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Developing Visual Literacy: Understanding the Skills Gap

Developing Visual Literacy: Understanding the Skills Gap

At the Agile Lab, we use visualizations to capture insights about systems. Increasingly, we recognize challenges we face are related to complex systems that we cannot see. So, we turn...
New Jersey: Our Fraunhofer Testbed

New Jersey: Our Fraunhofer Testbed

In 2013, we went to Stuttgart, Germany to explore a simple question: Could we organize the innovation ecosystem of a U.S. by following Fraunhofer principles? Could we borrow and apply...
Ohio State Community Engagement Conference

Ohio State Community Engagement Conference

At the invitation of Stephen Myers, Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University, we will be sharing our work in agile strategy -- Strategic Doing...
Update on Our Work in Puerto Rico

Update on Our Work in Puerto Rico

We have been partnering with the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, a land-grant institution interested in our work in agile strategy.  Given the challenges they face, the Lab is organizing...
Agile Lab Europe Update

Agile Lab Europe Update

Here's an update on our development of Strategic Doing Europe. We are planning our next 2.5 day training in The Hague in April 2018 Our colleagues from Human Insight will...
Strategic Diversity gives practitioners a new tool to maximize impact

Strategic Diversity gives practitioners a new tool to maximize impact

We're rolling out a new tool: Strategic Diversity. Strategic Diversity builds on the idea of the S-Curve. As we discuss in our workshops, an S-Curve is a useful model for...
Start-up and Innovation Ecosystems: The Value of Testbeds

Start-up and Innovation Ecosystems: The Value of Testbeds

It’s no surprise that academic research often lags behind market developments (Brown & Mawson, 2017). What if, to help us close this gap, we thought of practitioners and policy makers...
Strategic Innovation in Food Technology

Strategic Innovation in Food Technology

Agile approaches to strategy and innovation in technology-rich environment is a relatively new field. The availability of strategic innovation tools and techniques, specifically designed for food technology, is significantly lacking....
Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems in Lafayette and West Lafayette

Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems in Lafayette and West Lafayette

MatchBOX Coworking Studio and the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab have entered into a new partnership, further deepening the relationship between MatchBOX and Purdue University. The focus of the new partnership is...
Beta Test of CommPlexity Shows Promising Results

Beta Test of CommPlexity Shows Promising Results

Last week we rolled out a beta test of our new CommPlexity workshop and the data we collected has us very excited. CommPlexity helps people better communicate complex challenges and...
CommPlexity Comes Out of the Garage

CommPlexity Comes Out of the Garage

Last week we beta tested a one-hour CommPlexity workshop with 30 PhD students. Participants were asked to come prepared to talk about their research for 30-60 seconds. We then worked...
New Jersey Innovation Institute Opens its Agile Strategy Lab

New Jersey Innovation Institute Opens its Agile Strategy Lab

Over the past four years, we've worked" with the New Jersey Institute of Technology on the launch of their New Jersey Innovation Institute. Many of the ideas underlying Institute emerge...
Commplexity, a New Lab Offering

Commplexity, a New Lab Offering

The best ideas and solutions paint a picture of a future that others can see, others can feel. They allow us to envision that future state and think, “life will...
Lab Continues Work with Fraunhofer and New Jersey Innovation Institute

Lab Continues Work with Fraunhofer and New Jersey Innovation Institute

For the past three years, we have been working with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) to pilot innovation and technology management frameworks in the U.S. market. The models, developed...

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