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Portfolio Management for New Products

Portfolio Management for New Products Author Robert Gravlin Cooper
ISBN-10 IND:30000056870789
Release 1998
Pages 230
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In today’s business climate, where speed-to-market is paramount and there’s no margin for error, companies who fail to excel at new products stand no chance of survival. Companies who live and die by their products need better tools for linking product development to strategy to ensure that resources are deployed efficiently from idea to launch across the full range of products.In Portfolio Management for New Products , the authors present a rigorous and practical approach to managing a company’s product portfolio as you would a financial portfolio—investing for maximum long-term growth. With its field-tested, step-by-step framework, the book provides corporations and managers with the methods and strategies they need to assess and realign their current R&D divisions, determine which products are most worthy of resource allocation, design and implement a portfolio management process, maximize the value of their product portfolios, create balanced portfolios, and recognize and solve challenges as they arise. Portfolio Management for New Products , is an essential resource for any company whose profitability, and very existence, relies on the products it chooses to develop and the speed with which it brings those products to market. This book clarifies the decision-making process, demystifies R&D, and puts corporations on track to understanding and developing the strategies necessary to succeed in the highly competitive and volatile world of product development.



Lean Rapid and Profitable New Product Development

Lean  Rapid and Profitable New Product Development Author Robert G. Cooper
ISBN-10 9781439224601
Release 2009-03-06
Pages 194
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Although many companies have introduced product innovation processes, they are still struggling to achieve the financial results they expected. This book shows how to properly balance the need for speed with the drive for profitability. It demonstrates how to maximize the value of a new product portfolio, how to streamline the product innovation process, and how to achieve growth that is both profitable and sustainable. New product success is not simply about developing new products that sell; it's about getting them to market quickly with the lowest cost and the highest return. Dr. Robert G. Cooper and Dr. Scott J. Edgett use their latest research and draw upon their combined 60 years of experience in the field to show you what the companies that continuously win at new products are doing. Top performers have discovered how to properly balance the need for speed with profitability. With a new process they call NexGen(TM) Stage-Gate(R), Dr. Cooper and Dr. Edgett show precisely how you can ensure that your innovation is not only lean and rapid but profitable as well. For more information, visit: www.stage-gate.com



Winning at New Products

Winning at New Products Author Robert G. Cooper
ISBN-10 9780465093335
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 448
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A fully updated edition of the classic business reference book on product development from a world renowned innovation management scholar For more than two decades, Winning at New Products has served as the bible for product developers everywhere. Robert G. Cooper demonstrates why consistent product development is vital to corporate growth and how to maximize your chances of success. Citing the author's most recent research, Winning at New Products showcases innovative practices by industry leaders to present a field-tested game plan for achieving product leadership. Cooper outlines specific strategies for making sound business decisions at every step-from idea generation to launch. This fully updated and expanded edition is an essential resource for product developers around the world. "This is a must read. There's so much new in this book, from how to generate the breakthrough ideas, picking the winners, and driving them to market successfully." --Philip Kotler, Professor of International Marketing, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management



Successful Product Innovation

Successful Product Innovation Author Robert G. Cooper
ISBN-10 9781439249185
Release 2009-09-03
Pages 426
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This book is a collection of 18 articles, handpicked by the authors, that span the practices critical for success; from generating breakthrough new ideas, accelerating the Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch pr



Generating Breakthrough New Product Ideas

Generating Breakthrough New Product Ideas Author Robert G. Cooper
ISBN-10 9780973282726
Release 2009-04
Pages 256
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Companies are experiencing a shortage of game-changing ideas that drive growth. This is a 'how to' book about generating a steady stream of breakthrough new product ideas. Experts, Dr. Cooper and Dr. Edgett, provide an unbiased evaluation of the top 15+ ideation methods used by leading companies. This book explains how to 'feed' your innovation funnel with a steady stream of breakthrough new product ideas. Through numerous examples of the methods, approaches and techniques being used by leading companies such as Motorola and Procter and Gamble, the authors confirm the importance of a robust Discovery Stage and illustrate how to implement such a system. For more information, visit: www.stage-gate.com



Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management

Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management Author Anand Sanwal
ISBN-10 0470149604
Release 2007-07-20
Pages 224
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If where an organization allocates its resources determines its strategy, why is it that so few companies actively manage the resource allocation process? "Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy" goes beyond platitudes about why you should use corporate portfolio management (CPM) by offering a practical methodology to bring this powerful discipline to your organization. "Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management" takes an expansive view of where CPM can be utilized by demonstrating that it can be used across any business line, product group or functional area, e.g., IT, R&D, innovation, marketing, salesforce, capital expenditure, etc. CPM is appropriate anywhere discretionary investments are being selected and executed. As a result, other terms used to describe portfolio management such as IT portfolio management, enterprise portfolio management, and project portfolio management are all merely subsets or slices of CPM. The book is written by Anand Sanwal, an expert on CPM, who has led American Express' CPM discipline (referred to as American Express Investment Optimization). American Express' CPM efforts are widely recognized as the most extensive, substantial and progressive deployment of CPM across any organization. Sanwal avoids academic theories and consultant jargon to ultimately deliver pragmatic and proven recommendations on how to make CPM a reality. The book features a foreword by Gary Crittenden, former CFO and EVP of American Express, and several case studies from leading financial services, technology, and government organizations utilizing CPM. Additionally, the book has received significant praise from thought leaders at Google, HP, American Express, The CFO Executive Board, Gartner, Accenture Marketing Sciences, The Wharton School of Business and many others.



Product Innovation and Technology Strategy

Product Innovation and Technology Strategy Author Robert G. Cooper
ISBN-10 9781439252246
Release 2009
Pages 260
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Backed by years of rigorous academic research and industry experience, this book brings together the salient points of effective product innovation, strategic management, and innovation governance. In this book, two of the world's foremost experts, Dr. Robert G. Cooper and Dr. Scott J. Edgett, take you step-by-step through the critical phases of developing your own product innovation strategy - a master plan for your business's entire new product effort. No other business authors give you this kind of uncomplicated narrative, informed by significant industry experience and with examples of outside-the-box thinking. This ist your guide to setting your company up for dominance in the marketplace.



Standard for Portfolio Management

Standard for Portfolio Management Author
ISBN-10 9781628253962
Release 2017-11-15
Pages 189
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The Standard for Portfolio Management – Fourth Edition has been updated to best reflect the current state of portfolio management. It describe the principles that drive accepted good portfolio management practices in today's organizations. It also expands the description of portfolio management to reflect its relation to organizational project management and the organization.



Mastering Project Portfolio Management

Mastering Project Portfolio Management Author Michael J. Bible
ISBN-10 9781604270662
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 360
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This unique text provides a holistic systems approach to project portfolio management which includes people, processes, tools, and techniques that work synergistically to produce portfolio decisions with the best chance of success. Accompanied by decision support software and advanced decision making techniques, it guides readers step-by-step through the entire project portfolio management process. This professional guide is also ideal for executive continuing education programs, and as a primary text for graduate level academic courses.



Leading and Managing Innovation

Leading and Managing Innovation Author Russell D. Archibald
ISBN-10 9781498751216
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 120
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The primary cause of many project failures is that responsible executives, because of their lack of knowledge in project management, fail to demand that their managers and staff properly utilize the well-proven best practices, processes, systems, and tools that are now available in this field. This book remedies this situation by providing executives at all levels with the understanding and knowledge needed to best take advantage of the power of effective project management and thereby lead and manage innovations within their enterprise. In Leading and Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Second Edition, the authors present concise descriptions of The key concepts underlying project and program management The important characteristics of projects and programs How projects and programs are best governed and managed How to determine if the desired benefits have actually been achieved The book presents a list of 31 reasonable demands that executives can and must place on their staff members to ensure excellence in the way their programs and projects are created, selected for funding, planned, and executed. Placing these demands communicates to the entire enterprise that top management understands what it takes to achieve the best performance possible and fully supports the continuous improvement needed to ensure continued success. Leading and Managing Innovation explains how to measure the project management maturity level of an enterprise, benchmark against competitors, and identify where project management improvements are required. It discusses the many ways that an enterprise can derive substantial success and competitive advantage from increasing its project management maturity level. A helpful quick reference summary of all of the book’s key information is included in the final chapter. Armed with this information, you will be well-qualified to give excellent direction to your managers and staff to ensure that your vital capability in the field of project management—and how you manage innovation—is equal to or better than that of your competitors.



The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development Author Kenneth B. Kahn
ISBN-10 9781118415498
Release 2012-11-28
Pages 504
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New Product Development is one of the most important challenges facing organizations today. The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Handbook of New Product Development 3rd Edition provides an exceptional review of cutting edge topics for both new and experienced product development leaders. It offers a comprehensive and updated guide to the practices, processes and tools critical to achieving and sustaining new product/service development success in today’s world, delivering valuable information about the fundamentals as well as emerging practices such as venturing, virtual product development and the use of social media in NPD. As the premier global advocate for professionals and organizations working in the fields of new product/service development, PDMA has assembled in the Handbook unique content on the critical aspects of product development success including its 2012 Best Practices Research, Lessons Learned from its Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Winners and keys to success from organizations with proven innovation track records. The 3rd Edition is an essential reference for anyone with responsibility for product development activities, from novices looking for fundamentals to experts seeking insights on emerging concepts, and is relevant for all functions and all product/service industries.



Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management Author Harvey A. Levine
ISBN-10 1118002563
Release 2010-09-29
Pages 560
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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) goes beyond the typical project management approach to offer a set of proven business practices that can help executives, program managers, and project managers bring projects into alignment with the strategies, resources, and executive oversight of the overall enterprise. Step by step, this book shows how to take a project from the inception of a vision to the realization of benefits to the organization. Project Portfolio Management draws on project management expert Harvey A. Levine’s years of research and distills the knowledge and best practices from dozens of leaders in the field to show how to select and implement the projects that will garner the best results. Throughout this important resource, Levine tackles the many challenges associated with PPM, including Ranking value and benefits Determining the size of the portfolio pipeline Assessing the impact of uncertainty on projects and portfolios Understanding the benefit and risk relationship Establishing a portfolio governance capability Managing the portfolio to maximize benefits Implementing PPM



IT Information Technology Portfolio Management Step by Step

IT  Information Technology  Portfolio Management Step by Step Author Bryan Maizlish
ISBN-10 9781118005057
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 400
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Praise for IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step "Bryan Maizlish and Robert Handler bring their deep experience in IT 'value realization' to one of the most absent of all IT management practices--portfolio management. They capture the essence of universally proven investment practices and apply them to the most difficult of challenges--returning high strategic and dollar payoffs from an enterprise's IT department. The reader will find many new and rewarding insights to making their IT investments finally return market leading results." --John C. Reece, Chairman and CEO, John C. Reece & Associates, LLC Former deputy commissioner for modernization and CIO of the IRS "IT Portfolio Management describes in great detail the critical aspects, know-how, practical examples, key insights, and best practices to improve operational efficiency, corporate agility, and business competitiveness. It eloquently illustrates the methods of building and integrating a portfolio of IT investments to ensure the realization of maximum value and benefit, and to fully leverage the value of all IT assets. Whether you are getting started or building on your initial success in IT portfolio management, this book will provide you information on how to build and implement an effective IT portfolio management strategy." --David Mitchell, President and CEO, webMethods, Inc. "I found IT Portfolio Management very easy to read, and it highlights many of the seminal aspects and best practices from financial portfolio management. It is an important book for executive, business, and IT managers." --Michael J. Montgomery, President, Montgomery & Co. "IT Portfolio Management details a comprehensive framework and process showing how to align business and IT for superior value. Maizlish and Handler have the depth of experience, knowledge, and insight needed to tackle the challenges and opportunities companies face in optimizing their IT investment portfolios. This is an exceptionally important book for executive leadership and IT business managers, especially those wanting to build a process-managed enterprise." --Peter Fingar, Executive Partner Greystone Group, coauthor of The Real-Time Enterprise and Business Process Management (BPM): The Third Wave "A must-read for the non-IT manager who needs to understand the complexity and challenges of managing an IT portfolio. The portfolio management techniques, analysis tools, and planning can be applied to any project or function." --Richard "Max" Maksimoski, Senior Director R&D, The Scotts Company "This book provides an excellent framework and real-world based approach for implementing IT portfolio management. It is a must-read for every CIO staff considering how to strategically and operationally impact their company's bottom line." --Donavan R. Hardenbrook, New Product Development Professional, Intel Corporation



