Business professionals utilize tools spanning a wide range of methods, such as gathering consumer input, evaluating business and market potential, and completing open innovation and co-development activities.
This category also contains tools related to marketing, process improvement, lean manufacturing, evaluating return on investment, and determining business feasibility.
Supporting evidence has been drawn from professional trade magazines and scholarly journals. Click on magnifying glasses throughout the model to review evidence specific to each stage or step, or view evidence related to the NtK Model as a whole. Review Search Tips for additional guidance.
Tools required to perform technical, market and business analyses can be found by clicking on toolbox icons in the model. Alternatively, you can explore a listing of all tools.
Cases exemplify specific opportunities or constraints.
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