Resource Library

The Adept Group provides free resources for new product development (NPD) and innovation management productivity.  We’ll cover a wealth of knowledge in a variety of formats – from quick-read blogs to in-depth whitepapers and from webinars to data sheets. Below is a sampling of these resources. Click on section headers to access more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, email us at info@adept-plm.com and we’ll track it down for you.

Blogs:

  • Product Versus Product Line

    Roadmaps & Strategies

    There’s a major gap between product and product line thinking.

    By Paul O’Connor

    Stop for a moment. Do you know the difference between a product and a product line? Of course, you do. A product is a single offering with attributes that deliver benefit, satisfaction, and delight ...

 Articles:

  • Product Versus Product Line

    Roadmaps & Strategies

    There’s a major gap between product and product line thinking.

    By Paul O’Connor

    Stop for a moment. Do you know the difference between a product and a product line? Of course, you do. A product is a single offering with attributes that deliver benefit, satisfaction, and delight ...

  • Eight Vital Facts about Product Line Strategies

    By Paul O’Connor

    Interested in Product Line Strategies or Product Line Roadmaps?

    Eight Important Facts You Must Know

    1. Don’t expect one-off developments to beat competitors’ multi-generational plans. Being good at innovation and project execution won’t matter. Good product line strategies always trounce single-product strategies.
    2. Rolling up project plans into a ...

Webinars:

  • 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 ...

Whitepapers:

Podcasts:

  • 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 (