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Paul Hobcraft

Paul Hobcraft researches and works across innovation, looking to develop novel innovation solutions and frameworks where appropriate. He provides possible answers to many issues associated with innovation with a range of solutions that underpin his advisory, coaching, and consulting work at www.agilityinnovation.com. His aim is to support individuals, teams, and organizations in their innovation activity applying what he has learned to further develop core innovation understanding so clients can achieve positive and sustaining results from their innovating activities to extend and build their capacity and capabilities.

Paul's Posts

Methods & Frameworks

Why a Job-To-Be-Done Approach Can Be Crucial for the Success of Your Innovation Program

How often do you get caught up in the numbers game in innovation? You are encouraged to generate lots and lots of ideas,...

The Rise of Platform Business Models
Methods & Frameworks

The Rise of Platform Business Models

We have seen an incredible rise of platforms that have become part of our everyday lives. Whether it's Apple, Google, eB...

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence
Methods & Frameworks

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence

The history of management is littered with outmoded fads, those tools that seem to have a short shelf-life. There are a ...

What is the FORTH Method?
Methods & Frameworks

What is the FORTH Method?

Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology, to provide a systematic way...

How the TRIZ Method Aligns with Organizational Practices for Innovation
Methods & Frameworks

How the TRIZ Method Aligns with Organizational Practices for Innovation

We have seen a consistent change over the years to move towards a more inventive engineering and discovery mindset withi...

How DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management Are Different
Methods & Frameworks

How DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management Are Different

Now many of you might not be any the wiser on what DMAIC and DMADV might mean, unless you have had some exposure to Six ...

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
Strategy & Alignment

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

So many organizations struggle between aligning their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to...

Coping with Digital Transformation: Adopting a Rapid Innovation Process
Disruption & Transformation

Coping with Digital Transformation: Adopting a Rapid Innovation Process

As we start to close out our 2016 year, apart from the rush to finish certain tasks off, it is a time of reflection and ...

Forget Best Practice, It's All About Next Practice
Strategy & Alignment

Forget Best Practice, It's All About Next Practice

Often you hear the request made of “can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we a...

Mapping Customer Journey for Digital Transformation
Methods & Frameworks

Mapping Customer Journey for Digital Transformation

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviours of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t ...

Balancing Exploitation and Exploration to Improve Performance
Strategy & Alignment

Balancing Exploitation and Exploration to Improve Performance

“Being ambidextrous” in organizations is the ability to successfully combine the exploiting of all the investments that ...