To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Facilitators who scaffold well are master innovation facilitators and their projects achieve better results. The key is to get creative with how your organize your innovation projects. This done before ideation. To innovate: learn, scaffold, ideate. Innovation is Learning.

Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable

IdeaScale

The most common pitfall when running a “general” or “blue sky ideation” campaign is to assume this means you no longer need constraints or a problem statement. The post Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable appeared first on IdeaScale.

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.”

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

Measuring Innovation Performance

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How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

InnovationManagement

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Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level

mjvinnovation

The key factor to help you leverage your business may be the combination of project management methodologies, such as Design Thinking and Scrum. In this methodology, the consumer’s opinion is fundamental to avoid risks in every project: when the result focuses on the client’s mind, respecting their experiences, desires and challenges, the gap where errors may occur becomes much smaller. This format minimizes risk, reduces rework, and makes project management more productive.

Top 12 ideation techniques to brainstorm your way to new ideas

hackerearth

Does your ideation session with your teammates turn into just another meeting with a few people squabbling and the rest keeping quiet? How do you enhance the likelihood of having successful ideation sessions? Techniques That Encourage Ideation.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

How Ideation Transformed the Culture of the Largest Bank in the Southern Hemisphere

Planview Spigit

89% of Spigit customers are leveraging ideation to create a culture of innovation. In an article on their blog , Commonwealth Bank describes how their internal ideation program – CommBank Intrapreneur – has been instrumental in transforming its culture. So, how does ideation and creating intrapreneurs – also known as someone within a company who takes risks – enable culture shift? Creating a culture of innovation through ideation.

Case Study: Regional SME Development Project Brings Innovation Lift to Manufacturing Hub

Innovation 360 Group

Acknowledging the need for pursuing deeper impact over a wider area, the Growkomp Regional Development Project was designed to develop the innovation capacities of 22 manufacturing companies in the Småland regionof Sweden over a two-year period. The Situation.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

Innovation projects are about a lot of meetings. Seven Facilitation Fails: Most innovation project managers haven’t been trained in facilitation. There are specific tools for visioning, problem framing, and ideation etc.

How Ideation Transformed the Culture of the Largest Bank in the Southern Hemisphere

Planview Spigit

89% of Spigit customers are leveraging ideation to create a. In an article on their blog , Commonwealth Bank describes how their internal ideation program – CommBank Intrapreneur – has been instrumental in transforming its culture. So, how does ideation and creating intrapreneurs – also known as someone within a company who takes risks – enable culture shift? Creating a culture of innovation through ideation. This is employee ideation at its finest.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs of this blog post and will now cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or not understood by the members of your team. You're busy. I get it.

4 Reasons Why Defining Goals is Critical to Successful Ideation Challenges

Planview Spigit

Defining goals is critical to running successful ideation challenges. I’ve been working with several ideation program managers recently to launch their first crowdsourcing challenge and noticed that many try to bypass the step of defining goals. At Spigit, we help some of the most successful companies in the world drive their innovation agenda and create cultures of innovation through ideation.

Systematic Idea Generation and Organizational Capabilities for Front-End Innovation Performance in SMEs

InnovationManagement

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The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Solving an innovation culture problem isn’t easy, but your solution had better include interesting, compelling, and fun, Projects. Projects are how cultures actually change. Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. For the hottest project now on the table, what are five criteria you will use to assess the viability of ideas presented to you?

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. For the hottest project now on the table, what are five criteria you will use to assess the viability of ideas presented to you?

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. For the hottest project now on the table, what are five criteria you will use to assess the viability of ideas presented to you?

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

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.” My “projects” reply is a cocktail party answer.

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). Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions.

Open Innovation Meets Democracy on Malta

IdeaConnection

Within the last few days the Nationalist Party, a Maltese Christian democratic and conservative party launched the IDEAT project to encourage citizen engagement. For more information about the IDEAT Project, visit the party‘s website.

