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5 Game Changers in Product Management – Part 1

If you’ve been in product management for a while, you know there are a lot of things you could be doing with your time to manage your product portfolio. But which things are the most important and effective at helping your company reach its goals. This 2-part blog series will disclose the top 5 product management...

Innovation Tools: Enablers or Derailers? 4 Easy Steps to Keeping It on the Rails

“Innovate or Die.” It’s the current battle cry for businesses trying to get or stay ahead of the competition and remain viable in the market. But how do you avoid innovation for innovation’s sake, and instead drive measurable business results through innovation tools and processes? Birds of a Feather Innovation Leaders Workshop I learned the...

Top 5 Trends for Product Development Companies

Not a day goes by in which I am not asked: Carrie, what do you see as the coming trends for product development companies? (Well, maybe a day or two passes without the question — but with my travel schedule, I can be awfully hard track down.) Given that, I thought I’d share with you...

How Does Your Product Organization Compare?

Interested in understanding what more than 900 product development professionals had to say in the 2nd Annual Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey and how your organization compares? Join me, Carrie Nauyalis of Planview, as I present for the Georgia Chapter of PDMA‘s event, Bagels and Brains on February 15th. I will explore key trends and...

Breaking Down Brand-Driven Innovation Into Next Steps

If you caught the Innovate or Die Webcast earlier this month, you heard from Chris Andrews, Senior Analyst of Forrester Research that approximately 80% of senior-level executives say that innovation is a priority for their company and that this priority has been on the increase post-recession. And while it’s all fine and dandy to say...

Move Over P&G and J&J: Now There’s Something a Little More “Quirky” in the Mix

Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum Review — Part 1 of 3 The 2010 Consumer Goods Growth and Innovation Forum just concluded in South Beach on Friday with a big bang… including a spontaneous and refreshing F-bomb from an amazing new innovator. But, more on him in a moment. This year’s conference, produced by CGT,...

How Is Your Company Using Social Media?

Allow me to pose the question again, but this time as a multiple choice question: How is your company using social media? As a hip way to fill business cards and e-mail signatures with nifty and icons To communicate to employees and customers To transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues (Wikipedia) As...