From waste to value: product managers as activists

“Change the tool and you can change the world.” “You all live aboard a spaceship called earth.” — Buckminster Fuller Waste is a difficult concept as it is complex and subjective. In product management, especially with the emphasis on lean management and agile development, waste mainly refers to … [Read more...]

Collection of Frameworks and Processes for Product and Technology Management

There are numerous frameworks, processes and tools that are used in the domain of product and technology management. These are just a small subset which are applicable as a background to my articles. Porter's Five Forces and STEEP forces Porter's Generic Value Chain Value Delivery … [Read more...]

Recognize Technology Expectation Gaps

[Originally from the Kitetail Blog] Statistically, the successful launch of new products are rare, as there are many challenges to overcome. The successful development of new products incorporating new technologies is even more challenging. Execution matters for success, and is all the more … [Read more...]

Factors that Lead to Successful Development of New Products

[Originally from the Kitetail Blog] In 2002, I conducted a research study on the topic of "Innovation Management in Multi-Divisional Firms: Factors that Lead to Successful Development of New Products" as part of my Management of Technology (MOT) program. I analyzed the new product development … [Read more...]