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Innovation Starts with a Culture of Courage

The C-suite at your company has proclaimed that it’s time to amp up the innovation! Companies say it all the time. They need to be more innovative. But the truth of the matter is that it’s just not that simple. Sure, some employees are, by nature, more innovative than others and maybe you can use them to spark larger innovation …

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Comprehensive Criteria is the Heart of Your Product Design

Establishing the product criteria is the most important single step in your development process. This step forces all aspects of your project to be explored so there are no surprises later on. The complexity or field in which your product will be used will determine how involved this needs to be.  This is the time to get all members of your …

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The First Step to a Successful Product is the Process – Part 2

As mentioned in the first part of this post, doing a poor job with your process can cost you both money and time, or even stop you from getting to market in a timely manner. The outline below can serve as a comprehensive process outline that you can flesh out with your own product details and requirements. It may feel like certain phases are not necessary …

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The First Step to a Successful Product is the Process – Part 1

The future of your business relies on good ideas for good products. What can you do to improve your chances of great ideas coming to fruition in the real world? When you have a compelling idea for a product, it’s easy to want to skip steps and move as quickly as you can to get your great idea to market. …

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Are you ready to prototype?

You’ve got a great idea. You’ve been mulling it over for years and finally started working on it in your spare time. You’ve bounced the idea off of your friends and relatives, and they’ve all told you how great your idea is and wonder why no one has thought of this before. Maybe you’ve started researching how to sell your …