Aligning and Boosting
Product-related Process Flows
Many companies, and perhaps yours as well, use staged or phase-gate practices. Many also complement these practices with Agile methods. The results have been powerful hybrid workflows that better address speed and uncertainty. However, most companies fall short on boosting workflows with better-aligned decision flows and data/information flows. And these other process flows are also critical to effective product development and management.
Understanding Your Process Flows
Today, the workflows, decision flows, and data/information flows to create and sell products must work in unison to yield acceptable results. But to do better and gain superb results, the processes must boost each other synergistically. And this work demands a transformation from how the separate flows add value to product development and management within most companies.
Every company needs to unify its process flows from beginning to end if they wish to remain or become competitive. This job includes strategy formation through idea creation, plus development and in-market management. Adept helps companies streamline and boost all process flows. But because of their critical role, we start with and stress decision-flows. That’s because decision flows affect everything. Poor decision flow alignment and speed can hamper all product-related work.
Many Processes and Practices
Adept works with client teams to ramp up the quality and speed of work, information, and decisions. The results enable a superior product line velocity. To do this, we address:
Product Line Strategizing and Roadmapping
Project Management and Planning
Creativity and Innovation
Concepts, Projects, and Portfolio Risk Assessment
Product Line, Technology, and Market-mapping
Cross-organization and Partner Collaboration
Front-End and Portfolio Management
Strong front-end practices have an enormous impact on product development and management. These practices include crafting product line strategies and roadmaps. And insights about this hits home when top managers recognize a simple fact. It turns out the nature and fit of the products coming out of the front-end have the most significant impact on their development portfolio’s value.
And often, portfolio management doesn’t oversee front-end work. Somehow front-end activities are outside portfolio management’s scope of work. This disconnect can seriously degrade any product line’s performance.
Systems support has also made a notable impact on process flows. Now, information flows support and drive both workflows and decision-flows. And software integration enables practices previously considered un-doable. Yet, most systems seek only to automate or streamline old procedures. Companies should demand more from their system investments. And to do so, they must revamp all flows, not just adopt an information flow to their old practices with old workflows and decision flows.
Adept works with your teams to tailor all process flow work to each organization. Our service divides into three parts, which occur in succession, and we contract separately. Each work effort leverages Adept’s abilities and experience in Training, Coaching, and Doing.
Sharing and Informing
Deconstructing and Reconstructing
Planning and Implementing
The Adept Group’s approach to streamlining and boosting your full process flow will open your flood gates to superior performance.
To learn more about our Process Flow Alignment and Boosting services, please inquire below.