We work with organizations to transform new product development (NPD) capabilities for improved development effectiveness, reduction in time to market and increased R&D productivity.
For companies striving to achieve significant organic growth from new products, this means identifying current NPD process gaps, and defining the systematic and organizational changes needed to achieve step-function improvement.
Our approach includes assessing, benchmarking, designing, piloting and implementing key elements of NPD in the areas of governance and decision making, process structure, and project excellence.
As a result, our clients have achieved development cycle time improvement of over 40 percent, development pipeline throughput of over 60 percent and 100 percent improvement in return on R&D investment.
Like a rugby scrum, new product development works best when participants bind together to move towards the same goal. Gated processes should clarify team roles and help companies meet innovation expectations. This practical guide will help…
When projects miss scheduled gate review dates, new product development project teams and their executive sponsors place the blame on a number of factors, while wondering how to improve things next time.
Despite the benefits, many companies struggle to manage resources for new product development. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, reassessing your resource management efforts may help.
A well implemented gate review process allows leadership to evaluate projects from a business perspective at critical junctures, leaving day-to-day project execution to an accountable project team. So why are so many of these same companies…
Even companies with gated processes in place fall short of innovation goals because they need guidance on what happens “between the gates”. Here are some practical tips for project teams who want to improve product requirements…
High level design is the first step in developing a solution to address the functions and features described in the product requirements. But when do you start and where does it fit in the product development process?
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