Innovation Works

Cultivating Creative Core Cultures

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Innovation Is Simple!

Learn by doing - The Customer Feedback Loop (Ries, 2011)

BUILD

Build research questions, ideas, learning requirements and perceived solution/s to best address a valuable measurable commercial or social need.

MEASURE

Get out of the building and measure qualitatively the value or waste in the perceived solutions.

LEARN

Learn from the knowledge gained from qualitative data, success and failure to again cycle the feedback loop with any new research questions, ideas, learning requirements or perceived solution/s.

Innovation Works For You

Innovation Works is a simple blended approach utilising existing proven good practices to ensure that innovation works for everyone.

Project teams learn to develop and test valuable knowledge and skills early in the project life cycle.  Customers benefit from the early focus on value creation.  Organisations demonstrate a deeper respect for customer expectations and satisfaction when innovation works.  Stakeholders collaboratively realise the most value when objectives are shared and benefits are mutualised.  Together stakeholders measure project success with a ruler in increments of demand, value, fit with expectations and satisfaction that excites and delights.

Combining proven established industry good practices of Lean & Six Sigma with Innovation & Quality Project Management methodologies in a simple frugal approach to project outcomes combines the individual benefits of each rolled up into one for practitioners.  This approach can yield the maximum creation of value for people, processes and the planet.

Lean is an incremental and transformational approach to continuous improvement, problem solving, waste reduction and knowledge diffusion tools and techniques.  Practitioners of Lean seek to eliminate waste, add value and reduce costs while enhancing respect for people and the planet.  Lean approaches, tools and techniques are focused on greater demand driven customer satisfaction.  The benefits of lean can include increased value, safety and demand while reducing waste, cycle time and costs.

Six Sigma is a fact based approach utilising statistical analysis, scientific experimentation, process measurement, monitoring, capability and capacity control.  Practitioners of Six Sigma seek to eliminate variation, defects while proving effectiveness, efficiency and quality which can result in greater yields, improved performance and reduced defects.

Project management practitioners support greater project success.  Practitioners apply industry good practices, through planning, execution, monitoring and control of projects.  These project are often complex unique time bound efforts beyond the normal day to day business operations.

Experts define Innovation as, the creation of new products, services or business processes for social or commercial gain.

Teams using simple structured Lean Six Sigma approaches to Innovating new products, processes, services or expectations with the maximum potential for success.  Lean Six Sigma Innovation projects add greater commercial value and social gains, knowledge diffusion and competitive advantage to the bottom line.   For many years, such approaches to innovation have been practised and proven successful in resource hungry developing countries like India, Africa and those of south America.  So much so that in recent years many of the most successful companies in the developed world have been practising, adopting and applying Lean Innovation successfully including …

GE, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Ford, PepsiCo, Saatchi & Saatchi, Marks and Spencer, Fujitsu, Xerox Innovation Group, Barclays Bank, Mars, etc…

The benefit of Lean Six Sigma Innovation is its ability to maximise the effectiveness of existing available resources, skills, knowledge, expertise, capacities and capabilities.  Teams apply what is available leaner, cleaner, simpler with respect to people and the planet in often the most constrained projects with the ultimate objective of …

 

‘Doing Better With Less’.

In the developing world, the needs of many micro firms, small to medium commercial and social organisations is to ‘Do More With Less’.   Innovation Works is a method of cultivating creative core cultures needed to innovate.  Cultures which often are restricted from ‘do more’ are free to ‘do better’ with what they already have.

Better at delivering better customer products, processes, services and experiences.

Better at meeting escalating levels of customer demand, expectation and satisfaction.

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