What is the Right Fill Order for a Lean Canvas?

Leanstack

A question I get a lot is: Why isn’t the Lean Canvas laid out more logically? Lean Canvas The main reason for this particular layout was legacy. Lean Canvas was derived from the Business Model Canvas. To compensate for usability, I published a suggested fill order in my first book: Running Lean. Lean Canvas fill order from Running Lean Over the years, however, I found myself tweaking this fill order for better flow. Start with your idea backstory.

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Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

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. Design Thinking, Agile, CPS/Osborn-Parnes, Lean, TRIZ and other innovation frameworks all have some scaffolding built-in.

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Reorder your Chain of Beliefs with a leaner Lean Canvas

Leanstack

In my last post , I described how sketching an idea on a Lean Canvas is akin to stacking a chain of beliefs. The real challenge isn’t idea generation, but idea validation. For an idea to be successful, it needs to constantly balance three types of risks: customer risk, market risk, and technical risk and I described the sweet spot of an idea being at the intersection of desirability, viability, and feasibility.

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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. Someone needs a spark of superior inventive talent, or you won’t have the quality ideas you need to succeed. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Energized idea generation about potential projects (that is, what projects might we do?). Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. It may seem obvious but unless you know who you are, and what your purpose is, as an organization you will flounder. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Small “i” innovation can be generated at any level, so communicate to all that you seek ideas to improve. If a good idea pops up, by all means resource it and get it into action. Are ideas for new things encouraged and worked or are they barely tolerated? Is it a “pitch” culture where ideas for projects get a chance to be put into play? Stealing ideas from other industries is a fast path to innovation.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. 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. Digital Technology MoshPit finds undiscovered tactical and strategic innovation project ideas. The secret sauce in the design of a MoshPit session is how fresh thinking is scaffolded through the discovery and idea generation process.

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas. There is no reason why a MoshPit session can’t be done within any other innovation method, be it Design Thinking, Lean, or whatever your organization uses. What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time.

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.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. This simple combination experiment only scratches the surface, you usually need more scaffolding and structure to go beyond obvious ideas. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed? Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation. It’s deep idea exploration.

Innovation 2015 or Five Lame Excuses?

Gregg Fraley

Don’t get hung up on whether to use Lean, or Design Thinking, or CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail , or some arcane method history has hung around your neck. Death or Kryptonite? From Superman Wiki. I have a vinyl record with one of those strategic skips that has it repeating — it drives me nuts — but I still play the record because I love the song so much. The song is Jimmy Olsen’s Blues by the Spin Doctors.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Having beers and kicking ideas around are not innovation. Idea Campaigns are not innovation. Lean is not innovation. If you want proof of this idea that it’s all about projects just see what Min Basadur , Edwards Demming , and Joseph Juran say about how to innovate and change and improvement in organizational culture. Monitor progress of the project cycles and expect to get pitched on various ideas. Projects, Projects, Projects.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you don’t know the newer more advanced tools, and some neglected old technologies, including Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, Theory of Constraints, and CPS, you’re missing opportunities. The course covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation tools, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. All participants walk away with a shell framework and ideas they can put to immediate use.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

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. Innovation Intensive .

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Gregg Fraley

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. Gregg instructs ways to blend frameworks and use the best tools within frameworks such as Lean, Agile, CPS, or Design Thinking. The Innovation Intensive course outline: Approaches to innovation (Design Thinking, Lean, Agile, TRIZ, CPS, and blended systems). Innovation Training.

Start With Mindset

Leanstack

We’re already at the 10 year anniversary of the Lean Startup. ideas that went on to spark the global Lean Startup movement. By now, “almost everybody building products” has at least heard the term and has been exposed to the big ideas. I’m always happy, for instance, to see Lean Canvas posters in conference rooms. Using a Lean Canvas does not a Lean Startup make. Feel free to replace Lean Canvas with your favorite tool or tactic?—?mvp,

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. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order. Lack of Managment support will effectively kill any innovation program no matter how well conceived.

Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

Classic Improv games are adaptable for visioning, exploration, problem framing, idea generation, solution development, and planning. The key benefit is simply getting to a breakthrough insight or idea much faster. By the end of our time they’re eagerly jumping into “scene work” and jamming ideas and problem frames based on scene-stimuli. There are laughs of course, but that’s incidental to the ideas being furiously written down in notebooks.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

Developing ideas for products, services, and improvements (idea generation). Pitching ideas, prototyping, and resourcing innovation. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Guerilla Innovation Innovation Open Innovation Agile CPS Creativity design thinking innovation frameworks innovation process innovation projects Lean why innovationThe Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity.

Idea Champions Helps All Kinds of People Originate Great Ideas

Idea Champions

Since 1987, Idea Champions has been helping a wide variety of forward thinking organizations tap into their innate creativity and originate breakthrough ideas. Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. Idea Champions.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

Most companies don’t understand that innovation isn’t just a single process that can be improved, but the result of capabilities existing within the company which enables ideas to be developed and scaled into solutions. I have shown previously how innovation is all about the delivery (rather than just development) of ideas that deliver value, as well as the most important management frameworks for innovation.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

“Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts” The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence. “To achieve alignment, a cascade of better choices is needed that keeps mapping back to innovation activities and strategic need” Get Out of the Building and Go Cross-Industry to Seek Radical Ideas.

