Innovation Management Consulting




Information Architected’s consultants bring a broad and rich background in expertise on process, knowledge management and creative problem solving to deliver targeted and effective assistance in innovation management.  We offer a wide array of services ranging from mentoring a small group tasked with product development to developing corporate-wide strategies for innovation, ideation and process management.

Our Innovation Management Consulting Services Include:

  • Creative Problem Solving Style Assessment
  • Needs Assessment
  • Readiness Assessment
  • Benchmarking the Current-state of Innovation Management in Your Organization
  • Gap Analysis and Change Management Strategy
  • Team Building and Mentoring
  • Personalized Solution Definition and Implementation Plan
  • RFP Development

Why Our Advisory Services are so Critical

No organization can survive, let alone thrive without innovation.

Markets are in a constant state of flux.

An organization’s ability to respond to change and profit from it is critical.

Yet few organizations proactively manage innovation, or manage it as a formal process and practice.

Too often Innovation Management is left to a select few in R&D, confused with invention and accidental discovery, or only addressed in an emergency (such as the “Econolypse”) – if at all.

Why? Because few understand innovation well enough to manage it.

The innovation challenge is multi-faceted. There must be processes and tools to stimulate the generation of ideas, as well as capture these ideas.

Processes, tools and disciplines must be in place to vet and objectively evaluate ideas.

Organizational structures must be in place to support and facilitate team and community-based collaboration.

Leadership must inspire and promote the generation of new ideas. New ideas must be both protected and shared.

Our Consultants Can Provide Targeted Advice on How You Can:

  • Assess the creative problem styles of your employees
  • Proactively create more effective problem solving teams
  • Design a secure yet collaborative forum in which to manage your innovation
  • Establish innovation as a formal business process
  • Increase the emergence of new ideas
  • Proliferate innovation beyond the R&D group
  • Leverage the difference between invention and innovation


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Our Innovation Management Consulting Services Are Time and Cost-Effective

We work with your team to develop a customized strategy and implementation plan for Innovation management and creative problem solving.  Our consulting is cost and time effective, because we apply a set of time-proven methodologies that provide focus and velocity to each client engagement. These include:

Innovation Practice Auditor

The Innovation Practice Auditor is a modular and flexible methodology specifically designed to audit the state of innovation competency in an organizational setting.  The Innovation Practice Auditor provides an understanding of the business and user requirements within each organization including the strengths an challenges that exist within existing business practices, interpersonal networks/communication patterns, knowledge resources and technology infrastructure. It sets the stage at an enterprise level for business goals, user expectations and technology issues, and  takes a holistic view of innovation within your organization.

Innovation Management  Framework and BizTech Grid

The Innovation Management Framework and BizTech Grid  provide a structured approach to mapping user and organizational needs into specific categories of Innovation Management functionality. This helps to identify best fits for your organization and plots the ability to leverage technology investments across business areas.

Innovation Management  Team Building Exercises

These exercises are designed to establish and train new teams, or accelerate and inspire existing teams on the art and science of collaborative create problem solving and innovation. The methodology begins with the workshops and tool set provided in our Innovation Management training course, and then builds on these within the domain of your specific challenges.

VIEW Assessment

VIEW is an online tool that allows us to assess the  problem-solving style of each of you and your co-workers. The VIEW instrument was created by Dr. Ed Selby, Dr. Don Treffinger, and Dr. Scott Isaksen to assess style preferences when people are solving problems or managing change. It has been  field-tested with more than 5,000 subjects and has  been used by more than 20,000 individuals. The easy to interpret findings provide not only personal insight to help make each individual a more effective problem solver, but also provide insights on how to establish and manage more effective problem solving teams.

Innovation Management Strategy Document

The Innovation Management Strategy Document is a template into which we publish your organization’s specific characteristics, creative problem solving strengths and styles and processes, establishing a comprehensive, (or updating an existing)  Innovation Management strategy. The Innovation Management Document is  the culmination of all of our analysis analysis.  It defines the scope of your Innovation Management solution and the processes, tools and roles required to establish Innovation Management as a core asset in your organization.  As part of the strategy we can, if you desire, position potential innovation management software products into your strategy

Though no two implementations will be exactly the same, there are critical best practices to implementation that should be followed.  Information Architected provides the guidance and methodologies necessary to ensure the success of your Innovation Management initiative.

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Can We Help You?

  • Baffled why some problem solving teams are more effective than others?
  • Do you not know the difference between innovation and invention?
  • Do you need to tap into the brainpower and creativity of your employees?
  • Do you lack a strategy and/or specific process to manage and promote innovation in your organization?
  • Do you need to increase the rate of innovation in your organization?
  • Do you need to establish innovation as a best practice in your organization, to create a reliable and predictable approach to innovation?
  • Do you see any value in having tools, techniques and methods to understand your innovation pipeline, and where you’re falling short?
  • Are ideas only generated in a panic mode, causing your innovation pipeline to remain empty more often than not?

If You answer Yes to any of these questions – then Information Architected can provide the assistance you need.

If you are tired of the unapproachable, expensive, “ivory tower” consultants and analysts of the world, or the integrators who only promote the solution they resell, we are the antidote to provide realistic, affordable and relevant strategic solutions for your business needs.

Next Steps? Schedule a Free 30-Minute Consultation


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Testimonials

“On behalf of the CNO's Strategic Studies Group, thank you for leading our exceptionally informative and enjoyable Innovation Workshop. Your contagious enthusiasm and clear command of the subject helped us learn more about the process of innovation and about ourselves as members of this newly formed team.”
by James R. Hogg, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret)

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