Case Study

Management Rountable: A Disciplined System for Front-End Innovation

A full two day workshop, custom designed for The Management Roundtable

The agenda was designed to have more of a practical hands-on learning approach with case studies and worked examples, featuring a guest speaker, Leslie Kulis, from Armstrong Industries, and included

  • Choose the Right Innovation Opportunities
    • Incorporating strategic, business and economic drivers
    • Exploring the 5 hunting grounds of Opportunity Discovery
    • Making early stage decisions
  • Get the best out of your resources
    • Putting the right person on the right job
    • Building and using internal & external networks
    • Knowledge management
  • Structure creativity, apply analysis
    • Structured ideation models
    • Toolkit of techniques
  • Use what’s already available
    • Open Innovation – Why? What? How?
    • Technology Scouting, a key component of open innovation
    • Re-using old ideas – retaining & tapping corporate memory, Triz and other experience based tools
  • Maintain value up to launch
    • The transition from the front end into PD and stage-gate
    • Avoid innovation erosion
  • Take an holistic approach
    • The SPROC model for innovative organizations:
      Strategy, Process, Resource, Organization, Culture
    • Innovation Maturity Model
  • Create the right structure
    • ‘Fuzzy’ front end models of innovation
    • Organizational Models
  • Provide the right culture
  • Overcome common obstacles
  • Consistently make the right decisions
  • Measure Demonstrate Success
  • Propagate the system