idea management

  • Seven Steps to Creating a Successful Innovation Framework

    Seven Steps to Creating a Successful Innovation Framework

    January 27, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Heidi Hattendorf, director of Innovation Development, Motorola Solutions takes a deep dive into how you can create an innovation framework at your company that will positively impact your business results and culture. The article describes seven steps that will help you implement an “inside out” approach to innovation at your company.

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    Tips For Quicker And More Innovative Analogies

    January 10, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    In this article Dr. Stephen Sweid is sharing a few secrets of the analogy method that has been refined throughout the years. Suggested techniques render this method more user friendly, but also allow it to generate WOW type new ideas that are more compatible (for integration) and that work in the real world, e.g. in the market.

  • What’s Your Innovation Focus?

    What’s Your Innovation Focus?

    October 18, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Serialized Books, The Innovation Expedition

    Often there’s suddenly an urgent need for something new. We need to innovate. But what are we looking for? If that’s unclear, how can you come up with new concepts that will make everybody happy?

  • Innovation is No Walk in the Park

    Innovation is No Walk in the Park

    October 10, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Serialized Books, The Innovation Expedition

    The life cycle of products decreased by factor 4 the last fifty years. Innovation is essential. But it is difficult, risky and it demands a lot of resources. It’s no walk in the park. Innovation is an expedition.

  • 7 Steps to Choosing An Idea Management System

    7 Steps to Choosing An Idea Management System

    October 9, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    While idea management is nothing new to the innovation discipline, it seems there are new idea management software systems continuing to surface with great frequency. I am not sure what the latest count is, but search the term ‘idea management software’ and you get over 59 million results. This article takes a look at what steps you can take to choose an idea management system that is right for you and your organization.

  • Mastering the Art of Innovation

    Mastering the Art of Innovation

    October 7, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    You can hardly scan the Internet or pick up a business magazine without seeing references to innovation. Companies everywhere are emerging from decades of cost reductions and are now focusing on efficiency, while looking for the next breakthrough idea… the next Post-It Note, the Frappucino or even the new Internet.

  • Watch the recorded webcast: Best Practices for the Front End

    Best Practices for the Front End: Igniting Ideation and Powering Prioritization

    September 27, 2013 | By: | In: Ask the Expert Q&A, IM Channel One

    Product organizations often fill their pipelines with more ideas than their budget and resources can handle because they lack the means to identify and prioritize the winning ideas. The result is that most organizations have too many projects for their resources and miss opportunities to develop the products that will gain them market share. In this IM Channel One Ask the Expert Q&A hosted by Planview, the experts discussed how organizations should assess which products are market-worthy, and how to prioritize them to justify resource allocation is critical to the product organization’s success.

  • Shut Up In a Brainstorm for Better Results

    Shut Up In a Brainstorm for Better Results

    September 4, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    The effectiveness of brainstorms is challenged. A lot of them are done in the wrong way. In this post, Gijs van Wulfen suggests you should shut up in a brainstorm for better results.

  • 10 Prospects and Trends for Open and Collaborative Innovation

    10 Prospects and Trends for Open and Collaborative Innovation

    September 2, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Over the last 5 years, Open Innovation has been evolving quite a lot in the ways it can be defined and implemented. Rather than proposing one more definition or describe one specific way to approach it, here is a set of trends I foresee based on the numbers of projects I have been involved in and the evolution of needs from organizations, would they be major corporations, SMEs or Public Services.

  • How to Find Customer Frictions

    How to Find Customer Frictions

    August 21, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    An innovation is a simple new solution for a relevant problem. That’s why at the start of innovation you should look out for relevant problems instead of ideas. But how do you find them?

  • How to Get the Most from your Innovation Software

    How to Get the Most from your Innovation Software: Key Process Considerations

    August 19, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners, and those new to collaborative innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable enterprise program. Each article will address a different theme, will focus on clear actions any company can take, and highlight pitfalls to avoid. The first article in this series explains how software can help engage your enterprise in innovation, yet also shares experiences from HYPE clients as to the other key activities required to make a ‘software-enabled’ program successful over many years.

  • 18 Top International Trend Sites

    18 Top International Trend Sites

    August 7, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    As innovator you need to look ahead and prepare your organization for the future. Not an easy job, knowing the world is changing at an increasing pace. What’s going to happen? How will my market change? What new technology is out there? How are target groups changing? And what impact will it have on us?

  • Thinking Like a Designer

    Thinking Like a Designer

    July 25, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Thinking like a designer can transform the way you approach the world when imagining and creating new solutions for the future. It’s about being aware of the world around you, believing that you play a role in shaping that world, and taking action toward a more desirable future. In my new book ‘The Innovation Expedition’ I describe the five characteristics necessary to think like a designer.

  • In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores the most critical steps for people who see the practice as a means of transforming the organization.

    Three Ways to Achieve Breakthrough Innovation

    July 23, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    How might you foment authentic breakthroughs through collaborative innovation? The fuzzy front end, by name and nature, fails to lend itself to foregone conclusions. Yet, as the innovation practitioner, you can take certain steps that increase the likelihood of achieving breakthroughs. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores the most critical steps for people who see the practice as a means of transforming the organization.

  • The Perfect Innovation Team

    The Perfect Innovation Team

    July 10, 2013 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Organization & Culture

    In my new book ‘The Innovation Expedition’ I love to refer in discussions on innovation teams to The Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. The Mayo Clinic is a best-practice organization, which was researched in APQC’s Innovation: Putting Ideas into Action 2009 study. It favors a specific combination of personalities when it builds innovation teams.

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