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5th Annual Community of Practice 2020: Creating Breakthroughs

By the third day of SmartOrg’s annual Community of Practice for executives in Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM), one of the participants had an epiphany: “I used to think that SPM was just project roll-ups for reporting and make some incremental choices, but now I see that it’s a way to drive our organization towards achieving big growth goals.”

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The paradox of important but ineffective innovation: Lean Operators and Courageous Companies

Innovation is important. The problem is it isn’t very effective.

At a recent event, my colleague, Ralph Morales III, polled the audience on the importance and effectiveness of innovation, and a paradox emerged: innovation is important but ineffective.

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Template Overview

Value Point:

Introduces project evaluation model.

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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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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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Learn More About Strategic Portfolio Management | ValuePoint April 2018

Learn More About Strategic Portfolio Management | ValuePoint April 2018

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Three Pivots and What I Learned from Them | ValuePoint June 2017

To gain buy-in, communicating effectively to portfolio stakeholders requires reducing complexity and increasing transparency in order to clearly convey value.

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