With AIM’s in-house workshop training, your technical and commercial people will implement New Product Blueprinting, a seamless process that integrates the world’s leading practices for front-end B2B new product development. Your employees will gain new skills and tools to take your market-facing innovation—and organic growth—to a new level.
It’s not just that Blueprinting methods are radically different. Our blended learning approach is unlike anything you’ve experienced. We work closely with your real-project teams for a year, as they build their skills from…
We work with you to plan the first workshop for maximum success. You’ll invite 2-to-5 real-project multi-functional new-product teams to the first 2-day workshop. They receive their “starter kit” of learner materials, and learn listening, probing and interviewing skills in intensive role-play breakout sessions. After this workshop, they conduct real interviews with real customers for 3-to-4 months, and then return for a final 1-day workshop.
We don’t believe in “parachute” workshops, where the trainer drops in and says “good luck” at the end. Instead, your AIM Coach holds monthly web-conferences to refresh their learning, address questions, and ensure forward progress. We provide an online “dashboard” displaying e-learning and interview progress… for the individual, team, and business. The AIM Coach updates a Project Tracker monthly so your leadership team can see how teams are progressing.
We’re sure you’ve never seen such in-depth training for B2B front-end innovation: 31 e-learning modules filled with concepts, methods, and skills you won’t find anywhere else. Each week, learners receive a reminder to take the next 20-to-30 minute module… on market segmentation, customer tours, setting up interviews, value calculators, probing skills, competitive testing, business cases or a host of other topics.
When your new-product teams use our software to manage their front-end of innovation, good things happen:
Your teams will have access to over 20 BlueTools so they can do their work with utmost professionalism and efficiency. BlueTools include aids to… conduct secondary market research, recruit customers for interviewing, collect data during customer tours, debrief after interviews, set product objectives, build a value calculator, pressure-test your business case… and much more.
What happens after your teams are immersed in this 5-part blended learning approach for up to a year? Three things: