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5th Annual Community of Practice 2020: Creating Breakthroughs

By the third day of SmartOrg’s annual Community of Practice for executives in Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM), one of the participants had an epiphany: “I used to think that SPM was just project roll-ups for reporting and make some incremental choices, but now I see that it’s a way to drive our organization towards achieving big growth goals.”

12 min read Strategic Portfolio Management

The paradox of important but ineffective innovation: Lean Operators and Courageous Companies

Innovation is important. The problem is it isn’t very effective.

At a recent event, my colleague, Ralph Morales III, polled the audience on the importance and effectiveness of innovation, and a paradox emerged: innovation is important but ineffective.

12 min read Innovation Management

Guidebook: Innovation Portfolio Management – Balancing Value and Risk (Frost & Sullivan/SmartOrg/Beta Inc.)

Guidebook: Innovation Portfolio Management – Balancing Value and Risk (Frost & Sullivan/SmartOrg/Beta Inc.)

5 min study Strategic Portfolio Management

How Big – Accuracy vs. Fiction

Value Point:

Forecast the future is more analogous to writing fiction. Accuracy is less relevant.

2 min watch Practitioners Guide to Project Evaluation

How Big – Share & Margin, the Stupid Pill Principle

Value Point:

Advice on how to deal with low cases on market share

2 min watch Practitioners Guide to Project Evaluation

How Big – Market Size

Value Point:

Assess uncertainty for market size in the future.

5 min watch Practitioners Guide to Project Evaluation

How Big – Jump to the Future

Value Point:

Market uncertainties at a future state are assessed.

2 min watch Practitioners Guide to Project Evaluation