product innovation blog

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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customer uncertainty in product development

Is There Customer Uncertainty About Buying Your Products?

As a marketer, it is imperative to reduce any uncertainty customers may feel about buying your product. Customer uncertainty can ...
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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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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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How to decrease the paperwork you loathe in product development

How to decrease the paperwork you loathe in product development

“Too much paperwork!” is the one of the most common and most passionate complaints we hear from our clients. The ...
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phased and gated process, lessons learned, batching, queueing theory, wait, queue size, batch size, product development, new product development

Hurry up and WAIT – Pitfalls of the Phased and Gated Process

A phased-and-gated process suffers from speed issues, read on to learn more. … ...
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Enforce product development process

The Myth of Doubling Down

It is tempting, when witnessing a failure of product development, to blame the people. Why? And what is going on? ...
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The Multiple Personalities of Risk

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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