Make sure that a logbook is maintained by every innovation spiral. Weekly meeting minutes can ensure a smooth flow of information. Regular reports from each spiral ensure that the activities planned are moving smoothly. Monthly reviews can help provide valuable feedback and opportunities for expanding participation. They also ensure top managements’ attention to projects.
Formal feedback should be provided to problem owners, who bear the brunt of implementation in unfamiliar territory.
Rewards should be an integral part of the system. Innovation should be part of the individual’s measurable job description, not just something he does if he feels like it.