovation and change. He can be reached at Michael.Ackerbauer@marist.edu or via Twitter @macker.
Matt Ganis
Matthew Ganis is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member in Armonk, NY. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Information Technology and Astronomy at Pace University, where he focuses on the implementation of the Internet of Things. Dr. Ganis is the coauthor of Social Media Analytics: Techniques and Insights for Extracting Business Value Out of Social Media. He can be reached at mganis@pace.edu or via Twitter @mattganis. 
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