Creating a Common Enterprise Innovation Management Framework

October 20th, 2015|

CIMdata, the leading global PLM consulting and research firm, has initiated a multi-sponsor research project to develop and socialize a common framework for [...]

Achieving Agility in Consumer Goods Innovation

August 18th, 2015|

By Bryan Seyfarth, Director Consumer Goods, Sopheon

Today’s food, beverage and CPG manufacturers face a turbulent and daunting market environment. Dramatically shifting consumer preferences, demographic changes, [...]

Innovation and New Product Development (NPD) Q&A with Bob Cooper

March 17th, 2015|

The Misdirected Guidance of “Portfolio Balance”

January 20th, 2015|

Here is a simple message for all NPD and R&D managers and likewise for all Chief Innovation Officers.  This message is especially important for PMO’s with responsibility for analyzing a path forward for portfolios of new product development projects. [...]

Leveraging Agile Principles in Non-Software Product Development

March 18th, 2014|

Over the past decade and even more so in the last five years, software development and IT organizations have undergone a transformation thanks to the [...]

The Annual Operating Planning Cadence Is Broken and What to Do

February 18th, 2014|

Uncertainties in life are plentiful. We face stress, frustration, chaos and disappointment.  To bring structure and stability in our lives and our corporations, we look [...]

Innovation Levers: Keys to Business Success in a Difficult Economy

August 16th, 2013|

Contrary to conventional wisdom, innovation leaders use recessionary times to escalate innovation efforts. Imagine boosting sales growth in a down market from $142M to $2B in only two years, unleashing a potential cash flow increase of 10 times greater or even outperforming major indexes by over 180%. [...]

Roadmapping: Chart Your Organisation’s Future

August 15th, 2013|

Roadmapping is hardly new; Motorola introduced it in the U.S. during the 1980s and Philips was on a similar timescale in Europe. As a process, it has gained momentum in recent years for a number of reasons such as:


How Not to Avoid Product Failures at RFP Stage

June 20th, 2013|

In the weeks following another product withdrawal (Wrigley Halts Production of Caffeine Gum) we can reflect that history is littered with high profile product [...]