Resource Library

The Adept Group provides free resources for new product development (NPD) and innovation management productivity.  We’ll cover a wealth of knowledge in a variety of formats – from quick-read blogs to in-depth whitepapers and from webinars to data sheets. Below is a sampling of these resources. Click on section headers to access more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, email us at and we’ll track it down for you.



  • Good Portfolio Management Includes Front-end Work

    by Paul O’Connor

    If you’re interested in NPD and R&D portfolio management, here is an important insight: Most Portfolio Management presentations discuss only development projects. They do not show, analyze, or rationalize front-end work.

    Anyone new to product development might assume Portfolio Management should only be about products under development. But if that’s all, then ...

  • The Misdirected Guidance of “Portfolio Balance”
    by Paul O’Connor

    I have a simple message for everyone involved in product development. This message is especially important for PMOs. These are the manager’s responsible for analyzing project portfolios. They calculate resources and priorities to determine who should work on which projects.

    “Portfolio Balance” is misguided.

    The problem is no one knows what the “balance” ...


  • On Demand | 30 Minute Webcast: 2 Views on 4 Keys to Integrating a Winning NPD Process

    The development of new products requires companies to move from a culture where innovation is not repeatable or scalable—to a culture of operationalized innovation that celebrates fast failures and delivers a strategically aligned product portfolio. In this webcast, based on the recent whitepaper, “Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating New Product Development Processes,” written by Paul ...



  • Global Product Management Talk: The Value of Product Line Roadmapping

    Access the on-demand recording of this recent BlogTalkRadio show. Paul O’Connor, founder and managing director of The Adept Group, was interviewed by host Cindy F. Solomon, founder of the Startup Product Academy. They dialogued on the topic of product line roadmapping, taking questions from the audience via Twitter (