10 Question Checklist To Help Guide Teams Through The Innovation Journey

The innovation journey checklist

The Innovator’s Checklist

  1. Is innovation development being spearheaded by a small, focused team of people who have relevant experience or are prepared to learn as they go?
  2. Has the team spent enough time directly with prospective customers to develop a deep understanding of them?
  3. In considering novel ways to serve customers, did the team review developments in other industries and countries?
  4. Can the team clearly define the first customer and a path to reaching others?
  5. Is the idea’s proposed business model described in detail?
  6. Does the team have a believable hypothesis about how the offering will make money?
  7. Have team members identified all the things that must be true for this hypothesis to work?
  8. Does the team have a plan for testing all those uncertainties, which tackles the most crucial ones first?
  9. Are fixed costs low enough to facilitate course correction?
  10. Has the team demonstrated a bias toward action by rapidly prototyping the idea?

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Innovation Insurgent. Parallel Entrepreneur. Maverick-Innovator. Puzzle Builder. Generalist. Advisor. @Disney Fanatic. Film Producer. — #IfItIsntBrokeBreakIt

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Jorge Barba

Jorge Barba

Innovation Insurgent. Parallel Entrepreneur. Maverick-Innovator. Puzzle Builder. Generalist. Advisor. @Disney Fanatic. Film Producer. — #IfItIsntBrokeBreakIt