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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 project team loathes creating it and the decision-makers loathe reading it. They don’t see the value. Yet typical product development processes requires voluminous documentation. Why so much paperwork? 1st… to make sure nothing is overlooked,…
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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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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? Read on …….
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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 time. Often the pipeline gets clogged, slowing down the delivery of new products. In the short case study below, we discuss one set of solutions to unclog a pipeline. Product Development Case Study Case Study…
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Medical Device Reimbursement Lessons Learned: Up in Smoke

Your reimbursement strategy can have a critical impact on your medical device success and your company. Reimbursement is different from approvals by the FDA or another regulatory agency/notified body. Approvals by a payer such as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allows you to be reimbursed for the product. While the approvals by regulatory…
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4 Product Strategy Insights… and Why You Should Care

Development of product strategies should be an ongoing, collaborative bi-directional effort between senior management and product management. Senior management sets the overall direction through the enterprise and business unit strategies. As the product strategies are developed and executed, they can affect the business unit strategies and the enterprise strategies. They also need to be reviewed…
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