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Portfolio Management

The management of a full set of new-product development projects into which resources are invested. Key aspects of portfolio management include mix management to ensure alignment with a defined strategy, and pipeline management to allocate appropriate human, physical assets, and financial resources.


Product Line Strategizing and Roadmap Management

The complete planning of specific product line platform-levers at a strategic and a tactical level, that is, during project planning. Key to this planning is linking value-adding technology building blocks to the platform-lever, as well as to the critical drivers in the marketplace.


Roadmap Management

The oversight and ongoing synchronization of master roadmaps and subordinate roadmaps across product line and in concert with project management and portfolio management.


Good Portfolio Management Includes Front-end Work

If you’re interested in NPD and R&D portfolio management, here is an important insight: Most Portfolio Management presentations discuss only development projects. They do not show, analyze, or rationalize front-end work. Anyone new to product development might assume Portfolio Management should only be about products under development. But if that’s all, then portfolio management misses its greatest opportunity for […]


Product Portfolio Management – Picking Flowers in the Dark

Project prioritization is difficult. As a result, senior managers who govern portfolios often make things up as they go. Why not? Somebody must figure what’s more important and what’s not. It might as well be whoever is looking at the bubble charts. There are two big challenges with figuring out project prioritization. First, product lines […]


Good Portfolio Management Needs a Great Front-end

Stage Gate Portfolio Management? If you are interested in NPD and R&D portfolio management, here is an important insight: Most Portfolio Management discussions, presentations, and articles address only the management of those projects that are under development. To state this in terms of process management, the insight is that portfolio management focuses only on those […]