Creating Product Line Roadmaps

Innovation Excellence

A roadmap is a valuable collaboration and planning tool for product teams and organizations. This begs the question of how roadmaps should be created for product lines. Innovation Innovation Management Product Management product managers Roadmapping

4 Things to Think About When Creating Your Innovation Roadmap

InnovationManagement

Life Cycle Processes challenge change management evaluate goals innovation planning innovation process innovation program processes roadblocks roadmap workflowThis time of year is full of meetings with leadership and teams in order to help them prepare for the year ahead.

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Creating Product Roadmaps

Innovation Excellence

Not knowing which road to take may be enjoyable for a spirited spontaneous road trip with friends, motoring to unexpected destinations. While this may be the makings of an exciting weekend, it is an unsettling notion when applied to innovation, product management, and business in general.

A Simple Equation for Innovation Success

Innovation Excellence

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Innovation Roadmap 2015: Tips for Better Ideas

Information Playground

  One of John's call to actions was as follows: "Submit ideas" John was referring to EMC's annual Innovation Roadmap contest in which employees worldwide submit ideas against corporate challenges.

Corporate Innovation: How To Build A Startup Within A Company

Rocketspace

People say, 'he's not following the rules or he's not following the roadmap that we've already agreed on for the year.". Dan Gudema has always fancied himself as more of an entrepreneur than a mid-level executive, but for most of his career he was the latter, working at several large telecom companies. Over the years he tried to push innovation and create startup-like teams within the larger business, but, not surprisingly, some of those efforts were met with resistance.

Why innovation portfolios matter

OVO Innovation

Certainly companies are good at product portfolio and roadmaps, making decisions on how much to invest in older technologies, how much to invest in newer products and the roadmaps and versions that should be developed. Product roadmaps help us think through how a product will morph and add value over time, to remain valuable for customers by adding new capabilities or features. At this point in business evolution, every CEO understands the need for more innovation.

Innovation needs Time, Talent and Temperment

OVO Innovation

Even passionate people need to have guidance, and can work more effectively if they have a roadmap and a defined end goal. Invest in defining what a successful innovation roadmap looks like, and here's a hint. I'm about to leave for a well-deserved vacation, but I wanted to leave you, gentle readers, with a parting shot to contemplate before I go.

Crossing the Chasm Lessons for New and Experienced Software Product Managers

Innovation Excellence

These include knowledge of product management processes, skills leading teams, creating product roadmaps, managing portfolios, applying Lean Startup, performing Customer Discovery, managing development with SCRUM, and much more.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to create a digital transformation strategy, a clear roadmap and build the business case as it is going to be, well, umm…… transformational. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

Customer driven innovation at Ricoh

Innovation Excellence

I met with Mike at Barcelona Innovation summit, and was impressed by the presentation he delivered on customer driven innovation, and how Ricoh unfolds various ways to involve customers in its product roadmap. Mike Irvine is the leader of Ricoh’s European Technology Centre. His team is responsible for bridging the gap between Customers business needs and the Ricoh engineering and development teams.

The Most Important Ingredient to Ensure an Organization's Success

Idea Champions

Giving people a simple roadmap of what they can do, within their sphere of influence, to make a difference This is what Mitch Ditkoff's Jump Starting a Culture of Innovation keynote is all about.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Altimeter argues it is through these priorities, businesses are developing a roadmap that helps them compete for the present while building a next-generation business model to compete for the future. Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Roadmapping. A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization.

5 Things to Stop Doing to Enable Enterprise Innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). *This post originally appeared on Mind the Product.

Develop Your Annual Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

Obviously, you’ll want to allocate resources based on your product roadmap, but don’t forget to look beyond it. It’s that time of year when organizations close the books for the current year and start focusing on the next.

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

These are: Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. I firmly believe we are on the cusp of a new innovation era.

Designing at an Innovation Management Company

IdeaScale

This insight highlighted areas of weakness in our current product, and heavily influenced our roadmap moving forward. Can we look at our roadmap and answer: Why us, why now, why this?

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit. Digital transformation is being asked of everybody to get involved in but do we have a sufficient understanding of it?

Customer driven innovation at Ricoh, with Mike Irvine

Rapid Innovation in digital time

I met with Mike at Barcelona Innovation summit, and was impressed by the presentation he delivered on customer driven innovation, and how Ricoh unfolds various ways to involve customers in its product roadmap. Mike Irvine is the leader of Ricoh’s European Technology Centre. His team is responsible for bridging the gap between Customers business needs and the Ricoh engineering and development teams.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

These pillars are the key components required for building a coherent and strategic roadmap for building a culture of innovation and becoming an ‘everyday innovator ’. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook, Intuit and Capital One.

