Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. There are management tools that have become ‘enshrined’ in organizations and many of the executives become settled on the ones they have bothered to learn or seemingly do the job. Disruptive Innovation Labs.

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Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts. Reinvention through business model innovation.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

government to help them innovate faster– not just kind of fast, but 10x the number of initiatives in 1/5 the time. —– Lean Innovation Management. Companies or Government agencies pursuing innovation can Buy, Build, Partner or use Open Innovation.

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Digitalization and future trends in lean

Be-novative

Last week we held an event to share best practices in the fields of digitalisation lean for large organizations. István talked about how important it is to introduce innovation to every level of the organization. Knorr-Bremse built their processes based on Toyota lean.

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Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 2

Tim Kastelle

In part 1 of this post , Ralph revisited key innovation issues that were already addressed by us three years ago. It doesn’t always translate to managers, however. Co-Innovation and startup engagement. It will become a hotbed for innovation in 2016 and the coming years.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Innovation Excellence

In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating.

Innovation Requires Improvisation

Innovation Excellence

Innovation attitudes, not just aptitudes, matter. Continue reading → Build Capability Innovation Leadership change Creativity Disruptive Innovation education Entrepreneurship Improvisation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking lean start-ups Start-ups

Key Innovation Issues for the Near Future – Part 1

Innovation Excellence

The challenge for companies will be to find their positions in upcoming platform ecosystems. Not every company has the capability and influence to act as an orchestrating platform builder. But even participating in other firms’ ecosystems can be highly attractive.

5 Innovation Management Best Practices for Amplifying ROI – Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success Shares Her Insights

Qmarkets

The great American oceanographer Edith Widder once said: “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, and Innovation drives economic growth… So let’s all go exploring.” ?? Remember, innovation is an ongoing process. So, what lesson does this hold for corporate innovators?

The Lean, Hyper-Vigilant Organization: Reflections from Ignite 2018

Planview Spigit

Ignite brings together a diverse group of innovation management professionals from the corporate world. The professionals share a common interest in how they might advance the practice of collaborative innovation within their organization.

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Pivotal Innovation Management: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Changes

Qmarkets

With so much disruptive innovation happening so fast, it has become less and less rare for companies to be formed around a service or product that defines them for their lifetime. The future of innovation is now.

Four Innovation Paradoxes driving disruption

Innovation 360 Group

There are a number of well-documented key drivers for innovation and global disruption, as discussed in this blog. The data, the methods and the lessons learned have been the starting point for the Innovation 360 Group. Investment calculations discriminate against innovation.

Innovating: So What Is Possible?

Paul Hobcraft

Often we forget to frame what we want to really achieve in our innovation activity, instead we simply dive in and start innovating. I believe until we know what solutions we feel we need or the market wants, we will more often than not, end up disappointed in our innovation solutions.

5 Innovation Management Best Practices for a Productive Launch – Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success Shares Her Insights

Qmarkets

Innovation Exploration – Unlocking Potential in Uncharted Territory. The great American oceanographer Edith Widder once said: “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, and Innovation drives economic growth… So let’s all go exploring.” ?? Got innovation trepidation?

Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2

Innovation Excellence

In addition to the still highly topical issues, outlined in part 1, I’d like to raise another four points which I personally foresee key for innovation management in the time to come – making no claim to completeness: Organizational Ambidexterity As you can see from previous posts, I’ve been passionately advocating the importance of organizational ambidexterity for a couple of years.

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Leading with Lean Agile Principles: What the 2019 NBA Finals Can Teach Businesses About ‘Winning on the Rebound’

Qmarkets

Having instigated one of the biggest debacles in NBA history, the negligence of Golden State’s managers – who also allowed two other injured players onto the court – presents a warning that decision-makers in the business realm would do well to heed. Disruption is always just a shot away.

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Digital Disruption and How Businesses Can Best Leverage It

Qmarkets

At some point, digital disruption comes for every organization. While some companies might be flexible and lucky enough to ride a wave of disruption and survive , if you are able to predict and prepare for it accordingly you might be able to use it to thrive.

Why companies need an innovation management program

Tata Consultancy

Organizations have always been innovating, whether incrementally or radically: the former to aid the running of the business and the latter to transform it. What has changed is the pace with which innovation must occur. In this exponential age, the pace of change requires organizations to rapidly generate the types of ideas that will allow them to embrace digital disruption and reimagine everything they do.

The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years ago. As recently outlined, I consider organizational ambidexterity to be a key innovation issue for organizations in 2016 and beyond.

