Resources2018-11-08T13:33:58+00:00

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Online Innovation Lab Guide

Investing in disruption is an essential strategy. That is why online innovation labs are rapidly gaining traction as a highly engaging and valuable social innovation tool. They are widely used by multinational corporations, research facilities and think tanks as a forum for collaborative idea generation and development. Yet there are limited standards, best practices, core features and generally accepted definitions of what an online innovation lab should do and how it should be run.

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Solution Overview Video

Watch a 3 minute overview video on the Planbox Innovation Management platform.

The Planbox cloud-based innovation management platform serves as the System of Record for all your innovation activities. This overview video describes the key benefits of the Planbox solution and 7 of its most powerful features.

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Innovation Breakdown Structure

The Hierarchical Model to Track Innovation describes the established organizational framework for idea collection, tracking and development, innovation management, and agile experimentation. This model provides an organized representation of all ideas, concepts, suggestions, issues and decisions, which we collectively call Intentions, that are cataloged and tracked in your innovation management system.

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How to Develop a Corporate Innovation Idea

Your idea has already been vetted by experts, approved and selected after an initial review as a strong candidate for proof of concept development, building a business case, and further analysis so what’s next?

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7 Habits Of Highly Innovative Organizations

This infographic introduces 7 operating principles that describe how organizations can cultivate an alternative mindset for being continuously agile and innovative.

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7 Step Process to Challenge Driven Innovation Management

Challenge-Driven Innovation Management (CDI) consists of a set of processes, business rules, workflows, tools and principles that offer a diversity-based crowdsourced innovation framework and methodology to identify specifically targeted…

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How to Run a Shark Tank Business Contest

On the TV show “Shark Tank” contestants have a few minutes to sell their big ideas to seasoned investors. The goal is to design a high-pressure online team setting in which only the best ideas and the perfectly delivered pitch by the most capable entrepreneurs….

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How to Develop a Corporate Innovation Idea

A detailed analysis of the various stages involved in a corporate idea development workflow….

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Planbox Design Thinking Infographic

What is Design Thinking? It is a structured framework for creative problem-solving based on design principles. Why Design Thinking? It is solution focused and action-oriented towards creating a planned outcome…..

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The Good Idea Blueprint Infographic

A detailed analysis of the various blueprint sections that make an idea blueprint….

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Developing Innovation Process

Developing an Innovation Management Process in 4 Steps: Define your innovation objectives; Select your innovation focus area; Use advanced search and AI to discover actionable information from all public and private data sources you have access to….

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Winning at the Innovation Game – Planbox User Conference Opening Presentation

Public and private companies that want to stay competitive are actively looking to systemize and operationalize their innovation management processes to better compete and to implement a sustainable innovation culture.

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CMHC Internal Innovation Management Program and Citizen Engagement Story

Ideopolis, CMHC’s Innovation Management Framework, was developed in collaboration with Planbox, to provide a tangible mechanism for transparent ideation. Ideopolis is founded on the principles of change to innovate and on consistent execution where every individual plays a role in fostering a culture that supports innovation.

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Idea Management Voting Methods

A key element of identifying, collaborating on and developing the best ideas is voting. An innovation management platform offers various voting methods for you to choose from. Each method has its own set of use cases, advantages and disadvantages…

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Planbox Design Thinking

Planbox Design Thinking platform helps you find killer ideas and extends a unique opportunity to your customers to collaborate creatively with you, share their insights and contribute to your product/service design processes.

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Great-West Lifeco’s journey to operationalize Innovation

Ben Harrison, VP of Innovation, shares Great-Weat Lifeco’s journey to operationalize innovation by launching Planbox with a Challenge-Driven Innovation approach to obtain creative ideas that align with the corporate strategy and experiencing immediate benefits and ROI from the program.

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Shark Tank

Planbox Shark Tank is a version of the television hit show Shark Tank. A pitch contest designed to be a collaborative internal business competition that helps your organization solve high value business challenges in a team setting.

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Run an Idea Contest

We have designed a short (3 to 15 days) turnkey idea contest (also known as an innovation event or jam session) to help your organization identify key problem areas, pinpoint the best business transformation opportunities, and find solutions to tough business challenges.

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Planbox Innovate

Learn more about the key features and benefits of Planbox Innovate and get a quick overview of how best in class organization use innovation management software to gain and maintain their competitive advantage.

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Challenge Driven Innovation Management

The Challenge-Driven Innovation Management guide describes a set of processes, business rules, workflows, tools and principles that offer a diversity-based crowdsourced innovation framework and methodology to identify specifically targeted problem areas and opportunities and to develop actionable solutions for them.

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How to Gamify Innovation Guide

This detailed actionable step by step innovation gamification guide shows you how to design a winning rewards and recognition system for your innovation program.

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Ultimate Innovation Strategist Playbook

Planning, staffing and launching an innovation program can be a daunting task. This innovation strategist playbook provides innovation leaders and teams with the roadmap to plan for a successful initiative that will have a substantial positive impact on the entire organization.

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Guide to Communicating Your Innovation Program

The innovation management process and the tools surrounding it have to be continuously promoted. In this guide we describe a set of best practises for launching and communicating your Innovation program.

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Forrester Innovation Management Solutions 2016 Research

Forrester conducted vendor briefings and product evaluations and surveyed and interviewed customer references for 15 innovation management solution providers. They were researched, analyzed, and scored against a set of 26 criteria. Download a free copy of this insightful research.

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Innovation Management Best Practices

Drivers of innovation performance when people, proven processes and technology are brought together around a shared purpose.

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Executive Sponsorship of Innovation

Transforming a company into a strategically innovative entity takes a fundamental cultural shift. The vision and purpose must be owned at the top.

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Innovation Management Primer

An organization can only generate and develop innovative ideas if the processes and infrastructure that is in place can effectively nurture and manage innovation activities.

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Marketing Your Innovation Management Initiative

Ideas and best practices for marketing an innovation program that will help you generate the best ideas and strongest levels of participation.

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Ten Keys to Innovation Management Success

The key questions to ask and explore on your journey to establishing a sustainable innovation management system

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Agile Work Innovation

With the power of Planbox Agile Work Innovation platform, your employees, customers, and partners collaborate on and capture new ideas, and develop them by leveraging an engaging workflow-driven review and agile experimentation process.

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Planbox Work 4 Level Structure

This video presents a short overview of Planbox Work’s project structure. With our unique 4 level structure, Planbox Work will adapt to any business type or environment. As such it is the perfect tool for all organizations that are looking for a simple and powerful agile project management tool.

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Agile Project Management Tool

Planbox Work is a powerful and simple agile project management tool for teams to plan, work and deliver more efficiently. The intuitive interface makes it easy to start being proficient in no time. What’s more, Planbox can be adopted by everyone in a company, regardless of its size or industry.

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