How to generate ideas

By Cecilia Thirlway on 30 May 2019

Topics: creative thinking, creativity, idea management, ideas, ideation, divergent thinking

The innovation process frequently starts with a new idea, a flash of inspiration or a fresh perspective that can be difficult to engineer. In this article we outline some tips on how to help your people flex their creative muscles.
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What are the three horizons of innovation?

By Cecilia Thirlway on 15 May 2019

Topics: business, innovation, innovation management, goals, horizons, portfolio management, growth, sustaining innovation, radical innovation

We take a look at where the three horizons framework comes from and what it is, as well as some of the current thinking around it, to help you apply it to your innovation portfolio.
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Identify your business challenges and turn them into innovation goals

By Cecilia Thirlway on 10 May 2019

Topics: business, innovation, challenge, creative problem solving, innovation management, goals

Determining your innovation goals can be a challenge in itself, so here are some tips to help you focus on the problems that really need solving.
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The emerging role of an innovation project manager

By David Richmond on 01 May 2019

Topics: guest posts, innovation, project management, innovation management

In another extract from his Guide To Managing Innovative Projects, David Richmond explores the role of an innovation manager in project delivery and the coordination of various teams and stakeholders involved.
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Getting leadership buy-in for your innovation programme

By Cecilia Thirlway on 26 April 2019

Topics: innovation, project management, innovation management, leadership

Research has shown that innovation projects are much more likely to succeed when senior leaders are heavily involved and engaged. So here are several tips to make sure your leadership is behind the process from the start.
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