Innovate Where You Are — and With Who You Have

Gregg Fraley

Mandate it (ask for it), Innovation Training, Focused Projects, and Ad-Hoc Temporary Teams. As part of an organizational innovation project, ask for ideas using virtual systems. Projects alone can change cultures. Off-Site Innovation can indeed spur creativity.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

This essential training for leaders and project managers provides answers, and from an industry thought leader. Innovation Intensive will help you improve the effectiveness of innovation projects. Streamlined management of innovation projects.

Invest in Innovation Skill Building

Gregg Fraley

I thought by this year in history (2016) everyone in the business world would have a clue as to how to do ideation (aka brainstorming) properly. Well for one, groups I’ve witnessed routinely start ideation with vague questions — which pretty much dooms the session.

How Design Thinking Complements Crowdsourced Innovation

IdeaScale

In design thinking, the first phase is dedicated to defining a suitable problem statement to set the project up for success. Ideation: Even though you have been collecting ideas all along, this is the moment to stir up the crowd again.

How to Build Careers with Innovation

IdeaScale

In the Covia crowdsourced innovation community, the results were already stupendous: almost $13 million in savings or projected new revenues from employee ideas. Best Practice covia employee crowdsourcing idea management ideation sno-isle libraries TTI

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The Stages of Innovation. Where Are You and What Does That Mean for You?

IdeaScale

Now that everything is in place, you and those who worked on the project talk about what it is, how it works, and why it’s important. Best Practice advocacy commercialization diffusion experimentation ideationA brilliant innovation starts with a single step.

How to Make Your Design Thinking Program Turn Into Something Real

InnovationManagement

Why do a large part of the design thinking projects in the corporate world never pass through the prototype phase? In recent years I’ve been involved with many design thinking initiatives.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. Ideation software changes all of that by making the process of sharing new ideas — and asking for them — digital, trackable, and repeatable.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

To think differently, you need to organize ideation or strategy sessions — and the entire front end of innovation cycle — using different tools and techniques, different settings, new stimulus, new speakers, new and different everything.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. Ideation software changes all of that by making the process of sharing new ideas — and asking for them — digital, trackable, and repeatable.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. Ideation software changes all of that by making the process of sharing new ideas — and asking for them — digital, trackable, and repeatable.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Start thinking of idea generation as a project that takes a few weeks, not a one day session. Have participants do research, and virtual ideation, alone. Broaden the range of knowledge in the project. Want an Innovation Breakthrough? Prepare, Then Brainstorm.

Improving the success of your employees in the front end of innovation

Ideanote

Successful ideation requires finding the right tension between creativity (flexibility) with a systematic process (control). The paradox occurs from the complex nature of the ideation process. Identically, too much flexibility reduces the efficiency of the ideation phase.

Innovation Facilitator Tool Kit

Gregg Fraley

I’m assuming the facilitator is a hands-on project leader who facilitates meetings, such as idea generation or strategy sessions. A box of Crayons — Get the huge box, and you also might get those sets of 8 for less ambitious projects and individual work.

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Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

I’m also a bit weary of chasing or developing the latest, greatest, and most sophisticated tool for ideation. It’s all useful, but you can drown trying to make it useful in projects. Deliberate, realized, built-into-projects, creativity.

Helping UNICEF Create a Polio Free World

InnovationLabs

Through a project called GPEI, or Global Polio Eradication Initiative, UNICEF has been […]. Collaboration and Co-Creation Creativity and Ideation Innovation Innovation ToolsInnovation is critical not only for the success of a business, but also in addressing broader social needs.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

I might be getting to old to hold back on saying this about ideation, aka idea generation, aka brainstorming. The project leader of an innovation effort might be the worst person to have leading a session. Related to #4, and #1, please, think about ideation happening over time.

Emergent See Innovation

Gregg Fraley

A quick turn-around Emergent See project plan. A Half-Day Ideation session — to come up with solution ideas. A Half-Day Solution Development and Planning workshop to kick off your project. On-Going check-ins with your innovation project team.

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

Experienced ideators are comfortable free-associating and they are likely to have some ideas with this simple Forced Association. Inexperienced ideators, or, people who are restrained in their self-expression, need more help – scaffolding — to make meaningful connections.

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