Innovation of the inputs and outputs of

Innovation management provides a new, connected way of
working that helps achieve business goals. However, it is important to
understand what to expect on the innovation management journey. Here are some
key considerations. Impact on the Organization – Breaking Down Organizational
Silos to Improve Efficiency Organizations are built around functions and in
most organizations, these functions operate in silos; they are not seamlessly
connected with other functions in the go-to-market process. More and more
companies realize that large efficiency gains can be made by connecting
functions and implement endto-end processes and enterprise software solutions.
The transition from functioning in a silo to functioning in an end-to-end
process means a radically different way of working for all stakeholders, so a strong
focus on organizational change management is extremely important. The role of
middle management will be more affected than others by the new way of working.
Middle managers play an important role in managing the quality and quantity of
the inputs and outputs of their functions in silos. With an enterprise system,
users have crossfunctional visibility across the entire pipeline, helping
identify bottlenecks and fix inaccuracies without the need for middle
management involvement. The system will do much of the tracking and notifying.
In the new way of working, the role of middle manager can evolve from managing
inputs and outputs to predicting and prescribing: from being reactive to
becoming proactive. This increased visibility means careful change management
is required. Impact on Processes – Establishing Governance to Ensure Alignment
In the new, connected way of working, processes need to be aligned with systems
and data, and an oversight needs to be established to ensure that alignment is
maintained. A typical example is the request from a function to change an
activity in the new idea-to-launch process. A change in one activity will
always have an impact on other activities in the new process. This new activity
will also have an impact on the system and on data quality.

pillars. Each pillar has the same three components: users,
monitors, and owners. Users apply the process and maintain the system; monitors
make sure the process is followed and the system is maintained; and owners
judge whether changes should be made and what the impact will be on the
organization, end-to-end. The roof of the temple is where owners of each pillar
come together to ensure alignment between the pillars. It is possible to
establish a governance model during the implementation of innovation management
and evolve into a governance structure that can be easily sustained following
go-live. This assures continuity from the planning to the execution stage.
Impact on the System – Connecting Seamlessly to Meet Business Needs In the old,
siloed way of working, tools were developed to support the activities of each
function. Connections were not necessary. The new, connected way of working can
only happen when tools are connected seamlessly. For IT departments, this may
mean a transition towards a proactive strategy of connected architecture and
system platforms.

Impact on the Data – Maintaining High Quality Data to Enable
Better Decisions High-quality data is the result of optimal alignment between
people, processes and systems. That is why we put data in the center of the
triangle. Data integrity is jeopardized when users do not follow the process or
do not use the system properly.

Data quality directly correlates to product quality. Good
data quality enables wise decision making and results in good product quality
and. Conversely, if data is not maintained or of poor quality, product quality
will be poor as decision making will rely on intuition. When companies
implement innovation management, they will transition from a document-centric
way of working to a data-centric way. This is a large transformation. Instead
of creating and maintaining documents, companies maintain data that can be used
to create documents through templates. There are many stakeholders and the
strongest adoption happens when benefits are identified with all the functions
involved.