09 December 2016
It is with very heavy hearts that we at SmartOrg announce the passing of our friend, colleague and co-founder Don Creswell. Don’s association with the SmartOrg team extends back well before the founding of our company in 2000, to the days when he worked with Jim Matheson at SRI and with Jim, Peter McNamee and
07 December 2016
In a resource-constrained world, Innovation and Finance often work at cross-purposes. Innovation teams balk at Finance placing restrictions on resources and demanding precise, fixed estimates of project results. Finance sees Innovation teams as a source of unnecessary risk and expense without certainty of return. This tug-of-war distracts both Innovation and Finance from growing the business.
09 November 2016
"Use the portfolio process because it delivers business value, not just because it is a best practice" is a reminder that the tool is a means to a goal, not the goal itself. Always ask yourself how strategic portfolio management can tangibly advance the business goals of the company and deliver recognizable results.
11 October 2016
Developing and successfully launching new products can be a very risky undertaking. There are many unforeseen hazards between concept and launch. No matter how carefully you forecast and plan, you are negotiating uncharted waters. It can be a messy process, full of surprises--some good and some bad.
06 October 2016
A company’s portfolio of innovation and new product development projects is its engine for growth. You expect your innovation portfolio to generate future revenue growth. But will you achieve your growth target? “From sixteen years of analyzing innovation and new product development portfolios, SmartOrg knows that half of the growth your portfolio generates depends on
28 September 2016
Portfolio Navigator® 6.0 On Rangal™ Platform Empowers Users To Maximize Returns On R&D, New Product Development Menlo Park, California, August 19, 2016 – SmartOrg®, Inc., has announced the release of version 6.0 of its Portfolio Navigator® software, running on its proprietary Rangal™ operating platform. This advanced decision analysis software supports strategic portfolio management for innovation.
26 September 2016
The Back End of Innovation provides a strategic road map to successful commercialization. Learn how to bring new products to market and commercialize them for maximum impact on the bottom line. Uncover new ways to solve problems we all encounter in today's dynamic business world.
23 September 2016
Author: Melinda Gurman
Together we will generate ideas and insights that will drive your product development and innovation strategy. The event assembles executives across a myriad of industries to share best practices, challenges, solutions and so much more.
06 September 2016
The idea that pursuing every innovation opportunity is the best way to maximize the power of an innovation portfolio is appealing. If there were no limitations on available resources, every project with a positive net present value (NPV) would indeed be worth pursuing.