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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 development in a changing world. …
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Exploratory PD: An Adaptive Approach to Product Development

Exploratory product development is a fundamental redesign of the product development process. ExPD is an adaptive approach that responds quickly to internal and external factors. Read more…
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One World, Different Perspectives of Product Development

There is surprisingly little overlap in the various communities involved in product development. This article describes some of the differences in perspective….
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When Disciplines Don’t Mix

This article discusses working together as a cross-functional team….
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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 to predict what will happen so the product development process has to adapt….
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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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NPD-bytes™ Video: Potential inefficiencies of the phased and gated process (4:25)

This NPD-byte™ will share a case study on the potential inefficiencies of the phased and gated process and the importance of resolving project risks early in the project Our firm was brought into a company that was encountering product development process issues.  Some of the issues included, missing delivery dates,  missing organic growth revenue goals…
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Post-Launch Surveillance

Question: I’ve heard that the FDA wants medical device companies to take a more comprehensive view of product life cycles.  However, we are not sure what is expected from the regulations and how they might integrate into our product development process. We are currently using a phased and gated product development process.  Can you provide…
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