Innovation Management

Proven Experience, with a Global Reach

To be adaptive, organizations must be innovative. However, this requisite to innovate must be balanced against the organization’s tolerance for risk in an ever-shifting operational climate.  Opportunities to accelerate innovation must perpendicularly emerge in multiple streams of continuous innovation.  To manage the multiplicity of factors enabling adaptive production of products and/or services, the organization must operate as a unified sense-respond system.  Using the industry-standard best-practices of Program Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Six Sigma principles of quality management, our team defined a business-process methodology supporting an iterative practice that (1) defines needs, (2) captures emerging capabilities and (3) validates solutions driving competitive warfighting advantage.  The following framework offers a stage-gate process for maturing and accelerating continuous innovation from within the sustainment practices of the Enterprise. 

Innovation is the process by which an organization makes actionable its knowledge.  Therefore, essential to the process of innovation is a process of knowledge-management.  Our understanding of enabling service-level innovation is one of assisting the logistics planning branches in their thorough capture and rapid dissemination of knowledge—both of opportunities within industry, and of requirements within user-communities—into viable solution prototypes.  This innovation methodology can be articulated as six primary stages, each with supporting tasks, and sub-tasks or sub-process, which together energize an innovation life-cycle within the Marine Corps enterprise. These stages involve the (1) Discovery and (2) Interpretation of Ideas; the (3) Evaluation and (4) Structuring of sustainable Solutions; and the (4) Advocacy and (5) Delivery of Capabilities customized to the end-user.  Taken together, six stages within this process enable the enterprise to not only functionally capture exciting industry products and emerging technologies; they intentionally map the utility of these discoveries to known or anticipated user-group needs, develop specific and relevant solution prototypes, and assess the value of these products across tactical, organizational, and strategic levels.

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The IoT and National Policy

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A DoD Logistics-Chain Performance Model

This concept model recommends a systems-level, top-down approach to #defense #supplychain management, which supports a holistic view of the joint services as an integrated #logistics chain.

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A Look at LADS: Radio-frequencies Enabling Defensive IoT

The goal of DARPA’s LADS program is to develop new cybersecurity capability by exploring the intersection of the analog and digital domains enabling defense IoT. This article presents a literature review of the publicly-accessible research produced during Phase I of the LADS program.

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DARPA: The Defense Department’s IoT Lab

Numerous DARPA programs extend #IoT applications and technologies through #cybersecurity research and advanced #algorithms. 

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Technological Innovation: The Adoption Dilemma

A new framework for assessing the “adoptability” of technological #innovation

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Implementing Innovation

A #systemsengineering approach to #innovation #project management.

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