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Digital Disruption and How Businesses Can Best Leverage It

Qmarkets

At some point, digital disruption comes for every organization. While some companies might be flexible and lucky enough to ride a wave of disruption and survive , if you are able to predict and prepare for it accordingly you might be able to use it to thrive.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

tapping into novel, occasionally disruptive, technologies or business models – most of which are not created inside the company walls. outsourcing’ uncertainty, particularly in early phases of radical/disruptive innovation activities.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Hence, I gave it some thought, starting by revisting an earlier reflection: Beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. Innovation can’t be tackled through broad-brush recipes or tools.

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Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

Unless we create a strategy to transform, how can we re-imagine our innovation processes? We talk so much about “innovation is critical” today and in our future, but is rarely achieved. We are at a crossroads of determining if the management of innovation should change and if so, how.

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Innovation Requires Dedicated Management

Integrative Innovation

Each horizon corresponds to a certain innovation scope. Horizon 2 (H2) aims at bridging H1 and H3 by means of scaling promising H3 initiatives or innovating existing H1 business models. The 3H concept aligns innovation activities with intended strategies.

The wheel inbetween

The Future Shapers

Get innovation rolling: discover your Wheel Inbetween. Everyone knows that innovation is vital, and there is lots of great published thinking on smart ways to develop winning innovation ideas. Consequently, the full value of successful innovation is diluted.

SCALING UP: From Corporate Startup to Innovation Impact

Integrative Innovation

More than three years ago, we noticed a pain point in corporate innovation: How should companies balance the different requirements in searching for tomorrow’s business and in running today’s business? Furthermore, a recent survey of German corporate innovators found that 100% (!)

Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

This article was co-written with Frank Mattes from Dual Innovation and innovation-3. The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptiveinnovation ideas. Disrupt yourself or someone else will’, it has been said.

Scaling-Up: The Foundation

Integrative Innovation

The – in the truest sense of words – ‘billion-dollar-question’ we are addressing is: How can companies generate more business impact from non-incremental innovation? Companies are working hard to future-proof their innovation management.

The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017

Paul Hobcraft

So if there was ever a time to clear the existing innovation agenda and rework the entire space for innovating, it is about to become the pressing reality as we enter into 2017. Any renewing needs innovation to become more central but it will be different.

Surfacing the real barriers to innovation.

Guide 4 Innovating

Here I am suggesting that there are ten intractable challenges that need breaking down and addressing to allow innovation to begin to really take hold. To recognize these firstly is terrific, as they are tough to manage but phenomenal if you can surface them.

The Case for Dual Innovation

Integrative Innovation

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years. As recently outlined, I consider organizational ambidexterity to be a key innovation issue for organizations in 2016 and beyond.

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Getting the best out of your idea management system (IMS) requires some planning and know-how, and a well thought through approach will definitely yield above average ROI. However, if we look back at the 70%-20%-10% rule for innovation , it simply makes sense.

What do most innovative companies have in common?

hackerearth

Although the term “innovation” has found a place in everyday diction, true, game-changing innovation still remains elusive. The increasing competition for customers, market share, and talent in almost every industry demands an innovative approach to business.

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5 Innovation Best Practices for Launching Your Idea Management System – Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success Shares Her Insights

Qmarkets

Innovation Exploration – Unlocking Potential in Uncharted Territory. The great American oceanographer Edith Widder once said: “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, and Innovation drives economic growth… So let’s all go exploring.” ?? Got innovation trepidation?

Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. The biggest surprise for me was getting schooled on how extremely difficult it is to be an innovator inside a company of executors.

Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

The corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways: Building ambidextrous and lean startup capabilities. Mastering disruptive innovation in a large company requires: – different people.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

I’m still surprised when I find unexpected connections with innovation in different industries. One of the innovators in the room said, “It sounds like you’re describing exactly what Ed Catmull the CEO of Pixar wrote in Creativity, Inc.”. Innovation Management – Animation and Startups.

Recognizing an innovation need

Paul Hobcraft

Increasingly I am noticing that Organizations are facing the increasing dilemma of how to organize and manage within their present systems and structures their innovation activities. We fail to connect up all of our innovation process and design.

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The only two measures that matter

David Marks

On the backdrop of the boundless creativity of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs (often one and the same) a cottage industry of management theories has emerged. The Disruptability Curve presented in my previous blog , is a modest addition to this collection.

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Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

It is the failure to innovate that led to its “demise.”. In other words, it is because sometimes innovation strategies fail to produce products/ services that the customers want. And as the saying goes, “disrupt or get disrupted.”. Programme manager.

Shervin Chua

Innovation 360 Group

He has experience from Salesforce.com in customer relationship management (CRM), Misys in financial trade transactions processing, and RightScale.com in cloud infrastructure as code automation. Innovation Management. Customer Relationship Management. Lean / Agile / Scrum.

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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Integrative Innovation

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.