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Why Leading Innovation Is Essential To Ignite Your Company’s Growth - H. Del Castillo - AIPMM - ProductCamp Boston 2012



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Innovation is a central element of business growth strategy within companies that aim to generate added value for their customers, the company itself, and other stakeholders. While many company executives and business leaders agree that in order for their companies to survive today’s increasingly global marketplace, they must face the unpleasant truth that there may have to be fundamental changes in who they are, what they do, and how they do it. Few executives feel their companies are good at the specific processes and tactics frequently tied to successful innovation, such as generating breakthrough ideas, selecting the right ideas, prototyping, and developing business cases. We will provide insights to help you define and implement a process to drive innovation within your company using a sustainable approach to ignite business growth.

Key Takeaways
1. Discover insights.
• Discover unmet customer needs
• Identify customer segments
• Know your competitive landscape
2. Align strategies with needs.
• Create alignment
• Communicate strategic objectives
3. Mind your company’s culture.
• Focus on shared values
• Eliminate organizational silos
4. Adopt a process.
• Integrate innovation
• Identify key resources
• Define key deliverables
5. Deliver value, success will follow.
• Direct the internal value chain
6. Align your business model
• Use leading productivity tools
• Make your business case

Connect with me for more information regarding AIPMM membership or certification courses in your area.

Let me know how I can help you create and implement a product strategy and product planning process successfully to grow your technology-based business.

Hector Del Castillo, AIPMM



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Why Leading Innovation Is Essential To Ignite Your Company’s Growth - H. Del Castillo - AIPMM - ProductCamp Boston 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Hector Del Castillo linkd.in/hdelcastillo June 9, 2012© AIPMM 2012
  • 2. I want to thank everyone who selected and attended the AIPMM sessions at PCamp Boston. I also want to thank the 280 Group for their support. I welcome your feedback regarding this topic. Contact me with any comments or questions. I look forward to seeing you again soon.© AIPMM 2012
  • 3. Tweet About Us! Hector: @hmdelcastillo AIPMM: @aipmm ProdMgmtTalk: @ProdMgmtTalk PCamp Boston: #PCampBoston© AIPMM 2012
  • 4. Hector Del Castillo • Over 10 years transforming products to profit for technology-based companies • AIPMM Body of Knowledge (ProdBOK®) Contributor • Established companies – Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lucent Technologies, MEI Technologies • Small companies and startups – Nextone Communications, Smith Micro Software • Launched 27+ Products for global deployment – HW/SW, Telecom, Enterprise Mobility, Information Security Services, Professional Development • Certified PMP®, CPM® and CPMM® • University of California at Santa Barbara, MS EE • University of Texas at El Paso, MS EE, BS EE© AIPMM 2012
  • 5. © AIPMM 2012
  • 6. AIPMM Certifications • Certified Product Manager (CPM®) • Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM®) • Agile Certified Product Manager (ACPM®) • Certified Innovation Leader (CIL®) • Certified Brand Manager (CBM®) Source: Get Certified, AIPMM Website© AIPMM 2012 6
  • 7. What We Will Discuss • What is innovation? • Why your company needs it • Implementing an innovation strategy • Tips to foster innovation • Ways to reduce risk© AIPMM 2012
  • 8. What are the biggest barriers for innovation within your company? • Poor management • Insufficient investment • Lack of innovative people • Inadequate planning • Cannot afford the risk© AIPMM 2012
  • 9. What is innovation?© AIPMM 2012
  • 10. Benefits of Innovation ImprovedIncreased product profitability for yourvalue for customers company© AIPMM 2012
  • 11. Where can innovation happen? • Technology • Methodologies • Packaging • Operations • Tools • Distribution • Product Design • Business Models • Production • Pricing • Processes • Marketing© AIPMM 2012
  • 12. Innovation Funnel Ideas • Generate • Explore • Analyze • Synthesize • Test • Screen Outcomes • Implement© AIPMM 2012
  • 13. ”A strategy is like a roadmap. It’s useful only when you know where you are and where you want to go.”© AIPMM 2012
  • 14. Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Rank Company Industry Industry Rank 1 Apple 1 Computers 2 Google 1 Internet Services & Retailing 3 Nike 1 Apparel 4 Amazon.com 2 Internet Services & Retailing 5 Charles Schwab 1 Securities 6 3M 1 Medical Equipment 7 Statoil 1 Petroleum Refining 8 Exxon Mobil 3 Petroleum Refining 9 Walt Disney 1 Entertainment 10 Whole Foods Market 2 Food and Drug Stores Source: FORTUNE Magazine, 21 Mar 2011© AIPMM 2012
  • 16. 1. Discover Insights© AIPMM 2012
  • 17. Discover Unmet Customer Needs© AIPMM 2012
  • 18. Identify Customer Segments Needs; e.g., Demographics; e.g., Problems/pain points Industry Applications/uses addressed Function Key functionality/attributes Geography Degree of sophistication/quality/… Age/gender/income Drives Product/Solution Strategy Other personal/business Behaviors and Attitudes; e.g., characteristics Risk appetite/adoption Drives Outreach Strategy Psychographics (lifestyle/personality) Stated/unstated values Usage patterns Vendor/brand loyalty Drives Adoption Strategy© AIPMM 2012
  • 19. Know Your Competitive Landscape© AIPMM 2012
  • 20. 2. Align Strategies With Needs Focus on creating and delivering value-added Customer products to target customers Product based on their unmet needs. (Value) Business Market © H. Del Castillo, AIPMM, Product Management Triple Constraint, 2011© AIPMM 2012
  • 21. Create Alignment Align business, marketing and product strategies with unmet market needs.© AIPMM 2012
  • 22. Communicate Strategic Objectives Financial How much investment is needed? How soon will we break even? Learning & Growth Customer What key resources are Product What are the unmet needs? needed? Vision & Mission Who are the customers? What knowledge and skills are needed? Who’s most likely to buy? Business Processes What key activities and deliverables are needed?© AIPMM 2012
  • 23. 3. Mind Your Company’s Culture Cultivate a culture that Process fosters innovation and collaboration to create People & deliver great products. Culture© AIPMM 2012
  • 24. Focus on Shared Values Source: McKinsey 7S Framework© AIPMM 2012
  • 25. Eliminate organizational silos© AIPMM 2012
  • 26. 4. Adopt A Process Product Management Framework (PMF) Source: © AIPMM, 1998-2012, All Rights Reserved.© AIPMM 2012
  • 27. Integrate Innovation© AIPMM 2012
  • 28. Leverage The Product Life Cycle© AIPMM 2012
  • 29. Identify Key Resources© AIPMM 2012
  • 30. Define Key Deliverables© AIPMM 2012
  • 31. 5. Deliver Value, Success Will Follow© AIPMM 2012
  • 32. Creating and delivering value to customers, executives and investors is essential for a successful business.© AIPMM 2012
  • 33. Direct the Internal Value Chain© AIPMM 2012
  • 34. 6. Align Your Business Model© AIPMM 2012
  • 35. Adopt Leading Productivity Tools© AIPMM 2012
  • 36. Make Your Business Case© AIPMM 2012
  • 37. Key Takeaways 1 • Discover insights 2 • Align strategies with needs 3 • Mind Your Company’s Culture 4 • Adopt A Process 5 • Deliver value, success will follow 6 • Align Your Business Model© AIPMM 2012
  • 38. Useful Links • Website: http://www.aipmm.com • Articles: http://www.aipmm.com/html/newsletter/article.php • Blogs: http://aipmm.com/anthropology/ • Webinars: http://aipmm.com/aipmm_webinars/ • Certification: http://aipmm.com/html/certification/ • Product Management Framework Brochure: http://www.aipmm.com/brochures/AIPMM_PMF.pdf© AIPMM 2012
