Entries by Paul O'Connor

Right-Products-Right

RIP: Screening and Time-to-Market For decades, the mantra of product development has been “Right-Products-Right.” It’s a call to find the best projects and then carry out their development superbly. But this simple phrase leaves most managers with an enormous challenge. How do you know what “Best” means? And how can you get your organization to […]

Single Versus Multi-Product Thinking

Single-Product and Multi-Product Thinking Learn the Difference The way we think about products, their development and management, sets the approaches for how our company operates. It forms the rules and assumptions we follow. The problem is that sticking to old-school Single-Product thinking can hamper the performance we gain from products and product lines, regardless of […]

Your Product Line Mess Looms Large

Can you fix it by next summer? The COVID economy hasn’t messed up all product lines. But I’m stunned by how many well-known companies have serious problems. And most customers and shareholders have yet to see the messes. But discussions inside the companies are getting rough. Count your blessings if your product line continues performing […]

A New Growth Cycle? You Bet!

But it’s not just ‘more of before.’ This growth cycle won’t be a pick up from where we were before our COVID experience. We’re all dealing with major changes and disruptions. Nonetheless, growth is imminent. Get ready! Consumer demand is pent up, and the money supply is pumped up. And that’s for every major country […]

Testing Assumptions

Assumptions May Be Your Product Line’s Enemy A curious thing is happening as we learn ways to work through and deal with the COVID disruption. It seems everyone is questioning and testing assumptions. And by that, I don’t mean only about how we work online from anywhere. I mean people are questioning foundational assumptions about […]

Rethinking The Product Line

How to Improve Your Product Line’s Performance A product line is a collection of related products. But let’s be clear. There’s only one reason to create and organize a set of products into a product line. It’s to boost their performance. Managing products as a line should deliver better results than when you manage the […]

Responsive Roadmapping for Product Lines – Online Master Class

Why product lines need to use Responsive Roadmapping to drive superior performance How to create and manage Responsive Product Line Roadmaps Key practices and processes to embed in your organization. https://adept-plm.com/product-strategy-workshops/ This live online master class takes participants far beyond traditional single product and project management oriented roadmapping. Using templates and examples, participants learn how […]

The Essence of Great Product Line Strategy – Online Master Class

Why product line strategies are much more powerful than single product strategies Why and how multi-product and multi-generational planning must combine Key factors to drive superior product line performance. Registration and Fee This live online master class takes participants far beyond traditional product management thinking. The class teaches what it takes to boost entire lines. […]