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Successful Product Development Campaigns Highlight the Power of Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Smart crowdsourcing yields successful product development. Product design teams can often feel they lack the most important voice in the process: The consumer. Fans can assemble Lego kits into new forms, design a pitch for the product, and take it to their fellow fans for consideration. Need a better product? Doritos. Ask your customers! AirBnB. Obsidian.

An Introduction to TRIZ Theory for the New Product Development Process

Robert Brands

What is the TRIZ theory and how can it improve your company’s new product development process? Innovation New Product Development business growth innovation in business NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESSIn the innovation and business growth book, Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for. Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today!

Innovation and Introduction to TRIZ Theory for New Product Development Process

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Build Capability Innovation Innovation Perspectives Processes & Tools Product Innovation Uncategorized Business Models Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership new product development NPD TRIZThe TRIZ approach and best practices such as the Stage-Gate Process can greatly benefit each other.

An Introduction to TRIZ Theory for the New Product Development Process

Robert Brands

What is the TRIZ theory and how can it improve your company’s new product development process? Innovation New Product Development business growth innovation in business NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESSIn the innovation and business growth book, Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for. Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today!

How to Use Crowdsourcing for Product Development


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Creative Quickies – A Vital New Product Development Question to Ask

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There are soooooooooooooo many ways to generate creative ideas. One way is to come up with a name that inspires an idea. When you check the name, it doesn’t work (or someone has already used it), but the idea has some possibilities, so you run with it. That’s what has happened here. name for a new Friday feature popped into my head at a conference. Enjoy! –  Mike Brown.

What Types of Innovation Projects Should Be Included In Your Portfolio?

Innovation Excellence

Question: We’re a very large, well-known consumer products company, and our portfolio is actually quite complex, as we have many different types of initiatives included, all at vastly different stages. In fact, we often debate whether certain projects should be included at all. Do you have any leading practices related to defining what should be.

Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation (Part 1 of 2)

Robert Brands

Exploring Google’s Successful New Product Development and Innovation Process. So how does Google promote a culture of innovation and ensure that innovative ideas are properly implemented, creating profitable new products that position the company for long-term success? Google’s “recipe” for driving innovation is no carefully guarded secret sauce. Focus on the user.

Six Habits of Highly Innovative Retailers

Innovation Excellence

Innovation can take many different forms, such as product, customer experience, business model, service and process innovation. Business Models Consumer Innovation Innovation Product Innovation Strategy business model consumer experience innovation Product Development retail Retail Innovation RetailersHowever, becoming innovative is not easy. Innovative

Crowdsourcing To Innovate Products


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Power Couple: Unlocking the Innovation Opportunities of Big Data and the Internet of Things

Robert Brands

All General NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS how to be innovative innovation innovation books new product developmentOn this blog, we first wrote about the Internet of Things (IoT) in the blog post entitled “Innovation Management: Keeping Up with the Digital World.”  If you haven’t read it, here’s a quick recap: [[ This is a content summary only.

Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea

IdeaScale

The power tools giant runs quick one-to-four week challenges to solicit ideas on how to improve their product lines. Most of the participants are engineers or product developers, but anyone can submit an idea. People in the company always bring up my story to show that product ideas can come from anyone,” Stearns said. It changed his life. And that’s growing.

BD Named 2015 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Winner by Product Development and Management Association

Innovation in Practice

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals, announced today that it has awarded the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award to BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX). In 2015, BD welcomed CareFusion and its products into the BD family of solutions.

Want to Create Products Customers Love? Integrate User Experience

Innovation Excellence

Chad McAllister interviews Larry Marine about about the critical steps for applying UX to product development. Larry is a User Experience expert that has helped many companies improve their products as well as design new products. He came to the field of UX through Don Norman’s Cognitive Science program at UC San Diego.

Stop Believing your Publicity and Test it with a Minimum Viable Product

Innovation Excellence

Instead test your biggest and riskiest assumptions quickly with a Minimum Viable Product. Continue reading → Book Review Growth Innovation Strategy Customers Eric Ries growth lean startup minimum viable product MVP new product development NPDStop believing your own publicity.

