Managers want to optimize their resources by loading them up and have them do more on the priority list to satisfy the executive suite. The optimum load is approximately 2 projects – one large and one small.
You may have decided to outsource or offshore some of your product development or other business processes. But how do you decide what processes to outsource and what partners to use? This tool helps you select the right resources.
Before projects become products, they are ideas in the minds of your teams. They begin as product concepts, germs of your company’s future growth. How can companies manage the portfolio of product ideas?
Our clients often ask us how they can become more innovative. Some seem to believe that innovation appears as if by magic. Many believe that there is no process for innovation. We have identified three practices that are research-verified, an end-to-end series of steps that yield the best ideas.
The Function Phase Matrix helps clarify cross-functional team objectives, roles and responsibilities. It tracks key deliverables across the phases of a project and identifies each function’s participation in each of these phases.
So-called “Waterfall” or “Phase-Gate” product development methodologies often give management the illusion that they are under control of the project, while they are actually just meddling and slowing it down.