Innovation Management

When mission and technology leaders seek solutions for operational challenges, those solutions don’t always exist. It can be daunting to sort through the problem space, identify the challenges, and define opportunities to create a tangible solution that fits your environment and resources.

Serving as an extension of your team, our innovation management facilitators use proven methodologies, tools, and techniques to explore ideas, identify viable options and develop practical solutions that support your mission.

Course Offering: Innovation Management Process

Description: In this course you will learn how to use common Agile scrum tools & methodologies to transform your idea to an actionable project. We will show you how to use our Innovation Process and provide reference guides, templates and focused coaching to get your project started.

Who should take this course:

  • You have an idea and what to deliver it using Agile Scrum
  • You are familiar with Agile/Scrum but can’t get seem to get started
  • You have been told to use Jira but have no idea how to start
  • You have been told to use Microsoft Teams & Apps and have no idea where to start

Course Schedule

Day 1: Morning

  • Introductions
  • Review of Agile Scrum Principles
  • Rapid Idea Exercise
  • Team Agreement Exercise

Day 1: Afternoon

  • Backlog Best Practices
  • Initial Backlog Exercises
  • Q&A Session

Day 2: Morning

  • Sprint & Release Management Best Practices
  • Sprint Planning Exercise

Day 2: Morning

  • Retrospective
  • Q&A Session
  • Course Wrap Up

Design Facilitation

When it comes to getting a cross-functional group of professionals to agree on and invest in the right innovation design process, many groups discover that it’s more difficult than it looks. Our team of design facilitators, solution architects, and systems engineers are practiced at steering the process through complementary and competing forces. We help your team realize its vision through:


  • Scope of the problem space
  • Discovery of challenges
  • Analyze, design, and select solutions

Lean Innovation

Adopting a “fail fast” approach to innovation, rapid prototyping facilitates the creation of a solution model that can be tested for flaws and incrementally adapted to develop a viable, functioning solution. Our solution architects and systems engineers work with your technologist, mission leaders, and policy analysts to build quality solutions that reliably work in your environment and within your resources.

  • Concept exploration and visualization
  • Prototype design, requirements definition, build facilitation
  • Prototype refinement and acceptance


To innovate, you need to try something. Only then can you discover factors and influences you didn’t know.

• Mission Model Canvas
• Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
• Design Facilitation
• Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) Solutions Development
•Agile Engineering
• Customer Development
• Analysis of Alternatives


Cyber Defense

Decision Engineering

Systems Engineering

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