Gartner: Innovation Management Software Nearing Mainstream Adoption

Planview Spigit

But it’s the tools you use that help those ideas become reality and bring about tangible returns — tools like innovation management software (and for some, a new way of thinking about innovation altogether).

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

What is idea software? Idea software, often referred to as idea management software, is a powerful solution that you can use to ask for, collect, analyze, and track ideas from diverse groups of people, also called a “crowd.” Idea Software Solutions Make Employee Engagement Easy.

Planning a Taxonomy Project

Boxes and Arrows

Planning a taxonomy covers the same questions as planning any UX project. This article will go through the questions you should consider when planning a kitchen, er, um…, a taxonomy project. Resources: What are the project resources and constraints?

Collaboration overload: when the outcome of your innovation effort is less than the sum of its parts

HYPE Innovation

The root cause of this imbalance is leaders’ intolerance to risk accessorised with a “practical” collaboration protocol inside the company or, more recently, tailor-made software to do the housekeeping.

Opening up our innovation to stay relevant

Paul Hobcraft

They are offering one-stop shops where technology, 3D printing, software design, their engineer services can be combined to work on your ideas, all ‘housed’ in one location. Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

The combination is helping you to create real functional end-use parts with additive manufacturing , production processes and software applications all in a one shop environment. Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring.

Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways

Planview Spigit

Many companies are turning to innovation centers — physical hubs where people can gather to design, build, and test products — to complement the crowdsourcing software (like Spigit ) that enables their overall programs.

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Capgemini’s Top 3 Takeaways for Crowdsourcing Innovation

Planview Spigit

We’re not restricting ourselves to using crowdsourcing in the sense of a [specific] project,” says Ian Palmer, Senior Manager.

Fast innovation often leads to furious outcomes

Jeffrey Phillips

However, almost nothing can speed up decision making or eliminate enough of the risks to allow a project to move more quickly other than the buy-in of executives. What factors cause your innovation projects to move slowly, if they get started at all? All of these factors will result in a project that ends quickly and delivers an inadequate and unacceptable result. Additionally, a good innovation project requires learning and discovery, which cannot be predicted.

Innovation is a cultural phenomenon

Jeffrey Phillips

Most consultants and executives want to focus on interesting innovation tools, or idea management software, or creative design concepts, because these are flashy and new, and distract attention from the real challenge at hand. What I mean by this is that if innovation is a cultural issue, why do companies put off or delay cultural change, and instead focus on short term incremental projects, hoping to create interesting innovation?

Keep Project Delay From Turning Into Project Failure

AureaWorks

When a big project goes off the rails, it can turn into an acrimonious fight, with lots of finger-pointing and accusations lobbed from all directions. And if the project is big enough, the press may even shine a spotlight on that trouble. That was supposed to be done by 2015.

How Energy Storage Can Change Everything

Daniel Burrus

A number of years ago, as part of an international project, I made a short list of the biggest problems the world would face over the next fifty years which included shortages of food and drinking water to name a few. 2015 Burrus Research, Inc.

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The Gremlin Strategy, or How to Ward Off Disruption

Matthew May

Such a person is Brian Muirhead, who at age 41 in 1993 accepted the job as flight systems manager of the Mars Pathfinder project and with it the NASA challenge to land a cutting-edge, remote-controlled robotic all-terrain rover on Mars that would reliably beam back images, collect samples, and return scientific data on the red planet. No one in his or her right mind would want to manage the next Mars project, if indeed there was one.

Four Reasons to Take a Rapid Prototyping Approach to Your PLM Implementation

Innovation Excellence

The waterfall approach, which originates from very structured project methodologies in the manufacturing and construction industries, is a linear and sequential approach to software implementations.

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

The metrics below rest on two key assumptions: use of an innovation management software platform; use of campaigns to target innovation efforts. Projected and realized value of ideas that have been moved to full launch.

Ending the UX Designer Drought

Boxes and Arrows

For agencies, you might have to pass up good projects because your design team has a six-week lead time. When doing the math about an apprenticeship program, agencies should consider: What number of projects have been lost in the past year due to UX lead time? work on lost projects?

WOIC: Final Thoughts

Open Innovation

It's also that (as my pharma friends told me for years) in the end saving lives is more important than (although not as profitable as) developing game software. How does the transfer of ideas/projects work. conferences Henry Chesbrough WOIC 2015 World Open Innovation Conference

EMC Wilderness Monitoring

Information Playground

Just last week John announced (via the Reflections blog) the launch of the Whenology website: The Whenology project brings previously separate data sets together to begin the process of studying relationships between climate change, phenology, and bird migration.

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User Research With Small Business Owners: Best Practices and Considerations

Boxes and Arrows

It generally takes more time to recruit for research projects with small businesses than what’s typical for consumer studies.

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The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 2)

Corporate Innovation

While investing heavily in R&D, automotive OEMs had not been investing in technologies and business models that are now used by newcomers to disrupt them (software, big data, user experience, additive manufacturing/materials, energy storage, sharing economy, direct to consumer).

The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 2)

Corporate Innovation

While investing heavily in R&D, automotive OEMs had not been investing in technologies and business models that are now used by newcomers to disrupt them (software, big data, user experience, additive manufacturing/materials, energy storage, sharing economy, direct to consumer).

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Corporate Innovation

Silicon Valley, Herzliya in Israel, Zhongguancun for software and Shenzen for hardware in China are examples of technology clusters, but so was Detroit for cars, Hollywood for movies, Milan for fashion.).

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Corporate Innovation

Silicon Valley, Herzliya in Israel, Zhongguancun for software and Shenzen for hardware in China are examples of technology clusters, but so was Detroit for cars, Hollywood for movies, Milan for fashion.).

