Establish an Innovation Council (Consulting firms will charge 10s of 1000s $ for this!)

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

Any Agile Transformation journey cannot be successful without an Innovation Council its core. But, what this Innovation Group will do for Agile Transformation? How you can establish and rightly position it? What are the benefits? This article answers all these questions. Typically any big consulting firm will charge tens of thousands of dollars for this. However, you can start small with following tips.


What is Innovation Council?

Simply it is an inter-domain team of experts to encourage, explore and advise on innovative ideas that enable future value delivery through Agile Transformation.


What Innovation Council should do?

  1. Encourage:

  2. Foster innovation culture

  3. Cultivate courage and aptitude for innovation

  4. Facilitate broad cross-domain interactions

  5. Perpetual innovation forums

  6. Explore:

  7. Features with value or addressing chronic defects

  8. Build innovation riptides

  9. Establish go-see and gemba walks

  10. Advise:

  11. Business hypothesis and pivoting

  12. Removal of impediments to productivity

Focus areas of Innovation Council can be MULTI-SPEED IT, VALUABLE FEATURES, MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND OPTIMIZE TO INNOVATE

What else can be in Innovation Council? Put your comments


Hashtags: #Innovation #Agile #Coach #Innovate #Optimize

Ref: Scaled Agile Framework Continuous Learning Culture

Ref: The DevOps Adoption Playbook: A Guide to Adopting DevOps in a Multi-Speed IT Enterprise by Sanjeev Sharma

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