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Building Adaptability Into Your Product Development Process

A recent Harvard Business Review issue (May-June 2018), was devoted to the importance of creating a flexible organization. This is supported by the 2013 Comparative Performance Assessment Study conducted by the PDMA Research Foundation. The study states, “The use of formal, structured processes may have reached its potential, and companies are now testing the use […]

Product Risk Framework Eradicates Product Risk and Uncertainty

The Co-founders of Strategy 2 Market® and the Product Risk Framework™, Mary Drotar and Kathy Morrissey, have witnessed a plethora of product failures stemming from uncertainty and risk within numerous large and mid-cap companies during their 20+ years of consulting experience. Common themes include missed launch dates, missed sales goals, internal conflict, budget overruns, and […]

How to Identify and Manage Product Development Risk

Project risks come in many different forms, from those the project team anticipates to the ones they discover when an unexpected problem crops up. In product development, there are many sources because you interact with so many parts of the organization in order to commercialize the product. Learn how product development risk and project risk […]

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 sacrificing speed and innovation because it is too hard to get through the process? Current Problem In today’s business world, we frequently see larger or established companies buying new or smaller companies (fast growing) in […]

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 of issues occur because of a manager’s indecision. For example, a project continues to fester in development, and everyone knows it should be killed but no one wants to make that final decision. Why does […]

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.

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 like a broken record but my usual answer was; “Fix the process and an improved culture will follow.”

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