Product roadmap software study


New report into the Product Roadmap Software Marketplace is published. Bubble is pleased to share news that our PPM Software Bubble Innovator features in a new and independent review of the Roadmapping software marketplace. In its recently-released (49 page) research report, ‘Roadmapping Software Studie’, TIM-Consulting and Fraunhofer IAO evaluated a number of prominent vendors offering technology and product roadmapping software. Inspird roadmap.

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Creating an Innovation Roadmap


In January 1996, two Stanford PhD students started working on a research project that would change the world. They nicknamed their project BackRub, because it checked backlinks of websites to determine their importance. Today, that project has become known as Google and its two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have completely changed the way the world works. Consider if the overall aim is to improve technologies, products, processes, markets etc.

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All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation


Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation


Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

Measuring Innovation Performance

to market. projects moving. right behavior, activities, and projects. Investments made Innovation projects started Development spend Tests conducted Organizational growth % of spend on new products Studies conducted. pipeline, innovation revenue (after product goes to market), and EOP lift (External Operating. evaluated for feasibility & market. communication and marketing, or a lack. market insights that have been identi?ed,

Three Ways to Get Buy-in for Unsexy Projects

New Markets Advisors

Every manager in the corporate world has a wishlist of projects that have been relegated to the back burner. Ultimately, those projects that aren’t exciting get deprioritized, regardless of the potential value they could add. Because a project doesn’t showcase a buzzworthy new technology or because it only produces modest near-term returns (despite its potential for the long-term), sponsors shy away. Dave Farber is a strategy and innovation consultant at New Markets Advisors.

The Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And What To Do About It

New Markets Advisors

The Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And Unfortunately, companies have limited resources, and they can only refresh their market research on a relatively limited basis. There may be large shifts in trends, technologies, or solutions on the market; those changes can make certain jobs grow or wane in importance, or they can make some jobs easier to satisfy. Dave Farber is a strategy and innovation consultant at New Markets Advisors.

Why innovation portfolios matter

Jeffrey Phillips

It requires divergent thinking and exploration, the willingness to explore customer needs and market trends. Incremental innovation is sustaining, extending the life and value of existing products and driving revenues, while disruptive innovation is transformative, seeking to create entirely new markets or segments or fill valuable but unmet needs. Most product management teams assign resources and plan projects based on the product portfolio, company objectives and roadmaps.

The 10 Reasons People Buy New Products

New Markets Advisors

I advocate for developing a rich understanding of consumers that allows companies to build successful products and market them in the right way. Yet entrepreneurs, marketers, product managers, and other innovators often get lost in the complexity of their businesses and their new ideas. Meanwhile, a study of my past research projects would suggest that consumers tend to buy products for a relatively small number of primary reasons?—?at Project social image or status ?—?There

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

Facebook continues to hold nearly 20% of the digital ad market while Facebook-owned Instagram (5%), Twitter (1%), and Snapchat (1%) lag behind. A big part of that is having a deep understanding of customer needs that transcends the particular projects and products that teams may be working on. Dave Farber is a strategy and innovation consultant at New Markets Advisors. He is a co-author of the award-winning book Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation.

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Are You Doing Agile Right?


The main purpose of the methodology is to create a product or service that disrupts the market and forces competitors to adapt or exit the space because of the level of disruption created. This goal is met by adopting an agile framework which splits up larger innovation initiatives into smaller projects with simple, manageable tasks. What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? By Upboard.

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Al-Hasan Al-Shaibani

Innovation 360 Group

Previous experience include General Manager of K3 Saudi, new foreign investment Joint Venture Startup Company providing retail solutions focusing to the retail market in MENA region. Project & portfolio Management. Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

From MW to GW’s of Renewable Hydrogen using Electrolyzers

Paul Hobcraft

The roadmap for Hydrogen announced by the European Union is looking to install at least 6GW of renewable hydrogen electrolyzers in the EU by 2024 and have in place 40GW of renewable hydrogen electrolyzers by 2030. To help with this, they have encouraged the formation of a European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to develop the investment schedule and pipeline of concrete projects. It can address a wide variety of existing and new markets where electrolyzers can play a significant role.

What is Miro and How to Use Miro for Virtual Collaboration

The tool also comes with a series of pre-built templates that can inspire or serve as a starting place for your own project work. Some common uses of Miro include: Creating a list of ideas or topics to focus on for an innovation project. Laying out a roadmap or strategy for an innovation program/workshop. If you’d like to implement this tool into your own collaboration and virtual projects, you may be unsure just how to get started.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

These changes are influencing all of our worlds, allowing a very different “connecting” innovation to come into play and provide ‘greater value’ Nothing succeeds in isolation anymore, it needs fully connecting up, to bring increased value to the market and customer needs. Innovation is advancing but most of it has been designed for a different time, the old era of stable markets, predictable solutions and having a clear sense of your competition.

