Authors Ted Farrington, Keith Henson (PepsiCo) and Christian Crews (AndSpace Consulting) outline four simple phases of foresight research methods used to influence the strategic research agenda at PepsiCo. Their article, "Research Foresights: The Use of Strategic Foresight Methods for Ideation and Portfolio Management," appears in the March-April 2012 issue of Research-Technology Management and Ted presented this work at the IRI 2011 Member Summit. Follow the links below to the article and Ted's presentation.
The authors are also interested in your participation in a Futures Study for IRI's upcoming 75th Anniversary. Challenge yourself by debating:
• What events and developments have had major impacts on the art and science of research and technology management over the past 25 years?
• Looking forward, how might future developments and possible events change the art and science of research and technology management in the next 25 years?
• How can IRI help its members succeed in these possible futures?