All the NPVs are wrong. Can we talk about the portfolio now? – Enrich Consulting

A review of Itanium server sales forecasts made over seven years reveals the same bias year after year after year. When the economist Kenneth Arrow was working as an air force weather forecaster during the Second World War, he and his colleagues found that their long-range weather predictions were no better than random. They informed...

Is Your Innovation Strategy Actionable? – Enrich Consulting

Every firm we speak with talks about strategy, and yet for all the attention lavished upon the idea, few companies are able to craft a strategy that provides a clear path forward for the R&D organization. Why is it so hard? There are a wide range of statements that are interesting, useful, difficult to conceive,...

Wenn es wie eine Wolke aussieht, redet es wie eine Wolke...

Cloud-basierte Lösungen sind eindeutig auf dem Vormarsch, und das ist eine wirklich gute Sache für Unternehmen und Verbraucher. In Unternehmen sind Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-Angebote in der jüngsten Vergangenheit die dominierende Cloud-basierte Lösung gewesen. Immer mehr Unternehmen profitieren von den wirtschaftlichen Vorteilen, die sich aus der Einführung von SaaS-Angeboten in einer Vielzahl von Softwarekategorien ergeben. Zum Beispiel, Cloud-gehostet...

Are large companies doomed to failure? – Enrich Consulting

It is hard to open the paper these days without seeing a story presaging the demise of a another industry titan. If you believe the articles, Microsoft, GM, Xerox, Dell and many other bellwethers will face, at best, a slow, uninteresting decline due to their failure to innovate in ways that disrupt the markets in...

PIPELINE 2012: Eine virtuelle Reise um den Globus mit Produktentwicklern und Innovationsführern

Wenn ich über die Zeit nachdenke, die ich mit Produktentwicklern und Innovationsführern aus der ganzen Welt in PIPELINE 2012 verbracht habe, bin ich von mehreren Dingen wirklich beeindruckt: Die erstaunlichen Redner Das Feedback, das wir erhalten, zeigt, dass ich nicht allein bin. Ich schätze die Qualität der Innovatoren, Wissenschaftler, Autoren und Produktentwickler, die sich die Zeit genommen haben, an der...

One-pagers and playbooks – Enrich Consulting

Sample playbook (click to enlarge) Over the years, we have seen again and again that how you present information is just as important as the information itself. Cram too much information on a screen or a page, combine nonessential and essential facts in one display, or fail to annotate a graph with important contextual information,...

Upcoming Portfolio Management Conference: CHI November 2012 – Enrich Consulting

Every November the Cambridge Healthtech Institute hosts a portfolio management conference for the life sciences industry that spans both operational and strategic portfolio management. We find it to be the best portfolio management conference in the U.S., and to steal a page from movie critics, “If you only go to one portfolio conference this year…”...

Ressourcenmanagement 101, Teil 2: Aktuelle Arbeitsbelastung oder Woran zum Teufel arbeiten wir?

Von: George Shaheen, Sales Consultant & Product Evangelist bei Innotas In Teil 1 dieser Serie haben wir einen Blick darauf geworfen, wie wir die Grundlage für ein erfolgreiches Ressourcenmanagement legen, indem wir jeden unserer Mitarbeiter und seine Eigenschaften dokumentieren, Unternehmenskalender erstellen und schließlich auch die Zeit außerhalb des Büros. Auf dieser starken Grundlage werden wir...

Portfolio Management, By the Numbers – Enrich Consulting

I was speaking with a client at a large government-supported research lab the other day, and he reminded me of the success we enjoyed deploying the Enrich Portfolio System to support their annual portfolio process. When this group approached Enrich, they asked for help picking the winners within their portfolio, and justifying budget increases to...

Takeaways from IRI: Driving Innovation – Enrich Consulting

We sponsored the 2012 Industrial Research Institute (IRI) Annual Meeting this month, and the primary topic was how to drive innovation in large organizations. These organizations have become large because they’re very good at some “thing”, which for the sake of simplicity we’ll call a core competency. This core competency is typically focused on a particular type...