A Collaborative Product Development Stage Gate

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You might be surprised to learn that silica sand is used in a wide variety of industries: everything from the oil & gas vertical to products in sports & recreation. The post A Collaborative Product Development Stage Gate appeared first on IdeaScale.

Finding the Ideation and Product Development Balance

IdeaScale

At some point, you have to stop ideating and start putting those ideas into production. But for many businesses, finding the line between ideation and product development can be tricky. The post Finding the Ideation and Product Development Balance appeared first on IdeaScale.

Product development: From hypothesis to experiment

etventure

Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. What do I want to learn?

Product development through hypotheses: formulating hypotheses

etventure

Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

alternative products and services at their fingertips. to enhance products or services – has. opportunities for products, services, and markets. likely a customer is to recommend a certain product or service to a friend or. provide better products and services.

Product development through hypotheses: formulating hypotheses

etventure

Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach.

Product Development Process Lessons from BOSE’s Innovations

Innovation Excellence

I helped to bring into the world two blockbuster products – BOSE’s Noise-Cancelling Headphones and the BOSE® Wave® Music System. Here are seven product development process lessons learned from our experience creating products enjoyed by millions of customers.

Product development through hypotheses – start of the new blog series

etventure

Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development – an approach that is oriented primarily towards the “Lean Startup” philosophy. What is the secret of successful product development?

Creative Quickies – A Vital New Product Development Question to Ask

BrainZooming

Learn all about how Mike Brown’s workshops on creating strategic impact can boost your success! There are soooooooooooooo many ways to generate creative ideas. One way is to come up with a name that inspires an idea.

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).

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Based on our learning, we see the. or respond to feedback, and develop the. product innovation, or between sustaining. process innovation, new product ideas, or. we call ideation rate, measures the productivity. products for the small business market.”

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

There are always new initiatives at every corporation that test the opportunity to build new businesses in new markets and introduce new product innovations (Horizon 2) in an effort to extend existing business models. The corporation must learn to execute in these new areas to stay successful.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

There are always new initiatives at every corporation that test the opportunity to build new businesses in new markets and introduce new product innovations (Horizon 2) in an effort to extend existing business models. The corporation must learn to execute in these new areas to stay successful.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

There are always new initiatives at every corporation that test the opportunity to build new businesses in new markets and introduce new product innovations (Horizon 2) in an effort to extend existing business models. The corporation must learn to execute in these new areas to stay successful.

Accelerating Innovation with Rapid Learning Cycles

Innovation Excellence

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions.

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.

The Value of Knowing When to Pivot

IdeaScale

If sales are slowing and your product is beginning to age, is it time to pivot? Customers buy a product and use it for an entirely different purpose, or ask for a feature the founders never intended for the product. What do your customers most often use your product for?

Key for Innovation Implementation and Business Success is Communication

Idea to Value

Sure, having a brilliant idea for a new product or service coupled with the top talent and resources may give you a rocket-propelled push at the starting line for the innovation process. Effective communication leads to collaboration among innovation teams , which leads to optimal performance outcomes for the new product development process and innovation To bring about the most successful collaborations, you must be able to marshal the forces of your i nnovation collective.

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?

Hands-On or Hands-Off?

Mike Shipulski

Unless, of course, the team needs some learning. If they need just a bit of learning the leader lets them get a little muddy; and if the team needs deep learning, the leader lets them sink to their necks. What is the next learning objective?

The Additive Manufacturing Maturity Model

Mike Shipulski

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is technology/product space with ever-increasing performance and an ever-increasing collection of products. Learn to choose the right machine. Create/Learn – Create something new, show your team, show your customers.

Calling All Engineers: Beyond Form, Fit and Function for Formulated Products

Innovation Excellence

Like most engineers, I learned about rules of interchangeability back in school. These rules help companies decide whether a product change should require a new item number or simply a revision of the same item number. But what about formulated products?

Method Mondays: Never stop learning

Boxes and Arrows

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.”. Once it is complete, analyze the results in a team and think of ways how to apply them to your service or product. It centers on the question “What should your product do?”

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. Continue reading → Innovation Product Innovation Training business case Product Development Product Management

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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. Some key aspects of product development.

If you don’t know the critical path, hire a good project manager.

Mike Shipulski

If the product won’t sell without the newness, that’s level 5 and you should behave accordingly. If the newness causes the product to cost a bit more than expected, but the project will still sell like nobody’s business, that’s level 2.

Using Games to Help Your Group Create Amazing Products

Innovation Excellence

Games can also be applied to innovation, which is the topic of the book “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.” I caught up with the author, Luke Hohmann, to learn more.

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.

Accelerate Growth Through Strategic Integration of Research During the Innovation Process

Innovation Excellence

They needed a new product, in a hurry. From concept to packaging, they needed it all: RTB, packaging design, product name, name and product fit with top benefits, and fully baked complete concepts to test against legacy products and competitive products.

Lessons of Steve Jobs

InnovationManagement

In this talk Kawasaki shares 12 lessons he learned about life and work while working with Steve Jobs. Videos apple design inspiration lessons learned product development steve jobsGuy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. He is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an "online magazine rack" of popular topics on the web.

What if it works?

Mike Shipulski

Another method to increase the probability of success is to increase the learning rate. A shoe string budget fosters radical learning strategies and creates focus which are both good ideas when coffers are low.

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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.

To figure out what’s next, define the system as it is.

Mike Shipulski

If your mind is all over the place your likely first step is to learn how to help it settle down. Every morning starts with the products and services you have. You can’t sell the obsolete products you had, nor can you sell the future services you may develop.

What Is Business Intelligence?

Collective Innovation

Business Intelligence turns your data into actionable information allowing you to make decisions that increase the likelihood of successful new products, sales programs and marketing efforts. If you’re creating a new product historical data can provide a good measure as to what costs and revenue can be expected. Anything that can help illustrate what the impact of a new course or product may be. What exactly drew them to purchase your product over others?

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

etventure

In our beginner’s guide to MVPs our Head of Product, Gregor Ilg, explains what a minimum viable product is, how it is developed and how it can help companies to enhance innovation. MVP” is an acronym for “minimum viable product”. Understanding MVP Development .