1. Organize and Document Ideas:
You never know when a simple idea will spark an inspiration for a life changing product or service. Check out these examples. Keeping documents well organized can assist with further developments. Even if they don't lead directly to a new frontier, they could help fill in pieces of an unfinished project.
2. Plan, Plan and Plan:
Putting together all the ideas that are organized is the next step. A hierarchy of goals and priorities will flush out ideas into well rounded plans. It's important to remember both the high level necessities and the low level tasks - create a workflow process chart to assist. Consider theses areas of planning; analysis of opportunities, identify aim, explore options, evaluation, implementation and conclusion - click here for more.
3. Initiate the Plan:
It can be a prototype, mock up or model. Regardless, the next step is to put the plan into action. Once you're satisfied with the mock-up, create a full-working model of your idea. There are many books and kits that can help you create prototypes. Any research should be used during this stage in order to incorporate usual findings into the development. Planning costs, project schedule and desired quality outcomes is imperative to an increased success rate.
4. Monitor and Evaluate:
You will almost always discover a flaw in your original design or think of a new feature you would like to add. Monitoring your project in relation to goals and tasks is essential to maintain quality and learn places for improvements. Comparing and contrasting the costs, schedules and any quality requirements will allow you to further strengthen your concept.