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

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

The Six Foremost Pitfalls of Product Development Portfolio Management

Managers need to be aware of several serious pitfalls of product development portfolio management. Moreover, organizations need to take steps to overcome these pitfalls in order to gain the true benefits of product development portfolio management. The difficulties of portfolio management are more encompassing than most managers think and in need of a much broader solution approach than most nirvana-preaching specialists suggest. The Six Foremost Pitfalls Consider for a moment that it has Read more […] Related posts: I Had a Portfolio Management Epiphany Why Good Portfolio Management Depends on a Robust Front-end

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

Roadblocks, Roadmaps and Moving Beyond Metaphors to True Innovation Success

Many companies truly aspire to be innovative. They talk about driving innovation, or delivering on the promise of innovation, or speeding innovation. Yet, trying to be innovative – regardless of how compelling the case and the rhetoric – without an execution plan tied to strategy, is a huge roadblock to success. Although a product line roadmap paves the way (had enough of the highway metaphors yet?!), most companies have struggled to implement a truly comprehensive roadmapping practice. However, Read more […] Related posts: The Profound Impact of Product Line Roadmapping On-Demand Webinar: Why Is It So Hard to Get Traction with Product Line Roadmapping?