A variety of sources offer disheartening statistics on the rates of new product failures. Depending on industry and source, failure ranges from 70-95%. Given these findings, it is apparent that many organizations lack the ability to identify winning ideas. Therefore, understanding how to assess which products are market-worthy, and how to prioritize them to justify resource allocation is critical to the product organization’s success. Join us for our IM Channel One Ask the Expert Q&A on April 25, and walk away with tangible ways to collect and assess winning ideas and analyze them effectively to prioritize the right ones against available resources – both people and money.

In this live IM Channel One Ask the Expert Q&A hosted by Planview, you will learn how to fill your pipeline with winning ideas that fit your capacity and how to avoid finding yourself experiencing one of the top pain points of many product developers, i.e. “Too many projects for our resources”.

Date April 25, 2013
Time 5:00 PM Central European Time
8:00 AM US Pacific Time
11:00 AM US Eastern Time
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Duration 45 minutes

Moderator: Linda Roach, Vice President, Planview

Expert Panelists:

Carrie Nauyalis, New Product Development Solution Evangelist, Planview

Kristen Jordan Fotter,  Innovation Consulting Leader with Brightidea.

Topic focus: Product organizations often fill their pipelines with more ideas than their budget and resources can handle because they lack the means to identify and prioritize the winning ideas. The result is that most organizations have too many projects for their resources and miss opportunities to develop the products that will gain them market share.

Top three pain points to be addressed

  • Challenges gathering and identifying winning ideas
  • Inability to analyze these ideas against budget and available resources
  • Ineffective metrics or lack of metrics to successfully prioritize ideas in the pipeline

Expected insights from the session

This session will help innovation practitioners:

  • Learn how to effectively collaborate across the organization and with customers to efficiently collect and assess winning ideas
  • Discover best practices for analyzing ideas against budget and available resources
  • Understand the metrics used to successfully prioritize ideas

Join us on April 25th to learn more about how to fill your product development pipeline with ideas that fit your capacity and resources. Please note that the number of guests is limited and participation is free of charge.

About Planview

Planview develops and delivers portfolio management software for the enterprise. We partner with customers to help them optimize their two most precious resources, — people and money — to execute with their product strategy and deliver innovative, profitable, and differentiated products to market on time and on budget. Our solution supports the entire product lifecycle; helping organizations collect input from customers, prioritize the best product portfolio, build the product roadmap, and manage the execution of bringing those products to market. Learn more at

About the Experts

Linda Roach brings 17 years of experience in product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing to her role as Vice President of Marketing for Planview. Upon joining the company in 2004, Linda led the launch of Planview Enterprise, repositioning the company from a single product to a highly successful multiple product line. Prior to joining Planview, Linda held management positions at Pervasive Software, VTEL Corporation, and Kodak where she led go-to-market initiatives covering new products, product line expansion, and opening new market segments. Linda holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has participated in Executive Education programs at the University of Michigan, Wharton School, and University of Texas at Austin.

Carrie Nauyalis, New Product Development Solution Evangelist, Planview, is passionate about establishing customer partnerships, developing market positioning, defining field enablement strategies, providing market-based feedback, and being an overall thought leader for the NPD market. She has been with Planview for more than 15 years now, holding several positions including Product Management, Global Consulting, and Customer Care. Carrie is an active blogger, public speaker and MBA guest lecturer on all things Product Portfolio Management and you can catch her on Twitter @PDPMprincess.

Kristen Jordan Fotter brings over a decade of experience managing clients and innovation projects for Fortune 500 companies to her role as an innovation consulting leader with Brightidea. At Brightidea, Fotter manages innovation program strategy and implementation for various clients including Johnson & Johnson, Tyco, Time and Walgreens. Previously at Humana, Fotter was responsible  for managing numerous disruptive, incremental and adjacency innovation projects, such as new product/service development, licensing and bringing new marketing opportunities to life. Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and French from Furman University.

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