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Creating Innovation Capacity

As a product manager, I know firsthand how important it is to create capacity for driving innovation to the marketplace. According to the newly released 2016 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study, more organizations…

Ideas Are Cheap

The front end of innovation focuses on the ideation stage. It is a place of creativity, crowdsourcing, and collaboration. It involves sticky notes, labs, interviews, and sometimes arts and crafts, all in the name of capturing the voice of…

Top Three Takeaways from Frost & Sullivan’s MindxChange

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation & Development MindxChange, and it was a great one! If you’re unfamiliar with Frost & Sullivan, and their contribution to everything innovation,…

Mastering the Resource Dilemma [Excerpt and Infographic]

No one plans on letting project deadlines slip, missing business opportunities, or slowing innovation. Whether overcommitting or underutilizing, there is always a high price to pay for not using resources efficiently or focusing them…

Pairing with a Winning Partner

So let’s say you’ve successfully delivered the business case for product portfolio management (PPM) and convinced your team that it’s time to take the next step in your organization’s innovation maturity (I recommend reading “Making…

Making the Case for Change

So far in this blog series we’ve covered how to assess if your current tool for managing your product portfolio is helping or hindering your success, and some key signposts that may indicate it’s time to invest in a purpose-built product…

Creating a Results-Oriented Culture

Mature Organizations Continuously Plan Throughout the Year, Not Just Annually In this four-part series, I’m discussing planning challenges and offering best practices that can help companies improve efficiencies and gain strategic…

Creating Capacity for Innovation [Infographic]

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation: the brand that brings the best, most innovative products to market. Unfortunately, what we often find is that these same organizations fundamentally fail in creating capacity for innovation.…

12 Signs That It’s Time to Start Your PPM Journey

In my last post I discussed how product organizations are using ineffective tools to manage their product portfolio and that it’s likely cutting into their bottom line due to inefficient resource utilization and missed deadlines when…

Is Your Product Portfolio Tool Working for or Against You?

Whether you know it or not, your company already uses a product portfolio tool. This tool might be as simple as a collection of spreadsheets, or possibly something more robust. Regardless, if you’re using a method for recording ideas, prioritizing…

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.