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New Product Development

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Options thinking for your NPD process

Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn, Interim Dean and Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, presented "Options thinking for your NPD process" at the Minneapolis Regional Innovation Round Table on September 14, 2017.

White Paper: Agile-Stage-Gate: Dr. Robert Cooper

Scrum, Sprints, Kanban, Niko Niko... It used to be that these words were spoken exclusively within a software development environment, where Agile methodology took root. However, some early adopters and leading manufacturers have recently been giving them a new meaning, by experimenting and translating Agile methodology into their new product development processes.

Driving Sustainable Growth By Leveraging Customer Insights

NPD organizations with a B2B market have a distinct advantage: early and cheap access to true customer insights that can help reduce commercial risk for product launches and aid in building an innovation roadmap that drives long-term growth.

A Primer for Integrated Roadmapping: An Interview with Ken Huskins

Integrated Roadmapping is often overlooked as a tool for excellence at new product development, yet is so incredibly important to bridge innovation strategy and portfolio management. In this interview, Dr. Ken Huskins presents the key aspects of integrated roadmaps, and explains why they should be an integral part of companies’ strategy if they truly wish to be excellent at innovation.

Stage-Gate Success: Mitigating NPD Risk via Predictability

At our Getting Innovation to Summit event, Dr. Ken Huskins and Dr. Klaus Fink shared a case study in which an organization was able to transform their NPD process and achieve higher project on-time completion rates, better alignment among team members, and increased overall pipeline value.

PPM Capabilities to Enhance NPD Results

During our Getting Innovation to Market event in Ann Arbor that focused on challenges in automotive and discrete manufacturing, Michel Delifer highlighted PPM capabilities that enhance NPD results.

Dr Robert Cooper on Innovation and the Future of Stage-Gate

We sat down with Dr Cooper last October to ask him about his take on product innovation's issues such as mitigating risks in new product development projects, accommodating agile methodologies, and unsticking stalled project processes.