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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...