Idea into Action


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About the presentation:

This presentation will help you realize how to turn their idea into action through active business planning and applying basic project management skills. The presentation will also guide those considering entrepreneurship through a core mission and vision establishment exercise to help further define their venture.

You will learn about the following:
Project Work Stream Chart,
Initial Mission and Vision Statement, and
Synergy between their product and their intended clientele/audience.

A *MUST* for entrepreneurs who are in the ideation stage of their venture, who want to know how to organize their idea to help bring it into action, or who are looking to learn basic project management skills that they can apply to their venture.

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Idea into Action

  1. 1. Ideation to Action 7 Secrets to Your Action Plan ODALC  Series  2010   Presented  by  AJ  Thomas
  2. 2. Ideation to  get  ideas   early  on  in  a  project  or  to  solve  a  tricky   Brainstorming leads to: Optimism | Sense of Opportunity | Energetic | Innovative
  3. 3. 7 Secrets to Your Action Plan Sharpen The Focus Articulated Description of Problem Clear Strategy Target example - Playful Rules Healthy debate | Go for Quantity | Encourage wild Ideas | Be visual
  4. 4. 3. Number your ideas for motivation and for clarity
  5. 5. 4. Build and Jump keeping the power curve alive. BUILD ex. what are some other ways to JUMP ex.
  6. 6. 5. The Space Remembers exhibit ideas for all group members to see. Even the low-tech presentation of ideas: - provides a focal point for the group - aids in spatial memory
  7. 7. 6. Stretch Your M ental M uscles When to burn some time doing some form of group warm-up When the group has not worked together before When most of the group frequently When the group seems distracted by pressing but unrelated issues
  8. 8. Fast paced word game simply to clear the mind OR Do some content-related homework
  9. 9. 7. Get Physical Good brainstorms are extremely visual Sketching | Mind mapping | Diagrams | Stick figures
  10. 10. The Best Brainstormers Often Get Physical Move beyond two dimensions and push for three Bring in competitive products Promising Solutions from other fields | technologies that could be applied | Have materials on hand to build crude models of a concept | Bodystorming where current behavior/usage patterns are acted out to see how they might be altered | Have a 30/60/90 day action plan
  11. 11. Your ideas are swimmers in the lanes
  12. 12. When you have your lanes defined your swimmers can then kick off into action. Much like a race to the finish.
  13. 13. Sticky Factors Openly Ideate Establish a Brainstorm Map Plan Your Swimming Pool Assign Your Swimmers Blow The Whistle YOUR PLAN IS NOW IN ACTION!
  14. 14. Thank You! AJ Thomas @thegenyblogger