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  • Measure the Maturity of Your Idea-to-Launch Process

    Measure the Maturity of Your Idea-to-Launch Process

    February 3, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    We know that innovation capability is a critical driver of strategic growth targets. We also know that innovation success is not a one-time occurrence, but the result of an organization’s ability to conceive, develop and commercialize new products and services on a sustainable basis. In this article Dr. Scott J. Edgett discusses a model for measuring if your organization has a mature innovation process with well-internalized innovation capabilities.

  • The Results Are In: Product Leaders Report a Need for Speed and a Roadmap to Sustainable Innovation

    The Results Are In: Product Leaders Report a Need for Speed and a Roadmap to Sustainable Innovation

    November 18, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Findings from the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey

    Imagine sailing in the World Cup race without a strategic plan or a map. It is a sport where speed is of the essence, decisions (and perhaps more importantly the timing of those decisions) are paramount, and team talents must be optimized at any moment. With competitors abound displaying their impressive spinnakers and advanced technology–only the risk takers advance. The will to win is apparent, yet without a strategy and a map, a team would drift into execution mode and lose the race.

  • Obtén un Mejor Retorno de tu Inversión en Innovación

    Getting a Better Return on Your Innovation Investment

    April 22, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In its latest Global Innovation Excellence Study Arthur D. Little provides hard evidence on which innovation practices separate top innovators from others within and across a wide range of industries. The study zooms in on the relationship between innovation success – based on impact of innovation – and innovation performance – based on a comprehensive framework which breaks down innovation activity into different areas and looks at adoption of best practices in each – and is available as an online toolkit. The toolkit is readily accessible and provides valuable feedback on innovation performance as measured against peers, including opportunities for improvement.

  • Convincing SMEs that Innovation Management Matters

    Convincing SMEs that Innovation Management Matters

    February 25, 2013 | By: | In: Support for SMEs

    SMEs are perceived as the back-bone of most economies in Europe. Therefore, a lot of programs have been launched to support their growth. Over the past years, offering innovation support has become popular, complementing the well-known start-up financing and technology transfer programs. Despite the above, there is a level of dissatisfaction regarding the impact of these services.

  • Illustrator Anna Lena Schiller - Mass Customization Series

    Part 2: The Market for Mass Customization Today

    April 16, 2012 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    As NetNatives become consumers and buyers are “trained” by personalized offerings, the market is finally ripe for mass customization. In part two of this special series focusing on mass customization, Professors Frank Piller and Dominik Walcher take a closer look at what the current market has to offer and provide their conclusions after observing 500 leaders in the field from a customer perspective.