Strategy

Strategy

Neal Gutterson Vice President, Agricultural Biotechnology, DuPont Pioneer Talks Innovation Strategy

Value Point:

Strategic course adjustments can be uncertain which compounds the change management effort. Strategic sceanrios help

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Turbo-charging New Business Creation

A leader in innovation, HP recognized the need to develop radically new ideas and manage the tremendous uncertainty surrounding moving into new businesses.

Value Point:

New Opportunities are fraught with unknowns. HP scouted LOFA topics across multiple opportunities.

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The Why, What and How of Strategic Portfolio Management

SmartOrg periodically conducts exercises at conferences, seminars and continuing education classes to find out what executives think are the most important aspects of strategic portfolio management and how it

Value Point:

Business purpose defines strategy. 3 questions and 13 tenants can help leadership teams toward strategy alignment.

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Decision Quality in Innovation

At first blush, you’d think that Decision Analysts have a lot to contribute to innovation. Innovators face tremendous uncertainty; Decision Analysts are experts at making decisions uncertainty.

Value Point:

When an organization applies a Decision Quality framework to innovation, teams find better paths to growth and build commitment to innovation.

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Alliance Voices: David Matheson, CEO of SmartOrg >> “Great Decisions Every time”

Value Point:

For an organization to make a great decision every time, integrate the head and the heart. Combining rigor with the right narrative will motivate strong action.

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Measure Your Organizational IQ®

In my last ValuePoint, I introduced the concept of the Strategic Intelligence of an organization, and described it by the embodiment of Nine Principles of the Smart Organization, as illustrated in the figure.

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    Professional Development

    Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management

    Guidebook: Innovation Portfolio Management – Balancing Value and Risk (Frost & Sullivan/SmartOrg/Beta Inc.)

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    Practitioners Guide to Project Evaluation

    Value Point:

    Forecast the future is more analogous to writing fiction. Accuracy is less relevant.

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