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 […]

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 […]

Help! My NPD Process is Stuck in the 80’s

Your NPD process is stuck in the 80s when… Your organization still calls it ‘stage-gate’. Your portfolio of projects consists of an Excel™ spreadsheet. Projects get into the process and never get killed. Concepts are generated from random brainstorming or are management pet projects. Your product line roadmap is a PowerPoint™ that someone from marketing […]

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, […]

Maturing NPD Practices Beget New Processes

Journey from Stages and Gates to Portfolio Management to Product Line Roadmapping. As the field of new product development (NPD) progresses and matures, new processes and practices are introduced. Some grow, mature and level off – or even decline – but their impact leads to the recognition of the next need or gap, and a new […]