R&D Project Strategy

April 16, 2024

Speaker: David Matheson (SmartOrg)

Abstract:

Whether or not you work in innovation, innovation decisions are a critical part of a decision professional’s repertory because they deal with issues that appear in many decision types: driving upside, option thinking, staged investments and tremendous levels of uncertainty and ambiguity. Though concrete examples, such as HP’s foray’s into LightScribe, we will illustrate how common methods, like strategy tables, range assessments, tornado diagrams and probability assessments, can be deployed and adapted to support these types of choices. The result usually isn’t merely a “better” choice, the very act of analyzing in this way gives teams a roadmap that helps them improve outcomes.