Survival in this fast-paced world

Over the last few decades we have seen many historically successful companies fail. Today an adaptive strategy is appropriate for many companies,

Why Traditional Strategy Does Not Win

Traditional strategy development assumes that markets/industries are stable, but today that is not the rule for most firms. How do develop strategy that is adaptable to change? Learn more

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

Strategy and Uncertainty

Does your strategy handle the uncertainty and complexity of today’s markets?

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. Follow these 10 steps to build your business model.

How good platforms give your product a competitive advantage

Good platforms give your products a competitive advantage in cost, speed, uniformity and other benefits. This post explains how.

Got a Technology Strategy?

Technology is another one of those nebulous terms that are hard to pin down.  You may immediately think of sciences in the laboratory.  But technology is the application of science.  The key feature of science is that it is systematized.  There is a body of knowledge, processes, and rules about how something behaves. “Technology is […]

It’s a Value Proposition…Handle With Care

  We recently asked a project team to describe the value proposition for their new product. From the broad range of responses we received, it was obvious that team members differed substantially in their definition of what constitutes a value proposition. This seemed to reflect variations in the term’s common usage, which at one end […]

Strategy: One Direction

Strategy is more of an art than a science. What companies need is a way to structure thinking and analysis, come to a decision on what to do, and then communicate the strategy in order to mobilize the organization to execute it. We wrote a mini eBook outlining the s2m Strategic Framework™   This framework provides […]

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 on to imply that an organization can be successful without a strategy, that is, if they have a good portfolio management system. This sounds like putting the cart before the horse, the shot before the […]

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