ITK Interview: Jen Choi

As part of our ongoing effort to democratize innovation across the company, Team Toolkit has picked up a couple of new members since we started. One of them is Jen Choi, a Senior Multi-disciplinary Systems Engineer at MITRE. Rachel sat down with Jen recently to learn...

Problem Framing 101

Last week Rachel’s blog post looked at the importance of asking Why. This week we’ll take a closer look at the Problem Framing Canvas she mentioned. It’s designed to be used with a team to establish a clear consensus about what problem you’re...

Asking Why

When we’re given a new assignment at work, the first questions we often ask are: What needs to be done? How are we going to do it? When is it due? Who is it for? These are each important questions that should not be missed, but there’s another question that we...

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Using an innovation toolkit can be difficult in a classified environment. There may be restrictions on what information can be shared, where it can be stored, and who it can be communicated with. What do you do with the notes? What if someone says something they...