Can You Involve the Crowd in Your Innovation Initiative?

generate, develop and implement ideas. companies and industries by asking people for new paths towards developing great products. What  Do  We  Need  to  Know  About  Our  Industry  or  Our  Product? about competitors, product needs, new possibilities can come from unexpected places, especially. What  New  Products  Should  We  Offer? and great brands.

Harnessing the Power of Innovation and Crowdsourcing Software

Robert Brands

NO INNOVATION innovation; innovation process; new product development; business innovation books; innovation booksInnovation & Crowdsourcing Software to Unleash the Power of Your Network and Enable Open Innovation and Idea Implementation Even the most egalitarian, Kumbaya-progressive companies often forget. [[ This is a content summary only.

Rebuild Personas According to Your Next Product Innovation

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In this article, Product Innovation Manager Alex Igor Sanghikian discusses the Adjacent Possibilities framework for product management. By exclusively focusing on your persona’s one main need and trying hard to fulfill that need with your product, you can build the next feature with a more focused vision.

Quality, Speed, and Cost: How to achieve all three in Innovation

Innovation Excellence

long-standing belief across chemical and industrial product companies is that it’s not possible to rapidly produce low-cost, high-quality products. Many companies dedicate their best manufacturing equipment and people to quickly develop and launch a high-quality product, but these additional resources drive up costs unexpectedly. Quality, Speed, and Cost. Pick Two.

Power Couple: Unlocking the Innovation Opportunities of Big Data and the Internet of Things

Robert Brands

Innovation how to be innovative innovation books New Product DevelopmentOn this blog, we first wrote about the Internet of Things (IoT) in the blog post entitled “Innovation Management: Keeping Up with the Digital World.”  If you haven’t read it, here’s a quick recap: Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! link].

Innovation for the SMB

patents per employee than large patenting firms, and are much more likely to develop. crowdfunding is that you develop a customer base before the product is developed, which. product development. to solve problems, find new ideas for products and services, or to get feedback on. existing products, services, and processes. In the. organization.

How Konica Minolta Uses Design Thinking: Co-creating Primary Imaging Solutions for the Future

Innovation Excellence

An inside look at how Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is using Design Thinking to help Healthcare providers develop their Primary Imaging strategy for the future; and convening the Healthcare Community at Healthovate! Activate! at Xavier University.

Embracing Quick Wins and Quick Losses

Innovation Excellence

When moving a new product or service through the development cycle, there are generally four outcomes a New Product Development (NPD) team can expect. It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the positive outcomes does not result in revenue – or even a product – and organizations must learn to embrace this notion.

How Smart Product Managers Use a Business Case

Innovation Excellence

Properly used, a business case embodies the essential learning and planning derived from Lean, Design Thinking, and similar approaches to product development. It is not a documentation exercise, but a tool for collaborative learning and communicating the justification for a product concept.

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Top 5 Innovation TV Shows

Robert Brands

Innovation takeaway: Innovation within a company should not be limited to corner-office executives, product experts, engineering departments, and Research & Development teams. The show, starring Adam Brody and Martin Freeman, is about a controversial, tech-currency idea developed by three strangers who don’t fit your typical entrepreneur mold.

Hands-On or Hands-Off?

Mike Shipulski

Clarity Culture How To Magic Product Development Seeing Things As They Are Uncertainty Lessons Learned Product Development EngineHands-on versus hands-off – as a leader it’s a fundamental choice.  And for me the single most important guiding principle is – do what it takes to maintain or strengthen the team’s personal ownership of the work. What is the test plan? 

PBTO33: Creating Award Winning Products with Yogita Agarwal

Rmukesh Gupta

She runs a product design studio in Mumbai called Ware Innovations. . Why is she on the show: In her short career so far, she has already won multiple awards for multiple products. The Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design 2015  and The James Dyson Foundation Fund at Parsons 2015 for her product Jhoule. Some key aspects of product development. She has won.

