Portfolio management

Portfolio Management for New Products

Author: Robert Gravlin Cooper,Scott J. Edgett,Elko J. Kleinschmidt

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Portfolio management

Page: 230

View: 1091

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.
Business & Economics

Lean, Rapid and Profitable New Product Development

Author: Robert G. Cooper,Scott J. Edgett

Publisher: Stage-Gate International

ISBN: 1439224609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 7392

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
Business & Economics

Winning at New Products

Creating Value Through Innovation

Author: Robert G. Cooper

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 7811

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
Business & Economics

Successful Product Innovation

A Collection of Our Best

Author: Robert G. Cooper,Scott J. Edgett

Publisher: Stage-Gate International

ISBN: 1439249180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 5133

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
Business & Economics

Generating Breakthrough New Product Ideas

Feeding the Innovation Funnel

Author: Robert G. Cooper,Scott J. Edgett

Publisher: Product Development Institute

ISBN: 097328272X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9108

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
Business & Economics

Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management

Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy

Author: Anand Sanwal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470149607

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 360

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.
Business & Economics

Product Innovation and Technology Strategy

Author: Robert G. Cooper,Scott J. Edgett

Publisher: Stage-Gate International

ISBN: 1439252246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 9934

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.
Business & Economics

Standard for Portfolio Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1628253967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 6411

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.
Business & Economics

Mastering Project Portfolio Management

A Systems Approach to Achieving Strategic Objectives

Author: Michael J. Bible,Susan Bivins,Susan S. Bivins

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8481

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.
Computers

Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Building Competencies for R&D and IT Investment Success

Author: Dr. Richard Bayney,Ram Chakravarti

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270608

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6091

This unique guide and professional reference presents a structured framework for practitioners and students of project, program, and portfolio management to enhance their strategic and analytic capabilities in the evolving discipline of project portfolio management (PPM). It provides a practical, step-by-step approach to building competencies in categorizing, evaluating, optimizing, prioritizing, and managing an IT, pharmaceutical, biotech or other complex R&D-oriented portfolio of investments.
Business & Economics

Project Portfolio Management

A Practical Guide to Selecting Projects, Managing Portfolios, and Maximizing Benefits

Author: Harvey A. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 7448

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
Business & Economics

Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques

Author: Parviz F. Rad,Ginger Levin

Publisher: www.iil.com/publishing

ISBN: 0970827687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 2403

Does your organization want to achieve success in prioritizing projects systematically, deliberately, and logically? Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques is written to demonstrate how to elevate your organization's project management thinking to the level beyond managing individual projects in a standalone fashion. This book is for those executives and other project professional who strive to have a formalized system of authorizing the right projects and abandoning the wrong projects, who desire to spend resources in the most efficient manner, and who want to have an actionable strategic plan for improving organizational project management sophistication. Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques deals with the full spectrum of project portfolio management (PPM) functions, from selecting projects through formalized portfolio management processes to facilitating the successful execution of projects through creating a formalized, project-friendly environment. This book will aid you in the implement of a PPM system, assist in gaining the necessary commitment from executive management, and provide guidelines for the modification of operational practices. Get ahead of the game by seeing a comprehensive project portfolio model that can help you establish yours successfully
Business & Economics

Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO

Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed

Author: Gerald I. Kendall,Steven C. Rollins

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3414

Advanced Project Portfolio Management is a comprehensive book which presents a roadmap for the achievement of high value enterprise strategies and superior project management results. It provides methods for best project selection, faster completion, optimal project portfolio management, and how to explicitly measure the PMO for rapidly increasing project ROI.
Business & Economics

Leading and Managing Innovation

What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Second Edition

Author: Russell D. Archibald,Shane Archibald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498751210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 7304

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.
Technology & Engineering

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development

Author: Kenneth B. Kahn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415493

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 6009

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.
Business & Economics

Product Leadership

Creating And Launching Superior New Products

Author: Robert G. Cooper

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780738201566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1850

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.
Computers

Manage Your Project Portfolio

Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects

Author: Johanna Rothman

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680503901

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 6359

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.
Business & Economics

IT (Information Technology) Portfolio Management Step-by-Step

Unlocking the Business Value of Technology

Author: Bryan Maizlish,Robert Handler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118005058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3489

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
Business & Economics

SECURITY ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Author: S. KEVIN

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120351304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5774

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.