Innovation Works

Cultivating Creative Core Cultures

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Innovation Is Simple!

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


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


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


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.

How Can Innovation Work For You?

Innovation Works is a simple approach utilising proven good practices in innovation projects with limited resources.

Project teams learn to develop and test valuable knowledge and skills early in the project.  Customers benefit from the early focus on value creation.  Organisations demonstrate a deeper respect for customer expectations and satisfaction.  Stakeholders collaboratively realise the most valuable mutually beneficial shared objectives.  Together stakeholders measure project success with a ruler of increments including demand, value, expectations and satisfaction.

Practitioners blends proven existing industry good practices from Lean Manufacturing, Project and Innovation Management methodologies into a simple project approach.  This blended approach is tailored to yield the maximum value creation within the limited Frugal resources available to the project.

Lean is an incremental and transformational process of continuous improvement, problem solving, waste reduction and knowledge diffusion tools and techniques.  Lean practitioners 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.  Lean benefits include higher yields, improved performance, greater efficiencies and safer outcomes resulting in lowering the number of errors, cycle times and costs.

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 approaches to Innovating new products, processes, services or expectations with the maximum potential for success.  Lean Innovation projects add greater commercial value and social gains, knowledge diffusion and competitive advantage to most 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 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’ but free to ‘do better’.

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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