Accelerate - December 2015

Integrating innovation in your company culture

open this image in new window: Private Flight

Private Flight’s staff are all flying in the innovation zone, CEO Richard Pryor sheds light on their processes.

Private Flight Global is an innovative software business in Auckland that provides both an operational and a catering procurement platform to private jet operators, with staff and operation centres in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

CEO Richard Pryor recently invited half a dozen Callaghan Innovation clients to view Private Flight’s innovation space.

The space uses boards to visually represent their innovation process, starting with customer insights and following a logical progression to the eventual design requirements, which can be moved to the workspaces of the people tasked with completing the development.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

The agile methodology Private Flight follows is not unique, but the way it is presented to staff ensures it is an integral part of the work culture.

Under signs with headings such as ‘Discovery & Learning’ and ‘Design Sprint’ are a host of visual representations of innovation processes the company uses to put ideas to the test, fail fast and put good initiatives into practice.

It’s the sort of discipline that is seeing Private Flight disrupt the market for flight logistics and flight operations software.

“Capturing our overall innovation process and getting each development sprint on the walls has enabled us to get our entire team involved in the design process and contributing in a meaningful way. This includes our internal development team, ultimately reducing any surprises or technical challenges at handover time.”

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