Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid when Building Capability in Your NPD Architecture

Paul O’Connor has been developing thought leadership pieces around best practices — and common mistakes that CAN be avoided — for building out process capability across the full architecture of new product development. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read these, here are several ways to gather this information: Bringing Maturity to the Front-End: 5 Best Practices for Building Capability (published in InnovationManagement.se on May 26, 2014): Knowing the best practices to follow is key Read more […] Related posts: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating New Product Development Processes Celebrating the Gaps in Your New Product Development Processes

On Demand | 30 Minute Webcast: 2 Views on 4 Keys to Integrating a Winning NPD Process

The development of new products requires companies to move from a culture where innovation is not repeatable or scalable—to a culture of operationalized innovation that celebrates fast failures and delivers a strategically aligned product portfolio. In this webcast, based on the recent whitepaper, “Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating New Product Development Processes,” written by Paul O’Connor, you’ll hear two perspectives on process, including: Integrating key NPD processes The Read more […] Related posts: Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid when Building Capability in Your NPD Architecture 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating New Product Development Processes

On-Demand Webinar: Product Line Roadmapping — Creating an Integrated, Scalable Approach

Roadmaps provide a structured visual depiction of strategy — supporting alignment and communication within and between organizations. This webinar explores how this powerful and flexible technique can be deployed efficiently in cross-functional workshops. As we move into our second webinar in this series on product line roadmapping, you’re invited to view this on-demand session, featuring Rob Phaal from the Centre for Technology Management and Paul O’Connor, Founder and Managing Director Read more […] Related posts: On-Demand Webinar: Why Is It So Hard to Get Traction with Product Line Roadmapping? On Demand, Anytime Webinar: The Profound Impact of Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping

On-Demand Webinar: Why Is It So Hard to Get Traction with Product Line Roadmapping?

Most people agree that Product Line Roadmapping can be a powerful tool for product development teams to make sure their decisions line up with their company’s long-term growth strategy, but many find these initiatives have lacked staying power.  The Adept Group is teaming up with Management Roundtable to tap into the top experts in this field and provide a forum to connect you with information on how to get more lasting benefit out of this critical business process and how to best implement the Read more […] Related posts: On-Demand Webinar: Product Line Roadmapping — Creating an Integrated, Scalable Approach On Demand, Anytime Webinar: The Profound Impact of Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping

Global Product Management Talk: The Value of Product Line Roadmapping

Access the on-demand recording of this recent BlogTalkRadio show. Paul O’Connor, founder and managing director of The Adept Group, was interviewed by host Cindy F. Solomon, founder of the Startup Product Academy. They dialogued on the topic of product line roadmapping, taking questions from the audience via Twitter (access twitter transcript). Listen here Tip: After the brief commercial at the start, skip to minute 07:20 to get to the beginning of the conversation on Product Line Roadmapping. Read more […] Related posts: On-Demand Webinar: Why Is It So Hard to Get Traction with Product Line Roadmapping? Portfolio Management Makes Way for Product Line Roadmapping

Portfolio Management Makes Way for Product Line Roadmapping

Product line roadmapping has portfolio management to thank for its emergence as a needed new product development (NPD) process. While the maturing of the stages and gates process revealed the need for portfolio management, the maturing of portfolio management has demonstrated that continuously enlarged economic gains from portfolio management are quite difficult to achieve. Often, once organizations realize initial notable gains from good mix management and project throughput management, getting Read more […] Related posts: The Profound Impact of Product Line Roadmapping Maturing NPD Practices Beget New Processes