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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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Link Strategy to P3: Pipeline, Process, Portfolio

We have encountered companies struggling with the implementation of their strategies because there is no clear linkage between strategy and execution. The approach we have seen work best includes linkages between strategies and the design and implementation of the P3  (pipeline, product development process, and portfolio management system). PIPELINE New-product ideas are identified and vetted during…
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Switching Gears to an Organic Growth Strategy

A little background…Virtually every department in an organization is touched by product development, meaning that multiple people, functions, processes and infrastructures must be coordinated. As a result, product development is complex and needs to be managed as a system. When consulting with our clients, Strategy 2 Market (s2m) treats product development as a system, integrating…
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Getting the Right Things Done

“Getting the Right Things Done” by Pascal Dennis is one of those books which remind us how important it is to have a big picture view of the organization and build focus on project execution.  Using lean techniques founded in the Toyota Production System, Dennis walks the reader through the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Adjust) process, the…
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Why Product Managers are worth their weight in gold

Part 1: Product Managers Gold Series – Setting Strategic Direction This is Part 1 of a series of articles we will publish on the role of the Product Manager within the new product development process. A Product Manager plays one of the most valuable roles within your organization: managing the ongoing profitability and viability of…
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