Getting the PPM Band Back Together at Pipeline 2012

We are getting the whole gang back together for a great online conference – Pipeline 2012 – The Online Conference for Innovative Product Development. Last year I had the privilege of presenting at the Pipeline 2011 event. My presentation, Social Computing and the Product Lifecycle, focused on the applicability of social computing to improve different

Innovation in an Innovation Event – Pipeline2011

What I learned this week … was that there is still innovation in innovation-focused events! Last year, I heard from two separate friends about a new event they participated in that they thought was fantastic. Instead of the usual physical conference, they attended a virtual event. This wasn’t the first virtual event I had heard

More Value for the Front End of Innovation – CogniStreamer

I had the chance to talk with … CogniStreamer about their innovation portal as a part of some front end of innovation (FEI) research I did in preparation for Aberdeen’s Leadership in Product Development Summit. Cognistreamer is one of a number of vendors that I believe can play a role in helping manufacturers leverage social

Not Profiting from your Companies Bright Ideas? – Brightidea might Help

I had the chance to talk with … the team at Brightidea about their products to generate, manage, track, and prioritize innovative ideas. Brightidea is helping companies leverage social computing technologies for innovation with a suite of solutions to drive innovation and foster the resulting ideas through the innovation pipeline. I was impressed with a

Product Portfolio Management in a PLM Strategy

Issue in Focus: Product Portfolio Management in a PLM Strategy – Closing the Loop on Product Planning explores how engineering-centric businesses can take a more closed-loop approach between Product Portfolio Management (PPM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to extend the value of PPM. Discusses the benefits of closing the loop between theoretical plans and actual