product innovation blog

Fix the process and culture will follow

Fix the process and culture will follow

Over the years, I had clients that complained about their culture, and were looking for a quick fix. I sounded ...
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Should you outsource your idea generation?

Should you outsource your idea generation?

Are you at a fork in the road?  Should you be outsourcing your idea generation or using your internal resources? ...
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Managing your biggest black hole in product development:  Resource Management

Managing your biggest black hole in product development: Resource Management

A common theme we hear from our clients: “I don’t know if we’re working on the right Product Development (PD) ...
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Product development pipeline

The Product Development Pipeline: Shifting the Bubble

Part of product development is establishing a pipeline of projects that ensure a steady supply of new products delivered over ...
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Link Strategy to P3: Pipeline, Process, Portfolio

Link Strategy to P3: Pipeline, Process, Portfolio

We have encountered companies struggling with the implementation of their strategies because there is no clear linkage between strategy and ...
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Switching Gears to an Organic Growth Strategy

Switching Gears to an Organic Growth Strategy

A little background...Virtually every department in an organization is touched by product development, meaning that multiple people, functions, processes and ...
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portfolio management

Is Portfolio Management More Important Than Strategy?

We recently received an email containing the statement that ‘portfolio management is more important than strategic planning.’ The email went ...
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A friend in need is a friend indeed ... helping a friend with NPD problems

A friend in need is a friend indeed … helping a friend with NPD problems

A friend contacted me, and he told me that he just left a strategy meeting with his executive team. The ...
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Are you working on the right new product development projects?

Are you working on the right new product development projects?

A common theme we hear from Executives… “I don’t know if we’re working on the right New Product Development projects, ...
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