Systematic Innovation, my new book, is now published and will be available from next week.
The purpose of the book is to bring together in one step-by-step guide a powerful suite of systematic tools and processes that make innovation happen.
Based upon years of development and refinement, the systematic approaches have been successfully applied and have helped clients develop new products and services, solve tough and complex problems (often those of a highly technical nature) and innovate.
Innovation is a process. It can be learnt and easily applied and this book will show you how.
The chapters include:
Behavioural Science – an exploration of the suppressants that restrict our ability to generate ideas and concepts, solve problems and innovate. These include individual and group thinking issues.
Leadership and management of innovation – explores the significance that effective leadership and management has on innovation. It will either encourage innovation and allow it to flourish or create an environment where it will wither on the vine.
Systematic innovation (the process) – a look at the innovation process from start to finish that if followed, guarantees success.
The innovation pipeline – this is a great framework for helping to manage your innovation flow. It is comprised of seven segments from IP-1 to IP-7, each representing a different set of core activities and can be populated by products and services at various stages of their development and lifecycle.
Problem or design definition – defining problems correctly is essential if we are to develop truly effective solutions. Similarly, if we are designing something, we need to be clear about what that something is before we make a start. In both scenarios it is also important to understand peripheral information such as context, constraints, barriers etc. The book explores all the above and more.
Systematic thinking tools and processes – this provides a wide and varied collection of systematic thinking tools and processes that when applied enable the generation of high volumes of ideas, concepts and solutions.
Selection and prioritisation – this includes my favoured and most commonly applied approaches to selection and prioritisation of ideas and solutions.
Implementation – approaches to ensure that we successfully implement our chosen ideas and solutions.
Measure, monitor, review and feedback – it is essential that we know how we are doing and this chapter is all about what and how to effectively measure, monitor, review and feedback (MMRF).
Systematic approaches (quick guides) – these are a handy reference to remind you of the key steps to the systematic approaches.
Innovation is not just about developing new products and technologies, we can benefit from innovation in just about everything we do and the systematic approaches described in the book have been applied to many different focusses.
These powerful approaches will enable you to:
- Generate high volumes of ideas and concepts on demand
- Solve the toughest of problems
- Manage individual and group thinking
- Make meetings more productive
- Lead and manage ‘innovation’
- Develop new products and services
- Improve processes
- Engineer value
- Select and prioritise your best ideas and concepts
Systematic Innovation will soon be available through Amazon but if you are interested in receiving a copy straight away, please do contact me and I’ll make the necessary arrangements.