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Job Scoping

Use this to to broaden or narrow your innovation focus to ensure that the innovation opportunity is effectively targeted at an actionable level.

  • Define
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Job to be Done

This form helps you determine the human need you are trying to fulfill.  Use it to understand why customers buy products, services and solutions, answering the question: what is the customer's true need?  Do they need to buy a 1/4" drill bit or a 1/4" hole?

  • Define
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Measurement Systems Analysis Planning Worksheet

Identify the key inputs and outputs of your process.  Use this tool when you need a shared understanding of how your process currently works (Select and Clarify), how you plan to produce and deliver your innovation to customers (Clarify and Organize) and how your process works in it's final stage (Run and Evaluate).

  • Demonstrate
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
  • Performance Excellence
Meeting Tool

A team meeting should be handled as a process by itself. The templates in this document will help the student to appropriately manage the resources involved in the meeting and all the other inputs and desired output that the meeting leader needs to plan for.

  • Analyze
  • Control
  • Define
  • Improve
  • Innovation
  • Measure
  • Recognize
  • Innovation
  • Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Performance Excellence
  • Change Management
Morphological Matrix

Generate solution concepts by combining design alternatives.  Use this tool to combine design options at the sub function level to help you come up with new solutions.  You can use this after you have used the Function Structure technique.  If you are using the Axiomatic Design technique you can use this to translate functional requirements into design parameters.

  • Develop
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Nine Windows

Look at your opportunity through nine different lenses.  What is the current state, what was it in the past, what will it become in the future?  This tool helps you decide how and at what level to apply your innovation.

  • Define
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Prototyping Worksheet

Build a fully functioning model of your new product to test and perfect it. This tool is typically used by product or component manufacturers who need to prove a new design concept, or when the design is particularly complex or expensive to produce.  This tool can also be used to test and anticipate customer reactions to your innovations.

  • Demonstrate
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Provocation and Movement

Blocked in your idea generation?  Use this to to step around the roadblocks in your thinking.  This tool forces your team to question the status quo, shock yourself and your team into a new reality.  The perfect "What If" tool.

  • Discover
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Pugh Matrix

Evaluate all your design concepts to create the invincible solution.   Use this tool when you need to evaluate ideas against a set of criteria related to solution-neutral outcome expectations or when you need to evaluate design concepts against solution-specific performance and perception expectations.

  • Develop
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
SCAMPER Worksheet

Ask eight important questions to develop more potential ideas for your opportunity.  Use this tool when when you have an idea or set of ideas that need to be  made even stronger.  It is especially helpful in a mature market with many competing solutions.

  • Discover
  • Innovation
  • Innovation