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds On Your Side

Idea to Value

What’s more, the digital age has further highlighted the importance of getting timing right, because many markets have quickly transitioned from local to global, winner-takes-most markets. In these markets, the couple of companies that are first to scale , reap nearly all of the rewards. However, by understanding how the prices are going to behave, you can plan your product roadmap accordingly.

AI in Foresight & Innovation Management


The more complex the organization, however, the more difficult it often becomes to keep a clear overview of all the innovation projects, teams and products in the making. Therefore, on this stage all the Known Knowns i.e. customer needs, market or technology trends are collected.

Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works


SAFe is an agile framework for development that has been gaining a lot of prominence among developers and managers of software projects. SAFe was developed in 2011 to help software development teams put better products on the market faster. However, once project managers try to scale the Agile philosophy, to include multiple (dependent) teams, for example, they can end up with a lot of trouble and difficulty maintaining the fluidity and flexibility that make it useful.

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Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

This massive shift from our present reliance on fossil fuels projects to renewables (regarded as clean energy) can account for two-thirds of our primary energy supply by this 2050 mark. Innovation needs to be broader than just being conducted through technological research and development; it requires a more significant integrated innovation model that has business models, policies, processes, and market design as part of the solutions. Source IRENA [link].

PESTLED360: Iron Out Key Driving Forces in Your Current Environment and Anticipate Future Ones

Innovation 360 Group

Do you have a roadmap for its short- and longer-term implications? Often it is misused as a framework for assessing a specific market or even an organization itself. PESTLED illuminates current influences, but more importantly, it alerts you to rapidly approaching changes and market dynamics across industries. It illuminates connections in the data so you can begin to defend your market value. Identify necessary projects to be executed now.

Four Steps for the successful Implementation of a holistic Innovation Management


With the help of questions on innovation strategy and objectives, innovation organization and processes, methodological competence, software solutions and the evaluation of innovation success, a personal innovation benchmark and an individually tailored roadmap are set up to show the potentials for an increasing innovation performance. Experiences and best practices from other projects in the same industry or similar problems are incorporated.

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I had written in a piece “ Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play ” we need to apply five aspects in a new innovation roadmap, one that is required to be built on connecting and collaborating continuously: Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation, designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. It is constantly adapting to the needs of the project, not to the system.

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Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

We all sketch before we design, but too often the sketches go in a drawer when the project starts, often never to be seen again. One team I’ve worked with helps bridge this gap on strategic projects by maintaining an “experience roadmap.” The roadmap is a collection of prototypes showing what each release will look like. An experience roadmap shows how a product can evolve—and whether it has weak points along the way.

Companies betting big on open innovation


“Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.” ( Henry Chesbrough, 2006 ). Check out how the idea generation and project roadmaps here.).

Stop Building Products No One Wants: How to Experiment Your Way to Success

Moves the Needle

In most cases, a product manager is someone who works cross-functionally with development, marketing, and customer support in order to map out use cases for new products. Their key responsibilities are to make sure that must-have features are prioritized, that project milestones are being hit, and that the project is staying on budget. It is a common concern that many PMs lack the time to even do any market validation at all.

The Myth of the First-Mover Advantage: Why to be Smarter, Not Faster

New Markets Advisors

They want to fail quickly, pivot, and be first to market with their new idea. Since pioneering the app-based ride hailing market, Uber has been bombarded with other companies trying to offer similar services or address niche markets that are under-served by Uber. has struggled to gain even one-third of the market. Despite taking a wait-and-see approach, the iPod captured roughly 70% market share. Companies today worry too much about being fast.

How the Kindling Team Uses Idea Management


A major challenge I regularly face in marketing Kindling is explaining the seemingly simple concept of "ideas" as they feature in idea management. We even have a Customer-Requested Features Category, where customers can contribute directly to our feature pipeline, commenting and voting on the features that are most relevant to them and gaining insight into our roadmap. Agency Lab (our in-house marketing experiments division).

3 User-Experience cases that we separated for you


In concise English, the User Experience is the art of putting the user in the center of the project. Gain a better understanding by reading our article on Big Tech in the insurance market. Now, why would a company invest in User-Centrism, having the user experience as a guide for its projects? They differentiate themselves from the competition and, as we all know, market competition is getting fiercer all the time.

Say What? How Mastering CEO-Speak Can Help Lead to the Successful Implementation of Your Innovation

Idea to Value

Piggybacking upon this fundamental framework, the newly published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation provides a roadmap for success through innovation by demarcating the elements that must be present to properly execute the ten imperatives to innovation. Share frequent progress reports on your project and “[i]nvite your new internal stakeholders to gain an ownership interest in the program by inviting their participation when creating the completed plan.” [4].

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

In order to prepare for the coming skills shortage in manufacturing, business leaders must assess their current capabilities, refine their market strategy, build a culture of innovation, and ensure that they have the most effective leadership styles in place. . Winning market share will depend on more than just bringing on the right technology to keep pace with cultural changes like greater mobility and wider connectivity.

