3 Most Widely Read Product Development Resources of 2013. 3 Most Widely Read Product Development Resources of 2013. My Mardi Gras hangover cure didn’t involve a greasy breakfast with an aspirin, chased by a strong cup of coffee.
My hangover cure was delivered via the brilliant idea Brandon Rowberry of United Healthcare Group shared at the recent Frost & Sullivan Innovation in NPD & Marketing conference in New Orleans. Brandon discussed how his team had a product that just wouldn’t die. They would launch the product to less than rave reviews, bring it back inside for tweaks, and then launch it again only to have it fail again. Not wanting to forfeit, the team tried in vain to make it work until someone finally had the courage to put a stake in it and call it what it was – dead. We’ve all been there. The image of this funeral got me thinking. We can do the same thing with our killed projects and products.
On the Importance of Values on Project Management. November 12, 2012 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Project Management Ethics On the Importance of Values on Project Management By Ed Hoffman, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) “If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”
—Charlie Parker In the early 1980s, I was involved in conducting a study to determine the effectiveness of a new initiative promoting a more participative organization, interviewing employees and managers. One young woman assured me that leadership had no interest in a more participative environment. The more management pushed formal participation programs, the more employees considered the change to be insincere.
Master of Science in Product Development: Home. New products and services are the lifeblood of today's high technology firms, and companies need more technically grounded leaders to drive the engine for business growth.
The Rochester Institute of Technology's Master of Science in Product Development (MPD) program is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary leadership program designed for engineering and technical professionals. By integrating engineering and management elements, the MPD program strives to develop a new kind of leader with a holistic perspective and knowledge base of the total life-cycle product development system.
The program establishes the foundation for the integrated systems approach needed to conceive, create, launch, and support products, and it considers how a company's business strategy, vision, and capabilities coupled with the voice of the customer determine product strategy and create best-in-class product portfolios.
Manufacturing Strategy & Tactics. Disruptive innovation. Autonomy. Week 1: Testing personal Kanban. Kanban Applied to Scrum. The Global Innovation 1000: Why Culture Is Key. The elements that make up a truly innovative company are many: a focused innovation strategy, a winning overall business strategy, deep customer insight, great talent, and the right set of capabilities to achieve successful execution.
More important than any of the individual elements, however, is the role played by corporate culture — the organization’s self-sustaining patterns of behaving, feeling, thinking, and believing — in tying them all together. Yet according to the results of this year’s Global Innovation 1000 study, only about half of all companies say their corporate culture robustly supports their innovation strategy. Moreover, about the same proportion say their innovation strategy is inadequately aligned with their overall corporate strategy.
This article is featured in the strategy+business app “Don’t Blame Your Culture,” available for smartphone and tablet devices. To download, select your device: This disconnect, as the saying goes, is both a problem and an opportunity. The Cranky Product Manager — Product management and the ugly side of software and online product development. For Innovation & The Product Portfolio. Best Thesis Video. Master of Product Design and Development - Northwestern University. Affiliated with the Segal Design Institute, the Master of Product Design and Development Management (MPD2) program is intended for active professionals eager to master the concepts and tools of product design and development.
In this master’s degree program, students benefit from a highly focused curriculum that teaches crucial skills. Two classes are taught for three hours each week for five weeks, with a total of 24 required classes. Topics include: Nissan, CMU Already Working on How To Improve Next Leaf EV - AutoObserver. By Michelle Krebs May 10, 2010 Nissan Motor Co.
Ltd.'s first-ever fully electric production car to be sold in the U.S., the Leaf, doesn't go on sale for another six months, but Nissan's already working on how to improve the next-generation Leaf to make it more attractive to a constituency beyond early adopters - and to help maintain the company's electric-vehicle leadership. Nissan repeatedly refers to being the first major automaker to bring a battery-electric car to showrooms as a game-changing initiative, so no particular surprise the company took an unconventional approach to generating ideas on how best to develop and market the unique attributes of EVs. Innovation Zen. Hack Management 2.0. Product Beautiful: Building Product Management by Paul Young.
Ask A Good Product Manager: Your product management questions answered. Herding Cats. Signal processing is a domain of software development well suited to the paradigm of engineered systems.
In today's world, hardware and packaged solutions have replaced the 10's of 1,000's of punch cards needed to process signals. Matlab is one example. This early work took me into other fields of engineered systems. Process control, emergency shutdown, flight avionics, and other embedded real-time systems, including transaction processing business systems. These systems were designed and built incrementally and iteratively decades before Agile was even a thought for the authors of the Agile Manifesto. There was even an effort at one time to have a system that translated formal specifications into code - skipping the coding part. Chris Anderson (chr1sa)
How To Be A Good Product Manager: Product management tips. Bob Sutton. A few years back, one of my closest friends at Stanford, Steve Barley, made a comment that I still think of often “If you are what you do, then I am a sociologist.”
Steve was making a general point (drawn from sociological theory on identity) and a specific point about himself. The general point was that the behavior that people display – regardless of their intentions and the claims they make to others – are the best indicator of both their sense of self and of how others see them. The specific point was that, although Steve is an engineering professor and his doctorate is from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, because of the intellectual tools he uses day after day in his research – things like social network theory, ethnographic methods, and theories of the sociology of work and technology – he sees himself as a sociologist (and most other scholars do too).
Another sign that my identity is as a writer is evident in what I read for fun. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. On Product Management. Innoblog discusses disruption, business model innovation, and strategy.