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Connecting Strategic, Financial, and Operational Planning

Yesterday, J. Rourke wrote an article on Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management Blog titled “EPM Resolutions for 2012” and resolution #3 caught my attention. “Many organizations suffer from planning processes that aren’t aligned across functions and are supported by disconnected spreadsheets. Look for ways to better integrate long-term, strategic planning with financial budgeting as well as...

5 Game Changers in Product Management – Part 2

Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to read Part 1 of this 2-part blog series. Carrie Nauyalis began our series with 3 of the top 5 game-changing tools that you can take advantage of to improve product management in your organization and make your life much easier. The last 2 tools are equally important. Let’s look...

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...

Are There Best Practices for Product Portfolio Management?

I recently did some research on how companies can take a practical path to improve PPM decision-making. I won’t keep you guessing (if you were), there are some VERY good best practices that have been developed by the new product development (NPD) community. The research consists of interviews with three distinguished manufacturers in different industries,...

A CIO’s Outlook and Priorities for 2012

With the year coming to a closing, organizations are wrapping up remaining projects and start setting priorities and objectives for 2012. One of the main challenges continues to be in defining goals and objectives for the upcoming 12 months and utilizing limited resources in the IT organization in most efficient and effective way. Some of...

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...

Discovering Your Type

“Why is innovation in everyone’s DNA and not in every organization’s DNA?” According to Darwinism, the weak eventually die and the strong, most adaptable ultimately survive. However, if that is the case, why hasn’t the spirit of constant improvement effectively spread throughout the business world?

Software’s Role in Innovation

An Excerpt from “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development” Webcast This is part three of my three-part series on a recent Planview hosted Webcast titled “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development: Is Your Organization a Lean, Mean, Innovating Machine?” featuring Sanjeev Pal, Research Manager of Product, Project and Portfolio Management Solutions...