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Killing Projects Before They Ruin Your Portfolio

If you follow trends in the innovation and new product development space, you’ve probably noticed that the fuzzy front-end seems to get the most press. And why wouldn’t it? Ideation, collaborating, and brainstorming new ideas to launch your company’s “next big thing” allows us to be creative and have fun — and besides, it’s invigorating...

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 the customer to deliver “the next big thing.” The right-brained people in the room absolutely LOVE...

Is the Internet of Things Impacting Your Product Strategy? If It Isn’t Yet, It Will!

Wikipedia defines The Internet of Things (IoT) as the network of physical objects or “things” with embedded electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Here’s more about the Internet of Things and product strategy. When I think...

The Closed-Loop Product Development Network: A Discussion on How to Get There

The Planview Horizons Annual Customer Conference recently wrapped up after three incredible days of all things Portfolio Management. A record number of Planview customers attended this year, deepening their knowledge of how they can further leverage Planview solutions while networking with others in the Planview Customer Community, and of course, having fun in Austin. At...

Get the Hell OUT: Sound Advice to Foster Innovation

Inspiration on how to foster innovation can come from an unlimited number of places and in a lot of different forms. And at the recent Prepared Foods New Products Conference, a fantastic group of food and beverage product development gurus shared their insights on uncovering the next big thing. How these clever companies go about...