The Productable system is set up to equip innovators with the tools, visibility and a clear roadmap to success.
Productable gives leadership the ability to set different Stages of innovation maturity and to communicate what data and information they need to resource your innovation with further attention, funding, and assistance.
At each Stage of innovation maturity, leadership requests different data and information. If innovators provide sufficient data and information, they can advance to the next Stage in Productable! The data necessary is laid out in what are called “Decision Criteria”.
Criteria set by leaders and decision makers at each stage, requiring necessary data, evidence, and research from an innovator that demonstrates progress and maturity of the innovation. There are typically 3-4 Decision Criteria per stage.
Each Decision Criteria asks one or more questions about how your innovation has met the criteria. Your #1 goal in Productable is to gather data and evidence to confidently answer the questions for each Decision Criteria. You must include an answer to each Decision Criteria to submit a Stage Change Request.
Multiple team members can contribute. The most recent answer will appear, however, regardless of who posted it. Previous work will not be lost as team members can view historical updates to the Decision Criteria by clicking on the 🕓 along the right side.
You are able to look at the upcoming criteria in future stages, but you are not yet able to add answers. It is necessary to meet all Decision Criteria in your current stage before working ahead.
Once your team has confidently answered all of the questions for each Decision Criteria, you can request to advance to the next stage. This signifies that your innovation is ready for the next step, which typically comes with additional resourcing and support (potentially includes funding). You can find the Stage Change Request button under the “Stage report” tab on the innovation page.
Any Innovation Member or Innovation Collaborator who is assigned to the innovation.
Your request will be reviewed by leadership, will be visible on your innovation page as Pending, and once a decision has been determined, you will be notified that the request has been:
What is a Win?
Any sort of progress that feels good and is a step in the right direction. Your Wins congregate on your innovation page and are visible to all of the other innovators and project managers in your organization. We are celebrating your milestones with you!
Something that slows your progress and gets in your way of achieving an objective. You can report barriers under the “Barriers and wins” tab of your innovation page so leadership has visibility into the problem. When posting a Barrier, designate a theme (finance, IT, policy etc), and indicate how debilitating the Barrier is to your team’s progress.
You can tag any other user in the organization for a specific ask/comment. All Barriers will be visible at the portfolio level so leadership has a holistic view of everything slowing down innovation progress.