Developing a New Product? Ask, Observe and Experience

Innovation Excellence

When developing a new product, it's important to understand how it will be used. Consumer Innovation Creativity Product Innovation Design Thinking new product development NPDTherefore you should always ask, observe and experience yourself.

The 7Ps of Successful Consumer Products

Innovation Excellence

Well-designed products make life easier by solving problems. Extraordinary products introduce new ways of doing things. To learn how to design great consumer products, I spoke with “Product Whisperer” Tracy Hazzard. Continue reading → Consumer Innovation Design Innovation Product Innovation consumer products Product Development Product Management

Measuring Innovation, Part 3/3: The Growth Innovation Index (GII)

Innovation Excellence

This article is the third and final in a series of 3 articles discussing measuring product innovation. Continue reading → Build Capability Competitions Disruption Innovation Product Innovation R&D Technology Innovation Management Innovation Metrics metrics New Product Development (NPD) Performance

For whom do you create new products?

Innovation Excellence

According to AcuPoll more than 95-percent of new products fail each year. This harrowing statistic should sound an alarm, one that says the way we approach the conceptualization and launch of new products does not work. Every year, billions of dollars shrivel down to zero. Careers and jobs lost. So much talent and energy gets.

Top 8 Myths about Innovators and Innovation—Debunked! (Part 2 of 2)

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Inspiration Business Models corporate survival guide Innovation Books innovation in business Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovation process new product development Robert BrandsToday’s business world is buzzing with talk about innovators and innovation. There are widespread myths about innovation and innovators that lead to significant misconceptions and can.

Predictable Reasons Why Product Managers Fail & How to avoid them. 

Rmukesh Gupta

I was recently invited to deliver a talk on “Practical Design Thinking for Product Managers” at an event held by the ‘Institute of Product Leadership” in Bangalore. Practical Design Thinking for Product Managers – Prof. Mukesh Gupta from Institute of Product Leadership on Vimeo. also share my thoughts on how this can be avoided.

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Driving Business Impact from Retail Innovation Labs

Innovation Excellence

As retailers strive to reinvent their customer experience and drive loyalty, many are opening innovation labs or centers that are focused exclusively on digital efforts or product innovation. Innovation Product Innovation Strategy Product Development product innovation retail Retail Innovation Retailers

Measuring Innovation, Part 2/3: The Criteria for a Good Innovation Index

Innovation Excellence

This article is the second in a series of three articles discussing measuring product innovation. Continue reading → Build Capability Competitions Disruption Innovation Product Innovation R&D Technology Innovation Management Innovation Metrics metrics new product development NPD Performance

Know What It Takes for New Product Success?

Innovation Excellence

While nothing in life, innovation, and marketing is guaranteed, we can know what our chances for success are for a new product or service. We can know what it takes to double your chances of success as compared to the average of 25% for all new products. Continue reading → Creativity Innovation Management marketing Merwyn Technology Merywn new product development R&D

How to Quantify Novel, Useful and Successful

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Business Models Customers Innovation Uncategorized New Product new product development NPD PrototypeIs it disruptive? Is it innovative? Two meaningless questions. Two questions to stop asking. More strongly, stop using the words “disruptive” and “innovative” altogether.

How AI Can Bring on a Second Industrial Revolution

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Kelly explores three trends in AI we need to understand in order to embrace it and steer its development. The most popular AI product 20 years from now that everyone uses has not been invented yet," Kelly says. inspiration IoT product development smart products technology"The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable," says digital visionary Kevin Kelly — and technology is much the same, driven by patterns that are surprising but inevitable. That means that you're not late.".

Scaling Lean Product Management for Better Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Can you truly predict a customers’ reaction to a new innovative product and then scale the success of the product? Continue reading → People & Skills Processes & Tools Product Innovation lean lean startup Product Development Product Management

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What if it works?

Mike Shipulski

Constraints Innovation Technology Lessons Learned Product Development EngineWhen money is tight, it’s still important to do new work, but it’s doubly important not to waste it. There are a number of models to increase the probability of success of new work.  One well known approach is the VC model where multiple projects are run in parallel.  No one to do the work.

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