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Tools and Processes for Problem-Definition [Case Study]

What tools & processes do members use in formulating the question that becomes the issue/problem to be addressed? Unfortunately, too many projects fail, and problems continue due to the wrong insight/issue/question being used as the foundation for the project’s scope. Derek Munn, CSR Typically CSR was good at answering the question but not formulating it. …

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Inspiration and Innovation – people, behaviour and tenacity

At the recent Hargraves Institute “Inspiration and Innovation” Women’s luncheon,  we were very fortunate to have Rene van der Loos from NRMA share insights. NRMA Road Service plays in a highly competitive market and cars have changed dramatically since this trusted group first came into our homes in the 1920’s.  Rene kindly shared her story …

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What inhibits your organisation from being truly innovative? [Case Study]

In this Case Study, leading Hargraves organisations, including Coca-Cola Amatil, Sydney Water, George Weston Foods, Westpac and Selleys, continued their analysis on the impediments that prevent their organisation from achieving the degree of step-change required for them to position themselves for the future strategically. The topic addressed in this workshop was: The distraction of current …

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A new approach to building global best solutions

An eye opening experience. The resolution of conflicts & contradictions in pursuit of ideal solutions will change how I approach problems. (Sydney Water) Most of us at Hargraves Institute have been used to using the tools of TRIZ via Darrell Mann’s Systematic Innovation Process that is based on TRIZ principles. 3 members (ResMed, CSR & …

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How do you Create and Select Good Projects?

The Hargraves Step Change Commercialisation Group addressed this issue with Selleys and Tom Davenport (with his Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) experiences) by sharing their experiences with this challenge. Selleys outlined how they are spread across many markets in Hardware, DIY, Auto, Trade, Household and a market that they are developing in BBQ Cleaning (Who cleans their …

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