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Beat the Heat Indoors: A Summertime Reading List for Product Development Pros

Published By Leyna O’Quinn
Beat the Heat Indoors: A Summertime Reading List for Product Development Pros

It’s hot outside here in Texas. If you’re like me, you probably prefer to avoid 100+ degree conditions and instead bask in climate controlled air while reading, cooking, or spending time with family. While you’re cooling off indoors, I encourage you to bookmark and read some fantastic content published throughout this year – all relevant to product development professionals. From white papers and webcasts to events and blogs, these favorites will get you and your organization thinking about your innovation management maturity and product development best practices.


Bringing Maturity to the Front-End: 5 Best Practices for Building Capability: Knowing the best practices to follow is key to avoiding the pitfalls in new product development (NPD) process integration. Five tips to improve their productivity and mature their full architecture of NPD.

It’s Midnight. Do You Know Where Your Projects Are? Product innovation shouldn’t be scary. But if you don’t know where projects are throughout the development process, those projects could be as good as gone.

Mind the Gap! 5 Tips on How to Align Your Boss’ Perception of Innovation Maturity with Reality: The biggest disconnect appears between middle management and executives as to where the organization is with their innovation maturity. Bridging this gap may be the most important thing you do to improve ROI.

On-Demand Webcasts

The Super-Secret Decoder Ring to Getting Executive Management to Accept Your Ideas: Author of Value Innovation Portfolio Management: Achieving Double-Digit Growth through Customer Value and Principal from Product Development Consulting, Wayne Mackey, will share his tips for getting executive management to say yes to your ideas.

Online Event

PIPELINE: The Virtual Conference & Hub for Innovative Product Development: Register for a free, online event platform and resource center bringing you:

  • Actionable strategies that you can apply immediately
  • Best practices to speed time to market, strengthen brand positioning, and stay ahead of the competition
  • The ability to connect with peers to share insights and lessons learned
  • Access to the year-round Product Development & Innovation resource center

Social Media

Stay connected over the summer and year round on social media with product development innovators and practitioners.

You can do so by:

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Written by Leyna O’Quinn Sr. Content Strategist

Leyna O’Quinn is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Agilist. She has been managing the Planview blog strategy for more than 7 years. She writes about portfolio and resource management, Lean and Agile delivery, project collaboration, innovation management, and enterprise architecture. She has more than 15 years of experience writing about technology, industry trends, and best practices. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing.