product innovation blog

5 of the Biggest Fears and How to Overcome Them

As consultants, one trait we see is the inability of managers and leaders to make a decision. Consequently, a number ...
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Should you use Skunk Works? Not a Cut-and-Dried Answer

An executive asked me a question regarding the merits of designing a Skunk Works® program for developing innovative products internally ...
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Exploratory and Hypothesis-Testing Experimentation

The Different Flavors of Experimentation

Learn more about exploratory and hypothesis-testing experimentation for product development ...
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Exploratory PD

Strategy 2 Market speaks at INCOSE

Just in case you can make it, Kathy Morrissey and Mary Drotar will be presenting Exploratory PD™ at the International Council ...
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product development and management association blog

PDMA – Product Development and Management Association : Blogs : Exploratory PD® Harnesses the Power of an ‘Adaptive’ Product Development Process to Manage Uncertainty

Guest post by Strategy 2 Market on the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) blog: Exploratory PD® Harnesses the Power ...
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Harnessing the Power of an “Adaptive” Product Development Process to Manage Uncertainty and Improve Time to Market

Are you in Chicago on March 15th?  Come and join Mary and Kathy in a discussion on a new way ...
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ExPD handles uncertainty in product development

Dealing with Uncertainty in Product Development

One of the defining characteristics of product development is making decisions and judgments, in the face of uncertainty. Exploratory Product ...
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value proposition

Good questions at Northwestern Event on Exploratory PD

Last week we had a lively 2-hour discussion on Exploratory PD® (ExPD) at Northwestern University.  We had good representation from ...
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Exploratory PD

s2m presenting Exploratory PD™ at Northwestern University

Just in case you can make it, Kathy Morrissey and Mary Drotar will be presenting Exploratory PD™ at Northwestern University ...
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strategic framework

Product Development New Year’s Resolution: Get a Strategy

How do you realize the New Year’s resolution of implementing a well-defined strategic framework? Read more ...
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adapting strategy

Strategy and Uncertainty

Does your strategy handle the uncertainty and complexity of today's markets? ...
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adaptable product development

Exploratory PD: An Adaptive Approach to Product Development

Exploratory product development is a fundamental redesign of the product development process. ExPD is an adaptive approach that responds quickly ...
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Creativity is not about being a “creative person”

Do you have to be a creative person to do innovation? No, it's all about the creative process and making ...
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10 Key Steps To Developing A Business Model

The business model is one of the most powerful, and most overlooked, tools of the product developer. Read more in ...
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views of product development

One World, Different Perspectives of Product Development

There is surprisingly little overlap in the various communities involved in product development. This article describes some of the differences ...
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Exploratory PD

Why Product Development Needs To Be Done Differently

It's time to change the way we think about product development. This is a must read blog post, by Mary ...
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ExPD

s2m Debuting Exploratory Product Development at PDMA Annual Conference

PDMA (Product Development and Management) Conference November 8-11, 2015 Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA s2m Session: Exploratory PD®: An Adaptive ...
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What gives? My company is on a buying spree?!

Why do companies make acquisitions instead of growing organically? Here are a few reasons ...
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product development as experimentation

Act Like A Chef When Developing Products

In product development, as in a professional kitchen, experimentation and exploration are integral to creating a new recipe. It's hard ...
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The Multiple Personalities of Risk

Let's eliminate some of the vagueness around what we mean by risk with some definitions: assumptions, hypotheses, degree of uncertainty, ...
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