16 October 2017
The pressure to drive profitability has never been greater and while manufacturers are good at decreasing costs, they’re struggling to create new forms of value. Many companies are scratching their heads when it comes to incorporating services, IoT, and big data elements into their offerings.
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
23 September 2016
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.
14 July 2016
06 October 2015
Join David Matheson and the SmartOrg team as David will be discussing with participants how dynamic portfolio management can help your innovation projects rocket to success in the marketplace in the "Improving the Odds of Winning in your Portfolio" session.
09 September 2015
Download PDF By Don Creswell, SmartOrg Are You Making Better Product Development Decisions? Among the hundreds of decisions that need to be made throughout ideation, development and commercialization of an innovative new product, there are two levels of decisions that require fundamentally different approaches to decision making–at the strategy level and at the project management
13 May 2015
Download PDF By Don Creswell, SmartOrg It is All About Choice It has been 17 years since Cooper and Edgett published their seminal book “Portfolio Management for New Products” (1998). Companies throughout the world have adopted many of the practices set forth in the book, including various forms of phase gate and portfolio management process.
02 October 2014
Download PDF By Don Creswell, SmartOrg In last month’s installment of ValuePoint, we addressed the fourth principle of strategic portfolio management: conducting credible, comparable evaluations. Now, let’s take a look at how the process of embracing uncertainty and dynamics, and how explicitly evaluating the uncertainties is the key to unlocking value. In the business world,
11 September 2014
When you take time to look at your company’s portfolios, do you ever encounter one of these common portfolio management dysfunctions? Political battles Lack of collaboration Mistrust of the numbers Many complex processes Budgeting challenges Lack of clarity around priorities Strategic portfolio management differs greatly from “operational” portfolio management; it focuses on selecting the best