Timeline and Key Activities for Implementation

The following illustration depicts a typical timeline for an implementation project. The key feature here is that we basically start with pilot projects (rather than an extended analysis), learn under real conditions what works and what doesn't in a corporate culture and adapt the innovation management system according the these valuable learnings. This approach allows us to build systems that fit well to organizational strengths and deliver results.

Implementation of Business Design

Here is a more comprehensive overview of the key activities:






  • Screening past, ongoing and planned projects

  • Organizational strengths

  • Competitive offerings, performance and market trends 

  • Technology ready to be used in innovation projects

3 weeks

Pilot projects

Typical Business Design projects with a "not too complex" setup for two purposes:

  1. Quick wins to surprise the organisation with quick and tangible results

  2. Stress-test for the organization to learn about the edges of its comfort zone

  • Validated business model

  • Log book

10 weeks

Picture of the future

Series of workshop with  management and selected employees

Picture of the future 

6 weeks

System design

Definition of the organisational setup for innovation activities incl. processes, tools and methods

"Play book"

6 weeks


Ongoing restructuring process to implement the system design

5 months + X


Consecutive "waves" of Business Design sprints in the typical manner

  • Validated business model

  • Log book

10 weeks per wave


Definition of implications for system design etc. based mon real-life learnings from projects,

  • Log book

2 weeks each

Ongoing communication

  • Roadshows

  • Regular management meetings