Kobayashi Maru Thinking: Closing an Innovation Gap
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Mark A Hart, NPDP | Released: August 7, 2011, 2:00 pm
Perhaps you have heard the following riddle. If it takes one woman nine months to produce a baby, can nine women produce a baby in one month? Many people come to the conclusion that there is not a clever answer to this riddle. In addition, they find a bit of humor in the way the riddle is...
Innovation, Power, and "The Decision" of Lebron James
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Chris Dolan | Released: July 28, 2011, 8:35 am
We all like to believe that we are pretty good judges of ideas. We think we can objectively evaluate an idea based on its merits and recognize a creative solution, an innovative breakthrough, or a smart decision. When it comes to spotting the brilliant idea, we, like Potter Stewart...
Let's just not hire them
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Michael Koppelmann | Released: July 25, 2011, 11:45 am
In my previous post 9 Essential Characteristics of an Innovation Candidate I attempted to break-in my new PDMA blog with a practical guide to what I have seen make up a great Innovation or Product Manager. As it was my first post...
9 Essential Characteristics of an Innovation Candidate
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Michael Koppelmann | Released: July 7, 2011, 11:35 am
As the idea of innovation grows within corporate culture, both as a true practice and just as often as a term to be sprinkled about like so much PowerPoint seasoning, many companies are getting serious about making a cultural shift toward product creativity as a goal. While the majority of these...
The Need for Portfolio Management in the Co-Creation Process
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Zach Friedman | Released: June 28, 2011, 3:25 pm
I think Michael Norton, Jack Nickell, and Zach Smith said it best when they collectively claimed that co-creation is "opesociacollaberaticreatinnovatcrowdsourccommunitengagementifaction".
The question is, which model is best?
The Currency of Social Change
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Nina Miller | Released: June 28, 2011, 12:00 pm
Communities gather around a shared set of values, and they all have different currencies. It could be money, recognition, relationships or just pure entertainment. Success for any co-creation process means...
Make more makers
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Nina Miller | Released: June 28, 2011, 11:55 am
I come from a maker family. I learned to sew and draw at the same time, and I was given a hammer, nails and scrap wood to play with at a very young age. This environment made me confident that I could build my own solutions with any tools that were available to me. Any skill I needed...
Disrupting Ourselves with Open Innovation
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Amy Kenly | Released: June 28, 2011, 11:15 am
Yesterday at the PDMA Conference on Social Product Development and Co-Creation, we heard from David Ritter, CEO of InnoCentive. David talked about using challenge-driven product development in a B2B environment to take advantage of resources working outside of the immediate sphere and accelerate...
Your Company’s REAL Social Software
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Larry Marturano | Released: June 28, 2011, 11:00 am
Browsing the programs at Enterprise 2.0 and the PDMA’s own Conference on Social Product Development and Co-Creation, it’s obvious that the collective opinion on enterprise social media is pretty bullish. A cottage industry has emerged selling the benefits of collaboration among your employees...
Who’s Your Crowd? The Use of Virtual Private Expert Networks
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Amy Kenly | Released: June 28, 2011, 9:10 am
This week I’m attending the PDMA Conference on Social Product Development and Co-Creation. One of my favorite speakers on the Monday agenda was Ben Kaufman, the founder and CEO of Quirky. Ben is a fantastic speaker and clearly brings a high level of enthusiasm to his company and the idea...