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The Value of a PPM Central Data Repository

The Value of a PPM Central Data Repository

"Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forward." -Soren Kierkegaard, Danish Philosopher History captured Europe was plunged into the dark ages after the fall of Ancient Rome....

Payback on Product Portfolio Management

Payback on Product Portfolio Management

Many companies who have implemented the new discipline project and portfolio capability have discovered their “Acres of Diamonds.” When implemented well, the return on a proven PPM capability can...

Podcast: Gatekeeping and Scorecards

Podcast: Gatekeeping and Scorecards

In our question and answer session with Stephen Bridge, we discuss the role of the Gatekeeper, how to make gate decisions and how scorecards can facilitate this process. Transcript: Good morning. My...

Managing Risk in New Product Development

Managing Risk in New Product Development

In the third blog of our five-part series, 5 Key Ingredients to Fueling a Successful Product Launch we examine how to successfully manage risk in new product development. Part 3: Managing Risk The...

How to Prioritize Effectively

How to Prioritize Effectively

In our second blog post from the series, 5 Key Ingredients to Fueling a Successful Product Launch, we will be exploring how to prioritize effectively. From individual projects to the whole...

Stage Gate Software

Stage Gate Software

The range of software tools to support stage gate is extensive. To help guide you through the maze of options we suggest three broad areas or types of tool that you may wish to consider....

Implementation of Stage Gate

Implementation of Stage Gate

In the sixth post from our seven-part Stage Gate series, we examine how to effectively implement a Stage Gate process and explore the keys to success. Process Design Stage Gate is not a one size...

Stage Gate and Decision Making

Stage Gate and Decision Making

What are the keys to effective decision making? In the fifth blog post of our Stage Gate series, we explore each of them in turn. Objectivity Decision making is hard, and it is a natural human...

Gates and How to Operate Them

Gates and How to Operate Them

In the fourth post from our 7-part series exploring Stage Gate, we examine each of the Gates in the Stage Gate process. The actual process of making decisions at gates is termed a gate review, or a...

Stages and Deliverables

Stages and Deliverables

In the third post from our 7-part series exploring Stage Gate, we examine each of the five stages in the Stage Gate process. The basic idea of stage gate models is to break the project down into key...

Stage Gate Models

Stage Gate Models

In the second post from our 7-part series exploring Stage Gate, we examine the core principles of Stage Gate. The basic idea of stage gate models is to break the project down into key stages, each...

What is Stage Gate?

What is Stage Gate?

Stage Gate is a Discovery-to-Launch Process, and the ‘industry standard’ for managing product innovation, used by companies of all sizes around the world. Stage Gate is not new. The techniques for...

What is Agile Innovation?

What is Agile Innovation?

Agile Innovation has become a buzz word for many business executives; everyone wants to do more of it, but few are quite sure how to. But what exactly is Agile Innovation? The term Agile first...

Improving Innovation Performance in 2020

Improving Innovation Performance in 2020

It’s the start of a New Year, and a new decade, and time to reflect on the key developments of the last year and think about how you can improve your innovation performance in 2020 and beyond....