innovation process

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    The Part of the Innovation Process that Everyone Forgets

    June 13, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    One of the biggest challenges to innovation is the middle part of the process – where most of the work is happening behind the scenes. As your innovation campaign progresses, you must continue to instill excitement across all team members, and find ways to reengage them as advocates. In this case study, we’ll examine how Dick’s Sporting Goods engaged their employees in product development and effectively encouraged them to participate in their innovation community.

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    Great Innovators as Great Mentors: Is This a Skill You’re Nurturing?

    March 13, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Companies that are looking to gain a competitive edge are also looking for the innovators among them. But what do innovators look like?

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    Making Ideas Real

    January 25, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Videos

    We often think that a great new idea will speak for itself — that people will automatically see that it is awesome. But that’s often untrue. There are two other crucial components needed before an idea can truly change the world. Tim Kastelle explains more on the TEDx stage.

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    4 Things to Think About When Creating Your Innovation Roadmap

    January 9, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    This time of year is full of meetings with leadership and teams in order to help them prepare for the year ahead. People discuss financial goals, sustainability goals, profitability targets, customer success metrics, and more, but there are also numerous research & development teams out there who are coordinating their annual innovation strategy who struggle in their process to create a cohesive innovation strategy.

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    Continuous Process Improvement

    November 2, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Videos

    Are you trying to transform something? Most of us are. In fact, data shows that at least 68% of organisations have moderate to significant transformations in their 2-3 year plan. In this short talk, Penny Weller, Senior Director at the Hackett Group, talks about continuous process improvement and strategies to create sustainable transformations and improvements your business and in the world around you.

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    Seeing Startups on a Continuum

    September 14, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Videos

    Stripe’s John Collison talks about how the focus and culture at a startup may need to evolve as it grows. He also discusses the concept of “path dependence,” where a venture’s direction isn’t guided by working toward a grand vision, but by achieving intermediate goals and letting that journey determine trajectory.

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    Changing Process of Innovation

    August 17, 2016 | By: | In: Videos

    Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior explains how the process of innovation has changed over the past few centuries, from the era of the sole inventor, through the rise of corporate labs, to the modern period of open innovation. Warrior also notes the important challenge of working across domains to maximize innovation potential.

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    Integrating Agile with Stage-Gate® – How New Agile-Scrum Methods Lead to Faster and Better Innovation

    August 9, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Recent experiences show that Agile project-management methods can be used in the innovation process and has a great potential to reduce development time and increase the success rate of new products. The article briefly outlines how an Agile method, such as Scrum, can be used within a structured innovation process with milestones and decision points, such as Stage-Gate®, and what benefits it provides to both manufacturers and service-providers.

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    Launching an Innovation Program: What You Don’t Know

    August 3, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    Although innovation programs are becoming more and more embedded within the enterprise, it is still very common to find organizations that are just starting to experiment with formal, continuous innovation programs. Many IdeaScale clients that come to us are quietly launching pilot programs as proof-of-concept initiatives that will confirm innovation value for senior leadership.

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    Intrapreneurship: Beyond Innovation Theater

    July 20, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews, Organization & Culture

    Despite their rising popularity, many companies are finding it difficult to yield sustainable results from their innovation and intrapreneurship programs. What does it take to go beyond the one-time initiative (or in rare some cases, the one-hit wonder)? We sat down with four speakers for the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference in London, as a taster to what will be discussed during the day.

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    The Buzzword of Business in 2015: Innovation Implementation

    December 10, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    The very purpose of innovation is to change things up, to move the processes forward, and to disrupt the status quo. However, “Innovation for the sake of Innovation” is a misuse of a very powerful and beneficial tool. Innovation is more than generating the next big idea – it involves how you implement the ideas that make it out of the gate, and how you build the culture to sustain the creation of those ideas. Thus, Innovation’s ability to modify strategy is critical.

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    10 Ways to Reduce the Innovation Failure Rate

    December 4, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    You are not able to stand still in this fast paced business environment, but most of the time innovation fails. Innovation process-expert Robert Cooper shows that of every seven new product/service projects, about four enter development, 1.5 are launched, and only one succeeds. Innovation is so difficult to master, indeed. I love to share with you five reasons why innovation goes wrong and give you ten ways to reduce your failure rate of innovation.

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    Collaborative Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing: Just Getting Started

    November 24, 2015 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Enabling Factors

    Advanced manufacturers—people who make “things”—face the same challenges in the Digital Age as their counterparts that traffic wholly in bits and bytes. Relentless immediacy. Increased transparency. In this article, the innovation architect Doug Collins reflects on the results from a survey that the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan conducted as part of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. What are the more advanced of the advanced manufacturing thinking these days about the practice of collaborative innovation? Are they on track?

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    Going Once, Going Twice, Going Three Times: Selling Your Idea

    November 12, 2015 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    People cannot appreciate the value your idea offers if you fail to convey its relative advantage.

    In this article, the innovation architect Doug Collins shares a simple, good example of telling the right story at the right time to the right audience. Save this one for your clip file.

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    Innovation Decimation: Refined Sugar and the iPhone

    October 27, 2015 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    I see no value in waiting until New Year’s Day to resolve to improve myself. “Now is as good as time as any,” makes more sense to me. Last month I resolved to make two changes which, if I succeed in maintaining the alterations, promise to benefit me. In this article, I share my view on these changes, the immediate effect they have had on me, and their relation to the practice of collaborative innovation.

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