Disciplined Innovation

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Increasingly dynamic and unpredictable conditions are making it critical for organizations to explore radically new approaches to their business. Yet these new paths seem fraught with risk. What is needed is a fresh approach to strategy that enables agility and disciplined risk-taking, where the organization can learn, adapt and improve continuously. We call this “disciplined innovation.” This Executive Program equips participants with practical insights, tools and best practices to nding winning paths in highly uncertain environments. New strategies are continuously monitored, improved, adjusted or fast-failed. They learn how to accelerate learning and make midstream corrections so they can evolve their organization from a “business as usual” culture to a disciplined innovation future.

What Participants will learn

    Innovation Principles and Mindsets:

  • 5 principles of venture capital to drive disciplined innovation at work
  • 3 limiting mindsets that inhibit innovation—and how to rescript them

    Developing Adaptive Strategies:

  • How to de ne project objectives in a way that maximizes strategic flexibility
  • Toolkit for surfacing key strategic risks and unknowns
  • Structured process for developing a learning and action plan that enables agile response to different future scenarios and reduces downside risk

    Launching Successful Innovations:

  • Toolkit for designing and executing rapid low-cost experiments
  • The di erence between “smart” and “dumb” failures
  • Best practices for extracting strategic insights from innovation projects
  • How to manage projects with both a “business agenda” and a “learning agenda”