One of the biggest things we hope to learn through this listening tour are the critical elements required to build and sustain a successful corporate innovation group (CIG). To get at that question, we designed a simple, interactive activity that asks our interviewees to plot a number of optional CIG elements (yellow “cards”) against two dimensions: risk and rigidity.
A good mantra for efficient innovation is: learn before you earn. Sprints are optimized for affordable learning, so that makes them a perfect mechanism for investing in the face of high uncertainty. As you think about your challenge, here are the three criteria that indicate a good fit for the sprint format.