Conference Paper: Critical Success Factors for Rapid, Innovative Solutions

Title:  Critical Success Factors for Rapid, Innovative Solutions

Publication Date:  7/8/2010

Conference: 4th International Conference on the Software Process (ICSP), Paderborn, Germany, July 2010.


Many of today’s problems are in search of new, innovative solutions. However, the development of new and innovative solutions has been elusive to many, resulting in considerable effort and dollars and no solution or a mediocre solution late to the marketplace or customer. This paper describes the results of research conducted to identify the critical success factors employed by several successful, high-performance organizations in the development of innovative systems. These critical success factors span technical, managerial, people, and cultural aspects of the innovative environment.

Keywords: critical success factors, innovation, systems engineering.