Chapter 14

Organizing and Managing Innovation

“Creativity, by its very nature, often explores off of the beaten path and goes against the grain.”

—John C. Maxwell, Thinking for a Change

You have probably experienced great ideas that were never implemented. That is why project management tools are so important when emphasizing innovation.

Project Structure

Key elements include establishing a project structure, developing a project plan and budget, recruiting resources, project training of project teams and facilitating project team meetings, and communication between project members and the community.

The project structure includes a Steering Committee made up of key representatives of your organization, along with key stakeholders and customers. ...

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