Product & Portfolio Management

For driving growth and margin through effective planning and management of your product and service portfolio

What is Product & Portfolio Management?

Product and Portfolio Management includes all aspects of planning and managing your product and services portfolio, allowing your business to take control of its future growth in line with your business strategy.

Strategic market, product, and portfolio roadmaps informed by consumer and customer insights drive detailed product and portfolio planning and execution activities. These include the ideation and management of the innovation funnel, product development and launch, program and project management including stage and gate processes, resource management, portfolio management, and product lifecycle management.

How Mature is Your Organization's True Level of Maturity in Product & Portfolio Management?

Before embarking on any performance improvement program, it is imperative to identify your business’s true level of maturity. The Oliver Wight Maturity Model characterizes a business as being in one of four key phases of maturity: Co-ordination, Business Process Control, Automation, or Integration. Assess your business maturity in Product & Portfolio Management using our free online self-assessment tool.

Assess Your Business Maturity

You should consider Product and Portfolio Management for your business if:

  • You are scrambling to launch products on time

  • You are missing launch dates and key project milestones

  • Business cases for new products are not being met

  • Ownership of your product portfolio is unclear

  • It is unclear which products are most important

  • You need to reduce new product time-to-market

  • Your product list growing but nothing is ever removed

  • Retail customers are not ranging your new products

  • You are losing out against competitors’ offerings

  • Your product management processes are poorly integrated with your demand and supply management processes

How we can help

  • Facilitate design of a Product and Portfolio Management process to best fit your organization and its needs

  • Coaching Product and Portfolio process users as you introduce the new ways of working

  • Change Management – monitor and support the implementation of changes and its impact on your people

  • A diagnostic assessment of your current Product and Portfolio Management processes, including identifying the root cause of any performance issues

  • Transfer our knowledge to your people so they can apply an effective Product and Portfolio Management process to your business

  • Scope an action plan to address issues and take advantage of opportunities including resourcing, timelines, and performance improvement expectations

  • Assessment and validation that your Product and Portfolio processes have achieved Class A level of effectiveness – firmly embedded as ‘the way you do things’ and delivering the benefits

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