ISO 56002 Internal Audit

Innovation Management System Standard ISO 56002 serves as a new standard and guidance. Although there are no certifications yet internal audits can be conducted to get a baseline regarding a firm's innovation management system stands. The checklist we use at Sensaco is based on ISO 56002 guidance, our own assessment templates and is structured according the 8 pillars with the…

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The 4-Diamond Innovation Model

A true end-to-end innovation process

The 4-diamond innovation model and process provides a template canvas with interlinked innovation methods fitting operational needs and ISO 56000 compliance.

In this blog entry we describe the 4-diamond innovation model and process that provides a generic template for most corporate setups. Being broken down into 4 major areas it can be easily extended with specific methodologies and linked according to a company’s organisation and operation model.

Connecting strategy and execution

Working with corporate innovators requires constant switching of abstraction levels. While strategy must be driving innovation by providing direction, position and resource allocation it often lacks crucial feedback from the development and execution stages.

In many projects the design thinking methodology connects the discovery and development stages in the well-known “double diamond” model. Teams start recognizing that they must innovate differently in a problem-oriented and solution-oriented style. (more…)

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ISO 56002: Innovation Management System Guidance

The committee on Innovation Management, ISO/TC 279, has been working on a convergent view of how innovation management systems are structured. The result is the "ISO 56002:2019 Innovation Management System — Guidance". This guide acknowledges the importance of a structured system for innovation in any organisation that needs to adapt, respond and change to its market environment pursue new opportunities…

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How can the growth gap be filled?

Aspiration and capability The growth gap describes the difference in extrapolated business performance and the business planning, for example, in 5 years. To close the gap requires an innovation portfolio with innovation projects that ensure growth. Such a portfolio ensures the inflow of new "H2 projects," which arise from incremental improvement innovations as well as disruptive technologies from the field…

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