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In my part one and two of this three-part blog series, “The Nine Rules of Engagement,” I share a foundation for establishing guidelines for members of the gated process—with the process manager as the maestro. I make the analogy that…
It’s no secret that today’s business climate is fast moving and highly competitive. Products are becoming increasingly complex, existing in both digital and physical forms, making it difficult to advance market-driven, differentiated…
In today’s race to digital convergence, it’s becoming more imperative to engineer product innovation management into the development process. This is about more than coming up with good ideas. From a product development standpoint,…
In part one of this three-blog series, “The Nine Rules of Engagement,” I discussed how a manager of the gated process is a lot like a music conductor. Your job is to establish a process and discipline for how the gate meetings are conducted,…
If you have ever been to a symphony, you have seen the maestro direct a grand orchestra—and he or she is there for a purpose. First, the conductor receives recognition for all the hours spend in rehearsal—which is highly deserved. He or she…

Leverage a Product Innovation and Technology Strategy

“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,…

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.