Exploring Frameworks and Methods as an Innovator
Over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know, or at least have an opinion upon. These were for Hype Innovation and posted on their blogs. Some of these investigations or explanations were fairly long so I decided to not reproduce them here but to have an opening summary and then set up the links onto their site for you to read the ones that are of interest or curiosity to you.
So far I have covered ones that were asked for, there are a few more that need covering or even deepening out in explanations in my mind, let’s see. The first group are recent ones and provide depth.
The first one shown, you could argue is more introducing the concept of mapping not explaining how to go about it and point to a recognized authority on this. I’m happy to explain this mapping journey some more if needed, although others have contributed on this site! Let me know.
There is a lot of depth to explore in all of these, a valuable real point of reference, with so much more within the Hype site for innovation knowledge and viewpoints.
Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation
The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management (tackling a critical part of Six Sigma)
Where does Triz fit within our growing organizational practices for Innovation?
Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey
The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence
An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers
“The key today is to think like a designer in the way you lead, explore, create and innovate”
Some were provided before this over the last year or so, but I feel are worth exploring.
Some contributions here were actually around my own framework or my specific focus of innovating work. The integrated framework was constructed in a collaboration with Jeffrey Phillips over at Ovo Innovation and then I added a post for building this integrated framework out from this by taking out specifically, the Business Case Building, as an important need.
Others came up as useful to explore as they delve into different issues we need to tackle when contemplating different frameworks or methods associated with innovation. These represent a smorgasbord of frameworks and methods that I have contributed to the Hype Innovation site.
Valuing an integrated framework: introducing the Executive Innovation Work Mat
Building a compelling business case for an integrated innovation framework
Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect
Sorting Through the Management Tools and Trends
The critical aspects for an innovation vision
Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
Get Out of the Building and Go Cross-Industry to Seek Radical Ideas
Applying the Four Lenses of Innovation
Using the Three Horizons Framework for Innovation
Shifting our present Measurements and Metrics to Ultimate Outcomes
Exploring the Intrapreneurial Way in Large Organizations
Digital transformation – are you ready to transform and change your innovation approaches?
Crowdsourcing needs dedicated focus to yield great results
Evaluating Crowdsourcing – has it a bright future?
Tackling the Internal Jobs-to-be-done for Improving Innovation
The need for a modern engagement platform
Exploring Diffusion and Adoption of New Innovation – Part 3, part 2 and part 1 (this links to part 1)
Are you opening up the Stage Gates to let the new innovating world in?
Forget Best Practice, It Is All About Next Practice
Balancing Exploitation & Exploration for Changing Performance
The value of exploring frameworks that ‘ inform’ innovation cannot be overstated.
Of course there are numerous others also provided within the Hype Methods & Frameworks, written by other contributing authors giving their own slants to these. These cover Lean, Co-creation, Collaboration, Ecosystems, Open Innovation, Ten Types of Innovation, User-Led Innovation and many others.
Great views, opinions and contributions have been building in a very methodical way
This growing collection is really building into a very useful “go to site” to begin to relate too and refer for anyone involved or interested in innovation. The posts can help you determine if these suggested tools, framework or method work for you and/ or advance your innovation work. All the contributors make some really excellent contributions, providing a great understanding of many of your choices to deploy.
The complete list of all the blog posts is here, certainly worth digging into and going back to refer too.
We all learn when we look back, to then move forward differently with fresh perspectives
For me, each one I have written upon I have constantly been reminded on their value and place within our innovation work. I found I was re-learning some principles that had been buried in the back of my mind and although researching and referencing back on them took some time I thought it was useful, to me and to the innovator who needs to ‘relate’ to these and apply them as and when needed.
So I do encourage you to explore the links and recognize these all have innovating connecting value to bring into your own thinking and referencing of innovation capability building.
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Paul Hobcraft runs Agility Innovation, an advisory business that stimulates sound innovation practice, researches topics that relate to innovation for the future, as well as aligning innovation to organizations core capabilities. Follow @paul4innovating
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