Soo finally proposal time ended and I’ve started doing some initial research towards my PhD that I plan to do on idea management techniques (and few other things that I wont disclose now :p).
The first goal for me is to find all out there and analyze the state of the art in both research and industry. So far the academia part seems fairly easy since there is quite little public research on the specific topic of idea management (like software rather then methodologies). The industry study is the real pain!
It’s been over a week of reading information on the web and to be honest at the moment I think it might be actually easier to forget about a deep SoA investigation and construct a innovation environment from scratch with my ideas rather then investigate all solutions out there available on the market. When at the end of the day I’m happy to comprehend all, I get to find the next day another 10 apps that claim to do the same and be ‘the market leaders’ 🙁 Also the amount of marketing flavored info stead of facts makes my head hurt.
Oh also dont bother sending requests for trials or demos to companies in the area…responsivness is 0.
Either way I’m starting to write my report on everything and publishing it hopefully fairly soon!