Innovation Roadmaps: What Are They Good For, Anyway?

Innovation Excellence

At the heart, product roadmaps show the major milestones of a project’s lifecycle. Maintaining Product Roadmaps is a useful discipline in just about any organization that has more than one product. If a roadmap is just another deliverable you owe an executive, that checks a. Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D Strategy Product Development Product Roadmap product strategy

Product roadmap software study


New report into the Product Roadmap Software Marketplace is published. Bubble is pleased to share news that our PPM Software Bubble Innovator features in a new and independent review of the Roadmapping software marketplace. In its recently-released (49 page) research report, ‘Roadmapping Software Studie’, TIM-Consulting and Fraunhofer IAO evaluated a number of prominent vendors offering technology and product roadmapping software. Inspird roadmap.

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Scenario Impact Roadmapping


Scenarios are projections of how the world around us will look like. What Scenario Impact Analysis Is. Talking about scenarios, we are talking about the future. We come from a certain situation today, we find a respective time-frame for the future and estimate how our environment will change. The farther we move away from today, the more possibilities for scenarios exist. Moreover, we can never be sure what the direction and the strength of future developments would be.

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Creating an Innovation Roadmap


In January 1996, two Stanford PhD students started working on a research project that would change the world. They nicknamed their project BackRub, because it checked backlinks of websites to determine their importance. Today, that project has become known as Google and its two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have completely changed the way the world works. Driving True Innovation Within Your Organization Means You Must Outline Your Goals and Priorities Clearly.

Measuring Innovation Performance

projects moving. right behavior, activities, and projects. Investments made Innovation projects started Development spend Tests conducted Organizational growth % of spend on new products Studies conducted. roadmaps and another 9 hacks resulting in process improvements. Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. INTRODUCTION Constantly ?nding

All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation


Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

The Corporate Innovation Roadmap: Vision to Impact

Innovation Leader

We put together this roadmap to help you think through some of the elements you’ll need to put in place to ensure that projects make it to the finish line. Download it here

#1,530 – The Sketchbook Project

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to Atlas Obscura : “The Brooklyn Art Library houses the Sketchbook Project: a collaborative library of artists’ sketchbooks that’s grown every year since 2006. And the project is not only open for people to contribute to, but also for people to browse. For consideration in the project, prospective contributors can visit the library or the project’s website and sign up to receive a blank sketchbook. Is the Sketchbook Project the Greatest Idea Ever?

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Using a structured innovation framework is a project success factor. It happens through projects. The best innovators organize their efforts around projects. Without a common focus, a purpose that describes how you provides value to others, you’ll be doing projects that are ultimately doomed to failure. Projects aligned with a vision for the future and a strategy to get there.


Double Down on Digital Tech Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Adjust Innovation Project Roadmaps Now. Big companies already had digital projects in their pipeline, some will adjust and do more, dropping or delaying other projects with more person-to-person aspects. To Revise Innovation Roadmaps: Double Down on Digital.

Three Ways to Get Buy-in for Unsexy Projects

New Markets Advisors

Every manager in the corporate world has a wishlist of projects that have been relegated to the back burner. Ultimately, those projects that aren’t exciting get deprioritized, regardless of the potential value they could add. Because a project doesn’t showcase a buzzworthy new technology or because it only produces modest near-term returns (despite its potential for the long-term), sponsors shy away. management jobs-to-be-done innovation project-management jtbd

How to Incorporate Client Feedback into Your Product Roadmap and Plan for Iteration


Regardless of the project’s scope or your company’s size, product development requires client feedback. Without involving these stakeholders in the project, the design and development teams will inevitably double their workload when the prototypes — or worst-case, the finished products — are returned for adjustments. Top companies use client feedback as a roadmap to complete a project on time.

How to Setup Your IoT Project for Success


Planning for metrics and reports may feel like the last thing you want to worry about when there are so many more important things to do during the launching of a new IoT project. They’re an integral part of the roadmap to where you’re going. My “measure of success” wasn’t management’s measure of success, and I found myself pushing for a project that had zero reason for survival. For your IoT project, define the primary goal.

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How to Keep Team Members Engaged To Ensure Your Project’s Success


If your job is to plan and organize resources to efficiently and productively manage a project, how are you supposed to achieve those goals with a disengaged workforce? While these employees may get their work done, their lack of engagement is a drain on time and resources, which hinders a project manager’s ability to do her job effectively. Then, use that as a roadmap to illustrate where the company is going, and explain to employees where they fit in and what role they will play.