Innovation needs Time, Talent and Temperment

Jeffrey Phillips

The idea I'd like you to contemplate until my return is that we are all making innovation far too complicated, and we need to stop dressing up the activity with lots of talking points and stop working ourselves and our management into a tizzy about commitments and investments. Time to do an effective job generating ideas and solutions. It does not start and end with idea generation.

Four things you can do to make innovation happen

Strategos

I don’t mean the time it takes for your innovative ideas to mature into their full revenue-generating glory. I mean the time it takes employees to develop insights, generate ideas, and elaborate and test business models. Isn’t putting some dedicated resources on developing ideas for the company’s future at least as important as battling the urgent issues of the present? Schedule “Events” to incorporate the ideas and expertise of a wider group of employees.

5 Tricks to Adopt Everyday Design Thinking

Ideanote

Idea generation is great for coming up with novel ideas, and everyday design thinking can help you understand its usefulness. All these methods aim at gaining a thorough understanding of the problem before stating clear goals and objectives prior to idea generation. The idea generation phase seeks to embrace many possible solutions. This depth of understanding enables the generation and expansion of multiple possible solutions.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

More and more companies are finding approaches worth repeating, getting promising new ideas into their customers’ hands, delivering value, and making revenue. If the people in your organization don’t get why you’re innovating, you’re going to have a hard time harnessing their talent, support, energy, ideas, and expertise– and you’ll need all of these if you want to be successful. should be the starting point for very early stage ideas. Ideas & Opportunities.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

More and more companies are finding approaches worth repeating, getting promising new ideas into their customers’ hands, delivering value, and making revenue. If the people in your organization don’t get why you’re innovating, you’re going to have a hard time harnessing their talent, support, energy, ideas, and expertise– and you’ll need all of these if you want to be successful. should be the starting point for very early stage ideas. Ideas & Opportunities.

Welcome to the Mid Zone of Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

He later evolved it into a broader model involving opportunity identification, opportunity analysis, idea generation, idea selection, and concept definition — much of what has today come to be known as Innovation Management. Here, the Front End is still the domain of ideation, creative brainstorming, and the discovery work needed to find new opportunities around unmet market needs⃜ the safe place where new business ideas are born and have their genesis.

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

Qmarkets

As a result of this project, TSYS was able to address employee pain points and inefficiencies, enhance corporate leadership strategies, increase savings, and implement lucrative new ideas. This left employees sceptical of the idea that future programs would be any different. Founding a sustainable innovation culture – a space where new ideas could be proposed confidentially, employees would be accountable, and participation encouraged ?

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. That is not to say that these organizations have never conducted innovation activities, or attempted tasks like brainstorming or idea generation. 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.

Welcome to The Gold Standard of Brainstorm Facilitation

Idea Champions

Here's what Idea Champions' clients have to say about the value they've received from engaging our brainstorm facilitation services. Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. As a result of Idea Champions' efforts we have implemented more than 250 value-added Big Idea projects." -- Joe Belinsky, Professional Development Manager, Goodyear Rubber and Tire.

Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

Similarly, you will need a robust process to collect and evaluate ideas in the ideation phase. Number of ideas generated. Number of ideas shortlisted. Number of ideas funded. Setting up a lean but motivated central team that drives various innovation programs across the organization is critical for success. They not only enable your organization to collaborate but also communicate the vision, generate ideas, and evaluate them.

In Defense of Brainstorming

Idea Champions

And besides, even a casual scan of the literature will reveal an extraordinary number of innovation-leaning people who joined forces with others to conceive something brilliant that none of them could have conjured on their own. Indeed, "creative dissonance" is often the catalyst for breakthrough -- NOT lone wolf, ivory tower idea generators sitting alone in their room attempting to conjure up the next big thing.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

Wherever possible consultants want to manage as much as possible internally to ‘keep’ the fees generated inside. This often manifests itself in the host of variations in what are claimed as their ‘unique’ versions of “common innovation” where they constantly reinvent the wheel in their own approaches to processes, definitions, tools, frameworks, systems of working and idea management etc.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

ITONICS

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). The term comes from the English and is based on the Lean Startup Model by Eric Ries. This award is given to the team whose idea eventually failed but brought the business the most valuable takeaways. Audi won big time from its Audi Ideas Program.

Navigating Innovation Options

Strategos

They speak about it in public as key to meeting their customers’ needs for new products and services and assert that innovation that keeps ideas flowing from inception to commercialization is key to building a sustainable business. Resources are allocated, goals defined, responsibility delegated and periodical idea generation sessions organized. Innovation is a core business process. Most executives today would say that innovation is a core activity of their company.

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.