Introducing the Mission / Vision Canvas

Introducing the Mission / Vision Canvas

The newest tool in our Innovation Toolkit is the Mission & Vision Statement Canvas. This is a great tool to use when forming a new organization, or any time you need to clarify a group’s activities and purpose. To get started, gather your team and spend a few...
Tailoring ITK Tools: Stakeholder Map & Matrix

Tailoring ITK Tools: Stakeholder Map & Matrix

  Q: Team Toolkit, you always encourage me to tailor the ITK tools for my needs. I’m in! But HOW exactly, do I do that?? A: Great question, anonymous audience member! While “tailoring” inherently implies that every case is unique, here’s an example approach...
Why Journey Map Is My Favorite

Why Journey Map Is My Favorite

Choosing the right tool for your specific situation is an important first step, because trying to use the wrong tool can be frustrating and wastes time. One tool I find useful in a wide range of situations is the Journey Map, so this week’s blog post takes a look at...
Rose Bud Thorn

Rose Bud Thorn

The Rose, Bud, Thorn tool is consistently the most downloaded tool in the kit. I have to admit that particular statistic from our website’s analytics always puzzled me a bit. I mean, RBT is a fine little method but it never struck me as particularly special. In...
Video Tour of The Toolkit

Video Tour of The Toolkit

As part of our ongoing commitment to experimenting and communicating, we recently put together this little “video tour” of the Innovation Toolkit. In a mere 9 minutes, we present detailed introductions to the six tools listed below (with handy links to the...
NASA Premortem

NASA Premortem

Last year I had the opportunity to serve on a National Academy of Sciences committee. We were chartered to help NASA improve its innovation ecosystem, a truly awesome experience. One of my main contributions was to lead several Premortem sessions, where participants...