How To Innovate Within a Successful Company

Mike Shipulski

If you’re trying to innovate within a successful company, I have one word for you: Don’t. If you want to live to fight another day, don’t do it. If an established business has been growing three percent year-on-year, expect them to grow three percent next year.

How to Build a Better Creative Team

IdeaScale

It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for the team. When it all clicks, a creative team can become a hub of innovation management, pushing creative ideas through from concept to implementation. Here’s how to do it. If your goal is generating a flowing pipeline of new ideas for your business, your approach will be a bit different than if your goal is to complete a particular project.

Four Questions to Choose Innovation Projects

Mike Shipulski

It’s a challenge to prioritize and choose innovation projects. But with all that, you’ve still go to choose. The project will be long, expensive and difficult. And if the potential increase in sales is not big enough, the project is not worth starting.

How to think of failure like a scientist

Idea to Value

For established like corporations, failure is something they try to engineer out of their processes, since failure of a project (even an innovation project) reflects badly on the company financially, as well as the people who suggested it and approved it.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

CORPORATE INNOVATION CULTURES Is there a best way for companies to innovate successfully? of Management, to analyze five years of. to generate and evaluate business ideas. to idea selection – is measurable, we were. able to conduct a detailed analysis of.

The Case for Ambiguity – How to Set Your IT Project Up For Success

MSSBTI

It’s fun to try and give your guesstimate on how many golf balls could fit into a 747 or how many cigarettes are smoked a day in Montana. However, that is exactly what happens to an overwhelming number of leaders on a regular basis with their technology projects.

How to Build Careers with Innovation

IdeaScale

If you’re wondering how to build careers with innovation, look to these three IdeaScale examples. Sno-Isle Libraries has a program where ideas are reviewed by a committee of peers who help to refine it and assign it to the right team members for implementation.

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How to Choose the Best Idea

Mike Shipulski

We don’t need more ideas, we need a way to choose the best one or two ideas and run them to ground. If it’s not important enough to make a crude physical prototype and create a simple video, the idea isn’t worth a damn. Next, get the band back together to watch the Box 4 videos.

Most AI Projects Fail. Here’s How To Make Yours Successful

Digital Tonto

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How to Rescue a Troubled Project

AureaWorks

Every project manager takes on a new assignment expecting the best outcome. In a perfect world, careful planning would lead to high-quality projects that are submitted on time and on budget. No one likes to think about this situation, but everyone has to prepare for it.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt.

How To Allocate Resources

Mike Shipulski

How a company allocates its resources defines its strategy. But it’s tricky business to allocate resources in a way that makes the most of the existing products, services and business models yet accomplishes what’s needed to create the future. How will the customer benefit?

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

How to Do Mash-Ups for Innovation. To say the least Mash-Ups hold great promise in helping people and organizations find useful and sometimes breakthrough innovations. To digest this in bits, simply use the index to go to the section that interests you.

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How To Innovate Like DARPA

Game-Changer

That and GPS, drones, self-driving cars, computer mouse, voice recognition and a host of other innovations that started as military projects and then made their way to society. With a reputation as an innovator of the highest order, how does DARPA stay innovative?

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Here’s How To Keep Your Data Project From Running Of The Rails

Innovation Excellence

The Internet of Things combined with the ability to store massive amounts of data and powerful new analytical techniques like machine learning would help derive important new insights, automate processes and transform business models. We were told that “data is the new oil.”

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. You'll learn: How to turn basic dashboard metrics into a financial model. Learn how margin of error impacts financial projections.

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

IdeaScale

A new innovation in the digital marketing sphere is the idea of using crowdsourcing to generate or test marketing ideas. Up until this process, marketing, digital marketing and traditional marketing had been a “ one-way conversation ,” according to The Huffington Post.

How to wallow in the mud of uncertainty.

Mike Shipulski

And yet, we still try to use the tried-and-true toolbox of certainty even after it’s abundantly clear those wrenches don’t fit. the only real answer is a description of the next thing you’ll try to learn. “We When doing creative work, there’s immense pressure to be done on time.

