Elevate your innovation journey with Innovation Navigator!

Innovation teams frequently struggle to develop clear and concise problem statements and opportunity hypotheses.

Based on years of research and client engagement as well as best practices from the Stanford GSB LEAD Program, SmartOrg developed a focused team engagement to facilitate innovation scouting initiatives.

This workshop focuses on…

  • Value proposition mapping
  • Hypothesis generation
  • Lean experimentation
  • Innovation action plan


… that delivers on the three key corporate elements for successful innovation:


  • Evidence of value
  • Value of evidence
  • Innovator to investor confidence (matching the innovator dialect to the investor)

Innovation Navigator: Combines Real Options Analysis and Lean Startup methods

Workshop for Innovation Scouting

Define a learning plan for a domain. Preparation ( 1 -2 weeks)
Get teams focused on most important hypotheses.

Facilitated Workshop – Scouting Party 

  • Hypothesis generation (e.g. BMC, Tornado, Maturity Matrix)
  • Hypotheses assessment
  • Develop Kill Shot experiments
  • Prioritization and learning plan
Understand the goal posts: criteria and effort for IGP Aftermath 
Communicate value of scouting investment and track progress towards IGP

Tracking Follow Up (3 – 6 months later)

  • 1/2 day interactions
  • Update and refine

Here’s what you get!

Innovation Navigator scouting party deliverables and outcomes, chart 

Three to six months after initial Scouting Party, SmartOrg works with innovation teams to prepare additional innovation action plans and Lean experiments over a half-day virtual meeting. Alternatively, teams can elect to prepare an investment grade proposal if their opportunity meets the risk guidelines for the company.

Tracking Check In

November's ValuePoint, "When You Can’t Recruit for Innovation, Redeploy" 


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Have us contact you to discuss how your organization can elevate its innovation journey.