Type of record:
  • reflection aid
  • micromethod
  • feedback method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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Early foreseeable failure of unrealizable ideas is essential in the innovation process. The "funeral" method is a good way of paying tribute to the learning successes achieved during such innovation projects and, above all, of anchoring them in the minds of team members in the long term.

This involves active knowledge management, motivation in the team and with the Idea Owner as well as the appreciation of partial impulses of ideas that can be reused in further processes. The "funeral" method is a cultural part of agile development teams, where many impulses are tested and discarded in a short period of time.
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for highly complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complexity challenges
  • Effective for low complexity challenges
  • Effective for all innovation types
  • P7 Idea selection (idea evaluation - filtering - deciding)
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