Innovation Project Management Handbook provides organizational leaders and decision-makers with a cadre of agile, disciplined, and transformational tools and processes for improving innovation opportunity outcomes and achieving sustained innovation project success. The authors introduce new tools and processes developed over their decades of work in the field of innovation that assist organizations in aligning innovation opportunity decisions with their core competencies, business objectives, and strategic vision. In concert with accepted tools already in use today, you are provided a detailed description of each tool and process in an "easy to follow" format with actual application scenarios and exercises. The handbook begins with an innovation primer and introductory discussion on how the authors evolved the original ENOVALE(TM) model into the N2OVATE(TM) methodology. An overview of how to select a project for each type of innovation opportunity is provided, followed by an in-depth, step-by-step discussion on how to implement each innovation process type. Based on innovative outcomes, the authors identify seven unique processes, each having its own unique circumstances.
This allows you to tailor the processes and associated tool-sets to the needs of your organization and situation. After selecting one of the seven processes that fit your desired innovation outcome, you simply follow the detailed process maps provided in the applicable chapter to achieve a desired outcome. In doing so, you will learn how to use, adapt, and improve the tools and techniques offered in the handbook to achieve a positive innovation outcome and add value to your organization, customers, stakeholders, and shareholders.
Greg McLaughlin is a managing partner at Innovation Processes and Solutions (IPS), LLC. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science degree in statistics from Florida State University, and an undergraduate degree in meteorology from Florida State University. He worked for many years as a Six Sigma Senior Master Black Belt, saving organizations over $300 million. His skill set organically transitioned into developing innovation strategies, deployment, and sustained success as evidenced by the creation of the ENOVALE(TM) and N2OVATE(TM) methodologies. He maintains a leadership role in developing training, tools, books, and publications for both practitioners and scholars. William R. "Buzz" Kennedy is an independent consultant and primary managing partner at IPS Consulting. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Capella University, a Master's Degree in secondary education from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor's Degree in business management from the University of Maryland. He is an internationally renowned award-winning organizational leader and author with over 30 years' experience in the public and private sectors. Buzz has an extensive background in leadership and management with a proven track record of success leading world-class business strategy development, organizational culture, and change management efforts across multiple industries.
Using the Handbook Introduction Innovation Primer Defining the "Means" of Innovation The Evolution of ENOVALE Summary References Selecting an Innovation Project Introduction Step 1: Needs and New Ideas Step 2: Normalize and Nominate Step 3: Objectify Step 4: Validate and Verify Outcome Impact and Success Evaluation Step 5: Alignment Acceptance of Change Step 6: Tabulate and Track Performance Step 7: Execute and Evaluate Summary Discussion Questions References Building an Effective Initial Innovation Opportunity Profile Introduction Establish the Organization Innovation Management System Innovation Opportunity Proposal Overview: IOP Form Executive Summary Core Competencies Sources of Innovation Opportunity Functional Needs Assessment Functional Solutions Analysis Innovation Team Project Charter Summary Discussion Questions Reference New Products/Services with Existing Resources Introduction Evolution New and Unique Innovation Develop the Concept Step 1: New and Unique Step 2: New and Unique Alternative Consequence Evaluation Tool Step 3: Finalize the Design Step 4: Verify Step 5: Assess Step 6: Test and Measure Performance Step 7: Operationalize Summary Implementation Summary Discussion Questions References "New" Applications Introduction Step 1: Exploring the New Application Step 2: Reality Check Step 3: New Applications Step 4: New Applications Step 5: New Applications Step 6: Tracking Step 7: Release Summary Discussion Questions References A New Approach Introduction A New Approach-Seven Steps Step 1: Reviewing Existing Approaches Scoring Guide Interpretation Example Step 2: Proposing New Approaches Consequence Scale Severity Scale Benefit Scale Step 3: Developing Objectives Step 4: Validation Step 5: Alignment and Adaptation Step 6: Tracking Performance Step 7: Monitor and Control Analyzing Data Control Chart Types and Examples Average and Range Charts Summary Discussion Questions References Incremental Innovation: Performance below Expectations Introduction Step 1: Nominating and Negotiating Step 2: Reasons and Requirements Step 3: Operationalization Step 4: Validation and Verification Step 5: Adaptation and Alignment Step 6: Track and Tie to Performance Step 7: Establish Controls Summary Discussion Questions References Incremental Innovation: Accelerated Performance Introduction Scenario 2: Performance Acceleration: Aircraft Communications Scenario: Airborne Communications Background Technological Convergence Incremental Innovation Process (Revisited) Organizational Culture Step 1: Recognize the Opportunity Service Level Matrix Tool Step 2: Normalizing the Opportunity Step 3: Operationalization Step 4: Validate Step 5: Adapt and Align Step 6: Track to Improvement/Performance Step 7: Evaluate and Review Summary Discussion Questions References Innovative Change: The Art of Replacement Introduction Step 1: Identifying Replacement Value Step 2: Review of Alternatives Step 3: Evaluate Repercussions Alternative Repercussion Effects Analysis Worksheet Tool Step 4: Evaluate Repercussions Step 5: Alignment Step 6: Support the Decision Leadership Step 7: Implement Summary Discussion Questions Reference
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