Driving Product and Product Line Performance

Product Line Flow video

Video – Product Line Flow

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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…

The Dubious “Best Practice” Moniker

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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…
Right-Products-Right

Right-Products-Right

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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…
Product Line Mess

Your Product Line Mess Looms Large

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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…
post-COVID growth

A New Growth Cycle? You Bet!

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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…
Testing Assumptions

Testing Assumptions

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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…
Product Line

Rethinking The Product Line

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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…
Product Line Mess

Our Looming Product Line Mess

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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…
Product Line Velocity

Product Line Velocity: Measuring The Flow

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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…
Organic Growth

A Kodak Moment for Xerox and HP

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In the early part of the negotiations (with HP), Xerox CEO John Visentin expressed concerns that his company was out of organic growth opportunities and must either expand through an acquisition or be acquired itself. Icahn Proposed Buying…
Innovation 4.0

Innovation 4.0 and Smart Product Line Pivots

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Germans declare it Industrie 4.0. The Yanks tag it as The Connected Enterprise. And the Brits give it the 4th Industrial Revolution moniker. Any way you slice it, it’s the future. The product development community, especially those in large…
MGPP Multi-Generational Product PlanCopyright Adept Group 2020

Multi-Generational Product Plan (MGPP) Vs. Product Line Strategy and Roadmap

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What’s the difference between a Multi-generational Product Plan and Product Line Strategies and Roadmaps? The answer deserves a short discussion. Stick with me as I explain. The topic offers much insight into great development practices. Multi-Generational…
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