Stage-GateTM guru, Bob Cooper, recommends evaluating and revitalizing your NPD Process every 2-3 years. Have you taken a look at your New Product Development Process lately? Are gates being held on time? Are projects meeting the quality intentions of the stage requirements? Do gatekeepers make consistent decisions, even when the choices are difficult?
Take a look at your NPD Process metrics – are your late “no-go” decisions trending downward over time? Are post-launch reviews demonstrating the right projects have been developed to meet profitability goals? Is the pipeline full?
If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, it’s time to look at your NPD Process and re-energize the troops! We will help you get on the right track by conducting short interviews with the NPD Process Manager, Sponsor, and NPD Teams to ensure your process is enacted consistently across the organization. We will provide recommendations so your NPD Process incorporates all of the latest practices from PDMA and industry leading experts. Having an efficient, stream-lined NPD Process gives your company an edge in launching your new products, services, and programs faster so that you realize higher profitability quicker!
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