Scope Creep Fail Safes: Using PPM to Keep Your Projects On Time


Together, these minor changes can add up to a more stressful project and a weaker product. As projects become increasingly connected within companies and vendors, there are more opportunities for scope creep. Here’s how you can prevent this phenomenon and guard your projects against it. Even if you’re only adding a few hours or days to a project, that’s time that you could be spending making money on additional projects. Continue Updating Your Project Timelines.

The Benefits of Adaptable PPM Milestones


When projects have tight deadlines, project managers tend to be so focused on getting work done that they don’t stop to evaluate how processes can improve. These small markers give project managers the opportunity to step back, evaluate a project and make any necessary adjustments for improvement. As you plan your project, it’s important to differentiate between the three key elements of any project: a milestone, a deliverable and a task.

Digital Transformation = Reimagining of the Business for the Digital Age

Rmukesh Gupta

The current pandemic has clearly shown that being digital is not just a nice to have side project for businesses but in many cases, has become the core of the business model.

Why innovation portfolios matter

Jeffrey Phillips

Certainly companies are good at product portfolio and roadmaps, making decisions on how much to invest in older technologies, how much to invest in newer products and the roadmaps and versions that should be developed. Product roadmaps help us think through how a product will morph and add value over time, to remain valuable for customers by adding new capabilities or features. At this point in business evolution, every CEO understands the need for more innovation.

The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

The team cranked out 320 ideas, wrote up 20 as elaborated concepts with mini-plans, and we roadmapped innovation projects for the next three years. The other project did my heart some good, helping small business people recover from Covid19.

7 Steps to Prepare Your Business Model for Post-COVID-19

The BMI Lab Blog

That means, that you have to build on your purpose and mission statement and then project your time horizon into the future. Step 7: Build a Roadmap for Further Procedure Last but not least, you should develop some kind of roadmap for further procedures. Also, you have to initiate projects which will help adapt your business model. Uncertainty and risk will remain high. How can we deal with these difficulties? COVID-19 has influenced many industries and companies.

Al-Hasan Al-Shaibani

Innovation 360 Group

Proficient in business and IT consulting service lines like Quality Assurance, Project Management & Supervision, Diagnostic Review & Opportunity Assessment, Software Selection & Implementation, Business Process Reengineering & Development of Human Resources, Supporting Functions, Policies & Procedures, Business Development & Sales Action Plans and Strategy Roadmaps. Project & portfolio Management. Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Are You Doing Agile Right?


This goal is met by adopting an agile framework which splits up larger innovation initiatives into smaller projects with simple, manageable tasks. The key businesses processes that need to be developed ahead of implementing an agile innovation process of this kind are 1) some kind of roadmap or plan for innovation 2) definition of roles and responsibilities of team members.

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John Saiz

Innovation 360 Group

While at NASA, Mr. Saiz directed a number of technology and flight development projects that included efforts spanning the full spectrum of technology readiness levels from initial proof-of-concept laboratory demonstration through long-term spaceflight operations on the Space Shuttle, Russian Mir and International Space Station. Based in Houston, TX, the USA. Background.

What is Miro and How to Use Miro for Virtual Collaboration

The tool also comes with a series of pre-built templates that can inspire or serve as a starting place for your own project work. Some common uses of Miro include: Creating a list of ideas or topics to focus on for an innovation project. Laying out a roadmap or strategy for an innovation program/workshop. If you’d like to implement this tool into your own collaboration and virtual projects, you may be unsure just how to get started.

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Femi Stevens Oluwafemi

Innovation 360 Group

Project Portfolio and Change Management. Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab , Massachusetts Ave, United States – Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

From MW to GW’s of Renewable Hydrogen using Electrolyzers

Paul Hobcraft

The roadmap for Hydrogen announced by the European Union is looking to install at least 6GW of renewable hydrogen electrolyzers in the EU by 2024 and have in place 40GW of renewable hydrogen electrolyzers by 2030. To help with this, they have encouraged the formation of a European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to develop the investment schedule and pipeline of concrete projects.

Innovation needs Time, Talent and Temperment

Jeffrey Phillips

How then can we imagine that we can layer on another "important" task - an innovation project or activity - when these folks can barely keep their heads above water on the tasks they are reasonably good at? Even passionate people need to have guidance, and can work more effectively if they have a roadmap and a defined end goal. Invest in defining what a successful innovation roadmap looks like, and here's a hint.

Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works


SAFe is an agile framework for development that has been gaining a lot of prominence among developers and managers of software projects. However, once project managers try to scale the Agile philosophy, to include multiple (dependent) teams, for example, they can end up with a lot of trouble and difficulty maintaining the fluidity and flexibility that make it useful. Each team does the backlog refinement for the next 2 to 3 weeks, but the approximate PI roadmap is there as a guide.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

My opening roadmap for our individual future design is built on connecting and collaborating. Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation, designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. It is constantly adapting to the needs of the project, not to the system. There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating.