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Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

A simple Reinvention Formula* and Reinvention Roadmap* (for both individuals and organizations), and assorted tools that can create breakthrough results, overcome resistance and inertia, and ensure that every change made reinforces and aligns to the end goal.

Innovating at Startup Speed – the Silicon Valley Way

Qmarkets

A Global Innovation Hotbed. At Enterprise Development Group (EDG) we have recently made an interesting observation: there has always been a fairly steady stream of visitors to Silicon Valley, but lately this has become a veritable torrent.

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.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit. Digital transformation is being asked of everybody to get involved in but do we have a sufficient understanding of it?

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

But don’t rely only on them to create the future roadmap for your product or service. As the customer advocate, you work closely with employees to keep customers at the forefront of innovation. You want your employees to innovate with the customer in mind.

FEI Europe 2017 Recap – Denise Fletcher, CIO

eZassi

The Ezassi Innovation software platform integrates levels of AI with an advanced technology roadmap for 2017/2018. FEI Europe – Adapt, disrupt, innovate. This year’s FEI Europe conference in London was full of energy and ideas and I left feeling more motivated and inspired than ever to continue to find new ways to disrupt stale approaches to innovation. While every success should be celebrated, it is vital that companies don’t make the mistake of resting on their laurels.

Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance

Steve Blank

The Innovation at 50x presentation gives corporate rebels the roadmap, common language, and lean tools to develop a Lean innovation strategy, but Rebels@Work gives them the tools to be a positive force for leading change from within.

Warm and Fuzzy at the Front End of Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I am not claiming ideas from outside, roadmapping, technology search, idea relating are new in themselves, it just has not been CONNECTED as it can be now – that is the new part.

How the Kindling Team Uses Idea Management

KindlingApp

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. For Account Management, this adds a lot of value: we can better understand which customers are healthy and engaged in the product, we can quicker feedback to customers and a closed feedback loop, and easily set expectations about the product roadmap.

Jump Starting a Culture of Innovation

Idea Champions

Giving people a simple roadmap of what they can do, within their sphere of influence, to make a difference This is what Mitch Ditkoff's Jump Starting a Culture of Innovation keynote is all about.

Listen, Think, Create

Information Playground

My boss stood up on stage and said "I want to encourage everybody in my organization to submit ideas to the Innovation Roadmap contest" I listened and thought to myself that my participation had dwindled in previous years (because I used to run the contest).

Internal Crowdsourcing vs. External Crowdsourcing: How to Determine the Best Solution

Spigit

Product roadmap feedback, validation, and some ideation. Recently I had a chance to read a terrific article in the most recent issue of the MIT/Sloan Management review about internal crowdsourcing.

Guest Post by Tom Morkes: The Five Pillars of Authority

Rmukesh Gupta

Insurgent Publishing has published a half dozen books, including Paid to Exist and The Money Freedom Roadmap , both by Jonathan Mead, The High-Performance Athlete by Dr. Jason Winkle, and The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Jeff Goldenberg and Mark Hayes.

Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

Because of this, he was able to build his own company Workshop Butler which solves this problem and three of the other funders were some of its first customers, providing candid feedback in return for helping to steer the product roadmap. Jennifer Riggins is the marketeer at Happy Melly , a virtual global business network dedicated to making happiness at work the new norm. Henry Ford once said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

Unleashing Innovation Within Your Company

Imaginatik

For example: • How are you building your roadmap to accommodate your new products or services? Is innovation embedded into every thread of your company? Or is innovation still something that is truly yet to be realized?

Corporate Venture Capital’s Role in Innovation (Part 5): Crucial Lessons to Strengthen CVC Success

Corporate Innovation

However, they also have access to a $100M “opportunity fund” to invest in early stage companies that are developing important and disruptive technologies that don’t immediately match the current product roadmaps but open medium-term innovation opportunities. My previous post in the corporate venture capital (CVC) series provided a broad historical perspective on the sector.

Corporate Venture Capital’s Role in Innovation (Part 5): Crucial Lessons to Strengthen CVC Success

Corporate Innovation

However, they also have access to a $100M “opportunity fund” to invest in early stage companies that are developing important and disruptive technologies that don’t immediately match the current product roadmaps but open medium-term innovation opportunities. My previous post in the corporate venture capital (CVC) series provided a broad historical perspective on the sector.

Managing Feedback Systematically to Build Better Products

KindlingApp

It has the power to change the product roadmap and offers clues towards ways the product might address market fit, but as any product manager knows, not all feedback is created equal. Customers, especially in target verticals, can be a helpful indicator for which features will appeal most strongly to the market in general, but they certainly shouldn’t dictate the product roadmap. Feedback is raw insight from multiple sources.

First Enterprise Data Value Workshop

Information Playground

Workshops will feature research and industry roundtables on concepts, tools, practices and roadmaps, and will emphasize learning about strategies and practices from peers to successfully manage enterprise data according to its value.