Strategic roadmapping has been in use since the mid-1940s but it is only in the last 15 years that the theory and practice of effective roadmapping have become more prevalent.  Roadmapping is a technique to create, synthesize and communicate complex information over some time horizon.  It is used by organizations of all sizes and many

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The UK rail industry is ripe for innovation. Challenges and frustrations faced by passengers are frequently hitting the headlines. But where should the industry start with making innovations to improve the customer experience? And how can it make sure customers are listened to as part of managing the innovation process? Rob Munro shares some insights

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Strategic roadmapping events rapidly develop draft business cases for innovative solutions, but do you have the organisational machinery to turn those ideas into value?  Roadmapping: Without implementation, it’s just a nice chat… You’ve invested in creating your strategic roadmap. You carefully selected the strategic topic: an imperative for your organisation. Then you selected the workshop

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Simon is a VP of innovation for a large equipment manufacturer supplying the rail sector and is charged with building new momentum into the product pipeline in the next 7 years. But the link between new technologies and the commercial gains are unclear. Gillian is a commercial director in a growth SME in the chemicals

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Do you remember a time when you had a beautiful idea? One that was so strong and powerful that you just had to make it happen? If businesses are to thrive and survive ideas are like the untapped mine of the new products and services your customers demand. In sectors where competition is fierce –

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In this series of articles we have built a case that large organizations should now focus their innovation efforts on correctly organizing their Innovation Front End – the place which is inherently ambiguous, but also the region of greatest potential. The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) refers to the early innovation phase where “fuzzy” refers to

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