Three real life case studies presented below are varying in levels of detail, scope and complexity. Case study 1 and 2 are dealing with the Innovation Scorecard application in fast-moving software development environment. The first case study was to test the viability and reliability of the Innovation Scorecard process in the workplace. The second study, known as Continuous Integration, was far more difficult and complex due to the inherent nature of this important part of software development. In contrast Case study 3 presents the measuring of an innovation success in IT infrastructure (non-agile working environment). This was the most challenging and largest project due to the scope and deliverables associated with this project.
At each case study we provide a wealth of supporting materials to help you apply the Innovation Scorecard in your own business.
Case Study 1: Atomic Host
Atomic Host was chosen to act as the pilot study for introducing the concept of Innovation Scorecard to measure the success of deployed “ways of working” improvements within this agile software development project. Red Hat had been considering automating their current manual “container rebuild” initiative for some time. The initial pilot case study contained within this Red Hat case study focused on a “container rebuild” initiative within Red Hat in support of a required process innovation automation tool, providing support in terms of information, providing metrics to measure the success of the innovations, and to show impacts/improvements of the automation system.
The original Innovation Scorecard concept was redesigned in order to make it dynamic and flexible for purposes of agile software development. Lean version was developed and aligned with Atomic Host Innovation initiative.
Case Study 2: Continuous Integration
Continuous Integration (CI) is a phase in the software development cycle where a software code is developed simultaneously by some developers. This usually involves the merging of a code (integration), building the application and carrying out basic tests all within an ephemeral (lasting for a short period) environment. The CI project was initiated by Red Hat to reduce the time it takes to deliver code changes in applications faster than they have been able to do so far, with fewer errors and at lower costs. Within this more complex and long-term project the Innovation Scorecard management control framework was implemented in a well-structured and logical order to guarantee success.
Case Study 3: WiFi
Red Hat considered that it was necessary to change their current Wi-Fi system used in all 57 offices. This was primarily driven by the need to reduce business overhead costs and to introduce some new technology such as Wi-Fi 6 Standard into their current operations. The Innovation Scorecard has been applied to provide support in all areas of project management. This is ongoing project, therefore due to confidentiality we present only limited information and no data in Innovation Scorecard sheet.