Four Ways to Refine Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Listening is key to innovation. Just like innovation itself, an innovation program is constantly being shaped by the environment around it over time. A good innovation program absorbs new information and ideas constantly. Innovation is about more than applause.

8 Types of Innovation Processes (Infographic)

Open Innovation EU

As part of a simulation game on innovation management we have been running at universities and in corporate training programs for over 4 years now, we have developed an integrative model for dealing with innovation management on a daily basis. Blog infographic Innovation processes

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. But first: If you’ve not got an innovation plan in the process of being executed, right now, you are treading water and will eventually drown.

Innovation is a Brutal DIY Project

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Learning Points From the Great Faucet DIY Fiasco. DIY is a Form of Innovation. I’m the Abraham Lincoln of home fix-it DIY projects. Here are some lessons learned from my most recent DIY process. My innovation teaching points are in Bold.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Projects, Projects, Projects. Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. are Not Innovation. Lean is not innovation.

The Secret to Managing Creative Projects (while looking for the next big hit)

Innovation Excellence

In any industry, innovation is essentially an arms race. Apple Build Capability collaboration Creativity Feature Of The Week Innovation Processes & ToolsIf you’re not creating the next big thing, someone else is seizing the opportunity to define it.

Open Innovation: Overcoming cognitive bias in innovation projects

Innovation Excellence

This is cognitive bias and it is the enemy of innovation. Innovation Open Innovation Processes & Tools Innovation Management Product Management product managersYou’ve likely heard of the curse of knowledge or sometimes it is called the curse of the expert.

Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

Delivery via drones, real-time data insight into your operations, transformation of your business models— what will 2016 bring for your innovation practice? For innovators working within the confines of large enterprises, the possibilities for transformation, especially with mobile and digital products, are endless. It’s the execution and refinement of the initial idea that dooms the project. A Strategy Framework to Drive Innovation-- and ROI-- at Large Enterprises.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Boost Innovation Outreach by Adding Tech Scouting to your Internal Innovation Process.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Boost Innovation Outreach by Adding Tech Scouting to your Internal Innovation Process.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks. It happens through projects.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. 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).

The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Any organization can be innovative.

Innovation or Not? – Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change

Innovation Excellence

What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person? Change education Innovation Processes & Tools The Economy Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Cities countries Experiment Canvas Government Innovation tools innovation training intellectual property Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing Project management training toolkits training Visual Project Charter

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The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. If you want an organization to survive, you must innovate. But innovation is more than survival, it’s the heart beat of an organization. Pitching ideas, prototyping, and resourcing innovation.

Transform Your Organization with Process Innovation

IdeaScale

Process innovation is perhaps the “classic” form of innovation. Finding a better way of accomplishing necessary business tasks is low-risk, can lead to other types of innovations, and helps companies maintain and sharpen their competitive edge.

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How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time. The World of Innovation Has Changed.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time. The World of Innovation Has Changed.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

It quickly became simply sold as a process, just like Six Sigma, it became limited by those jumping on the latest concept not being true design thinkers, apart from attending a short course or two. It suddenly gets broken down so it can be repeatable, a step-by-step process.

The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley

I recently was a guest blogger for Gibson Insurance and I wrote this piece about the risk of Not Innovating. Many leaders pull back on innovation programs because of expenses, and, fear of change. They pay lip service to innovation and waste time doing culture assessments.

10 Elements of an Innovation Mandate

Gregg Fraley

Getting a Mandate to Innovate is Key. Larger companies typically have an innovation process in place. They don’t always work, but the majority of the Fortune 1000 has some kind of innovation process or system. Nearly any process is better than no process.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time. The World of Innovation Has Changed.

Do You Know What Open Innovation Is?

IdeaScale

In case you hadn’t heard, open innovation was defined by Henry Chesbrough as “a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.”.

The Potential of Qualitative Research in B2B

Gregg Fraley

Qualitative Studies Leads to Insights, and Innovative Results. It’s an integral part of their innovation process. It’s the perfect start to an innovation process. Then I see them fail, or get eclipsed by more innovative competitors.

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The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system.

Innovation: How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent

Idea to Value

As discussed in the new innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , one of the biggest reasons why the actual implementation of innovation can become such a formidable if not insurmountable process is because of people-related issues. A key element to successfully implementing innovation is finding and keeping the right people. Ten years from now, Millennials are projected to make up around 75 percent of the global workforce. [1]

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Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. 6) it can create breakthrough innovation.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. 6) it can create breakthrough innovation.

The Benefit of Doing

The Future Shapers

In our work, we all have projects to complete – whether its large organisational change, team reassignment or smaller projects such as document creation, office events, etc., Considering people’s excitement (or lack of) is often overlooked as a critical factor in the success of project delivery. Doing is how we turn a plan into reality, and only reality can keep people’s enthusiasm for the project high. Innovation Process Scenario Planning Strategy

5 Recommended Innovation Portfolio Metrics

Innovation Excellence

Innovation portfolio metrics are different that other innovation process metrics. They are not idea focused but rather project focused.

8 Innovative Baby Boomer Knowledge Management and Retention Strategies

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival presents 10 Key Imperatives your business must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation in today’s “innovate or die” business world. Even the most brilliant, innovative ideas will become nothing but unfulfilled fantasies if they can’t be properly implemented. 1] Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation ( See p.

The State of Innovation in Education

IdeaScale

I was surprised to read the findings of a recent survey in which researchers found that only 38% of graduates reported that their educational establishment was at the forefront in adopting innovations. Process Improvement. There are always processes that can be updated and optimized.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , provides practical techniques to break down many of the barriers to innovation in business. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth. Why then is corporate America so woefully undertrained in innovation fundamentals?

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. A truly innovative culture?

Lessons learned running corporate teams like startups

The Future Shapers

That is, our product was the framework needed to run projects following Lean Startup principles. In this case, our MVP was the minimum set of elements (governance, process, enablers) needed to run 3-5 teams for 8-12 weeks with the aim of solving strategic objectives, and learning from the experience. Effective governance: We set deadlines, project teams, and expected deliverables in advance, with clear guidelines of what was expected at each point.

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Innovation Is Not Mad Science, It’s Good Science

Innovation 360 Group

One of the most common misconceptions about innovators is that they, like artists of popular imagination, reach their ideas through lightning-strike inspiration. We have isolated eight characteristics of radical innovators who can consistently deliver profitable and growth-driving projects.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised. I replied “you need to be thinking about project cycles and measures.” Are people empowered to innovate?

Innovate Where You Are — and With Who You Have

Gregg Fraley

Off-Site Innovation can indeed spur creativity. I like what Cardinal Health and Crimson Cup are doing in Columbus, OH with offsite innovation spaces. I like the attention they’ve paid to team diversity and on a customer-centered process. Projects alone can change cultures.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Yesterday, I was quite delighted to see my post Integrating Lean Startup and Design Thinking ranked #11 of the Top 100 Innovation Posts 2014 at Innovation Excellence. In fact, the real power lies in combining different innovation approaches to fit a unique context.

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Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

InnovationManagement

Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential. Organization & Culture accountability autonomy failure hierarchy HR idea management innovation culture leadership project teams talent management teamwork top-down

3 Character Traits of a Good Innovation Manager

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Almost every CEO that i meet wants to find out a way to out-innovate their competition. They want to innovate to improve their profits. They want to innovate so that they can help their customers innovate.