The way we think about developing and managing products is fundamental to how our companies operate. Our mindset and thought processes form the rules and set the assumptions we follow.
Agilists blame backlashes against the methodology on top management’s unwillingness or inability to change. It’s leadership’s fault, not Agile’s. They didn’t embrace Lean-Agile Leadership. Really?
A wave of change pushing product technologies and customer behaviors. And it’s forcing companies to re-tool how they create and develop new offerings. The problem is that many companies are trapped in a single product mindset, making meaningful change nearly impossible.
Companies need to focus their digital transformations on improving their product lines’ performance. And they need to do that by focusing on each product line’s velocity. This is a big deal. Pleas take a moment to learn why!
A systems view shows us how product lines are comprised of many parts. The forces between the parts drive the product line system. Product line management’s job is to create and alter the system parts and forces to push the line forward.
This video blog explores the big difference between Product Line Velocity and Time-to-Market And why it matters. Learn more about why Product Lines as Systems and Product Line Velocity are so important.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]