Innovation Management Data Trends from 2021: What Can We Learn About 2022?
Many people have said that 2021 was 2020 Part II, but IdeaScale looked at some of our system data (as we do every year) to see what we could learn, and there are a few key trends we think are different from 2020, and that we think bode well for a creative 2022.
Unlocking “Pipeline Gridlock:” Effective Portfolio Management is the Key
Too many projects in the development pipeline is a common but serious complaint in new-product development departments. Pipeline gridlock leads to under-resourced development projects, which end up taking too long to get to market, and then often under-perform. Solutions are offered—Gates with Teeth, Red Flags, and the Productivity Index—to achieve a more balanced development pipeline with fewer projects but better projects.
The Art Of Innovation | 10 Things To Learn From Guy Kawasaki
The agenda of our first management meeting in 2021 was ‘How can we innovate to thrive this year?’ We were clear that if we continue to do the same thing we did last year, there is no way we can bring any change in our growth.
Let Customers Help You Innovate During COVID
In this article, we'll look at three ways to engage customers and create products they want to buy right now.
Four Ways to Innovate Right Now
While the pandemic has been difficult for all us economically, as business owners, we never run out of opportunities. No matter the business climate, there is always a chance to do something new and something better—you just have to find it.
Why Your Innovation Process is a Recipe for Failure
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.
The Key Steps Innovation Professionals Should Take in a COVID-19 Environment
Obviously COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on all aspects of our lives, with the scope and scale of business disruption being immense and incredibly challenging. But disruption is what innovation people are generally excellent at responding to, so the question becomes - “how do you and your team support your organisations within this environment?”
Digital Transformation and Its Impact on New-Product Management for Manufacturers
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.
What Makes You a Great Product Manager? 4 Tips and One Extra
For the past 11 years, we’ve worked with product managers and helped them to perform better. We know their challenges and we know their worries and needs. For this reason, in this article, we want to share some tips that make their life a lot easier.
ODI Practitioner Insights: An Interview with Marco de Polo from Roche Diabetes Care
It is quite rare for a company to open up and offer a true and detailed insight into their unique practices and experiences on their path to becoming more customer-centric. However, Marco de Polo from Roche Diabetes Care does exactly this in this interview with Martin Pattera.
Why Digitalization Doesn’t Change the Way Companies Innovate
Will digitalization fundamentally change the way companies innovate? Our answer is no. While digital technologies hold enormous innovation potential, they belong to the sphere of “solutions” and are means to a higher purpose.
What Innovation Funnel Should I Use?
After a decade working in innovation, I think many of us are sick and tired of seeing a funnel on another slide at an innovation conference. Lots of ideas at the top, just a few implemented ideas at the bottom… we get the idea.
5 Tips to Create a Strong Product Vision
Every startup and growth-oriented business needs to focus on innovation in order to come up with compelling brand stories and messages, engaging products and services, and amazing marketing tactics that will put the company on the map and allow it to become an authority in its niche.
Digital Factory of the Incumbent: Software of the Mind
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.
Taking an Audience-Centric Approach During the Tech Adoption Lifecycle
Most marketing professionals understand that insight into the hearts and minds of your customers is central to successful product innovation. But which customers? Who is going to buy my product first? What happens after that? How can I eventually grow my customer base to one billion people?
The Future of Innovation: Learning to Lead with Heart
Design Thinking (DT), (also known as human-centered design) is an innovation process used to evolve products and services in business and social impact sectors. World-renowned companies like Apple, Google and GE use DT for business solutions, and top-tier colleges like Stanford, Harvard and MIT teach DT to students looking to solve the world’s biggest problems.
The State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2019
Looking to the crowd for knowledge isn’t a new concept. The Sydney Opera House was the result of an open call for designs to a global community (to which 233 people submitted ideas) and the now-iconic building was selected from amongst them.
How Innovations in Web Development Shape Online Exposure for Small Businesses
At the core of every successful business lies innovation. This innovation, however, doesn’t always have to be of internal nature in the form of a new product or an upgraded service in order to have a spectacular effect on your brand’s success.
Why Your Company Should Have a Data Driven Culture
The Information Age has made way for several innovations across the business world. While the business industry—much like the American educational system—has been slow to the uptake of implementing technological advancements into their marketing and planning strategies, the 2020s herald a new age for the use of data and technological advancement in companies big and small. 2019 is a fantastic transition year for learning how to use big data in a big way.
How Will Consumer Products Change in the Next Decade?
Our products have come a long way in 100 years. Looking back at 1918, the most popular toy in that decade was Lincoln Logs, this year, the most popular toy to get your kid for Christmas is the Kano Harry Potter coding kit.
How to Develop Innovative Leaders
There is no arguing that in today’s marketplace companies must innovate to survive. There is more pressure now than at any other time in history for innovation, especially if companies want to be industry leaders. This is because rapidly changing technology is continually driving changes in markets and shifting trends in customer behavior and expectations.
The Most Common Tech Innovation Campaigns
The pace of technology is often what sets the pace of overall innovation progress. Design thinking and innovation thought leaders have called innovation the sweet spot between desirability, feasibility, and viability.
Innovation and Process Automation for Small Businesses
In the world of small businesses, there are only three golden rules you need to keep in mind:
Increasing Experimentation and Autonomy Capability: The New Corporate Innovation Imperative
In the past 12 months, there has been a concerted push to foster a more experimental and autonomous workforce within mature, corporate organizations. This is impacting how innovation professionals operate, drive value, and ultimately succeed in their own careers.
How to Keep Your Employees from Losing their Creativity
The most successful businesses and corporations in the world place employee satisfaction on the same pedestal as customer satisfaction. These corporations understand that without a loyal, creative, and cohesive team of satisfied employees, success cannot be attained.
What are Circular Business Models (CBM)?
Shortly, the demands and needs of approximately nine billion people will be about three times the current resources. At this time challenges will accelerate for the deficiencies of resources and enormous production of waste. Circular Business Models (CBM) is the solution for not only improving resource management and decreasing waste production but also reducing costs and expanding firm performance.
How Innovative Brands Cut through the Commerce Cacophony
Three principles to navigate the blurring lines of retail, content, and new product development to simultaneously solve for consumer and commercial needs.
Design Thinking: the Road Towards Innovation
Design thinking is methodology that combines creativity and logic to improve operations, products, and decision-making. Its iterative cycle identifies a need or opportunity and ultimately improves profitability by adding to your knowledge, and boosting productivity.