Last year we focused heavily on primary research pertaining to people, processes, and tools as it relates to product development innovation and maturity. The research itself was well received by the product development community and got people thinking about how they can improve maturity within their organization.
In 2014, we will continue to dive deeper into these topics to help you better understand the challenges as well as uncover best practices to help you advance the innovation strategy in your organization.
Before we get too far into 2014, I want to share the top five most widely read resources for product development across the globe in 2013. Ranging from innovation to product development to portfolio management, you will find these valuable as you define your goals in the New Year:
More than 500 product development leaders from across the globe participated in the fourth product portfolio management (PPM) benchmark survey to share their priorities, risks, and pain points on the state of PPM.
This report is an extension of the Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study 2013. It provides you with product development-specific charts and analysis not presented in the original report.
This article challenges companies to take an honest look in the innovation mirror to determine whether they’re truly making it or perhaps faking it when it comes to bringing innovative products and services to market. Consider this a simple litmus test to self-diagnose.
Discover how and why leading organizations have begun dynamically shifting their priorities and optimizing their limited resources across a mix of agile and project work execution.
Find out what Forrester Research, Inc., analysts Margo Visitacion and Kurt Bittner say are the tools that will help executives optimize the use of scarce resources and ensure alignment with their organization’s objectives.
We want to hear from you. What resources did you find beneficial and why? Did you find a particular subject valuable that did not make the list? Tell us why by posting a comment below.
More than 500 product development professionals participated in a global survey on the state of product portfolio management (PPM). The outcome is the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study which provides product development executives key trends into the priorities, risks, and pain points as well as perspective into how they compare to their peers.
After the initial report published, we elected to take a deeper dive into the results by region and found there are few notable differences between PPM maturity levels when comparing the complete dataset versus the sample from Europe (European respondents=127). Continue reading
The findings from the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study and the Innovation Management Maturity Model™ have spawned some important dialog around innovation maturity across multiple industries.
In a recent article published Dec 3 on Medical Design Online, Jim Pomager poses the question, “Does the medical devices industry have an innovation problem?” Continue reading
Findings from the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey
Imagine sailing in the World Cup race without a strategic plan or a map. It is a sport where speed is of the essence, decisions (and perhaps more importantly the timing of those decisions) are paramount, and team talents must be optimized at any moment. With competitors abound displaying their impressive spinnakers and advanced technology — only the risk takers advance. The will to win is apparent, yet without a strategy and a map, a team would drift into execution mode and lose the race. Continue reading
Comparing Industry Frameworks to Increase Maturity
The fall conference season is winding down and this year I’ve had the privilege of attending and speaking at some great innovation events, sharing the newly launched Innovation Management Maturity Model™. From regional PDMA meetings in Dallas and Atlanta, to the national PDMA PIM conference, the Optimizing Innovation conference in NYC, to the Planview Horizons Annual Customer Conference, it’s been a brain-filling couple of months. Continue reading
I am excited to introduce the Innovation Management Maturity Model™. Earlier this year, more than 700 product development professionals across the globe evaluated their organizations using this model in the upcoming Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study — scheduled to publish this November. Watch my colleague, Carrie Nauyalis provide a brief overview of the approach to this year’s benchmark study. Continue reading
#4 & #5 Characteristics of Mature Organizations in the Areas of Capacity Planning and Resource Management
I’m back to uncover two more characteristics shown by organizations that have mature capacity planning and resource management practices in place. A research study identified common features of best performing companies in these areas. These attributes can be used by you and your organization to improve planning, meet incoming demand, and ensure maximum productivity and optimization of finite resources. Continue reading
Earlier this year, Planview sponsored the Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study 2013, where more than 280 globally-based product development executives shared their top pain points, business risks, pain causes, software impacts, and process improvements relative to resource management and capacity planning.
In the latest edition of the PDMA Visions Magazine is the article Improve Time to Market with the Resources You Have Today: Key Results from the Product Development View of the Resource Management and Capacity Planning Study, where I share several key findings from this study as well as applications for organizations worldwide. Continue reading
#2 and #3 Characteristics of Mature Organizations in the Areas of Capacity Planning and Resource Management
Last time in part 1, I provided an overview of the six characteristics of mature organizations based on a new research study into the state of capacity planning and resource management as well as detail on the first characteristic surrounding the importance of visibility and insight. In this blog, I dive into characteristics #2 and #3, why they are important, and how to address them to move up the maturity scale. Continue reading