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Connecting the Dots to Understand the Reality of Your Innovation Management Maturity

Published By Leyna O’Quinn
Connecting the Dots to Understand the Reality of Your Innovation Management Maturity

5 Tips to get your Innovation Management Program on the Right Track

In a recent article posted on Innovation Management.se, Steve Beaumont outlines 5 things organizations can do to bridge the perception gap between executive management and reality for innovation management maturity.

Connecting the Dots to Understand the Reality of Your Innovation Management Maturity

  1. Educate executives – use the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey to provide evidence of the pitfalls of having too many projects and overloaded resources
  2. Identify the gaps – use the Innovation Management Maturity Model to understand where stakeholders believe the organization ranks for each category and overall
  3. Have a plan – think of quick changes that yield immediate ROI (download the whitepaper to get some ideas)
  4. Speak their language – get into their world and articulate your plan using their language (download the whitepaper to see a helpful chart to easily identify personality types)
  5. Don’t wait for perfect to get started – there’s never a “perfect” time so just dig in with confidence

Continue reading the complete article: “Mind the Gap! 5 Tips on How to Align Your Boss’ Perception of Innovation Maturity with Reality

The article extracts insights from a white paper recently published by Carrie Nauyalis, NPD solution evangelist, Planview. Get your free copy here: Gaining Agreement: How Mature is Your Innovation Management Program?

I’d like to hear from you. What do you think do you think about the 5 tips and are there any other tips we should add to the list?

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Leyna O’Quinn Written by Leyna O’Quinn Sr. Content Strategist

Leyna O’Quinn is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Agilist. She has been managing the Planview blog strategy for more than 7 years. She writes about portfolio and resource management, Lean and Agile delivery, project collaboration, innovation management, and enterprise architecture. She has more than 15 years of experience writing about technology, industry trends, and best practices. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing.