Category: collaboration

Open Innovation, Teams and Tea Parties

I have two wonderful daughters. The oldest one is 7 years old, and in many ways, she is the most prolific, efficient and successful users of open innovation that I know, and I think that there is a lot that can be learned from how she does this. Continue reading

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What Change Roles Are Missing?

I’m gearing up to write a new book and app on organizational change to complement a powerful new collaborative, visual change planning toolkit that will be incredibly useful for use in change programs, project and portfolio management, and even innovation, and so I’m canvasing the organizational change literature space (including change leadership, change management, and business transformation) and looking to identify: Continue reading

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Modern Mass Customization – Rule 3: Honor the Order, Abandon the BOM

Most mainstream Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems in the marketplace today are designed with a mass production model in mind. These systems offer sophisticated functionality that allows engineers to formulate Bills of Material (BOMs) and define product structure during design stages. Designs are released and pushed to production systems for manufacturing, but the PLM system remains the single source of truth for end-product design information. Continue reading

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Michael Kotowski recently attended the Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit in Philadelphia. Here are some great quotes from these innovation speakers, thinkers and doers at #DataPharma: Continue reading

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Modern Mass Customization – Rule 1: Modularize your People, Processes and Products

Companies who wish to optimize their business for mass customization should consider modularity to be a critical imperative. In this case, modularity refers to the use of individual product components, processes and teams that exhibit a consistent and predictable function on their own, but can be combined and arranged into systems that function in new and unpredictable ways. Continue reading

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Modern Mass Customization – Rule 2: Follow the Rules

For practical reasons, manufacturers have to set limitations on range of configurability in their product architecture. These limitations are driven by a wide variety of business and technical requirements, including manufacturing constraints (Is it possible to assemble this?), and sales and marketing strategies (Do we want to offer this to our customers?) Continue reading

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Children are the ultimate disruptive innovators – fearless and able to clash together weird and strange concepts to create something radically different but unfortunately as we age we lose our creative edge. Continue reading

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