This is the first workshop in a 2-part innovation development process.
This is part 1 in a 2-part workshop to develop solutions for technical problems or to identify business opportunities to be developed into business plans.
At the end of session 1 participants will have identified a set of problem statements for a given problem arena as a focus for their idea generation session in part 2.
- flip charts
- index cards
Pre-Work Required: Experts need to be identified and invited to the workshop. The Problem / Opportunity owner should be assisted in preparing a presentation for the opening of the workshop.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: High trust
Facilitator personality fit: The facilitator should be familiar with innovation and product development processes in technical areas.
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Follow-Up Required: Homework is assigned, a second workshop is conducted and the business model developed and presented.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: A set of potential definitions of a problem or an opportunity.
Source: Imaginal Training
History of Development: This was prepared for a client.