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Webinar: How did they get where they are today? CTO Career Paths Panel Discussion

Learn about the career paths that three top CTOs took to rise to their positions. In this panel discussion, Alexa Dembek, Julie Williams-Byrd, and Daniel Abramowicz share critical experiences they had in their career, the role of mentorship played in their development, and detours they took along the way. Those early in their careers will benefit from hearing about the ways the panelists believe the role of CTO will change in the next 5 – 10 years and the skills and experience they think will be critical.


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Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management

09/08/2021

Julie Williams-Byrd et al.

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News and Analysis of the Global Innovation Scene

Volume 64, Issue 5, September-October 2021, Page 2-8 In this article Fueling the World with Weeds Breakthroughs in Blindness Cures A Tale of Two Metals Is a Global Satellite ‘Space Race’ Underway? Innovation Flashback


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Globalization

09/01/2021

Tammy McCausland

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The Speed of New Product Development

Volume 64, Issue 5, September-October 2021, Page 9-10 New product development (NPD) is complex and is becoming more so. NPD leaders have always had to understand evolving customer needs, carefully exploit the benefits of emerging technologies, and work to align the many stakeholders required for new product success. But the pace of change is accelerating, […]


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New Product Development

09/01/2021

Jim Euchner

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Lean Startup and Corporate Innovation

An Interview with Steve Blank Jim Euchner talks with Steve Blank about innovation in corporations. Lean Startup is only part of the solution.


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Leading Innovation Organizations

09/01/2021

Jim Euchner et al.

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The Hybrid Model Matrix: Enhancing Stage-Gate with Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile

The Hybrid Model Matrix supports managers’ decision-making regarding which new product development (NPD) processes to activate for a specific project. Stage-Gate is the backbone process of the matrix, and design thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile are plugged in to create three different hybrid models. The matrix also provides guidance regarding when R&D managers might use each model. The Hybrid Model Matrix outlines four approaches––linear Stage-Gate and the three hybrid models—that R&D managers may activate selectively based on company knowledge of users and categories. R&D managers can use the Hybrid Model Matrix to guide NPD projects better since they can determine the most suitable model given each opportunity’s specific context.


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Stage-Gate

09/01/2021

Nicolò Cocchi et al.

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The Emergence of Community-Driven Platforms in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 created unprecedented shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), stretching commercial and governmental capacities to respond to frontline healthcare workers’ needs. This article illustrates how GetUsPPE, one of the world’s largest community-driven platforms located in the United States, emerged during the crisis as a response to the PPE shortage and rapidly established an ecosystem that brings together a diverse group of community-based stakeholders to combat the scarcity of medical consumables. We analyze the GetUsPPE case, highlight key lessons, and derive important insights for innovation scholars and practitioners on how to mobilize and leverage diverse actors that come together to provide solutions in emergencies.


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Process Improvement

09/01/2021

Justyna Dąbrowska et al.

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Boosting Radical Innovation Using Ambidextrous Portfolio Management

Managing an innovation portfolio is crucial for firms looking to foster radical innovation. Radical innovation, however, creates challenges for traditional portfolio management systems. When companies do not adequately distinguish between incremental and radical innovation when designing their management systems, portfolio management decision-making processes will tend to favor incremental innovation. Radical innovation requires a broader, multilevel organizational approach. We propose a multilevel framework for innovation portfolios that considers elements at the individual, project, organizational, and strategic levels. We suggest guidelines for ambidextrous portfolio management to ensure a strong separation between incremental and radical innovation projects and to support a more fruitful management environment for radical innovation.


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Portfolio Management

09/01/2021

Vinicius Chagas Brasil et al.

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Deploying AI for New Product Development Success

Organizations are rapidly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to solve business problems, yet they are only beginning to harness its benefits. Published literature lacks empirical evidence regarding the value of deploying AI for innovation success. This study investigates how and where to deploy AI in the new product development (NPD) process. We present three lessons learned and three best practices for successful deployment of AI technologies for NPD success.


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New Product Development

09/01/2021

Haili Zhang et al.

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W. Edwards Deming, an Influential Statistician

Volume 64, Issue 5, September-October 2021, Page 58-60 Innovation for Innovators


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Culture, Project Management, Process Improvement

09/01/2021

Roger Smith

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Innovation in China

As the production of many global goods has shifted to China in the last few decades, it has become a global leader in manufacturing. At the same time, Chinese imitators have capitalized on opportunities to copy, manufacture, and sell copycat or imitation products, typically without regard for intellectual property (IP). Many global companies have either contemplated or actually begun to shift some of their operations to other countries due to China’s weak IP protection laws.


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Globalization, Leading Innovation Organizations

09/01/2021

Tammy McCausland

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Ananth Krishnan: Finding Your Career

Volume 64, Issue 5, September-October 2021, Page 64-64 Innovation C-Scape


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Open Innovation and Contests

09/01/2021

Jim Euchner et al.

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Webinar: Take Virtual Collaboration to the Next Level

Almost everyone is working more virtually than they were before the pandemic. While collaboration capabilities have evolved rapidly, we’re still figuring out how to connect employees online and enable teamwork, innovation, learning, and relationship-building in a digital environment. In this webinar, APQC Principal Research Lead Lauren Trees will draw on a recent survey of 800+ professionals to suggest better ways to enable and support virtual collaboration. Attendees will leave with practical recommendations for solving common challenges—such as moving innovation and watercooler chat online—and making the digital workplace less frustrating and more productive for everyone.


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Alliances/Collaborations, Organization/Future of Work

09/01/2021

Lauren Trees