Strategyzer Growth Portfolio

Growth Portfolio

Build your capacity for reinvention and generate new growth in 12 months.

Growth Portfolio

Strategyzer Enablers to Support your Growth Portfolio

Research shows that 7 out of 10 new products and services fail to deliver on expectations. Even great companies struggle to systematically create new growth initiatives. Access Strategyzer’s Growth Portfolio and benefit from over two decades of research and experience in the field. Establish a solid innovation strategy and ecosystem. Implement clear governance structures. Measure innovation risk and return and make evidence-based investments.

Innovation Ecosystem
Proven Methodology

Proven Methodology

Our tools, processes, and methodology revolutionized innovation and entrepreneurship. Millions of business professionals worldwide use them to get results.

Our methodology is simple, practical, and scalable. It provides clear governance for leadership and teams. Use it to build your innovation portfolio.

Growth Infrastructure

Growth Infrastructure

We believe in technology-enabled services that leverage the best of human creativity.

Our Software Platform enables teams to design, test, and track project progress. The leadership dashboard offers leadership a portfolio overview.

Our Cloud Academy builds your team’s skills and capability.

Program Management

Program Management

An experienced Program Director provides innovation ecosystem design and implementation expertise.

A dedicated Customer Success Manager (CSM) onboards and supports your team members.

Best-in-class Coaching

Best-in-class Coaching

We coach your leadership on innovation management, culture, and ecosystem design.

We coach your innovation leads to manage the process and support teams.

We coach your teams from unproven idea to evidence backed business opportunity.

Growth Portfolio Phases

Research shows that you can't pick winning ideas. The best way to create big winners in innovation is to start with many small bets. Increase investments in projects that produce evidence and shelve those that don't.

Once foundational elements are in place, the process has three phases. Discover promising ideas by investing a little across many small teams. Validate 30% to 50% of promising ideas discovered. Trim your portfolio once again and Accelerate only 30 to 50% of those promising ideas.

Innovation Phases

Analysis & Design*

2-3 months

The Analysis & Design phase is all about putting in place the foundational elements for the implementation of a Growth Portfolio.

*Only required the first time you run a Growth Portfolio

Discovery

3 months

Start with a cohort of 10 small teams and 10 ideas. Map the business models and value propositions. Then make the underlying risks explicit, test hypotheses, and course correct rapidly. Adapt the ideas over 8 weeks until they look promising.

Validation

3 months

Continue with the 3 to 5 ideas that show the most potential based on evidence. Intensify testing over a 12-week period. Perform willingness to pay and pricing experiments. Use strong evidence to identify business ideas likely to succeed.

Acceleration

5-6 months

Further intensify testing over the next 24-week period with strong Minimum Viable Products (MVPs). Gather evidence that you can acquire and retain customers. Prepare for scaling and further investments.

Analysis & Design

2-3 months

Discovery

3 months

Validation

3 months

Acceleration

5-6 months

Produce Outcomes

Strong Innovation Ecosystem

Strong Innovation Ecosystem

A sustainable innovation ecosystem requires a strong innovation culture. This includes the right leadership support, appropriate organizational design and governance structures, and a strong innovation practice. Strategyzer Growth Portfolio equips your leaders and teams with the skills and confidence to operate a repeatable and scalable innovation ecosystem designed for your organization.

Evidence-based Investment Process

Evidence-based Investment Process

Select ideas based on evidence, not opinion and establish an evidence-based investment process:

  • Feed an innovation funnel with multiple early stage ideas (up to 10 per cohort).
  • Assess and compare those ideas systematically based on Strategyzer Innovation Metrics.
  • Select and invest in the most promising ideas based on evidence from testing.
A strongly validated scalable business case

A strongly validated, scalable business case

Allow the most promising idea with the best risk profile to emerge. Strategyzer Growth Portfolio is designed to systematically retire ideas that don’t deliver. Hone in only on the most scalable and validated ones.

Skills development

Participants will learn how to:

  • Apply the language, tools and mindset required for entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Shape and adapt a business idea with design thinking and not fall in love with their first ideas.
  • Systematically and rigorously test an idea in the field; identify critical hypotheses, select the right experiment, gather evidence and insights.
  • Decide on next steps; shelve, pivot or persevere.
  • Present evidence-backed data to leadership and/or investors to access further funding.

Leaders will learn how to:

  • Improve their organization’s innovation ecosystem.
  • Manage an innovation portfolio.
  • Shape an innovation culture.
  • Measure progress of innovation projects.
  • Use evidence to make investment decisions in the innovation portfolio.

How to build a world-class Corporate Innovation Ecosystem

Corporate innovators are invited to join our team of experts for this 1-hour webinar where we will share all the best practices on how to structure a repeatable process and create the exploration culture to design and test new business ideas. Register today to learn how to build a World-Class Corporate Innovation Ecosystem.

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Client Case Study: The Innovation Journey with Bayer

We talked to Bayer’s Corporate Innovation team to learn how they took a portfolio approach to investing in new ideas, how they conducted experiments in spite of being in a heavily regulated environment, the obstacles they faced and the measures they took to overcome these.

This is an opportunity to learn the practical experience of a team that has worked relentlessly on bringing business model innovation to a global enterprise with the help of Strategyzer.

How to Get Started

It depends. Every company is at a different stage in developing their innovation capability. The right starting point for you could be one of our three foundational programs focusing on leadership engagement, on the assessment of your current innovation capability, and on the co-design of a sustainable innovation ecosystem blueprint. Or maybe you have innovation teams that are about to start (or have already started) and you’d like to run an Innovation Sprint or a Growth Discovery Program with those specific teams. There are different possible starting points, but all will get you on your way to manage your Growth Portfolio and create a world-class innovation ecosystem.

Start with Analysis & Design

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Expand your leadership team’s growth capability with the Leadership Awareness Program. Learn how to manage innovation portfolios and design an innovation culture.

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Get a detailed picture of your innovation readiness with the Innovation Readiness Assessment. Map your innovation culture & portfolio, identify current strengths, weaknesses and potential blind spots. Get tailor-made recommendations for improvements.

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Collaborate with us in an Innovation Ecosystem Codesign Sprint to prototype your ideal innovation ecosystem. Sketch out the innovation infrastructure adapted to your organization’s needs.

Run Pilot Projects

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Explore 10 early-stage business ideas in just 3 months with a Growth Discovery Program.

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Build your ability to design and de-risk a new value proposition and business model with an Innovation Sprint.