resource management

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    Seven Good Reasons Not to Innovate

    June 27, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    Innovation is risky. Customers are not asking for it. We are already successful… Getting momentum behind significant innovation is difficult, and sometimes it’s easier for a business to stay in what they deem a safe spot. Let’s look at seven arguments that inhibit innovation as well as their counter arguments.

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    Hyperselect – Identifying Top Ideas and Projects with Higher Precision

    March 19, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Clear separation of top ideas from mediocre and weak ideas is essential, before financial and other resources are allocated. The Hyperselect method provides a new, sound and improved way to fulfill this task. Moreover it reveals, that hyperbolas might be “the better matrix” in quite a lot of methods for prioritization and beyond.

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    Overcommitting and Underutilizing Resources is Risky Business

    November 26, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Bringing innovative products, methods, and ideas to market requires companies to apply resources to their most promising concepts and that can be expensive, requiring lots of talent, if they want to be fast and first to market. The problem is that most companies overcommit their limited resources by approving more ideas than they execute. They do it because they lack a clear view into their resource capacity.

  • HOW TO ASSESS YOUR ORGANISATIONS CAPABILITY TO INNOVATE

    How to Assess your Organization’s Capability to Innovate

    July 8, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    In today’s rapidly evolving world the ability to create new value and the ability to be innovative is now more important to an organisations survival than at any other time in our history and the ability of organisations to assign the right level of resources in the right manner is a critical to creating a successful innovation practise.

  • Improving Time to Innovation: Process is Not the Enemy

    Improving Time to Innovation: Process is Not the Enemy

    May 20, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    While most companies see innovation as a competitive advantage, the ability to take an idea from concept to delivery is truly what sets one company apart from another. Achieving this level of operational efficiency is not a simple feat and without processes around resource management and capacity planning, it is unlikely to succeed. The fact is, no matter how brilliant or timely an idea, if the right resources are not available to work on it, the idea simply remains an idea.

  • From Chaos to Control: New Research Reveals the Global State of Resource Management and Capacity Planning

    From Chaos to Control: New Research Reveals the Global State of Resource Management and Capacity Planning

    March 21, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    In the newly released Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study, research is identifying best practices to avoid wasting resources on the wrong opportunities, leading to profit loss and missed market windows. Read more about the results from the study and how you can assess your company’s maturity level, determine what challenges you face, and leverage best practices shared by mature, successful companies.

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    How to Build Your Innovation Skills

    January 30, 2012 | By: | In: Strategies

    In the 21st century economy, having strong innovation skills is critical. This year, instead of the proverbial New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get a new job, why not commit to building your innovation ability? This article discusses the urgency for building your innovation skills, and outlines some simple and effective ways for doing it.

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    Water, the Oil of the 21st Century – Pressure is Rising

    November 2, 2011 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    As the world welcomes its 7 billionth inhabitant the pressures on water supplies continue to rise, often ignored and underestimated. The pressures on water supply present huge challenges, but also opportunities to improve capture, conservation and management.

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    How to Avoid the Innovation Death Spiral

    October 27, 2011 | By: | In: Strategies

    Consider this all too familiar scenario: Company X’s new products developed and launched with great expectations, yield disappointing results. Yet, these products continue to languish in the market, draining management attention, advertising budgets, manufacturing capacity, warehouse space and back office systems. Wouter Koetzier explores how to avoid the innovation death spiral.

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    Modeling the Resource Requirements for your Collaborative Innovation Program

    May 17, 2011 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Life Cycle Processes

    The cost of doing innovation is a key factor in enterprise decision making but open innovation and collaborative innovation have a short history – so how do you go about modeling the cost of launching a collaborative or open innovation program? Doug Collins lays out the territory.

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