12 July 2017
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
06 June 2017
Author: Somik Raha
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
12 April 2017
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg A Silicon Valley company recently asked SmartOrg to help with their growth challenge. They knew that to really grow, they needed to identify technology inflection points that defined the next big waves that they could ride. But as their company grew and their industry got more complex, it became
08 March 2017
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg In last month’s ValuePoint, I shared two methods our customers use to drive breakthrough growth from their portfolios. These methods help them to reposition or expand products, make acquisitions, reallocate resources, define higher goals or otherwise make decisions to drive more growth. In this ValuePoint, I share two more
08 February 2017
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg I’ve been keeping a catalog of methods our customers use to drive breakthrough growth from their portfolios. At a recent innovation conference (see “Profitable Pivots at MindXchange” at the end of this article), I validated and refined those methods with a group of about 30 innovation executives. Participants were
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.
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.
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.