Stage-Gate Approach for
Managing Projects based on
Must-Win Battles
Learn how to gradually allocate
your budget in project...
Stage-Gate Highlights
Challenge
- Multiple project
Management
- Uncertain environments
Benefits
- Prioritize Resource usag...
Project managed companies face
more and more control issues
• Is it hard to keep track of how many
projects your organizat...
Are your risks controlled or uncontrolled?
The project’s level of uncertainty
has to fit with its level of resources
Kick-...
The Stage-Gate model enables
detailed project portfolios control...
• Gradual budget allocation
• Priorization of resource...
P
3
P
8
P
4
For an advanced PMO the Stage-
Gate model is simple and agile
After each stage the project find a gate where
a...
... These decisions can be one of
the four
What other decisions would you like to take?
GO!
• The project has achieved all...
A Typical Stage-Gate concept
applied to a Development
IDEAS MARKET
Technology
Development
Product
Development
Idea Concept...
What is must-win battles?
(business strategy)
• Rather than spreading resources too thin, companies
must focus on 3 to 5 k...
Only 5 Steps enable better
controlling of your projects
1. Define your Must-Win Battles
2. Set Stages/Gates and parametriz...
Modeling - From Mantra to Key
Activities
Step 1:
Make a
mantra
Step 2:
Define 3-
5 Must-
Win
Battles
Step 3:
Define 1-
3 K...
MWB Model
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Profitable
Growth Efficiency of
Processes
Productivity
of Resources
Customer
Value
Must Win
Ba...
Set Stages/Gates and
Parametrize Gate Decisions
• Configure Stategy Model with the outputs
that each gate might have (Go, ...
Learn more about the Stage-Gate
Methodology
• Cooper, 2002 “Optimizing the Stage-Gate Process: What
Best-practice Companie...
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  1. 1. Stage-Gate Approach for Managing Projects based on Must-Win Battles Learn how to gradually allocate your budget in projects, making your business easy to lead in five minutes 1© Cone Advisor
  2. 2. Stage-Gate Highlights Challenge - Multiple project Management - Uncertain environments Benefits - Prioritize Resource usage - Control projects development Tool - A Framework for advanced PMO - Each development stage has a decision gate How to - 5 simple steps 2© Cone Advisor
  3. 3. Project managed companies face more and more control issues • Is it hard to keep track of how many projects your organization is executing? • How do you control the strategic alignment of each project with strategy? • Which projects have a better fit with your strategy – Must-Win Battles? HowtoToolBenefitsChallenge 3© Cone Advisor
  4. 4. Are your risks controlled or uncontrolled? The project’s level of uncertainty has to fit with its level of resources Kick-Off Wrap-up Project’s Uncertainty Commited Resources Time Kick-Off Wrap-up Project’s Uncertainty Commited Resources Time HowtoToolBenefitsChallenge 4© Cone Advisor
  5. 5. The Stage-Gate model enables detailed project portfolios control... • Gradual budget allocation • Priorization of resources • Project Risk Management ... because bad projects are hard to Eliminate! HowtoToolBenefitsChallenge 5© Cone Advisor
  6. 6. P 3 P 8 P 4 For an advanced PMO the Stage- Gate model is simple and agile After each stage the project find a gate where a decision about its future has to be taken... P 2 Gate 1 Gate 2 Gate 3 P 1 P 5 P 6 P 9P 7 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 HowtoToolChallengeBenefits 6© Cone Advisor
  7. 7. ... These decisions can be one of the four What other decisions would you like to take? GO! • The project has achieved all the objectives of previous stage • Projects Stakeholders have not suffered major changes Recycle... • More development is required in current stage • Project is still a promise and still has priority within portfolio Hold? • Stakeholder needs have changed • Project don’t seem atractive anymore in current scenario • It might be interesting in the future Terminate. • Project is permanently stopped as it has not developed as expected • Changes in environment or stake- holder needs turn project unfit HowtoToolChallengeBenefits 7© Cone Advisor
  8. 8. A Typical Stage-Gate concept applied to a Development IDEAS MARKET Technology Development Product Development Idea Concept Application Stages Gates HowtoToolChallengeBenefits 8 © Cone Advisor
  9. 9. What is must-win battles? (business strategy) • Rather than spreading resources too thin, companies must focus on 3 to 5 key challenges — Must-Win Battles (MWBs) • MWBs are crucial to achieving their business goals. • A well-chosen MWB • make a real difference, • Be market focused, • create excitement, • be specific and tangible, • and be winnable. Source http://www.mustwinbattles.com9© Cone Advisor
  10. 10. Only 5 Steps enable better controlling of your projects 1. Define your Must-Win Battles 2. Set Stages/Gates and parametrize gate decisions 3. Input the projects related to Strategic Elements in Cone Made 4. Classify them according to their Stage- Gates 5. Control the deadlines and developments in an easy to lead way! HowtoChallengeBenefitsTool 10© Cone Advisor
  11. 11. Modeling - From Mantra to Key Activities Step 1: Make a mantra Step 2: Define 3- 5 Must- Win Battles Step 3: Define 1- 3 Key Means of the Battle Step 4: Define 0-3 Key Activities of the Mean 1 2 3 4 11© Cone Advisor
  12. 12. MWB Model © Cone Advisor 12 Profitable Growth Efficiency of Processes Productivity of Resources Customer Value Must Win BattlesMeans Key Activities Source: Ala-Mutka 2008 p. 165 Themes of Must-Win Battles Add project to Strategy Model
  13. 13. Set Stages/Gates and Parametrize Gate Decisions • Configure Stategy Model with the outputs that each gate might have (Go, Hold, Recycle, Kill, and any other your organization might need) • On the ”Stage-Gate Model” line, choose the ”Edit” button and then configure Cone Made with the Stages/Gates you opted on having. Default is de facto Standard 1-5 © Cone Advisor 13
  14. 14. Learn more about the Stage-Gate Methodology • Cooper, 2002 “Optimizing the Stage-Gate Process: What Best-practice Companies Do – I and II ” Research- Technology Management • Cooper, 1990: “Stage-Gate Systems: A New Tool for Managing New Products” Business Horizons • Cooper, 2008 “The Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch Process- Update, What's New, and NexGen Systems” Journal of Product Innovation Management Need help making your business easy to lead? Check: www.coneadvisor.com 14© Cone Advisor

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