Creating Brilliant Product Line Strategies & Roadmaps Workshop

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

This important workshop delivers deep understanding and sets a course forward for establishing smart product line strategies and actionable roadmaps. It addresses both the thinking process and the mechanisms by which organizations radically improve the strategic power and proficiency of their product management and product development efforts. The workshop provides deep knowledge sharing on the topics of how to create brilliant product line strategies and roadmaps, leveraging product line platforms, Read more […]

WEBINAR: The Profound Impact of Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping

This webinar is deeply informative, explaining why and how companies gain tremendous value from product line strategizing and roadmapping

An Introduction to Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping

Focusing and Amplifying Innovation, Beating Competition and Winning Customers This whitepaper shares an overview of product line strategizing and roadmapping as an organizational capability.  It sets the stage for ensuing articles on what makes for brilliant product line strategies and stellar execution roadmaps. by Paul O’Connor       Read more […] Related posts: WHITEPAPER: Intro to Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping as a Process The Profound Impact of Product Line Roadmapping

Maturing NPD Practices Beget New Processes

The Journey from Stage Gate to Portfolio Management to Product Line Roadmapping January 2016       By Paul O’Connor        paul.connor@adept-plm.com As the field of new product development (NPD) progresses and matures, many new processes and practices have been introduced. Some grow, mature and level off – or even decline – but their impact leads to the recognition of the next need or gap.  A new process or practice is then implemented that takes NPD organizations to its next Read more […] Related posts: Maturing NPD Practices Beget New Processes The Profound Impact of Product Line Roadmapping

The Profound Impact of Product Line Roadmapping

It is time to claim Product Line Roadmapping’s role as a critical link in your organization’s business strategy. Almost every product manager, technology manager, marketing manager, supply chain manager, operations manager and strategic planner knows about roadmapping. Few, however, have had the organizational support to conduct it superbly and specific to a product line. This is concerning. It is my observation that, at a minimum, conducting and carrying out  intelligent product line strategizing Read more […] Related posts: WEBINAR: The Profound Impact of Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping On Demand, Anytime Webinar: The Profound Impact of Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping

I Had a Portfolio Management Epiphany

The Smart Perspective to Reap Meaningful Gains from NPD Portfolio Management Years ago, a thought struck me about how I was wrong regarding a very critical aspect of new product development (NPD) portfolio management. I had always been a strong proponent of managing the portfolio so as to attain a proper balance or mix of projects and to align the portfolio with strategy. This seemed so fundamental that, to me, this simple concept of “portfolio balance” was beyond reason to question. I was Read more […] Related posts: Product Portfolio Management – Picking Flowers in the Dark Irrational Thinking and Clueless Portfolio Management

Webinar: Product Line Roadmapping: Unlocking the Potential of Your Portfolio

Speaker: Paul O’Connor, The Adept Group. Hosted by Sopheon. If your organization wants to optimize its portfolio mix, the key lies in the projects that enter the development pipeline even more than in the management of that pipeline. Establishing a cross-functional product line roadmapping process is essential for your organization to create specific targets for generating or identifying the right projects to be in your portfolio. Innovation targets derived from product line roadmapping Read more […]

Breaking Through the Ceiling of Your NPD Portfolio

Leverage product line roadmapping to radically increase NPD productivity There is a ceiling on how much benefit your organization can gain from improving processes and capabilities related to stages and gates, and portfolio management.  No matter how you fine-tune these processes, the simple fact is that what enters the development pipeline is the main constraining factor on what comes. To break through this limitation, managers need to figure out how to get bigger and better innovations Read more […] Related posts: Portfolio Management Makes Way for Product Line Roadmapping The Profound Impact of Product Line Roadmapping

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

Does Your Portfolio Team Feel Like a Fight Club?

6 Steps to Better Portfolio Management 1. Have a standing cross-organizational portfolio team: A Portfolio Analysis and Recommendation Team (PART) with a structure, process, cadence, measures, metrics, and portfolio goals will create an efficient and credible environment for portfolio issues to be managed. 2. Define product line strategies: With organization and management input, define product line strategies within the portfolios so they are clear to the organization and the team.  Without Read more […] Related posts: Breaking Through the Ceiling of Your NPD Portfolio Capability Maturity Model for Portfolio and Pipeline Management