About Paul O'Connor
Paul O’Connor is an expert in the field of New Product Development. For over twenty-five years he has worked with executives and facilitated teams of senior managers. In 1984, Paul founded The Adept Group Limited, Inc.
Capitalizing on his skills in business strategy, marketing research, technology assessment, organizational process and team facilitation, Mr. O’Connor influences and guides the product development and innovation efforts of clients in both consumer and industrial markets, around the globe. Read More
Entries by Paul O'Connor
The video blog explores the big difference between Product Line Velocity and Time-to-Market And why it matters. Click to Start Product Line Velocity To learn more or to discuss Product Lines as Systems and Product Line Velocity, please contact us HERE.
This short video delivers a quick primer on Product Line Flow and Maximizing Product Line Velocity. Click to Start If this video was of interest, please consider reading our Blog entitled Product Line Flow and Maximizing Its Velocity. To learn more or to discuss Product Line Flows, please contact us HERE.
Smart Product Line Management demands a new mindset that differs from knowing how to conceptualize, develop, and manage one product at a time. Think of a product line that encompasses many products. Or it may include services or combinations of products and services. It doesn’t matter if your line is hi-tech or low tech, nor […]
How the Halo Effect Demands Cautionary Advice about Innovation Best Practices Careful. Innovation professionals should tone down their zeal for Best Practice studies. These studies suggest you should copy best practices. If you do, your company can become high-performing, just like the best. But there are two problems. One that’s widely recognized and another that’s […]
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-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 […]