Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

BMGEN at Lugano

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

short trip to Lugano for BMGEN/VPDesign and visit to friends Prof. Erik Larsen (web) and Giovanni Camponovo (web), at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

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The Innovation Playground Canvas

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Work sessions with Sam Schneider for refining “The Innovation Playground Canvas”

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A future Strategyzer bootcamp …

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Working sessions with Alex preparing the agenda for the @strategyzer coaching bootcamp in August (web)

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An intense 5-day bootcamp for business coaches who want to get to the next level in business model/value proposition design and Lean Startup … more

Desirability, feasibility and viability of a business model

Monday, June 20th, 2016

A Strategyzer blog post on “Why Companies Fail & How To Prevent It” (post):

As suggested by IDEO, “When you sketch out a business model with the Business Model Canvas you actually make assumptions about desirability, feasibility, and viability:

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Feasibility is about the assumptions that you chose the right infrastructure to execute your business model well (risk: poor execution).

Desirability is about the assumptions that will actually create customer value (risk: solving an irrelevant customer job).

Viability is about the financial assumptions that will earn you more money than you spend (risk: flawed business model).

Adaptability is about the assumptions that you chose the right business model within the context of external factors, like competition, technology change, or regulation (risk: external threats).

“Once you have defined all those assumptions related to feasibility, desirability, and viability, and adaptability, you can apply customer development and lean startup to test them.

rencontre avec f. & co

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

4 ou 5ème rencontre et discussion avec Louis-Félix Binette, créateur de f. & co et Renaud Margairaz (gradué Unil) dans leurs nouveaux locaux

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f. & co o pense que “dans notre économie en constante transformation, la collaboration est plus que jamais nécessaire. C’est pour rendre cette collaboration concrète et productive que f. & co déploie ses services conseils en management stratégique sous forme de méthodologies robustes et de services adaptés aux réalités d’affaires de ses clients (more)

Ils ont récemment lancé Eminence, un Parcours de branding personnel adapté au monde des affaires … (web).

Sustainable Business Models

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

PhD Oral defence by Alexandre Joyce, at Concordia University, presenting “A Proposal for a Design Approach to more Sustainable Business Models: Tools, process and outcomes to imagine the future of organisations”

“Stories of organizations transforming their business model is nothing new. At some point in time, any organization, big or small, reaches a crossroad where strategic thinking points towards reinvention. However, we argue that most business model changes are not specifically designed for environmental or social benefits but predominantly economic gain …  (more)

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BMGEN/VPDesign at entrePrism

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Jury avec Claude Pinard, directeur de la Fondation Saputo, et Prof. Luis Cisneros, pour le concours de entrePrism de HEC Montréal: 8 présentations intéressantes par de jeunes entrepreneurs passionnés en business social, développement durable ou économie du partage, tous utilisant le BMC et VPC.

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entrePrism, un modèle novateur d’entrepreneuriat comme outil d’intégration sociale et économique, a pour objectif d’accompagner des entrepreneurs notamment issus des communautés culturelles dans le démarrage de nouvelles entreprises et dans la croissance des activités d’entreprises existantes  (more)

How innovators think

Friday, May 27th, 2016

I’m discovering the Laurent Haug’s website on his upcoming book “How Innovators Think”

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“How Innovators Think is a project to identify and research the patterns in the thinking of the world’s top innovators, to find out how it differs from that of non-innovators. In today’s world, innovation is an imperative, but very few people and organizations succeed at it (more)

Creative Mornings à Montréal

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Excellente conférence et jolie rencontre avec l’architecte Jean-François St-Onge, lors du Creative Mornings sur “Reality” (web) à Montréal, animé par Louis-Félix Binette à l’Auberge St Gabriel.

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Jean-François a créé l’agence ADHOC (web). Il a présenté 5 attitudes clés du métier d’architecte: celles du parachutiste, du tai chi, du contorsionniste, du surfeur et du bobbeur, illustrées par 5 super projets de son agence.

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thesis on IS development

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Thesis defence at HEC Montréal, on “Three essays on IS development”, by Gregory Vial, supervised by Suzanne Rivard

Information systems development (ISD) projects are complex and challenging endeavors. Seeking to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the ISD process, practitioners have relied on various strategies to organize ISD. This thesis is composed of three essays which all rely on organizational theory as a reference discipline to provide the theoretical lenses that can help us increase our understanding of two of those strategies: (1) outsourced ISD and (2) agile ISD. The first essay adopts a deductive approach and draws from institutional theory to build a process explanation on effects of differences between parties in outsourced ISD projects. The second essay focuses on agile ISD to investigate, using a multiple case study design, how project teams experience agility in ISD projects. The third essay adopts a deductive approach to propose a novel conceptualization of ISD as an organizational routine and explore the theoretical and empirical implications of this conceptualization using agile ISD as a contextual application. Overall the three essays that form this thesis address important questions to build theoretical as well as empirical insight in a rigorous manner on relevant topics of ISD research.