The Art of Investing and Portfolio Management

The Art of Investing and Portfolio Management Author Ronald Cordes
ISBN-10 9780071828048
Release 2008-01-02
Pages 256
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[back cover] The six-step program used by top institutional investors-tailored to drive any size portfolio The Art of Investing and Portfolio Management concentrates the collected skill sets and strategies of today's top financial minds into an actionable, six-step process that can improve the performance of any portfolio. Three founders of a major investment management and consulting firm clearly outline how to capitalize in today's markets by using a time-tested approach to investing that has helped the rich get richer for decades. Dedicating a full chapter to each step, this thorough guide explains how to: Conduct a personal financial analysis Assemble a top-performing portfolio Hire the proper investment strategist Seamlessly implement your plan Balance your portfolio Efficiently monitor your progress This new Second Edition offers an updated look at how the same techniques used to build today's multibillion-dollar portfolios for institutional investment plans can be applied to your portfolio in order to achieve your long-term financial goals. This revised edition also includes a cutting-edge chapter dedicated to helping Baby Boomers create a prosperous retirement portfolio that will provide them with a source of income throughout their golden years.



Manage Your Project Portfolio

Manage Your Project Portfolio Author Johanna Rothman
ISBN-10 9781680503906
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 242
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You have too many projects, and firefighting and multitasking are keeping you from finishing any of them. You need to manage your project portfolio. This fully updated and expanded bestseller arms you with agile and lean ways to collect all your work and decide which projects you should do first, second, and never. See how to tie your work to your organization's mission and show your managers, your board, and your staff what you can accomplish and when. Picture the work you have, and make those difficult decisions, ensuring that all your strength is focused where it needs to be. All your projects and programs make up your portfolio. But how much time do you actually spend on your projects, and how much time do you spend on emergency fire drills or waste through multitasking? This book gives you insightful ways to rank all the projects you're working on and figure out the right staffing and schedule so projects get finished faster. The trick is adopting lean and agile approaches to projects, whether they're software projects, projects that include hardware, or projects that depend on chunks of functionality from other suppliers. Find out how to define the mission of your team, group, or department, with none of the buzzwords that normally accompany a mission statement. Armed with the work and the mission, you'll manage your portfolio better and make those decisions that define the true leaders in the organization. With this expanded second edition, discover how to scale project portfolio management from one team to the entire enterprise, and integrate Cost of Delay when ranking projects. Additional Kanban views provide even more ways to visualize your portfolio.



Product Leadership

Product Leadership Author Robert G. Cooper
ISBN-10 0738201561
Release 1999-08-18
Pages 336
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Product innovation is a high-risk war, the battles being fought both behind a company's doors and against the competition. But with all the effort companies exert to become product leaders, over a third of their new products still fail at launch, and many more never gain a profitable return. So what is it that product leaders like 3M, Merck, and Procter & Gamble know that allows them to continually lead the way with exceptional new products? In Product Leadership, Robert Cooper reveals the winners' secrets, and offers managers an invaluable resource to help implement and oversee systematic high-quality new product processes; develop new product strategies; manage product portfolios; determine which products to kill and which to back with resources; and foster ingenuity to outperform the competition. Showcasing examples from the winners, Cooper demonstrates that it takes a commitment from all managers, including marketing, finance, R&D, and HR to triumph over the competition and become a leader in the new products war.



SECURITY ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

SECURITY ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Author S. KEVIN
ISBN-10 9788120351301
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 368
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The second edition of the book on Security Analysis and Portfolio Management covers all the areas relevant to the theme of investment in securities. It begins with an introduction to the investment process and the risk involved in it and then explains the different methods of security analysis such as Fundamental Analysis (including economy, industry and company analysis), Technical Analysis and Random Walk Theory (including Efficient Market Hypothesis). The valuation of securities such as shares and bonds is illustrated with examples. The securities market environment and the trading system in India are also discussed in sufficient detail. The different phases of Portfolio Management such as portfolio analysis, portfolio selection, portfolio revision and portfolio evaluation are explained in separate chapters. Pricing theories such as Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and Option Pricing Theory are explained with suitable examples. The book also provides an introduction to Derivative Instruments in four chapters. Each chapter is supported with examples, review questions and practice exercises to facilitate learning of the concepts and theories. The book is intended to serve as a basic textbook for the students of finance, commerce, and management. It will be useful to the students pursuing professional courses such as chartered accountancy (CA), cost and management accountancy (CMA), and chartered financial analysis (CFA). The professionals in the field of investment will find this book of immense value in enhancing their knowledge. New to the SECOND Edition • Two new chapters on Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) and Option Pricing are introduced. • Two new sections on MCX-SX (the new stock exchange in India) and Value at Risk (VaR) Analysis are also added. • A Glossary of important terms has also been appended for the benefit of readers.