Adjusting to Incremental Innovation Portfolios: Avoiding the Erosion of Company Profits and Market Position

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As companies prioritize incremental innovations over new products innovation managers need to adjust their innovation portfolio management and adopt new tools

Three Things You Need From Three Categories of Innovation Management Software

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As innovation activities in business have increased, so has the number and variety of applications for innovation management.  What types of tools are available and what features do you need.

R&D Software Tools Was One of the Most Surprising Things Heard at Harvard’s Cyberposium

Of the five most surprising things heard at Harvard’s Cyberposium on Sunday, #4 was Designers Use Badly Designed Design Tools. Sadly, the hardware and interface designers whose job it is to create wonderful, well-designed products use tools that are badly designed. Asked why that was, Mariah Levitt, senior usability specialist at Continuum, didn’t mince words: “One of […]

Patent Reform Makes R&D Portfolio Management a Necessity

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R&D portfolio management is a technique used by leading innovation organizations to align new product development efforts with business strategy.  The methodologies and software used for optimizing a R&D portfolio, such as the Newlogic POPS application, provide an objective analysis of each project.  Projects are evaluated against a number of metrics to assess their attractiveness […]

Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study by Planview

The 3rdProduct Portfolio Management Benchmark Study conducted by Appleseed Partners and OpenSky Research, and sponsored by Planview is now available.  This year, 320 product development executives and managers participated in the online survey on the state of product portfolio management. Here are just a few of the many illuminating stats gathered from respondents: For the third […]

10 Portfolio Optimization Best Practices, Research Published by PDMA

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Research conducted by Newlogic and Babson College into the best practices of project portfolio selection has been published by PDMA.  Our research determined that leading innovation organization use 10 common portfolio decision criteria:    

The Best Software for Managing Design and Innovation Ideas

In the last few years a number of new applications have been introduced to help companies, brand managers and design studios manage their ideas. The first generation of these applications, such as Imaginatik, were expensive, required time-consuming training and integration, and were only available only for enterprise customers, running on their expensive and complex IT […]

How is Cloud Computing Affecting R&D Packaging?

​Newlogic has concluded a research project that looked into how project portfolio manager software vendors are utilizing cloud-based solutions for PPM software.  A review of 42 PPM vendors revealed that a majority are in fact offering cloud-based solutions.  Additionally, Newlogic’s research resulted in three other findings:  Cloud technology is extremely important to vendors; the market […]