Your Innovation Guides
SmartOrg consultants provide the expertise and horsepower to align innovation teams and executives. We specialize in:
- Driving conversations that increase innovation investment
- Getting teams out of their comfort zones and focused on the critical few discoveries that matter to executives
- Improving credibility by showing clear progress on uncertainties that increase value
Tangible impact on intangible problems
Teams quickly align on critical pieces of the innovation puzzle with our facilitated framework.
Teasing out business hypothesis is not an everyday skill. Teams leverage our experience to reach clarity quickly.
We help craft and stage experiments, reinforce innovation behaviors, and keep achievement on-track.
We align leaders, stakeholders, and teams in growth change management.
Idea through Investment Proposal
In addition to innovation management services throughout the lifecycle, SmartOrg’s mash-up of lean startup and real options give you that extra boost to keep innovation efforts on track and executives on board.
1. Succeed Early
Show your executive sponsors exactly where you are and how far you need to go in a language they understand.
- Opportunity Size
- Investment Required
- Opportunity Readiness
- Progress since last review
2. Scope Opportunity
Compiling the Puzzle Pieces
Facilitating teams through comprehensive frameworks so that they find ALL the assumptions, not just the obvious ones.
3. Evaluate Opportunity
Sorting the puzzle pieces.
Understand which uncertainties have the greatest impact on economic returns. Find the assumptions that will deliver evidence of value.
4. Score Issues
Finding the edge pieces.
Everything cannot be important. Score based on SmartOrg’s Ignorance and Impact scales to find the Discovery issues that need to be worked on first.
5. Communicate Gaps
Establishing pivot points
Align on how much needs to be explored before you can pivot or commit to an investment-grade proposal, using the SmartOrg Readiness metric.
6. Craft Decisive Experiments
Finding Valuable Evidence
Craft experiments that create the greatest velocity to close the gap. Create decisive outcomes that inspire executives to pivot or commit further.
7. Prioritize Efforts
Convincing the skeptics.
Create a learning plan the delivers the most knowledge for the least investment. Improve your reputation as a good steward of innovation resources.
Menu of SmartOrg innovation services
Our virtual and physical workshops have helped many innovation teams and executives move the ball.
Run one or more early-stage innovation teams through the SmartOrg process to get them focused on the discoveries that matter most to executives.
Connect late-stage innovation efforts to business strategy to accelerate acceptance and gain clarity on the remaining innovation tasks.
Support your people and teams. The critical thinking behind hypothesis development and other deliverables are not everyday skills. Use our experience to sharpen the point of discovery.
By embedding in the Sprint team, our innovation professionals work side-by-side to foster habits, build capability, and achieve results.
We’ve seen it all from many industries. Get new ideas and see new ways to solve your innovation challenges.
Implement an innovation process or make it better. Produce better outcomes faster and more reliably.
Will your innovation process and projects deliver on goals? Understand what your efforts can realistically contribute to your company’s portfolio. Communicate gaps and opportunity credibly.
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