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Carrie Nauyalis

Contractor - Product Development

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 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.

Product Portfolio Management

Shark Tank Your Gate Meetings

Have you seen the hit ABC TV show, Shark Tank? (Or, as it’s known elsewhere around the world, Dragon’s Den?) Its inspirational premise sparks the creative genius in each of us as regular folks go into the “tank” to pitch their inventions and ideas to a panel of “shark” investors, all of whom attack with...

Product Portfolio Management

Mourning the Dead: Why You Should Have a Funeral After Killing Your Product

My Mardi Gras hangover cure didn’t involve a greasy breakfast with an aspirin, chased by a strong cup of coffee. My hangover cure was delivered via the brilliant idea Brandon Rowberry of United Healthcare Group shared at the recent Frost & Sullivan Innovation in NPD & Marketing conference in New Orleans. Brandon discussed how his...

Product Portfolio Management

Maturing Innovation Management One Step at a Time

Comparing Industry Frameworks for Maturing Innovation Management The fall conference season is winding down and this year I’ve had the privilege of attending and speaking at some great innovation events, sharing the newly launched Innovation Management Maturity Model™. From regional PDMA meetings in Dallas and Atlanta, to the national PDMA PIM conference, the Optimizing Innovation conference...

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Improve Time to Market with the Resources You Have Today

Earlier this year, Planview sponsored the Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study 2013, where more than 280 globally-based product development executives shared their top pain points, business risks, pain causes, software impacts, and process improvements for resource management and capacity planning. In the latest edition of the PDMA Visions Magazine is the article Improve Time...

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Talking Innovation at the Texas PDMA Inaugural Event

We were excited to participate in the inaugural PDMA Texas chapter event last week in Dallas. It was an enthusiastic group of business leaders focused on connecting innovation with marketing and product development professionals at Texas-based companies to network, learn, and grow. In addition to talking about the development and growth of the new Texas chapter, we spent...

Product Portfolio Management

A Shift in the Right Direction: Companies are Waking Up to Ways to Streamline Product Development

A Look at the Findings from the 3rd Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study: Companies are Waking Up to Ways to Streamline Product Development This year, 320 product development executives and managers across the globe shared their priorities, risks, and pain points around product portfolio management (PPM). Because this is the third study on PPM, we were...

Product Portfolio Management

Release Management: Are You Looking at the Bigger Picture?

As many of you probably know, releasing a product to market involves a whole system of moving parts. It’s not as simple as coming up with a great idea and then seeing it on the shelf a few months later. If only! The only way to ensure you’re meeting time-to-market targets for your new products, and...

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Three Signs Your Organization is Ready to Implement Product Portfolio Management

Your product pipeline might be perfectly streamlined and efficient. But if you’re like many organizations, your portfolio may have some issues that are costing your organization in terms of revenue, product failures, and eventually reputation. Is your organization ready for PPM? Maybe you’ve wanted to implement a Product Portfolio Management Solution but haven’t defined or...

Product Portfolio Management

Evaluating Product Portfolios – Saying NO To Good Ideas

As a product line manager in charge of several software products, my job is challenging. It’s a constant balancing act around delighting the customer, minimizing risk, maximizing revenue, leveraging resource availability, and about 12 other considerations. While I quite often think the pain of having to make difficult tradeoffs between good ideas, I have never...