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How to Identify and Manage Project Risk

How to Identify and Manage Project Risk

Project risks come in many different forms, from those the project team anticipates to the ones they discover when an ...
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Planning for an Uncertain Future: 8 steps in Scenario Planning

Planning for an Uncertain Future: 8 steps in Scenario Planning

A recent article in MIT Sloan Management Review, “Using Scenario Planning to Reshape Strategy,”[i] indicated a resurgence of scenario planning ...
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5 Ways to Fix the 90% Complete Problem

5 Ways to Fix the 90% Complete Problem

Common Problem “Our product development projects take too long and they are always late. While everyone is busy, the project ...
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adaptable new product development process

Exploratory Product Development: Adaptable Product Development in a Changing World

Exploratory Product Development: Executive Version is the introduction to this new product development methodology. Download this approach to adaptable product ...
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What Does Airline Capacity Have To Do With Lean?

What Does Airline Capacity Have To Do With Lean?

Observation on Lack of Capacity A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (The Reason Southwest Stopped Overbooking), which contained ...
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Is the Product Management Role Marginalized in Your Organization?

Is the Product Management Role Marginalized in Your Organization?

Even though product management is one of the most important positions within product development, it is often marginalized. The product ...
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Does Your Product Development Process Make you Anxious?

Does Your Product Development Process Make you Anxious?

Is your product development process keeping you up at night? Has it become heavy, taking too much time? Are you ...
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perceptual mapping

Staking Out Valuable Positions

A crucial issue in strategy development is staking out a valuable place in customers’ minds. Perceptual mapping is useful for ...
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3 steps to creating your product road maps

3 steps to creating your product road maps

Product and technology road maps are a graphical representation of the sequence and timing of initiatives or projects contained in ...
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Simple Understanding of Design and Process Verification/Validation

Simple Understanding of Medical Device Design and Process Verification/Validation

What Do I Need to Know About Medical Device Verification and Validation Question: What are the differences between medical device ...
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How to Start When You are New to Medical Devices

How to Start When You are New to Medical Devices

Question: We are a technology company with no experience in medical devices. Our company is developing a product which may ...
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why traditional strategy does not work

Why Traditional Strategy Does Not Win

Many firms are experiencing the limitations of traditional approaches to strategy as their businesses change due to new technologies, new ...
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5 of the Biggest Fears and How to Overcome Them

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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office politics and powerlessness

5 tactics for dealing with office politics

I recently rediscovered an article that reminded me of why “office politics” exists: it comes down to Powerlessness ...
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Why Usability Testing Matters for Medical Devices

Why Usability Testing Matters for Medical Devices

Some medical device product development teams skip usability testing when developing new products.  Reasons include, ‘it takes too long’ or ...
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How To Identify Medical Device Customers and Their Needs

How To Identify Medical Device Customers and Their Needs

In a previous blog, I covered the importance of identifying all your medical device users and provided examples of some ...
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Are the best product ideas internally or externally developed?

Are the best product ideas internally or externally developed?

A burning question from our clients:  Do we get better product ideas from internal professionals, such as engineers, designers, marketers ...
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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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big data cautions

Pitfalls of Using Big Data in Product Development

Don't get led astray by the commonly overlooked downsides of big data when it comes to product development ...
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