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Product Portfolio Management

Innovation is all about focusing and optimizing the product portfolio so you can get products to market at the right time and cost. Topics we’ll explore in the Product Innovation blog category range from ideation management to product launch and product end-of-life. Experts will provide recommendations to take your innovation strategy and delivery process to the next level. You’ll get tips for picking the right projects, prioritizing good projects, and aligning them with strategy. Take your innovation strategy to the next level with information on improving time to market to maximize resources, funding, and time. Get tips from other customers on how they improved transparency to pick the right projects and kill the bad projects early. You will also be able to access ground-breaking research and fresh insights on how capacity planning can accelerate business innovation while lowering risk.

The Difference Between Product Portfolio Management and Product Lifecycle Management

On the global manufacturing stage, companies are innovating and bringing more products to market faster with the aid of two types of software: Product Portfolio Management (PPM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Both solutions are designed to provide intelligence and insights to ensure the timely and on-budget delivery of high-quality and competitive products. Often, the...

Back to Beantown: Lobster Rolls & Medical Devices!

I had the privilege of participating in the 2nd Annual Medical Devices Summit earlier this month in Boston. Not knowing what to expect from the event, I was pleased to be going back to Boston, the cradle of American civilization. After making my way to Quincy Market, I set my sights on a fresh lobster...

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...

Agile Programming and Portfolio Management

On the surface, agile programming and portfolio management are not that similar. Look deeper, and there are some interesting parallels. I learned about Extreme Programming and the Agile Manifesto seven or eight years ago when I had the pleasure of reading Kent Beck’s book, Extreme Programming Explained, and by happy serendipity, was able to work...

Survey Results Are In: How Do You Compare?

For those of you following this space, you know that a few months ago I asked for your participation in a survey that benchmarks today’s product portfolio management opportunities and challenges. To those who joined in: a big thank you! We had an overwhelming response with nearly 1000 participants this year. I’m pleased to say...

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...

Resolving the Time Tracking Dilemma: 8 Tips for Success

When it comes to implementing time tracking for Resource Management, many companies disagree on the granularity at which they should capture time. Some feel that summary or phase-level tracking is adequate, while others want to track activity at the task level. Here are a few tips that can help resolve this common dilemma: Manage outcomes,...

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,...

Passion and the “Ideal” Product Manager

What makes the ideal product manager? This is a very timely subject for our team, having just gone through an exhaustive — and ultimately successful — search for a new product manager to join the fold, one that forced us to ask ourselves a lot of questions: How important is domain experience vs. product management...

The Capacity Quadrant: Four Keys to Improved Resource Planning

Organizations often cite resource management as their most overwhelming challenge. Despite the best-laid plans, they just can’t get a handle on getting the right people available at the right time. Because of this, they sometimes resist taking on new projects and products for fear of the ability to deliver. Or worse, they take on unlimited...