November 2016

Welcome to inKNOWvations
Sopheon's monthly e-newsletter

Quotable Quotes

“Growth and comfort don't coexist.”
- Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

Empower Transformational Change Initiatives with Accolade 11.0
The world continues to evolve at a striking pace and business needs are rapidly shifting to keep up with advances in digital technology and fast changing consumer demands. The direction and roadmap of Sopheon's solution continue to reflect these shifting marketplace needs and to meet the demand for a software system that supports transformational organizational and structural change.

Accolade 11.0 – released in early November 2016 – delivers further enhancements for empowering organizations to realize their business strategy. It focuses on increased agility and user engagement by removing the unnecessary “friction” prevalent in most complex global companies caused by inefficient processes, lack of cross-functional collaboration and communication, and the huge effort required to adapt internal structures and organization in response to market changes.

How Parker Hannifin Innovates at Unprecedented Speed

While the company has a history of innovation, it's not easy to launch profitable new products consistently, especially with an enterprise as large as Parker. To keep moving forward, seeking innovation, reinvention, collaboration, and combining technologies, Parker launched "Winovation," the company's name for its product development process. 

Corporate Experience: Next in New Product Development - Agile-Stage-Gate Hybrids
By Dr. Robert Cooper, Founder of Stage-Gate Methodology

As Agile took root in the software industry, some IT firms with existing gating systems built Agile into their processes, thereby creating hybrid models. Gating models are generally “plan-driven models,” whereas Agile is more “plan and build on the fly.” The two are complementary: Stage-Gate is a comprehensive idea-to-launch system and a macro-planning process while Agile is a micro-planning project management methodology.

Visit Sopheon and learn how our solutions can benefit your organization.


Roadmapping Webinar
December 8, 2016  |  Save the Date!

Our next Roadmapping webinar is coming up. Make sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive the invite for this highly anticipated event.

January 26-27, 2017  |  Tampa, Florida

Join this intensive two-day workshop with Dr. Robert G. Cooper on accelerating your idea-to-launch new product process with agile methodologies. 

Call for Subject Matter Exper
Are you passionate about enterprise innovation, new product development (NPD), strategy execution, and/or transformational change initiatives?

Sopheon is looking for thought leaders and experienced practitioners in these fields to partner with in creating powerful and compelling stories and learning materials. If you're interested in writing and/or presenting with us on best practices and how-to's, email [email protected] to get the conversation going.

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