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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 and Gate Style Software

Stage and Gate Style Software

The range of software tools to support a stage and gate style process 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...

Implementation of a Stage and Gate Process

Implementation of a Stage and Gate Process

In the sixth post from our seven-part Stage and Gate series, we examine how to effectively implement a Stage and Gate style process and explore the keys to success. Process Design Stage and Gate, or...

Phase Gate and Decision Making

Phase Gate and Decision Making

What are the keys to effective decision making? In the fifth blog post of our Stage and 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 and Gate processes, we examine each of the Gates in the Stage / Gate process. The actual process of making decisions at gates is termed a...

Stages and Deliverables

Stages and Deliverables

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

Stage and Gate Models

Stage and Gate Models

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

What is Stage and Gate?

What is Stage and Gate?

Stage and Gate processes, or Phase 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 and...

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....

Where do Breakthrough Ideas Come From?

Where do Breakthrough Ideas Come From?

There is a huge desire for breakthrough new products, yet recent data suggests quite the opposite is occurring – most companies don’t lack ideas, but they do lack big game-changing innovation. So...