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Creative Process: Where Innovation Lives

Posted June 27, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence
Creative Process

Design thinking is an elegant framing of problem-finding and -solving with a strong focus on delightful outcomes for the customer, while Agile practices focus on delivering the value envisioned in the design phase. This implies the two are equally essential to the team’s creative process. This Advisor describes the four steps in creative problem-solving that comprise the building blocks of 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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