10 Technology Driven Hard Trends Shaping 2016

Daniel Burrus

Many of the themes that we have witnessed here in 2015 will gather pace next year and continue to enable or disrupt your business depending on how prepared they are for the Hard Trends on the horizon. Businesses have grown tired of IT departments failing to deliver on long projects or constantly saying no to their ideas and started to see them as a frustrating disabler rather than the enabler that they crave.

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

Example: A software company offering an off-the-shelf package for managing medical records was looking for a leg up on the competition. To enhance the value of their package they combined the software with a low-priced-flat-fee installation service. How to Do Mash-Ups for Innovation.

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Why you should care about the Creativity Era

Innovation 360 Group

The Artem Alliance in Nancy, France, is a unique university project putting in collaboration students and academics in art and design, engineering, and business on joint workshops and projects, in order to adapt future designers, engineers and managers to today’s reality.

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How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Corporate Innovation

These partnerships may take the form of Proof of Concept projects with startups, getting to know VC firms and their portfolios, and familiarizing themselves with university groups doing research in the established strategic problems. (It

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Corporate Innovation

These partnerships may take the form of Proof of Concept projects with startups, getting to know VC firms and their portfolios, and familiarizing themselves with university groups doing research in the established strategic problems. (It

A Beginner’s Guide to Web Site Optimization—Part 3

Boxes and Arrows

Link to the task or project plan where others can track the status of the test. Web site optimization has become an essential capability in today’s conversion-driven web teams. In Part 1 of this series, we introduced the topic as well as discussed key goals and philosophies. In Part 2 , I presented a detailed and customizable process. In this final article, we’ll cover communication planning and how to select the appropriate team and tools to do the job. Communication.

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Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

It’s the execution and refinement of the initial idea that dooms the project. Many innovators take on a project without a plan to measure and revise the return on investment projection (and course-correct) as the product evolves. When our group was brought in to rescue the project, our research revealed that the mobile sales force needs quick interactions and more guidance as to when different collateral should be shown to prospective customers.

Current State of Encryption & Privacy

Outside Innovation

Nathan Freitas leads the Guardian Project , an open-source mobile security software project. Pat Kerpan sent in a link to this useful article in the MIT Review, 6 Ways Law Enforcement Can Track Terrorists in an Encrypted World by Nathan Freitas about the current state of encryption and the privacy of our digital phone and data communications and files.

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How the Kindling Team Uses Idea Management

KindlingApp

Using Kindling helps us listen to the needs of our customers better, and through our use of Kindling, we also experience our software from a customer's perspective more often, which helps us generate greater empathy for our users' experiences and needs. We submit project pitches as Ideas, then use the commenting features to have a focused conversation about each concept that helps us quickly advance it towards an executable state (or determine why it shouldn't be advanced ).

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Corporate Innovation

Silicon Valley, Herzliya in Israel, Zhongguancun for software and Shenzen for hardware in China are examples of technology clusters, but so was Detroit for cars, Hollywood for movies, Milan for fashion.).

How Telltales Told You Not to Own Wal-Mart, and Continue To Do So

Adam Hartung

Since the beginning of 2015 Wal-Mart has lost 1/3 of its value. In May, 2011 I reiterated this problem at Wal-Mart in a column that paralleled the retailer with software giant Microsoft, and pointed out that because of financial machinations not all earnings are equal.

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Corporate Innovation

These partnerships may take the form of Proof of Concept projects with startups, getting to know VC firms and their portfolios, and familiarizing themselves with university groups doing research in the established strategic problems. (It

Listen, Think, Create

Information Playground

There were several dozen technologists presenting advanced development and research projects that they have been working on in their division. The handout led me to an internal website containing more information on the project.

Can Small Teams Run Innovation Programs?

KindlingApp

If you only have 10 hours in your workday, and you need as much time as you can for your own projects, how many of them will you be spending keeping track of your coworkers? An innovation program, especially one run through idea management software, makes a canonical record of everyone’s activities and contributions easier to maintain.

ikeGPS – How To Invest in Trends To Escape Your Core and Grow Explosively

Adam Hartung

While they didn’t know anything about mobile operating systems, or much about the kinds of cameras in mobile phones or the software used for popular mobile camera uses – they could see a trend. In 2015 1/3 or more of their $10.5

It’s All Getting Personal

CorporateIntel

Shortly after that I moved to the business side of the computer software publishing model, only occasionally penning a bit of dialogue here and there for a certain Carmen Sandiego. This article originally appeared on The Good Men Project. It’s a bit weird, this Author thing.

Take Smarter Risks through Discovery Driven Planning

KindlingApp

Traditionally, many organizations have relied on the tried and true methods applied to project management, commonly referred to as stage-gate process: a process whereby each stage or phase of a project is managed independently, and the project only progresses to each successive stage after clearing the last. In other words, any given project will be managed according to the same set rules and states as any other, like budget, internal approval, and market research.

Eight Years of Blogging at Innovation in Practice

Innovation in Practice

It's an exciting project, to be launched in the first quarter. As of now, I have three additional book projects lined up with some amazingly-talented co-authors. Inside the Box, a software tool that helps you use the SIT Innovation Method. This month marks the eight year anniversary of Innovation in Practice. As always, I want to thank my many readers and supporters who follow it. When you start blogging, you're never quite sure who will read it and continue reading it.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

Silicon Valley, Herzliya in Israel, Zhongguancun for software and Shenzen for hardware in China are examples of technology clusters, but so was Detroit for cars, Hollywood for movies, Milan for fashion.).

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Steve Blank

These partnerships may take the form of Proof of Concept projects with startups, getting to know VC firms and their portfolios, and familiarizing themselves with university groups doing research in the established strategic problems. (It