This was one of the few projects I can talk about doing at SAP. During my tenure there, I went through a 3-month training bootcamp where I had to work through creating an innovative hypothetical product and pitch. This process was incredibly intensive and I was able to contribute a lot given my background in software development.
My team wanted to solve the world’s plastics problem. I helped them scope that down a little by figuring out how we could help the company responsible for most of the plastic waste in the world. We worked through a business model canvas to identify ways the hypothetical company could utilize a lot of the tools and services they already had such as logistics and marketing to create an innovative recycling program.
The idea behind this program is that it would encourage recycling and help the company directly benefit from it through reclaiming plastic for reuse and customer loyalty through discounts granted by earning points through recycling.
My contributions included the initial concept, design-thinking facilitation, creating personas, journey-maps, story boards, workflows, user stories, a bare-bones clickable prototype utilizing SAPs mobile Fiori design system, and I was the project manager of our team throughout the entire process introducing many of them to what it was like to work in an agile environment. Our final presentation in front of a jury was successful and we were given the highest marks on our idea and execution. (I am working on getting a copy of our final presentation to share parts of it here as I was not able to before I left the company.)