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SXSW 2016 PanelPicker - Vote for 'Five Signs You Might Be Faking It'

Are You Really Innovating?

How much is your company exaggerating when it claims products are “new and innovative?” How many of them are simple line extensions or minor improvements on the same old thing? Let’s face it, the words “innovation” and “innovative” should be reserved for those products that are brand new, original, highly useful, compelling, and cutting edge. I’ve developed a simple, 5 step litmus test to self-diagnose whether your company is making it or faking it in terms of driving innovative products to market. You can find my article, “Five Telltale Signs that You Might Be Faking It”, on Innovation Management.se.

Vote for 'Product Innovation: Five Signs You’re Faking It' - SXSW 2016At my SXSW Interactive session, I’ll discuss best practices in innovation and product development. This will include a framework for assessing innovation program, creating research-based comparisons regarding how you stack up against your competition, and a step-by-step action plan on how to increase innovation management maturity.

SXSW happens right in my backyard, downtown Austin. I am excited about the possibility of presenting there. I’d love to bring this popular presentation to SXSW attendees. If selected I will challenge the audience to take a step back and look at their innovation strategy to ensure they are bringing the best, most innovative products to market in the most efficient and effective way possible. Help me by voting for my PanelPicker Idea , Product Innovation: Five Signs You’re Faking It, at SXSW 2016 Interactive!

Let me know if you plan on attending SXSW 2016 and share some of your favorite panel ideas by leaving a comment below.

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Carrie Nauyalis brings her passion, experience, and thought leadership in the product portfolio management industry to her current role as Executive in Residence at Planview. As an EIR, Carrie is collaborating on market research and sharing best practices with Planview prospects and customers. She is an active speaker, MBA guest lecturer, blogger, and vlogger on all things PPM, with warm places in her heart for State-Gate®, innovation, calculating ROI, and agile. Carrie spent 19 years with Planview in various positions, including global consulting, product management, and as the solution evangelist for innovation and new product development. Prior to Planview, Carrie held multiple systems engineering positions with Emerson Process. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Truman State. Twitter: @PDPMprincess