  • 39. Upcoming Training Courses The following training courses from the 280 Group and AIPMM will be offered in Boston in late Sept or early Oct. Contact me if you’re interested in registering for these courses and obtain a special discount as a PCamp Boston participant.© AIPMM 2012
  • 40. 280 Group Training Courses Upcoming Courses Dates and Location Sep 17-19, 2012 280 Group: Optimal Product Management and Marketing (OPM) Teqcorner, Price: $2,995; Pay only $1,995 when you register by Jul 11th. For more information or to McLean, VA register, contact Hector Del Castillo at hmdelcastillo@aipmm.com. 280 Group: Certified Product Management Manager (CPM®) Exam Sep 20, 2012 Teqcorner, Intensive Pre Course McLean, VA Price: $1,295 per person; Includes exam fee ($395 savings). Pay only $795 per person when you register in conjunction with the Optimal Product Management course. For more information or to register, contact Hector Del Castillo at hmdelcastillo@aipmm.com.© AIPMM 2012
  • 41. 280 Group: Optimal Product Management & Marketing (OPM) Date: Sep 17-19, 2012 Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT Place: Teqcorner, 1616 Anderson Rd., McLean, VA Price: $1,995* per person (regularly $2,995) Three day course from the 280 Group covering the entire product lifecycle. Teaches you to manage and launch any product at any stage of its lifecycle. This includes the Product Management Lifecycle Toolkit with corresponding productivity templates. Fourth day intensive certification prep course add-on thoroughly prepares you to take the worldwide standard CPM® or CPMM® certification exam. * Must register by Jul 11th.© AIPMM 2012
  • 42. Optimal Product Management Day One: Foundation Day Two: Product Management Overview Process and Product Life Cycle Day Three: Product Marketing Conceive Market Research Business Cases Competitive Analysis Strategy Requirements Forecasting Roadmaps Pricing Beta Program Launches Marketing End of life© AIPMM 2012
  • 43. 280 Group: CPM® Exam Intensive Prep Date: Sep 20, 2012 Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT Place: Teqcorner, 1616 Anderson Rd., McLean, VA Price: $795* per person (regularly $1,295) This review course is offered on the morning of the same day of the Certification Exam. It provides an intensive review of the Association of International Product Marketing & Management (AIPMM) body of knowledge (ProdBOK®) to help participants prepare to take the exam to earn the prestigious Certified Product Manager (CPM®) credential. Participants review the key concepts and terminology used in the exam as well as strategies for answering exam questions and a Q&A for anything else they want to review. Price includes certification exam fee ($395 savings). * Promotional price applies only when you register for the OPM course simultaneously.© AIPMM 2012
  • 44. CPM® Exam Intensive Prep Course Morning Afternoon Introduction What is Product Management? Marketing Mix Product Life Cycle Product Positioning Understanding Goods and Services Value Creation Product Decisions Exam Review Strategic Planning Guidelines Q&A CPM® Certification Exam© AIPMM 2012
  • 45. AIPMM Training Courses Dates and Upcoming Courses Location Product Innovation Leadership - Sep 27-28, 2012 Igniting innovation and business growth (16 PDUs) Teqcorner McLean, VA Price: $1,697 per person; Pay only $1,497 per person when you register by Jul 11th. Group discount of $1,397 per person when you register 5 people. For more information or to register, contact Hector Del Castillo at hmdelcastillo@aipmm.com.© AIPMM 2012
  • 46. Product Innovation Leadership - Igniting innovation and business growth (16 PDUs) Date: Sep 27-28, 2012 Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT Place: Teqcorner, McLean, VA Price: $1,697 per person This course covers best practices and proven methodologies to lead innovation efforts in order for your company to gain or maintain a competitive advantage using a sustainable approach. You will learn knowledge, skills, and tools to integrate and align strategic objectives with a managed and purposeful innovation culture. This course fully prepares you to take the Certified Innovation Leader (CIL) certification exam, which is administered at the end of day two. Price includes training, certification exam fee, AIPMM premium membership, and over 350 templates from Demand Metric. * PCamp Boston participants pay only $1,497 (Save $200) per person when you register by Jul 11th. Group discount of $300 per person when you register 5 people.© AIPMM 2012
  • 47. Product Innovation Leadership - Igniting innovation and business growth (16 PDUs) Day 1 Day 2 Introduction & Overview Strategic Innovation Leverage and Phase 2: Plan Alignment (SILA) Phase 3: Develop Project Identification Phase 4: Develop Business Case Development Phase 5: Qualify Phase 1: Conceive Phase 5: Launch Practice Questions Exam Review Certified Innovation Leader (CIL®) Certification Exam© AIPMM 2012
  • 48. Join AIPMM • Network with experts and thought leaders in your profession. • Learn the latest best practices and methodologies. • Expand your knowledge and soft skills. • Sharpen your leadership and influential skills. • Validate your expertise with internationally recognized certifications. • Obtain latest tools to enhance your productivity.© AIPMM 2012
  • 49. Why Get Certified • Bestows internationally recognized credential • Enhances opportunities for career advancement • Improves your earning potential • Validates your expertise regarding best practices • Grants mark of distinction that sets you apart • Connects you with experts and thought leaders • Demonstrates commitment to your profession Source: All About Product Management Certification Webcast, Jun 2010© AIPMM 2012
  • 50. For More Information About • AIPMM membership • Certification courses in your area • Implementing the right product strategy & process to grow your business • Aligning your business model with your product strategy© AIPMM 2012
  • 51. Join My Professional Network! Hector Del Castillo, PMP, CPM, CPMM Transforming products to profit for technology-based organizations.TM Product Marketing Director, AIPMM Connect: linkd.in/hdelcastillo Follow: @hmdelcastillo Contact: hmdelcastillo@aipmm.com© AIPMM 2012