What Does it Take to Innovate? Part 5: Choosing a Development Methodology and Testing, the Second and Third Phase Gates
Why innovate? Your business depends on it.
By Angus Robertson, Ahmet Abaci and Beth Somplatsky-Martori
In the first blogs in this series, we talked about how to get started with innovation and ideation, and building a business case – essential components in what we are calling the “Stage Gate Lite” approach to fostering and accelerating new product and service ideas within your organization.
Now it’s time to talk about what happens when the rubber hits the road. And trust us – this can be a very messy part of the process. We are reminded of a quote from that famous innovation guru, Mike Tyson, who once said that “everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” At this point, though you may have some glancing blows aimed in your direction, we hope in this blog to give you some processes on how to handle this turmoil and maintain your course.