Archive for July 2017

The Growing Importance of Agile Strategy

We are seeing a growing demand  for our work in agile strategy. Why is this so? We see two major forces are at work. First, the environments in which most organizations operate has become far more complex, fluid and unstable. For the organization, this  more volatile environment translates into a need to respond more quickly…

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Fraunhofer Workshops at the Lab: July 24-Aug 4

From July 24-August 4, our colleague Nino Ardilio from Fraunhofer IAO will be on campus conducting workshops. For the past four years, the Lab and Fraunhofer IAO have been partnering to integrate their work in technology and innovation management. For the past two years, we have been piloting this work in New Jersey with the…

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Ohio State: Deploying Agile Strategy to Transform Engagement

Stephen Myers, Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University has reached out to the Lab for help in moving our work in Strategic Doing across OSU’s outreach and engagement function. Next year, January 23 and 24, the OSU  Office of Outreach and Engagement will be sponsoring a campus-wide program to…

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Lab Partners with Kauffman Foundation

For the next three months, the Lab has entered into an intensive partnership with the Kauffman Foundation to explore how the Foundation can integrate its research work with programs and grant-making in entrepreneurship. The Lab will work with the Foundation’s staff to develop a roadmap to outline the logic and focus of Kauffman’s research direction…

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Training Courses in Leading Complex Collaboration

For the second half of the year, the Lab as an ambitious schedule for conducting 2 1/2 day training in Leading Complex Collaboration.  We conduct this training with our  growing network of  College and university partners. The schedule so far includes: Bozemon, MT: August 14-16: Montana State University Las Cruces, NM: August 16-18: New Mexico…

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Lab’s Emerging Partnership with the University of Central Florida

The lab has partnered  with the University of Central Florida on a grant proposal to the national Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). The  proposal explores the emerging promising practices among 55 universities developing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems.  the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity…

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Lab Releases New Research on Effectiveness of Agile Strategy

Last week, we released a paper, along with a presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference. From 2013-2016, we worked with the Pathways program of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Pathways was an effort to create a “tipping point” for the inclusion of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) in undergraduate…

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Growth of Strategic Doing in Australia

For the past four years, we have been patiently building a foundation for our agile strategy work in Australia and New Zealand. With our colleagues Mike Hefferan, Pam Wardner and Paul Collits,  we been exploring opportunities to expand our Purdue footprint. We are focusing in three areas:  Health care.–  Australia has primary health networks throughout…

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Lab Partners with the MatchBox

The  Lab has formed a partnership with MatchBox, the co-working space in Lafayette.  We will be providing services to MtchBox  and its client companies. In exchange, MatchBox will provide us sponsorship opportunities. We see this partnership as a strong part of our engagement mission at the Lab. In addition, we see an opportunity to provide…

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Our work with Kansas State University

We recently heard from Jeff Tucker, ‎Executive Director at Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State. Jeff’s work with us to introduce agile strategy into Kansas.  In particular, he is working to integrate Strategic doing into both events and initiatives around Kansas State’s new Olathe Campus.  Jeff is also extending the work into communities across Kansas:  Junction City,…

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