Innovation Management: Resources
This is our two-day skills training program on innovation management. Innovation management is a powerful and practical way to create value by selecting and optimizing the best new ideas—both for improvement and for radical change in products, processes, positioning, or paradigm.
In Managing Innovation participants will learn to incorporate innovation management skills and processes into their jobs by absorbing the results of research on exceptionally innovative organizations and put that knowledge to work through structured activities, cases, and skill practice
[The course offered a] much deeper insight into the skills behaviors and characteristics of innovation management which will help me be more conscious and intelligent about my future projects.”
— Jesper H., Novo Nordisk
Articles on Innovation Management
by David L. Francis, Ph.D. and B. Kim Barnes
This article is excerpted from our Managing Innovation program. It defines innovation, explains two approaches to innovation—“do better” and “do differently”—and discusses chartered and unchartered innovation.
B. Kim Barnes is President and CEO of Barnes & Conti. She and David Francis (see below) co-developed the Managing Innovation program.
Project Management and Innovation
by Jeff Belding
This article discusses the five elements of project management along with the five phases of the “innovation journey” in innovation management. The author makes the case that to be successful, competitive, and make use of your team’s skills and talents, the managing innovation is a more effective way to manage projects.
Jeff Belding is Principal of JP Associates, Inc. (JPA). Jeff specializes in project leadership training and consulting to project and management teams.
Avatars of Innovation
Innovation management is like a five-phase journey, with an Avatar to represent the spirit an the guiding principles of each phase of the journey.
We developed a quiz to introduce the innovation journey, and ask our readers which Avatar they most identified with.
Innovation Management Interviews with David Francis, Ph.D.
David Francis is Deputy Director of CENTRIM, the University of Brighton’s Centre for Research in Innovation Management in the U.K. In this series of brief interviews, our own Kim Barnes speaks to David Francis on innovation management (part 1) and research of organizational capabilities in innovation management.
Above: David Francis in his study.
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