How does innovation get funded in the real world? How do large organizations boost innovation?
Innovation and Portfolio Management
You can't just drag your company into the future by throwing money at R&D. This innovation management workshop helps you understand the ROI of innovation, explain it to stakeholders, and make a case for a dedicated innovation budget using metered funding.
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Who It’s For?
For innovation leaders creating (or revising) an innovation pipeline or process to better align with strategy, and who want a high-level understand of how the strategy maps to the actual projects.
How It Works
Our experienced coach guides you through each step, giving you direct feedback on your work and helping you develop innovation as a core competency. You will use your own projects to ensure that the theory is immediately applied to real-world scenarios.
Get individual feedback on your real projects.
Develop new skills with a small cohort and direct coaching.
Run live exercises with an expert coach during our weekly sessions.
Materials & Frameworks
Get self-study learning materials and frameworks.
What You Learn
Understand various portfolio-mapping formats
Understand how strategy maps to projects
How to create your own portfolio maps
How to create a metered funding structure and guidelines
Understand the ROI of innovation and how to explain it to stakeholders
How to make a case for a dedicated innovation budget with metered funding
Designed by Successful Entrepreneurs and Experts
Tristan Kromer works with innovation teams and leaders to create amazing products and build startup ecosystems. He has worked with companies from early stage startups with zero revenue to enterprise companies with >$1B USD revenue (Unilever, Swisscom, Salesforce, Fujitsu, LinkedIn).
Megan is an Innovation Coach and Process Designer. She brings ten years of experience in project management and consulting - analyzing data, solving problems, and communicating with stakeholders. Her key strengths lie in providing design solutions that balance both the business and user needs.
Kromatic’s hands-on introduction to Lean Startup and its guiding principles was a complete wake-up call for my startup, forcing us to launch our MVP and learn fast.
Ryan Bruels, Vice President of Engineering, Knock
Kromatic’s workshop was incredibly engaging and interactive. Every detail was carefully thought out, from the design-thinking approach to clear and visually engaging material.
Kathryn Haydon, Innovation Strategist, Sparkitivity
It helped to think through a new lens on how to measure the middle space between initial vanity metrics and long-term revenue/product results.
Kyle Smith, Senior Manager, American Family Insurance
Rigorous is a great word to describe Kromatic. The pace is fast and intense. It’s part of their ethos that you need to learn and fail quickly.
Brendan Sheehan, Chief Financial Officer, CBUSA
Our coach helped us to identify the most important steps to take, and we always had a clear objective and action plan at the end of a conversation.
James Bryce Smith, Founder, Magnetize
This workshop is part of these programs
Each workshop is a component of the greater innovation library. Programs can be curated to include all the workshops you need to make real progress and show impactful results. Whether you are part of an innovation team, you are coaching teams, or leading a business unit as an innovation leader, our library will give you the tools and skills to succeed.
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