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 […]

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

Roadmapping Your Product Lines

A Profound Value Proposition Paul O’Connor, NPDP Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping is the most powerful of all NPD processes. It drives innovation, it amplifies development portfolios and it leverages  alignment with other non-product development business strategies.  Product line teams are working hard to learn, build capabilities and truly exploit this knowledge process that is absolutely critical to every organization.  Simply stated, the value proposition of Product Line Strategizing Read more […] Related posts: WHITEPAPER: Intro to Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping as a Process RoadMapping RampUp™

Webinar: The Profound Value Proposition of Product Line Roadmapping

This is the 4th in the Product Line Roadmapping Webinar Series hosted by The Adept Group and Management Roundtable. Overview Several factors are now aligning to enable organizations to finally be in a position to realize the full benefits of this critical practice – product line roadmapping. The result will be that over the next five to ten years we will see company after company try to out-pace their competitors as they ramp up their roadmapping capabilities. Roadmapping, particularly product Read more […]

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

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 created. So, why are you stuck? The gated process is considered by many practitioners to be mature in its lifecycle. Read more […] Related posts: Front-to-Back New Product Development Process Design, Deployment and Alignment NPD Process Implementation: Sub-processes and Full Architecture