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Use PPM to Measure Innovation Capability

Your company recently introduced a new product to the market, and it has been a huge success. But do you know why? Can you trace the product delivered back to the original idea? Can you improve the innovation strategy?  You need to learn to measure…

Innovation Metrics: Benchmarking Success

Everyone likes to talk about innovation, but how do you measure it? How do you know whether or not your innovation program is performing well? And which innovation metrics will drive the right behavior to achieve your organization’s strategic…

Pairing with a Winning Partner

So let’s say you’ve successfully delivered the business case for product portfolio management (PPM) and convinced your team that it’s time to take the next step in your organization’s innovation maturity (I recommend reading “Making…

Making the Case for Change

So far in this blog series we’ve covered how to assess if your current tool for managing your product portfolio is helping or hindering your success, and some key signposts that may indicate it’s time to invest in a purpose-built product…

12 Signs That It’s Time to Start Your PPM Journey

In my last post I discussed how product organizations are using ineffective tools to manage their product portfolio and that it’s likely cutting into their bottom line due to inefficient resource utilization and missed deadlines when…

Is Your Product Portfolio Tool Working for or Against You?

Whether you know it or not, your company already uses a product portfolio tool. This tool might be as simple as a collection of spreadsheets, or possibly something more robust. Regardless, if you’re using a method for recording ideas, prioritizing…

Hitting Launch Windows When Time to Market is Non-Negotiable

In a recently released research paper, Issue in Focus: Meeting Fixed Product Launch Windows analyst Jim Brown, Founder and President, Tech-Clarity, Inc., talks about how companies can use Product Portfolio Management (PPM) applications…

Winning in an Uncertain World

40% to 75% of New Products Fail — How to Improve Your Odds of Winning! Innovation and new product development are risky. 40% to 75% of new products fail. This is not because people make dumb decisions; it’s the nature of things…

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…