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

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating New Product Development Processes

As companies experience maturity in some areas of their new product development (NPD) processes, for example Stage-Gate® or portfolio management, they often begin to recognize gaps in other areas of process maturity. If the implementation of your full architecture of NPD processes is not well planned and committed to holistically, managers will likely face challenges across the business and at various points of the NPD lifecycle. Luckily, with a well-advised approach, the implementation can have Read more […] Related posts: Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid when Building Capability in Your NPD Architecture Celebrating the Gaps in Your New Product Development Processes

Celebrating the Gaps in Your New Product Development Processes

As companies mature in their stages-and-gates and portfolio management processes, they often become aware of gaps or immaturity in their new product development (NPD) processes earlier in the pipeline, i.e., in the front end. This is not a time to panic. In fact, it is a time to celebrate the progress that has been made and acknowledge that this maturity later in the pipeline is indicative of your organization’s ability to implement and mature processes in the front end. This is also a time to Read more […] Related posts: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating New Product Development Processes Front-to-Back New Product Development Process Design, Deployment and Alignment