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The Big, The Small & The Half Baked - A Checklist for Good Ideas


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The Big, The Small & The Half Baked - A Checklist for Good Ideas

  1. 1. The Big, The Small & The Half Baked A Checklist for Good Ideas Anders Hemre interKnowledge Technologies
  2. 2. OK, you have a good idea
  3. 3. It could be a big one
  4. 4. Or it could be a small one
  5. 5. Or it could be one that just needs to bake a little more
  6. 6. Now what?
  7. 7. Well, you could roll up your sleeves right away and get going.
  8. 8. Or you could…
  9. 9. <ul><li>Imagine the outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Craft the message </li></ul><ul><li>Evolve the concept </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Build the alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the view </li></ul><ul><li>Do the numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Make the case </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the path </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the way </li></ul>
  10. 10. Think about what would happen if the idea was implemented. What would change? What would the impact be? What good would it bring about? Imagine the outcome
  11. 11. Explain why this is a good idea and why it should be pursued? Develop the narrative. Describe the new order. Craft the message
  12. 12. Solicit comments and feedback. Search for, connect with and incorporate supporting ideas. Soak in the problem. Collaborate. Evolve the concept
  13. 13. Size the market. Estimate cost and complexity. Determine the strategic fit. Valuate the user benefit. Evaluate the opportunity
  14. 14. Get buy-ins and listen to concerns. Consult the experts. Their voice could make or break the idea. Talk to the managers. They will make the decision and they need to hear what you have to say. Build the alliance
  15. 15. Look around. Be aware of opposing or competing ideas. See above and beyond. Consider future scenarios. Do some real options thinking. Expand the view
  16. 16. Quantify the opportunity. Determine the investment. Estimate and discount the future cash flows. Calculate the return. Valuate the real options. Do the numbers
  17. 17. Focus the message and create a compelling call for action. Make the case and make it credible. Communicate. Make the Case
  18. 18. Know the positioning options. Make the choice: Watch & Wait? Engage & Learn? Commit & Commercialize? Choose the Path
  19. 19. Secure the funding. Attract the resource. Get people committed and get them excited. Organize the effort. Lead with insight and courage. Lead the way
  20. 20. Then roll up your sleeves.
  21. 21. Because now the hard work begins.
  22. 22. Thank you for viewing Anders Hemre interKnowledge Technologies Brainovation Blog