Innovation Lifecycle2020-03-20T15:55:34-07:00
Loading...

Validate Your Pivot with Innovation

June 12th, 2020|

When planning or navigating a pivot, how do you know if you are pivoting in the right direction? Answer simple questions to validate your pivot and execute on four actions to help create speed-to-market.

Why Your Innovation Process is a Recipe for Failure

May 7th, 2020|

Having a process for the front end of innovation is necessary but not sufficient. It also requires proper levels of funding, and a governance structure to support it. In this article, we'll look at how these aspects tie together, and how your company can support your full innovation lifecycle.

Digital Transformation and Its Impact on New-Product Management for Manufacturers

March 11th, 2020|

For the manufacturer undertaking new-product development, Digital Transformation means smart new products with embedded software. Digital products in turn require software and hardware development teams to work together – a hybrid project – which ultimately leads to combining software development methods with the more traditional gating process that manufacturers use.

Landscape Monitor for Startups

February 10th, 2020|

Entrepreneurs deal with high levels of uncertainty; probably more than any other business. The more disruptive the startup, the higher the level of uncertainty. Will the customers buy? How do we reach them? Will we be able to sell at a profit? Will our partners do their part? Who is out there that we can learn from? Are there threats that we are unaware of?

Strategies for Innovative Resource & Liability Management

September 4th, 2019|

Organizations maintain and manage many different kinds of resources. Managing them can get complicated, considering all of their components and the potential risks that they bring. Not only do they have to be allocated properly, but there need to be safety nets set in place for potential mistakes and legal consequences.

Do You Know Your Company’s Implementation Rate?

August 26th, 2019|

With the rise of the innovation department, numerous organizations are focusing their attention on their company’s ideation rate. A good ideation rate generally predicts other positive company health indicators: profitability, higher employee retention rates, reported customer success, but there’s another innovation health indicator that we think organizations should pay attention to: their implementation rate.

Digital Factory of the Incumbent: Software of the Mind

May 15th, 2019|

This paper was originally published on smartinsights.com, the 11th of September, 2018. Republished here with permission from the author.

Technological changes are one of the leading advocators to shape customer value. They are characterized by a process of social technological variations, rooted in different disciplines e.g., economics, sociology, and psychology.

An End to In-House Innovation

February 18th, 2019|

The modern world is constantly moving forward, and at an ever-increasing pace. The rate of change is highly influenced by the rate of technological development.

What can Process Automation do for Your Business?

December 26th, 2018|

As they say, there is a time and place for everything, and that goes for implementing process automation in your business as well. Automation can be very productive. However, not all processes are meant to be automated. Want the details? Keep reading.

4 Stages for Innovation Refinement

July 14th, 2018|

If you’re in charge of innovation, it means that you’re constantly being surprised. Not just because technology and trends are emerging that are impacting your business in new and unexpected ways, but almost every project that you’re working on continues to evolve and improve over time.

The Six Step Innovation Lifecycle

April 9th, 2018|

Innovation isn’t a one-time project. It’s a continuous activity. Which is why we are seeing numerous organizations adding an innovation department to their company infrastructure. In fact, in a recent survey of our client base, we were surprised to learn that almost 40% of our customers operate out of a dedicated innovation group.

Security and Innovation Management

August 21st, 2017|

Systems security is one of the top five concerns for business executives this year. In the past two years, we’ve had some very troubling and very public data breaches of systems that we use every day. So it’s no wonder that the government (and other sectors) are prioritizing security for cloud software this year. But why are they doing it? Well, there are four key reasons that security matters for innovation management systems in particular:

The Innovator’s Dilemma: Lessons from Kodak

May 24th, 2017|

I guess everyone knows the tragic story of the EastmanKodak Company: founded in the 19th century, dominating the photographic film market during most of the 20th century and finally collapsing into bankruptcy in the early 21st century, shaken by a new technology they had once decisively initiated.

How to Make Your Design Thinking Program Turn Into Something Real

February 14th, 2017|

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. Many of them related to the development of new products inside large companies in industries such as finance, health, education and consumer goods.

Unlocking the One Trillion-Dollar Sustainable Innovation Opportunity

January 12th, 2017|

Last week Unilever announced research showing that one-third of consumers now purchase its brands based on their good social and environmental performance, but went on to suggest that brands are missing an opportunity from not promoting sustainability effectively. Getting this right could unlock a further $1trn market opportunity for sustainability innovators.

4 Things to Think About When Creating Your Innovation Roadmap

January 9th, 2017|

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.

Five Mistakes Companies Make when Measuring Innovation

November 15th, 2007|

The discussion about whether or not to do innovation is over. There have been numerous studies that demonstrate that innovation is central to higher margins, higher customer loyalty and long term viability. What leaders now struggle with is how do I do it and how do I measure it?

Paul Sloane Talks about Strategies for Creating Effective Innovation Processes

December 13th, 2006|

Paul Sloane is renowned as a thought-provoking, entertaining and motivational speaker. His books have established Paul's reputation as the leading expert on lateral thinking and lateral leadership and he has published numerous articles on InnovationTools.com. With his consultancy, Destination Innovation, Paul helps organizations to develop a vision, culture and process for innovation. In this thought leader interview, he shares his thoughts on how to establish effective processes for innovation.

The Great Innovation Lie

December 7th, 2005|

Often, organizations have a tendency to turn innovation into a highly complex system involving numerous processes, approaches and models. Here's a little secret: It doesn't need to be complex to be effective.

Go to Top