We define the critical elements of problems using a proprietary, framework-driven process called SOLVES. Every project undertaken by SOIL is assigned a chief project manager who is responsible for applying the SOLVES framework to maximize the breadth of our expert resources. Every element of the process is fully validated at each process step by Subject Matter Experts (SME) assigned from our robust pool of functional and technical subject matter experts.
The SOIL SOLVES methodology is a formal method for practical, creative resolution of problems and creation of solutions, with the intent of an improved future result. The outputs of the process are better products, better services, new products, and new business models. The premise of the SOLVES methodology is that by consistently engaging in a deliberate model of successfully approaching and solving difficult, multi-dimensional problems – more specifically, effective methods to ideate, select and execute solutions – organizations will be able to innovate in an uncommon manner.
Due to the confidentiality associated with our engagements, the following processes are generally representative of our innovation portfolio. Although ideas, problems, and solutions in the marketplace represent varying levels of maturity, SOIL generally manages three types of scenarios:
A project manager, client, subject matter expert or general user submits an idea/problem that requires the initiation of a solution
Problems with immature solutions
A project manager, client, subject matter expert or general user submits an idea/problem that is accompanied by an initial, partial solution that requires additional expertise or resources to solve the problem.
Problems with mature solutions
A project manager, client, subject matter expert or general user submits an idea/problem that is accompanied by a mature solution but requires Socialization (i.e. sales, marketing, implementation plan, etc.)
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The SOIL Process
S – Storytelling
O – Observation
L – Leverage
V – Visualization
E – Exchange
S – Socialize
Key elements of this approach include:
Requisite SME pool
Environment conducive to exploratory solutions
True validation of elements of the solution to problem sets
Success is measured on progress vs motion based on in-process reviews
Full and effective communication with all parties involved
As part of the SOIL framework, we invite knowledgeable people with positive ideas to share them with us for possible collaboration and pairing of their ideas and solutions to those who could benefit from them. SOIL offers a means to introduce new ideas, maintain a link to these ideas, and participate in the process by which these ideas become bonafide solutions.
Through the use of our website, those thought leaders, technical and functional experts, employees, and entrepreneurs interested in collaborating can join our ecosystem of idea generators and problem solvers. Using a proprietary algorithm, we can then evaluate new ideas for viability, feasibility, and desirability. SOIL promises all idea generators instant and continuous communication regarding their ideas and solutions.
Thought leaders, technical and functional experts, employees, and entrepreneurs
collaborating in our ecosystem of idea generators and problem solvers.
When the SOIL Team considers a new idea to be promising, we then invite thought leaders to a forum to explore strategies by which the solution can be advanced commercially. In this forum, all aspects of the idea are discussed with the hope of developing collaboration and investment strategies to efficiently deliver the solution to the market in the most efficient manner possible.