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For Customer Experience Professionals

Innovate Successfully: Future-State Journey Mapping

October 20, 2020

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Companies pursue innovation to succeed but often miss the mark because their efforts aren't rooted in customer understanding and don't deliver value. Customer experience (CX) pros can help, using a variant of a reliable tool they know well: journey mapping. That variant is called future-state journey mapping, and it helps companies create new offerings, unlock new areas of value, and envision possible futures ranging across multiple horizons — from the near term to the long term. In this report, we explain how to do it. (The report replaces a previously published one. It has been significantly rewritten based on new research and includes changes to the framework to explicitly accommodate long-term innovation horizons, the impact of emerging technologies, and roadmap planning. Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.)

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Table of Contents

  • To Innovate Successfully, Focus On Journeys
  • How To Map A Future-State Customer Journey
  • Recommendations

  • Select The Right First Future-State Journey Mapping Project
  • Supplemental Material
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