GGI RapidNews R&D Product Development eZine: Volume 4, Issue 2, February 3, 2003
In This Issue
BOOK REVIEW - 60 Trends in 60 Minutes (part three of three)
MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY - Intellectual Property
NEW BIENNIAL SURVEY - 2002 RD&E Survey Results available soon
TELEVISION EVENT - Alexander Haig's World Business Review
NEW WEB CONTENT - New GTKs - ISO 9000 and Logistics Software, Updated Calendar
FEATURED I-STORE ITEM - 1998 Product Development Metrics Research Summary
UPCOMING CONFERENCES & SEMINARS - SCPD 8th Annual Conference
60 Trends in 60 Minutes, by Sam Hill. John Wiley & Sons; August, 2002, 1st edition. 282 pages.
Marketing guru Sam Hill explains the trends that will have the biggest effects on marketing, brand management and product development. This book will help you to move from merely observing trends to understanding and profiting from them, through trend analysis. Trend analysis "means systematically dismantling a trend to understand what is behind it, why it is or isn't important, how it will manifest itself in the day-to-day world, and when it will break into the mainstream." The book also describes the "Trendblasting" process, a workshop to get at the heart of a trend and develop opportunities rapidly.
Trends from this book have been presented in three installments. This month's trends, the last in this series, fall into the categories of "Business trends" and "Workplace trends."
60 Trends, Part Three:
In its May, 2002 issue, Industry Week listed the following opportunities, through wise intellecual asset management, for IP to generate revenue:
"1. Selling or licensing IP assets outside of the company's
core business or in a geographic region where the company
has no plans to compete,
Especially for companies with a new product focus, intellectual property - ideas and information - is becoming increasingly valuable to the firm. Trends over the next two decades will show companies focusing more on managing their intellectual assets to tap their enormous potential to generate revenue.
On the flip side, your IP, your competitive advantage and key to the success of the business, can be compromised and must be protected. Key steps to take for cost-effective IP coverage, as advised by Thomas G. Field, Jr. of Franklin Pierce Law Center, are:
1. Evaluate the income potential of your IP
The opportunities as well as the risks are great when managing intellectual assets. Making the right decisions regarding IP can be key to the future of your company.
For more details, check the links below.
Industry Week Article:
Links to Articles, Reports and Other Information on Intellectual
Technology Review Article and 2002 Patent Scorecard:
Patent Searches and Other IP-related Services:
2002 RD&E Survey - Resource & Capacity Management: We are now in the final stages of completing the 3 reports with results from our Product Development Metrics Survey. The composite results of this year's survey were first presented to the public by Brad Goldense at Management Roundtable's Metrics Conference on October 29, 2002 in Chicago. The 3 versions of the survey results reports that we offer for sale to the public are
1. 2002 SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS: A text-only report (approximately
These reports will be available in the next few weeks in
the Market Research section of GGI's iStore
Alexander Haig's World Business Review: Brad Goldense has made several appearances on Alexander Haig's World Business Review. Streaming video is now available for the show that aired on December 15, 2002. The two previous shows (from August 4 and September 29, 2002) are also available on streaming video. See below for details.
One final broadcast of the September 29 In-Studio interview, a 22.5 minute program, will be shown on the PBS Business and Technology Network (a subscription service) and on Tech TV (for digital cable subscribers) sometime soon. We will let you know the specifics when they are available.
December 15 In-Studio with Alexander Haig (7.5 minutes) on CNBC paid programming: This In-Studio interview aired nationwide on Sunday, December 15. Streaming video for this segment is now available at:
September 29th In-Studio with Alexander Haig (22.5 minutes): This In-Studio program aired nationwide and internationally on the PBS Business and Technology Network (a subscription service) and on Tech TV from September 29 through October 13. Streaming video for this segment (as well as the entire 30-minute show) is now available at:
August 4th On-Location at GGI (3.5 minutes): This On-Location field report is now available in streaming video on GGI's website. To see the program, go to:
The web page includes links to download a streaming video player, if you do not currently have one installed on your computer.
For more information on any of Brad's appearances on television, go to:
GTK-Gateways To Knowledge: Your resource for industry and product development related information and contacts offers thousands of links to providers of technologies and services for line management functions. The main entrance to GTK can be found at:
One of our top 3 MEGA Gateways is the Calendar of Industry
Events MEGA Gateway, a listing of links to conferences, seminars
and distance learning opportunities. The Calendar has just
been updated with approximately 20 new listings for 2003.
It's sure to be an interesting spring, judging by the conferences
and other events that are coming up. Be sure to check here
for new listings. The Calendar of Industry Events MEGA Gateway
is located at:
ISO 9000 Software: Find it in the Technology Providers MEGA Gateway. This NEW Gateway offers links to over 150 companies that provide ISO 900 software. The URL is located at:
Logistics Software: Find it in the Technology Providers MEGA Gateway. This NEW Gateway provides links to 100 companies that provide logistics and transportation software. The URL is located at:
Featured Item: GGI's iStore features one deeply discounted offering, which changes periodically. The current Featured Item is the "1998 Product Development Metrics Research Summary."
This 88-page report presents the detailed results of GGI's 1998 Product Development Metrics Survey, which focused on metrics systems in use in industry as well as rewards and recognition for product development performance. The report is organized in 5 sections, each of which contains factual observations, management analysis and a full set of graphics. This report, which analyzes the survey population of 190 respondents as a whole, will provide you with detailed information on
1. Types, frequency of, and specific metrics in use,
This research is still valid, given the fact that the economy has not been in a state of high growth for the past few years. We have found consistency between the 1998 and 2002 surveys in areas where we could compare.
SCPD 8th Annual Conference: Save the dates of June 11 and
12 for the Society of Concurrent Product
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