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Critical Best Practices for R&D Portfolio Management

Which PPM Best Practices give leading R&D organizations a competitive advantage? In 2011 Michael Menke initiated an ongoing PPM Accelerate Benchmark to study which PPM best practices leading R&D organizations were addressing, and which ones are being done well. In this video, Dr. Menke sheds light on some findings.

Making Portfolio Management More Effective

Excerpted from Research-Technology Management magazine, this article describes Michael Menke's PPM Accelerate Benchmarking Study for R&D organizations that aims at identifying which PPM practices are critical, which ones remain a challenge for most organizations, and which ones, when delivered effectively, offer an advantage over the competition.

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.

Innovation Through Cross-Thinking

Dr. Kenneth Kahn, Professor of Marketing and Senior Associate Dean at the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) presented a methodology called Cross-thinking, developed by VCU’s da Vinci Center for Innovation at our Getting Innovation to Market meeting in Ann Arbor.

When Projects Fail: Managing Innovation Teams

We invited Brad Barbera, Founder and Principal at Pi Innovation LLC and Editor-in-Chief of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) managerial magazine, Visions, to share some best practices on managing innovation teams at our Getting Innovation to Market regional event in Ann Arbor August 2015. This is what he presented.

Improving Product Development Efficiency

This August, we invited Bart Huthwaite, author of "Rules of Innovation" and "Lean Design Solution," to discuss his best practice approach for improving product development efficiency at our regional meeting in Ann Arbor. Bart presented the following presentation.