John Saiz

Innovation 360 Group

While at NASA, Mr. Saiz directed a number of technology and flight development projects that included efforts spanning the full spectrum of technology readiness levels from initial proof-of-concept laboratory demonstration through long-term spaceflight operations on the Space Shuttle, Russian Mir and International Space Station. Based in Houston, TX, the USA. Background.

AI in Foresight & Innovation Management


The more complex the organization, however, the more difficult it often becomes to keep a clear overview of all the innovation projects, teams and products in the making. Companies usually start by compiling a list of existing innovation projects to get a foundation for further AI algorithms.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

To help you in your search for the right innovation management platform, we have compiled a checklist of what to look for in an innovation management platform, complete with project collaboration and project delivery capabilities. Look for a solution that has project Gantt charts and roadmapping capabilities. Gantt charts enable organizers to plan and visualize every step of a project to track progress and ensure deadlines are met.

Develop Your Annual Innovation Strategy


This type of planning makes innovation projects far more effective and helps ensure ongoing support from leadership. Consider the successful impacts that the completed innovation projects both quantitatively and qualitatively. Obviously, you’ll want to allocate resources based on your product roadmap, but don’t forget to look beyond it. Every innovation project has several stages. Fund: the winning project is implemented and funded.

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

How can we project ourselves beyond those that know us? We need to build our personal roadmap. Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018. We all need to begin to grapple with what is redefining work in knowledge, skills, our experience, and our necessary abilities to be viable and useful. We continue to hear and begin to see the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It continues to impact skills, tasks, and jobs.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I had written in a piece “ Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play ” we need to apply five aspects in a new innovation roadmap, one that is required to be built on connecting and collaborating continuously: Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation, designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. It is constantly adapting to the needs of the project, not to the system.

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PESTLED360: Iron Out Key Driving Forces in Your Current Environment and Anticipate Future Ones

Innovation 360 Group

Do you have a roadmap for its short- and longer-term implications? With all of this said, sometimes you can kick-start innovation and growth projects with the key drivers and other times you might start a renewal journey with just an ideation session. Identify necessary projects to be executed now. Are you confident in your strategic thinking, and your organization’s internal innovation competencies and skills?

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

This massive shift from our present reliance on fossil fuels projects to renewables (regarded as clean energy) can account for two-thirds of our primary energy supply by this 2050 mark. We do need to formulate more detailed roadmaps for the energy transition in a highly coordinated way as part of this change. Source IRENA [link].

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

We all sketch before we design, but too often the sketches go in a drawer when the project starts, often never to be seen again. One team I’ve worked with helps bridge this gap on strategic projects by maintaining an “experience roadmap.” The roadmap is a collection of prototypes showing what each release will look like. An experience roadmap shows how a product can evolve—and whether it has weak points along the way.

Four Steps for the successful Implementation of a holistic Innovation Management


With the help of questions on innovation strategy and objectives, innovation organization and processes, methodological competence, software solutions and the evaluation of innovation success, a personal innovation benchmark and an individually tailored roadmap are set up to show the potentials for an increasing innovation performance. Experiences and best practices from other projects in the same industry or similar problems are incorporated.

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds On Your Side

Idea to Value

As a result, some, often large, companies spend a lot of time and money on basic research or foundational R&D , only to find themselves having a hard time commercializing those projects, until they eventually run out of money or patience. In other words, that’s when the technologies are no longer research or science projects, but simply engineering challenges, and the infrastructure and ecosystems are starting to shape up.

Designing at an Innovation Management Company


In lieu of having a larger design team, my role is to empower other departments to give feedback and criticism on projects I’m working on. This insight highlighted areas of weakness in our current product, and heavily influenced our roadmap moving forward. Can we look at our roadmap and answer: Why us, why now, why this?

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Say What? How Mastering CEO-Speak Can Help Lead to the Successful Implementation of Your Innovation

Idea to Value

Piggybacking upon this fundamental framework, the newly published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation provides a roadmap for success through innovation by demarcating the elements that must be present to properly execute the ten imperatives to innovation. Share frequent progress reports on your project and “[i]nvite your new internal stakeholders to gain an ownership interest in the program by inviting their participation when creating the completed plan.” [4].

How the Kindling Team Uses Idea Management


We even have a Customer-Requested Features Category, where customers can contribute directly to our feature pipeline, commenting and voting on the features that are most relevant to them and gaining insight into our roadmap. For Account Management, this adds a lot of value: we can better understand which customers are healthy and engaged in the product, we can quicker feedback to customers and a closed feedback loop, and easily set expectations about the product roadmap.