Improvement Triggers provides a collection of questions which can be used to help you look at your work a bit differently. Inspired by the tool ‘SCAMPER’ (Eberle B. 1997), these questions are designed to provoke you into new ways of thinking, and are structured in a way that lets you approach either your existing offering or a potential new solution you are developing from a number of directions. This is a great way to make your work stronger, working especially well in areas where lots of competing solutions are already available.
The questions in this tool assume that anything new is a modification of something that already exists. This might not always be strictly true, but approaching your work from this perspective can very be useful when you’re trying to articulate how what you’re doing is different from anyone else (or how it builds on what’s gone before).