Chief Digital Officer - To have or not to have


For example, Patrick Hoffstetter joined Renault in 2010 to direct its digital strategy and ops; as head of the digital factory , he got Renault (Dacia & RSM) to make car apps after partnering with Apple and Google, transformed the sales experience by providing PC tablets that had product and customer information to garages and dealerships, launched an enterprise social network for employees, and acquired millions of followers on social media with a mobile marketing initiative.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time. If you’re a leader, create the mandate , and get a diverse team organized to carry it out, in Projects. Domain Knowledge, understanding your area and market, deeply. The science and the technology, and, the ever-changing market and customers. Projects change culture. Projects are essential.

Release of The Complete Guide to Business Innovation Volume 1-5

Innovation 360 Group

The first volume will be on the market Sep 30 2017, and the coming books launched between Q4/2017 and Q2/2018. If you are interested to contribute please visit the co-creation site for the project here. The forces reshaping global culture have become so sweeping and multifaceted that a company’s past successes have lost their statistical weight in projections of what is most likely to happen next.

7 Things Every CEO Should Know About Their Patents


Even in the most extreme cases where there is a perfect intersection of data, analytics, valuable metrics, and huge incentives to utilize and optimize, we see both surprising catastrophic failures, and stunning opportunites in markets. To give two stark examples, we turn to the market crash of 2008 – caused by a cascading failure in financial markets that devastated our economy and destroyed market capitalization – in 18 months, the Dow lost over 50 percent of its value.

What the digital transformation trend means for technology resellers

The Future Shapers

Work with each of the relevant stakeholders involved, to discuss factors such as resources, budget, and capabilities to develop a realistic roadmap for the changes that should be implemented. The penultimate stage requires taking the above roadmap and commencing the implantation process. When undertaking any project of this scale, the possibility for something to go wrong is always present.

Successfully shaping Digital Transformation


New business models are needed to consolidate or expand company’s market position. Having a clear strategy and a purposeful, structured process for implementing new business models and/ or gradually adapting existing ones to new business models will determine the success of digital transformation projects and company’s market position. V = Velocity: Companies need to keep the pace faster and faster in the market ecosystem. By Andreas Rusnjak.

Getting Started with Innovation Management


Practices such as project management and total quality were introduced decades ago and have matured over time. There are good examples of organisations who approach innovation strategically and systemically such as Shell and DSM but many more still view innovation as a project and as a result, it falls in the nice to have category. Start with Innovation projects immediately and don’t wait for the Innovation System to be completely implemented.

Soldiers & Hessians, Ronin & Ninja

Boxes and Arrows

As firms digitize their business, user experience has gone from marketing to a core business function. Full “domain knowledge” starts with knowing the basic terminology to business rules, previous project successes and failures, and regulations. In the course of a project, UX professionals dig up data and identify solutions to problems beyond the immediate project. A UX future vision accelerates short-term delivery, but also drives the product roadmap.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

There is a rub here, most transformation projects seem to fail. I could outline countless ways to work through different examples, set about a strategic and operational digital transformation roadmap, to combine effective knowledge from people and excellence gained from what you need to do in IT and your technologies to get this going, but I will not here, as this is an opening primer, not a solution. Let me finish on one example already successfully working in today’s market.

4 Challenges on the Road to Digital Transformation


According to Gartner’s research , organizational culture is the biggest blocker to digital transformation projects. Several vendors are also extending digital transformation roadmap definition and services around it for a quicker time to market and utilize the latest technology stack to get the job done effectively. Scalability of the infrastructure is a game-changer in the DX projects. .

The Root Cause for Innovation Theater and How to Avoid It


Innovation funnels, for instance, need at least 2–3 years to go from idea to product/market fit. Let me illustrate first with some examples from the product world: If you simply incentivize marketers to drive more leads, your ad budget gets spent and you get more leads?—?but Traction can be further deconstructed into 7 key metrics which can be used to consistently measure any idea at any stage against a traction roadmap.

Get Real About Your Company’s Future

The Inovo Group

For many, “future” is in fact a continuation of the immediate past and projections of near-term forces and trends that are easy to see and understand. When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, Research in Motion (RIM) was a major player in a worldwide market that sold about one billion cell phones annually (the term “smartphone” was new). Conduct market research? Technology roadmapping? Select the key trends and project them forward 10 years.

5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

The market is changing faster than ever, and an organization’s ability to move at the speed of the Internet is the only chance at surviving and thriving. We’ve learned from the collapse of Kodak, Blockbuster, RadioShack and other once-prominent organizations that a corporate culture designed to uphold and manage existing success can actually become the arch nemesis of an enterprise that needs to be agile in order to evolve to meet the needs of quickly changing global markets.