INTRODUCING

STRATINNOSYS

STRATEGIC INNOVATION SYSTEM
(S.I.S.)

STRATEGIC INNOVATION SYSTEM (S.I.S.)

The Strategic Innovation System (S.I.S.) is a total innovation management framework designed to repeatedly and consistently guide creative concepts from inception to launch. It features a proven process and powerful toolkit that enables any business to realize sustainable success from innovation initiatives and investments.

Installed as a holistic operating system, the S.I.S. builds creative capability and confidence, which in turn provides a strong foundation for a companywide culture of innovation.

The SIS model can be visualized as three tightly integrated, constantly turning gears, the “3Gs”:
Governance, Generation, and Go-to-Market.

GOVERNANCE

The GOVERNANCE gear is focused on strategic alignment. It  has three key elements:

  • Portfolio Focus
  • Pipeline Mix
  • Dashboard Metrics

GENERATION

The GENERATION gear is focused on the creative process. It has three key elements:

  • User Insight
  • Solution Design
  • Concept Proof

GO-TO-MARKET

The GO–TO–MARKET gear is focused on value delivery. It has three key elements:

  • Business Model
  • Flight Plan
  • Retention Strategy

WHY S.I.S.?

Companywide innovation remains elusive for many organizations due to the 7 Signs of Innovation Anemia. If your company struggles with one or more of these, S.I.S. can help!

the 7 signs

IDENTITY CRISIS

Do you understand your organization’s innovation strength and style?

INACCESSIBLE DEFINITION

Have you defined innovation in clear and simple terms for the everyman?

UNFOCUSED STRATEGY

Have you identified where to play and how to win with your innovation efforts?

INCONSISTENT METHOD

Do you have a common innovation methodology everyone follows?

WEAK EXPERIMENTATION

Does your creative process feature rapid prototyping and testing?

TALENT MISMATCH

Are the right people in the right roles to foster an innovative culture?

TIRED IDEAS

Do you have a strong portfolio of creative concepts?

HOW S.I.S. WORKS

THE S.I.S. CYCLE

The 6-step S.I.S. Cycle™ is the engine that keeps the three S.I.S. gears — Governance, Generation, Go-to-Market — fully engaged and moving. Each step incorporates the appropriate tools from the proprietary S.I.S. Toolkit™ to keep the process productive and ensure progress expectations are met.

Making the Connection

Free no-obligation 60-minute introductory in-person or virtual meeting with StratInnoSys founder Matthew E. May, to discuss the S.I.S. and answer all questions.

  • discovery
  • fit
  • rapport
#1

Setting the Stage

1-day session with innovation leaders to set expectations, introduce practices and tools, map out timelines, select innovation council and team leads, and settle on key Governance elements. Clients may opt out of going further upon completion of the Leader Prep day.

  • portfolio focus
  • pipeline mix
  • dashboard metrics
#2

Revving the Engine

Intense all hands “bootcamp” 2-day installation with all innovation teams and leads covers S.I.S.™ overview and  crash courses in design thinking, lean experimentation, and go-to-market flight planning, and basic training in all key tools.

  • experiential
  • team-based
  • hands-on
#3

Concept Development

12-week fast-tracked creative period covering all phases of Generation consists of up to 5 on-site facilitated days covering initial governance brief development, design thinking sessions, lean iteration sessions, and accelerator graduation pitches with prep for Go-to-Market.

  • needs identification
  • concept ideation
  • lean iteration
#4

Go-to-Market Session

Full 1-day session with Go-to-Market team leads and key players, including product, sales, marketing, and operations. Using the S.I.S. Flightplan Canvas©, the session covers pre-launch, launch, and post-launch strategies, encompassing the three key Go-to-Market elements.

  • business model
  • flight plan
  • retention strategy
#5

System Reset

1/2-day guided reflection, review and refresh with innovation council and team leads. Learning from the first cycle informs the new cycle. Adjustments made to portfolio focus, pipeline remix, and dashboard metrics. Clients opt in or out for further guidance.

  • feedback
  • feed forward
  • reset
#6

The S.I.S. Toolkit

A full decade in development, The S.I.S. Toolkit is a set of 13 powerful and proprietary tools developed, tested, and used to guide hundreds of innovation projects in dozens of companies. Each tool has a specific use and is used with specific timing, and comes with complete training and guidance. S.I.S. clients purchasing the full license may modify the tools for a more precise fit, and receive one new tool monthly for a year.

Canvases

S.I.S. Concept Canvas©

Use the S.I.S. Concept Canvas© to develop your innovative concept. Wall mount and tablemat sizes.

Lean Learning Loop Canvas

Use the Lean Learning Loop Canvas to guide rapid prototyping and testing. Wall mount.

S.I.S. Flight Plan Canvas©

Use the S.I.S. Flight Plan Canvas© to map your Go-to-Market plan. Wall mount and tablemat sizes.

Templates

S.I.S. Concept Brief©

Use the S.I.S. Concept Brief© to design, develop and track your concept.

S.I.S. Concept Pitch Deck©

Use the S.I.S. Concept Pitch deck to present concepts based on the S.I.S. Governance Brief©.

S.I.S. Flight Plan Deck©

Use the S.I.S. Flight Plan Deck to present your Go-to-Market plan.

Metrics Dashboard Worksheet

Use the Dashboard Metrics Worksheet to identify innovation accounting metrics.

Concept Kill Sheet

Use the Concept Kill Sheet to document an after-action review decision to abandon a concept.

Revenue Model Worksheet

Use the Revenue Model Worksheet to explore various monetization schema.

Guides

S.I.S. Concept Brief Guide©

Guidance on how to complete the S.I.S. Concept Brief©.

S.I.S. Strategy + Design Bootcamp©

1-Day Strategy + Design bootcamp deck with workshop facilitation guide.

S.I.S. Flight Plan Guide©

Go-to-Market guidance on how to complete the S.I.S. Flight Plan Canvas and Deck.

Measurement

Idea Score™

Use the Idea Score™ to get a real-time “credit rating” for your concept throughout the creative process.

GET STARTED!

1

Get a free Idea Score™

THE IDEA SCORE™

2

Test drive a free tool.

LEAN LEARNING LOOP CANVAS

3

Schedule a call to start it all.

FOUNDER, STRATINNOSYS

ABOUT STRATINNOSYS

StratInnoSys was founded in 2018 by internationally recognized innovation strategy consultant Matthew E. May, a specialist in corporate strategy, human-centered innovation, and lean operations. StratInnoSys was established specifically to provide a platform for making available on a wide scale the processes, practices, and tools May has used over a three decade career to successfully help organizations of all types, industries and sizes, all over the world, including several Fortune 100 companies. May is five-time author of best-selling books on innovation, and has contributed to The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, Rotman Magazine, Fast Company, 99U, and INC. He currently writes for the Medium.com publication The Startup. May holds a BA in Social & Behavioral Science from The Johns Hopkins University, an MBA in Organizational Design from The Wharton School, and advanced training in Design Thinking from the Stanford University “d school.” He counts winning the New Yorker cartoon caption contest as his fondest creative achievement.