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Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Using a structured innovation framework is a project success factor. It happens through projects. The best innovators organize their efforts around projects. Leaders, make sure your innovation projects ladder up to, and are sympatico with, the oragnization’s purpose.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

I replied “you need to be thinking about project cycles and measures.” I added my punchline, “because if you’re not doing projects you’re not doing innovation.” After a bit of gab about projects, Design Thinking, and other industry buzzwords, I promised to get back to him with a more thoughtful answer — and then I changed the topic! My “projects” reply is a cocktail party answer. If you’re not doing projects, start.

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Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). GFi is now offering a new version of MoshPit to discover ideas that exploit new digital technologies. Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions. Ideas are perfected using story telling techniques and paper prototyping.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking. When asked to support innovation, or integrate new ideas from an innovation team, they resist — because they are being paid to execute, not experiment. The “ideas” become complaints. Then there is usually not enough communication about what is done with the few ideas that do have merit. She submitted the idea the next day.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time. If you’re a leader, create the mandate , and get a diverse team organized to carry it out, in Projects. Projects change culture.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects. That improved understanding, directly applied to an innovation challenge, is how you get to a breakthrough idea. Insights gained inspire ideas to create something new. Sessions often fail to find breakthrough ideas. The hard part is the integration with the challenge, but if you do it properly, it pays off in breakthrough ideas.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Training the teams, having a skilled facilitator in-house, and frequent practice of divergent thinking are essential to effective idea generation sessions. Knowledge of frameworks like Lean, Agile, CPS and Design Thinking are essential. Training Accelerates Innovation.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

The content is about how the best organizations do it; mindset, frameworks, project selections, and how to create the elusive culture of innovation. Getting innovation teams and projects started and accelerated. Developing ideas for products, services, and improvements (idea generation). Pitching ideas, prototyping, and resourcing innovation. The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). Very few organization’s are any good at all at Brainstorming/Idea Generation. If your innovation program doesn’t have a Project orientation there will be no culture change, or innovation. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order.

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Gregg Fraley

Comprehensive Immersion Course for: Innovation Project Managers, Teams, Executives, Facilitators. Send new project leaders, managers, facilitators, and essential innovation team members. The focus is on the front-end-of-innovation, where challenges are identified, ideas are generated, refined, and pitched to management for further development and resourcing. Typical Innovation Project Cycle (materials include a shell process). Managing innovation projects.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The funnel describes the main stages and gates every idea has to pass through on its way to a product, service or business model innovation. Ideation : Ideas for innovation in products, services and business models are generated. More and more, Enterprise 2.0/Social Business platforms are becoming a critical tool for discussing, enriching and prioritizing these ideas. Concept : In the concept phase, the most promising ideas are worked out with all relevant aspects.

The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech

Qmarkets

Rapidly changing customer behaviours, disruptive digital technologies, and the emergence of agile fintech start-ups means that disruption is an ever-present danger. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at how TSYS launched their revolutionary Project WOW (War on Waste) – a ground-breaking process improvement methodology developed by management consulting firm Above + Beyond and powered by Qmarkets software.

Déjà vu all over again: Corporate innovation is stuck in a rut

The Future Shapers

Other established innovators are exploring how to move innovation decisions ever closer to the customer using agile processes, lean startup models and design thinking. They are morphing innovation from a somewhat nebulous but very segmented management process into a more free-wheeling, nimble and agile activity that anyone in the organization can master. Since the corporate world has adopted a lot of new thinking (lean, agile, outsourcing, right sizing, etc.)

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Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptive” innovation ideas. There is a huge noise around what companies should do to find the big ideas. Compared to it, the discussion about the best way of turning those ideas into substantial businesses is almost silent. Hackathons’ or comparable formats are used to bring together external ideators with internal experts for drumming out disruptive ideas. Project development and construction.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

There also seems this perpetual dilemma of clients’ wishes that are hard to reconcile with operational realities to turn their organizations from being focused on effective and efficient into agile and adaptive ,required for innovation. Wherever possible consultants want to manage as much as possible internally to ‘keep’ the fees generated inside.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

ITONICS

Large corporations have taken steps towards being more agile and adapting to the rapid pace of digitization by improving their oftentimes long innovation processes and giving more autonomy to employees. In their turn, startups will benefit from a generous financial support for their pitched ideas and an access to the global network of experts and customers of Daimler AG ( 40+ markets and a lot of industry knowledge and data). Audi won big time from its Audi Ideas Program.