Covid Problem

The Optimist and Pessimist COVID Problem

How to Unfreeze a Product Line With Responsive Roadmapping The COVID economy created tough conditions for many product line teams. No one has ever seen uncertainty at levels like we see today. But I’ve dealt with the effects of recessions on product management and innovation. And I am surprised by one striking difference. In today’s […]

Responsive Roadmapping

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. Registration and Fee This live online master class takes participants far beyond traditional single product and project management oriented roadmapping. Using templates and examples, participants […]

Product Line Master Class

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. […]

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Product Line as a System – Online Master Class

How to create and shape a powerful Systems View of a Product Line. Why you need this view. And how a Systems View will drive superior performance. When change matters the most, you need an effective and powerful tool to calculate and orchestrate the change. If you’re concerned how your product line should respond to […]

Product Line Mess

Our Looming Product Line Mess

I have an important and timely message for product and innovation managers. It’s specifically for those who work in big companies. And I base the message on a fact I’ve seen validated repeatedly over my career. Here’s the fact: Growing markets forgive mistakes and declining markets revive and amplify mistakes. And here’s the message: Many […]

Product Line Velocity

Product Line Velocity: Measuring The Flow

Product Line Velocity is speed in a direction toward a line’s objectives. Speed, by itself, does not have a direction. In single product thinking, speed is the time it takes to carry out a task. The time to develop a product is a measure of speed. Velocity in product line systems thinking is the change […]

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Responsive Roadmapping

Change and Product Line Pivots: Responding to the Covid disruptions. Large businesses face a demanding challenge. They must work efficiently and carry out change effectively. And they must do both at the same time. The big problem for management teams is that the practices they’ve installed in their companies will do one but not the […]

Covid and Responsive Roadmapping

Get A Grip! Why You Need Responsive Roadmapping

Figuring out product line responses to the Covid economy is like wrestling a jellyfish. As soon as you think you have the gelatin mass in a hold, it suddenly pops loose. You try again, and you get stung. Our Product Line Problem We have a big problem that goes to the root of how we […]

Covid Product Line Strategy Move

The Covid Economy Demands a Unique Product Line Strategy Move

“We’re so afraid of financial disaster that we’re afraid to spend money to avoid financial disaster.” Most of us are just getting our arms around how bad our economic future looks. First quarter earnings are being reported, and the news is poor, even with two of the three months reflecting the pre-Covid world. Bankruptcies have […]

Covid Economy

We’re Not Bouncing Back

Mid-size and Large Companies Must Quickly Pivot Product Lines and Build Responsive Roadmaps. V, U, and L are shapes that represent paths the US economy may take in our recovery from the current Covid pandemic. There’s no question about the direction of the left side of each letter. It’s been straight down and we’re waiting […]