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Mark the date – February 16, 2017. On this day Gartner published research officially proclaiming the need for CIOs to embrace Product Portfolio Management. “Manufacturing CIOs must invest in product portfolio management to provide…
“Top performing companies focus on the four drivers of the Innovation Performance Framework” says Dr. Scott Edgett, Co-Founder and CEO of Stage-Gate® International.  These fours drivers are Strategy, Portfolio Management, Process,…
In my recent blog post, The Top 3 Must Have Tools for your Next Gate Meeting, I talk about how standardized, yet flexible deliverables are important to establish to ensure fair and consistent analysis when comparing projects.  But there is…
There’s no question that Frost & Sullivan conferences are different.  They’re specifically and intentionally designed to be that way.  And thank goodness for that.  While Frost events don’t go as far as the free-spirited…
So, you have an effective Stage-Gate® process in place with both project teams and gatekeepers functioning well. What now? Often what gets lost in the go/kill decision-making process is how these changes will impact the overall portfolio.…

The Top 3 Must-Have Tools for your Next Gate Meeting

Gate meetings are one of the most critical components of a successful Stage-Gate process.  They serve as the decision points of the process.  What they are not, or at least not intended to be, is a technical review of the progress of any one…

Product Innovation

Innovation is all about focusing and optimizing the product portfolio so you can get products to market at the right time and cost. Topics we’ll explore in the Product Innovation blog category range from ideation management to product launch and product end-of-life. Experts will provide recommendations to take your innovation strategy and delivery process to the next level. You’ll get tips for picking the right projects, prioritizing good projects, and aligning them with strategy. Take your innovation strategy to the next level with information on improving time to market to maximize resources, funding, and time. Get tips from other customers on how they improved transparency to pick the right projects and kill the bad projects early. You will also be able to access ground-breaking research and fresh insights on how capacity planning can accelerate business innovation while lowering risk.