…well at least designed by ITMP students as part of their final theses.
Yesterday Clément Bayart presented (to Christelle and I) his interesting work on the potential of ANT and in particular the programme antiprogramme approach for piloting innovation projects. Clément, who is starting a new job as project manager in the Innnovation facility of a major French automotive firm next Monday, tracked his entire IS internship project using ANT. He identified over 50 actors. 30% human 70% non human. His programme antiprogramme has more than 20 phases. He has done great work and a proper review will appear on this blog soon.
Christelle and I were definitely inspired to start working on our book again!
This morning, the experienced (more than 15 years in R&D in various companies) Pascal Kropfeld shared with Luciana Castro (the new ITMP course director), Chorouk, Joe and Jorge (some of this year’s ITMP16 students now in their last 2 weeks of courses) his prototype of a self diagnostic instrument for measuring a company’s innovation profile. First we had a succinct but rich overview of key innovation concepts and practices (I discovered 6 types of innovation funnel!!). This included a look at the very underrated AFNOR innovation management guidelines. Then Pascal presented his questionnaire and the logic behind it. He will start prototype testing in the next couple of weeks. I hope he can ask our Finnish innovation manager friends from Teleste, Fuugo and Turku Energia for their reactions when we go there in 3 weeks time.
All in all a very productive two days!