Dr. Robert G. Cooper, the author who introduced the Stage-Gate process model first in 1988, published a Working Paper No.23 recently. In the paper he lists seven New Product Development (NPD) principles that high productivity businesses practice. Data shows that productivity in top organizations can be five times what it is in average company.
The seven principles:
1. Customer focused
2. Front-end loading
3. Spiral development
4. A holistic approach
5. Metrics, accountability, and continuous improvement
6. Focus and effective portfolio management
7. A lean, scalable, and adaptable process
Where have I heard this before?