Tag Archives: New Product Development

The Un-Business-Plan Innovation Contest

A colleague and I agreed to chair the committee to run an innovation competition open to all students in our university. We want to encourage and celebrate the innovation among our students! So how does one design a lean/agile/design-thinking innovation competition???? Our … Continue reading

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“Gating” Ideation?

  Don’t fence me in… In this month’s issue of Visions magazine the owners of the stage-gate(R) trademark take a look at ideation. They conducted a survey to find the most used and most effective customer research methods. Few details are … Continue reading

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My first academic pub

 Sixteen Years of NPD Research The first academic article in the May issue of Journal of Product Innovation Management is a review of 16 years of new product development aticles in leading NPD, R&D, Marketing and Management journals written by … Continue reading

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Rushing the Gates – I

Don’t let process management kill innovation For over a decade there has been research indicating that a Stage-Gate® process hampers more innovative new product development projects. For me a high point of these analyses was a 2005 presentation at the … Continue reading

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