Tasks associated with planning, ordering, organizing and auditing need to be carried out somewhat differently than in a normal situation.
The factors below are make a difference in innovation management and therefore deserve particular attention:
- Determine skills and responsibilities clearly and precisely. Then appoint a project manager and choose the members of the group.
- Plan your project carefully and update it continually! Planning means shaping the future. Because innovations are highly uncertain, the planning stage is particularly important. Using “combined planning”, it is possible to integrate results which could not be foreseen at the beginning.
- Draw up an organizational task chart. This means considering the project as a whole. Organize the various batches of work into a hierarchy, so as to give your project a clear structure. Appoint a manager and describe the tasks to be completed for each batch of work.
Organizational task chart
Example of an organizational task chart for developing a camera: