INNOVATION PROGRAMS
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Innovation Strategy & Planning

We help you plan and lead your program with best practices for:

  • Archetypes

  • Opportunity Scans

  • Strategy formation 

  • Direction Setting

  • Portfolio Management

  • Building high-performing teams

  • Budgeting for Innovation

  • Governance

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4-Day Innovation Sprints

Get profound answers in four days using an intensive, highly-structured and proven approach:

  • Move from problem to validated solution in just five days. 

  • Frame the problem, gain team alignment, generate a massive quantity of options, choose and elaborate a solution, and test it with users.    

  • Group wisdom without Groupthink

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Innovation Change Management

We help your organization overcome a natural   immune response to change:

  • Strategies tailored for sustainable innovation

  • Aligned with the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Standard

We use best practices:     Design Thinking

Standardized by the Stanford d.school (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design)  and  the IDEO design agency, Design Thinking is  a disciplined approach to    creative problem solving and innovation. 

The goal of Design Thinking   is simple:  creatively solve common business problems using the same well-structured, human-centred methods traditionally used by designers.   

In recent years, it has become the centrepiece of innovation practices used every day at many of the world’s most respected   and loved brands including Apple, Google, General Electric, Home Depot and others.

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Proven    methods used by these leading innovators

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What is Design Thinking?

At its core, Design Thinking is a problem-solving philosophy that forces us to challenge assumptions, understand our customers' points-of-view (POV), generate massive quantities of ideas, capture collective wisdom, humanize through storytelling, and iteratively test our understanding to make evidence-based decisions.  All at high-speed in a lean, agile way.    These are the learnable traits of innovation and entrepreneurship for Industry 4.0. 

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Design Thinking consists of methods and tools across five (5) stages:

EMPATHIZE

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Methods to observe and engage users to understand their needs 

DEFINE

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Methods to unambiguously define and frame the problem using customer's POV

IDEATE

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Methods to generate a massive quantity of ideas and options to solve the problem  statement 

PROTOTYPE

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Methods to prove  (or disprove) promising ideas with the goal of quickly getting feedback

TEST

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Methods to gather high-quality feedback that drives learning and iteration

For more on Design Thinking, please visit our Blog.