Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes.
The 2017 SiriusView roundup of product management tools. This report shows what has changed since 2014 and covers tools from seven vendors that provide roadmapping, product planning, and prioritization.
Get it at https://www.siriusdecisions.com/blog/siriusdecisions2017siriusviewofproductmanagementtools
Just published – Handbook of New Product Development Management. Compiled by Christoph Loch and Stylianos Kavadias to promote product development as its own discipline. See the summary at http://www.blogging.blogs4all.co.uk/innovation/handbook-of-new-product-development-management/
The benefit of becoming a platform company – they dominate industries. A platform company is one that attracts other companies that develop offerings based on the platform. Think Apps being developed for iOS. Read the perspective at http://wildcat.vc/pursuit-becoming-platform/
Product managers and innovators need to engineer serendipity. We know ideas that feed innovation often emerge from interactions between disparate fields and domains of knowledge. Purposefully creating such interactions can be accomplished. Read how at https://integrative-innovation.net/?p=581
Benefits and use of Kanban from the originator of The Kanban Method. This is an interview with David Anderson about the use and future of Kanban and why it isn’t just sticky notes on a wall but a systems approach to thinking… https://dzone.com/articles/think-youre-doing-kanban-think
5 steps to getting your company moving using innovation. The steps are organized around (1) readiness and capacity, (2) innovation themes, (3) creativity, (4) enablement, and (5) realization. Read about each at https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2017/06/06/how-to-get-on-the-innovation-track-five-steps-to-get-your-company-moving/3/
The science of happiness and its impact on creativity. Does happiness lead to higher performance and more creativity? Studies suggest it does. Further, happiness can be fostered in the workplace. Read how at https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2017/06/05/the-science-of-happiness-and-the-creative-brain/#7b9d325037ef