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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...

How Much Are Your Applications Really Costing You?

Many organizations spend a significant amount of time managing product and project portfolios. After all, it’s what drives innovation and strategic changes to the business. Usually 30 to 40 percent of the IT budget is dedicated to it. But how are we managing the remaining 60 percent? One area that is consuming a large portion...

How Does Your Product Organization Compare?

Participate in The Third Annual Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey It’s hard to believe that we’re now conducting the third annual benchmark survey on the State of Product Portfolio Management. More and more product development professionals are looking to this study to learn about how their peers manage complex product portfolios and what trends are...

The Zen of Portfolio Management

Hot on the heels of Tim Madewell’s post, Are there clouds hanging over your enterprise?, where Tim discusses the direction cloud solutions are heading with regards to integrations, we at Innotas continue to rapidly pursue building our ecosystem of integrations with the intent of providing best-of-breed solutions to our customers. Along with our integration with...

The Crucial Brand-Building Role of Sustainable Product Development

A hopeful but volatile 2012 confronts all product development professionals with an immutable truth: companies can no longer effectively manage their brands without proactively managing sustainability. Brand reputation and appeal increasingly depend on sustainable product development. For products companies, it’s the products that comprise the vast majority of total corporate environmental footprint. So it won’t...

SRP and PSA—There IS a Difference—Part 1

As a follow up to a recent Webcast I participated in titled, The Missing Perspective: A Resource View for Service Driven Organizations, I wanted to begin a dialog around the key take-a-ways addressed in the Webcast as it provides a new perspective and insight into who is using Services Resource Planning (SRP) and why. I...

Top 5 Tips for Capturing the Voice of Your Customer

Product Development managers know how critical it is to develop products people want. How do you figure that out without simply guessing? How do you ensure your choice of which product or service to produce wasn’t just your opinion? You need customer-driven data. Here are my Top 5 Tips for capturing the voice of your customer...

The Missing Portfolio

Over the past few months, I have written several posts regarding the changing landscape of portfolio management and Gartner’s recent PPM Market Universe. As you may recall, part of this research includes a new Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Management Applications. This Magic Quadrant expands the IT portfolio and formally includes projects, applications, services,...

All Estimation is Waste – Rubbish!

Guest post: Troy Magennis of Focused Objective As long-time IT professionals ourselves, we at LeanKit understand the pain of being asked for detailed estimates about things we’ve never done and may never do. An awful lot of time gets wasted building detailed plans that end up bearing no relation to reality. The idea of making...