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Building Innovation Leaders
Innovation is tough work and bureaucratic systems impair creative solutions. CEOs, customers, and stockholders continually demand more and better new products, services, and applications. No matter what system you deploy, success in product innovation depends on effective, cohesive teams with dedicated leaders. How can you build innovation leadership in your organization?
Global NP Solutions answers through industry best practice training, collaborative consulting, unique facilitated peer-coaching, and customized leadership growth. Working with us, you will realize increased new product profitability, faster time-to-market, enhanced customer satisfaction, and improved team dynamics. Our clients benefit from over 20 years of real-world experience in innovation, project management, and design thinking.
We are YOUR strategic innovation partner!
Helping Customers and Individuals from Companies Like These
Innovation Best Practices
Our company has engaged in a focused effort to enhance innovation, research, and customer interactions. We invited Global NP Solutions to present a 2-day workshop on innovation best practices with our extended global team. The training session was great from a standpoint of timeliness, building collaboration among team members, and in delivering the knowledge and skills we needed most. My only wish is that we had more time – perhaps an additional day – to dig deeper into some of the project management and leadership concepts that will continue to drive improvements in our innovation systems.
A Book to Welcome You to Product Development
When writing a book about innovation, why not do it in an innovative way? The Innovation Answer Book did that by covering the basic knowledge on innovation in 182 questions and of course the answers, that are supported by theory and experience of the author! In this way the book covers in compact answer sections the complete body of knowledge an innovation practitioner needs, with ample references to literature for more in depth information.
A Useful Presentation of NPD
I am very happy to tell you that the logic or the organization of the book really worked for me. It moved from the stuff I knew at the beginning (stage-gate, etc) to an assortment of new things (for instance Agile). But the “stuff” later on also included good discussions of how to do npd which might be part of Agile or lean but would also work in any approach to innovation. My book, New Product Development for Dummies, was, I believe, a very good book. But I believe that your use of Q&A works better than my more “philosophical” approach!
Loved the Life Design Master Mind
I have been a gig worker in the IT industry for over twenty years. It's said that everyone in IT is looking for their next role, even if it's passively. While I am continuously watching for the next opportunity, it's only recently that I've felt that I'm in the driver's seat. Some jobs turn out to be more rewarding than others and now I understand how that happens. With the Life Design Master Mind group, I learned design thinking tools to better evaluate job offers. It's also given me a better sense of perspective when seeking new roles. Understanding my core values and developing better skills for mindfulness has been a game-changer. In order to determine what's next it helps to truly understand what makes you effective and happy. If you are going through a transition – or constant transitions – I recommend Teresa's Life Design Master Mind group.
My company invited Teresa onsite for three days of NPD and portfolio training. She successfully explained to a variety of stakeholders, including our company president, the importance of changing up our NPD practices and gave us the tools for implementation. Every person that attended the training understood their role and the benefits they could expect to experience by implementing best practices. Since then we have experienced enthusiasm, improved communication, and a stronger sense of teamwork than we’ve felt in some time. Teresa is a true champion of product development and management!
Thanks for the NPDP Preparation
Teresa provided excellent preparation in a virtual course for NPDP certification. The practice tests were especially helpful and I appreciated the stories and experience to take my innovation career to the next level.
Teresa was an invaluable resource in helping me prepare for and pass the NPDP exam. The online practice questions that are part of the course were also extremely helpful. I found the questions to be very similar to what I saw on the actual test and many of them were confusing to me at first without Teresa’s thoughtful explanations. Although I have 25 years of product development experience and consider myself a subject matter expert, I’m sure that I would not have passed on the first try were it not for her skillful training and coaching. I would recommend this on-line course to anyone wanting to prep for the NPDP exam.
Innovation Coaching Sped Product Development
Teresa's experience and expertise was very helpful, and the advice around product research was invaluable. Not only did I achieve my goals that I hoped from coaching but I have gotten a lot farther than I had anticipated.
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