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Which Came First - the Innovation Process or the Software Tool?

Process Improvement Consumer Goods High Technology Industrial Manufacturing Medical Device Pharmaceutical

Do I design improved innovation processes before I implement enterprise software tools, or do I start out implementing software tools that claim to have best practice innovation processes built in?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from companies working on innovation improvement. This article outlines seven key considerations companies should take into account before deciding on their approach.

This article has been published in Electronic Design - Read the entire article HERE

This article has been published in PDMA VIsions - Read the article HERE

Originally published on June 9th, 2014

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Topics: Innovation, New Product Development, New Product Development Execution, NPD, Process, Software

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Noel Sobelman

Noel Sobelman

For the past 25 years Noel has worked extensively in the areas of innovation strategy, product development, portfolio management, product commercialization, and the software systems that enable innovation. His industry background includes experience with high technology, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, industrial, and renewable energy companies. He is a frequent speaker, researcher, and writer on innovation effectiveness, disruptive innovation, and time-to-market reduction. 
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