Organizational Development Consulting

    New Product Development and Innovation Framework

    The New Product Development and Innovation Framework is designed to enable the expeditious development of products and services to ensure market delivery. The methodology will help the product manager and team in systematically understanding the customer’s requirements, needs & wants, as well as their current competitive position.  It leverages a logical and stage-gated process for product design, manufacturing, and management. Combined with agile project management tools, mechanisms and deliverables.

    New Product Development Methodology for Businesses

    The NPD Methodology utilizes a five-step control-gate approach to defining product management deliverables and is customizable to each individual project effort.  The stage-gated and customizable approach delineates and defines the distinct discovery, definition, design, build, and validation stages of the project.  This staged approach is further augmented with distinct control gate processes at the end of each of the first five product development stages.  The Control Gate process ensures that the proper due diligence has been exercised at each individual stage, and that adequate product, design and definition has been reached prior to release to the next development stage.  This approach is scalable and applicable across all projects, product, and industry types.

    • Discovery
    • Definition
    • Design
    • Build
    • Validation

    Why Brainstorming, Idea Generation, and Consensus Building Are Important for Collaboration

    Brainstorming, Idea Generation, and Consensus Building is a critical aspect of a productive, collaborative, and diverse culture. Organizations are seeking to imbed the processes needed to not only capture these behavioral traits but make them second nature to all team environments. Small team sessions are best suited for this robust exercise and will produce powerful and repeatable practices upon initiating “learned” habits.

    The behaviors for Brainstorming, Idea Generation, and Consensus Building probably already exist within your corporate culture. The challenge is drawing them to the surface and then translating them into optimized action. The following will be used to capture this process:

    • Our experts will work with your teams to structure best practices that are scalable, repeatable, and diverse.
    • Your teams will customize the best practices to fit them for purpose within their project portfolio.
    • We will dynamically test models via collaborative exercises to establish repeatable norms within each team.

    The above actions will result in creating the foundation for Brainstorming, Idea Generation, and Consensus Building. This methodical approach to collaboration will build upon existing cultural norms and provide a best practice for contributing teams to leverage at each meeting. The approach will work within an agile environment and can benefit project managers, product owners, solutions teams, and problem solvers. Once our team “installs” these norms, it is expected that your teams will be able to continue building upon the skills needed to become internal experts.

    Why a New Product Development Methodology Is an Important Foundation

    The use of a deliverable-driven methodology along with sound product and project management judgment makes for a positive and accountable combination.  The best practice/methodology described here will compliment any Agile Project Management effort and can be leveraged as advisory or training solutions within a scaled enterprise environment.

    The approach has been successfully used in varied industries around the world to meet “time to market” goals.  By blending an understanding of project management, organization development, Agile/agile, and cross-industry NPD allows us to craft solutions that are real-world and effective.

    Customize your Consulting Experience

    • Align Subject Matter Experts with your Industry, Region, and Culture
    • Benefit from Benchmark Research
    • Gain Insight from our Cross-Industry Experience
    • Partner via our Stewardship Engagement Model – Watch the Video
    • “Own Your Knowledge” with our Teach/Learn/Practice/Apply, Approach
    • Accelerate Individual Growth with Performance Coaching
    • Supplement with Professional Development Training