How to Measure the Success of Your Innovation Management Strategy

IdeaScale

Time itself creates points of comparison, whether you choose to evaluate them or not. Learn how to measure innovation success to improve the results of future innovation projects. Going forward on hunches, or feelings that a project is performing, is certainly possible, but it’s not wise. Projecting ways innovation causes improvement is essential to any innovation management strategy.

Stop bad project and start good ones.

Mike Shipulski

At the most basic level, business is about allocating resources to the best projects and executing those projects well. Said another way, business is about deciding what to work on and then working effectively. But how to go about deciding what to work on?

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. How to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

An Unconventional Approach to Manage Your Projects

Rmukesh Gupta

Almost everyone project manager that I meet wants to find out a way to do two things: Deliver their projects on-budget and on-time Be innovative in their approach while doing so. Yet, we know that most projects are neither on-budget nor on-time. The bigger and more critical the project, the more likely that it will over-run budgets and get delayed. So, why is it that most large projects fail? This needs to happen before the project is started.

How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

IdeaScale

Understanding areas where you need improvement is vital to helping you predict the challenges you may face as you help your organization move toward more regular innovation practices. Assessments also establish a baseline to which progress can be measured.

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How to Write a Winning Business Proposal

Destination Innovation

The Business Proposal is an essential document not only for Sales people but also for anyone who wants to submit a serious proposition for internal or external approval. So if possible meet the client face to face and ask many intelligent questions.

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The most common innovation project failures

RTI Innovation Advisors

I had the opportunity to speak to a leadership team that is considering building an innovation capability in their business. After all, it's easier to explain away the lack of innovation if you can say that most teams lack good ideas. But a lack of good ideas is almost never the appropriate response to the question. But there are a number of factors I can describe which severely curtain innovation success when corporations decide to do more innovation.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Applying cascading risk thinking to make better strategic product trade-offs.

How to Avoid UX Burnout

Boxes and Arrows

The steps leading up to the launch had been intense, involving multiple stakeholders, scores of different user personas, and innumerable iteration cycles spread across a multitude of design teams. Attributing the fatigue to creative block, I planned to take a few days off to recharge.

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Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. There are loads of challenges and pitfalls when trying to explore new opportunities inside of an existing organization. No compelling vision or reason to innovate. Failure to secure sustained funding.

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. What I hear from top management: “we don’t have the time or resources for innovation projects, we’ll start later this year.” How do they aid and abet teams?

How Do You Learn How To Learn? Learn From Learners

Game-Changer

There is a dominant belief that learning stops once you put your diploma to use and get a job. So, how do you learn how to learn? Here’s the thing, there are ways to learn faster and better than how one is taught throughout school. How did he do it?

How to test & iterate new product & service ideas faster & cheaper

Leapfrogging

Here’s how to do it like never before. But for most organizations, especially startups and smaller firms, distinguishing between the next Kindle and the next Fire Phone before they come to market can be the difference between survival and bankruptcy.

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How to Incorporate Academic Research into Your Innovation Thinking

HYPE Innovation

A few weeks back I was sharing with you the highlights of HYPE’s recent Forum in London , an event that brought innovation managers’ hopes and fears into the spotlight, and encouraged idea campaign/ innovation project issues to be openly discussed.

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How to Get Buy-in for Your Innovation Project

Spigit

Getting (and retaining ) buy-in from decision makers for innovation projects is often the stumbling block that many a corporate innovator and intrapreneur faces. Answer these questions: What are you trying to get buy-in for (a hackathon, an idea contest, etc.)? You have to experiment.

How to defeat “Loss Aversion” – the #1 reason why middle managers kill innovation

Idea to Value

In this article, you are going to learn exactly what Loss Aversion is, why is creates crippling fear in middle managers and decision-makers, and a simple model for how you can reframe your company’s thinking which encourages more innovation projects to thrive.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Projects, Projects, Projects. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. Unless they are in the context of an actual project. There is only one thing that changes culture and leads to actual innovation.

How to Make Good Lean Startup Hypotheses

Tim Kastelle

Imagine that we’re trying to build a startup called ScotchFinder – it’s like AirB’n’B, but for Scotch! Our first hypothesis often looks like this: We believe that: people will be happy to share their rare scotch with others.

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