80-20 Rule

80-20 Rule

20% of the projects generate 80% of the benefit. We see the Pareto Principle at play over and over again as we model NPD project portfolios with clients. Many times, 20% of the projects (i.e. the $'s) generate 80% of the benefit towards reaching an organization's objectives. This means that 80% of the projects fall on the “diminishing returns” part of the cost-benefit curve. Why still do them?

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Why Accelerate?

Why Accelerate?

It seems odd to ask this question, Why accelerate?, since it’s obvious in the technology business that you die if you don’t release new products faster than your competition. Fast teams know this reality and communicate the “need for speed” to the engineering teams. In slow environments, this critical information is insulated from the technical teams and only reserved for marketing, finance, and leadership forums.

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Manage Complete Innovation Life Cycle

Manage Complete Innovation Life Cycle

In the technology business, growth comes from new products that satisfy the customer. New product innovation is the key to growth, be it in mature segments when taking share from competitors or in growing markets where time-to-market is the driver. We work with clients to create a customer-focused culture to produce the right products at the right time.

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