Series: The Twelve Hats of an Innovation Manager

An Innovation Manager Is a Product Developer
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An Innovation Manager Is a Product Developer

This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series The Twelve Hats of an Innovation Manager

Innovation managers must have far-reaching and well-developed skills. In innovation circles, we like to say that they wear many different hats to fulfill all their duties. In this post of our series on The Twelve Hats Of An Innovation Manager, we assess the product development abilities of the innovation manager.

Here are 4 short reasons why the innovation manager is often the lead product developer:

The innovation manager has deep product expertise. The innovation manager acts as the technician to develop the solutions… Read More »
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Innovation Managers Are Responsible For Continuous Improvement
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Innovation Managers Are Responsible For Continuous Improvement

This entry is part 6 of 4 in the series The Twelve Hats of an Innovation Manager

In our ongoing series of The Twelve Hats Of An Innovation Manager, we are looking at the different types of roles and jobs that an innovation manager is responsible for.  The sixth role that the innovation manager must play is that of the continuous improver.

Many people think of innovations in a simple way: new product developments. However, innovations can also take the form of organisational initiatives that improve processes, boost employee engagement and improve the way a company operates.

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The Innovation Manager Is Also A Project Manager
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The Innovation Manager Is Also A Project Manager

This entry is part 7 of 4 in the series The Twelve Hats of an Innovation Manager

It is a brand new day and the innovation manager walks to their closet to pick out their next wardrobe. They gaze through the clothes in the closet and have to settle on something that matches the day’s events. Knowing that an important meeting is scheduled on the agenda, centred on the project plan for a new product launch, the innovation manager puts on their Project Manager hat.

That is right – in this post in our series, The Twelve Hats Of An … Read More »

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An Innovation Manager Is Also An Innovation Strategist
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An Innovation Manager Is Also An Innovation Strategist

This entry is part 8 of 4 in the series The Twelve Hats of an Innovation Manager

In thousands of innovative companies all over the world, an increasingly-popular job title is being added to organisational charts: the innovation manager. The job descriptions for this role are often diverse and they are customised to fit the needs of specific companies.

In our blog series, The Twelve Hats Of An Innovation Manager, we are taking a deep dive into all the different job functions that an innovation manager must complete. In this post, we look at why the innovation manager also contributes … Read More »

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