Carrie Nauyalis

Carrie Nauyalis, NPD Solution Evangelist at Planview, is passionate about establishing customer relationships, developing market positioning, defining field enablement strategies, providing market-based feedback into Planview product development, and being an overall evangelist and though leader for the Product Development market. She is an active speaker, MBA guest lecturer, blogger and vlogger on all things Product Portfolio Management, with warm places in her heart for the topics of innovation, Stage-Gate® and Agile.

All articles by Carrie Nauyalis:

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    PMO is not a Dirty Word

    Dec 09, 2014 | In: Organization & Culture

    Many product organizations have some type of Project Management Office (PMO), even if they refer to it by a different name. The PMO is a critical component to a successful product delivery, yet it often carries a reputation for being heavy-handed policy enforcers. When focused on the right things, the PMO plays a pivotal role in driving innovation process excellence and ensuring profitability.

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    Shark Tank Your Gate Meetings

    May 19, 2014 | In: Life Cycle Processes

    A gated product development process is often implemented by organizations to assist in scrutinizing projects throughout their lifecycle to ensure only the fittest survive. Unfortunately, many of the checks and balances lack the teeth required to kill doomed projects before they squander resources. How can a TV show provide valuable insight into your gate meetings? Stay tuned to learn more.

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    It’s Midnight. Do You Know Where Your Projects Are?

    May 13, 2014 | In: Organization & Culture

    Product innovation shouldn’t be scary. But if you don’t know where projects are throughout the development process, those projects could be as good as gone. This article considers how the level of visibility organizations have into a product as it progresses through the full commercialization process directly relates to its success. What steps can organizations take to expand their field of vision into product lifecycles and how can having a single source of truth be the light in the darkness?

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    Mourning the Dead: Why You Should Have a Funeral after Killing Your Product

    Apr 28, 2014 | In: Organization & Culture

    Pulling the plug on an in-flight project is hard. No one wants to be the person calling it quits, offending team members and admitting defeat. It is this mentality, however, that ends up sucking the life out of resources and budgets and setting the organization up for continued failure because the process is broken. How can you ensure only the right projects survive, wrong ones are killed early and lessons are celebrated after an appropriate mourning period? It’s going to take courage.

  • Maturing Innovation Management One Step at a Time

    Maturing Innovation Management One Step at a Time

    Dec 09, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture

    The fall conference season is winding down and this year I’ve had the privilege of attending and speaking at some great innovation events, sharing the newly launched Innovation Management Maturity Model™. From regional PDMA meetings in Dallas and Atlanta, to the national PDMA PIM conference, the Optimizing Innovation conference in NYC, to the Planview Horizons Annual Customer Conference, it’s been a brain-filling couple of months.

  • The Innovation Management Maturity Model: How Do You Stack Up?

    The Innovation Management Maturity Model: How Do You Stack Up?

    Oct 28, 2013 | In: Life Cycle Processes

    You might talk the talk of innovation. But do you walk the walk? Or, more realistically, are you doing some herky-jerky semblance of a walk that’s not getting you very far?

  • Are you REALLY Innovating?

    Are you Really Innovating? Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

    Jul 22, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture

    This article challenges companies to take an honest look in the innovation mirror to determine whether they’re truly making it or perhaps faking it when it comes to bringing innovative products and services to market. Consider this a simple litmus test to self-diagnose.

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