Download PDF By Stuart Creque, SmartOrg If your business’s survival and growth depend on innovation, that means they also depend on your ability to choose the best projects from the many new technology and new product development projects in your innovation and R&D portfolio. If you didn’t have budget constraints, you’d choose all of the
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg Innovation is an adventure, a journey into the uncertain future. For some of us, that’s an exciting prospect that energizes us to take on each new challenge. For others of us, it’s a terrifying ride with blind corners and sudden plunges in the spaces between solid milestones. But whichever
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg In evaluating projects within an innovation or new product development portfolio, we frequently look at a two-dimensional view of project value. For the first dimension, we look at the net present value (NPV) of the project based on achieving the median or "expected" in each of the project’s component
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg I’d like to share with you some insights from a recent webinar I moderated, “Failing Forward”, part of the Front End of Innovation webinar series produced by KNect365. My fellow panelists were Karen Tilstra, Ph.D., Innovation Architect at Florida Hospital Innovation Lab, and Soon Yu, formerly Global Innovation Officer
Download PDF Decision Quality for Everyday Significant Decisions: Lessons from a SDP Webinar By David Matheson, SmartOrg Recently, I moderated a webinar presented by the Society of Decision Professionals. The presenter, Carl Spetzler of SDG, titled his presentation, “Decision Quality for Everyday Significant Decisions–when Decision Professionals will not be Present.” The audience for this webinars
Download PDF Thinking Big A Lesson from SmartOrg’s Community of Practice By David Matheson, SmartOrg At this year’s SmartOrg Community of Practice (see note), the participants explored one of the most important questions in innovation and product development: what stops us from thinking big? Too many companies manage opportunities with home-run potential as safe base
Download PDF The Power to Grow Comes from Focus Insights from Portfolio Management at Rogers Corporation By David Matheson, SmartOrg Your innovation portfolio is the engine that drives your future growth. How do you rev up that engine’s power? In our webinar in June, Shawn Williams of Rogers Corporation shared his experience in applying rigorous
When the course of action you are on is no longer taking you where you want to go, it's time to pivot to a new course. In a presentation to the Back End of Innovation conference last November, I shared how I pivoted at three key points in my career, and the lessons you can learn from my experience to help you pivot toward successful innovation.