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Improving the Stage Gate

The criticism against traditional stage gate process is that it is inflexible, overly complicated, and bureaucratic. The three things that are known innovation killers. So, how does one use this invaluable innovation implementation tool from killing what it is designed to help? A few tweaks can make all the difference in the world.

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to a new framework for stage gate. It makes this iconic process nimble, simple, and smooth. CIOs will gain from this framework because what you do all day is innovate, not just support the business in innovation!

e-Book: A New Framework for the Stage Gate Method

How does the quality of information affect stage gate results?

State gate is a valuable tool in managerial decision making. Theoretically, it can help improve efficiency and effectiveness of innovation. However, the quality of information at each stage is critical to the outcomes achieved by decisions made on that information. Often, there is an assumption that this information is of the desired quality. This case study set out to explore that assumption, found it not to be true, and proposes a framework to deal with this issue.

Hope you will find it helpful in your journey!

Case Study: How to Improve Stage Gate Performance

CIOs can learn how achieve results with imperfect information. Good Read!

Case Study: How to Improve Stage Gate Performance

This case study explores the impact of the quality of information on the results achieved through the stage gate process. An excellent discussion for the CIO to follow to understand why a perfect stage gate is not enough without reliable…

Case Study: How to Improve Stage Gate Performance

State gate is a valuable tool in managerial decision making. Theoretically, it can help improve efficiency and effectiveness of innovation. However, the quality of information at each stage is critical to the outcomes achieved by decisions made on that information. Often, there is an assumption that this information is of the desired quality. This case study set out to explore that assumption, found it not to be true, and proposes a framework to deal with this issue.

Case Study: How to Improve Stage Gate Performance

Stage Gate Best Practices

This article presents best practices in the design and implementation of an effective stage gate process. IT Organizations need to adopt industry best practice driven innovation into their initiatives, especially a robust new product development process. This guidance will go a long way in getting that done. Excellent Read!

Stage Gate Review Guide

This stage gate review guide provides an overview of a step by step process to assess investment projects and programs for compliance and meaningful progress. This review process comprises of several steps – one each at a critical decision point. The guide describes each step, the purpose and an overview of its execution.

Stage Gate Review: Assess Investment Program Strategy

This first review or gate in the state gate review answers the question: How does this investment and its implementation program fit into our overall strategy? The response confirms that the program has merit in context, has been selected based upon thorough analysis and research, and is feasible i.e. can be implemented to achieve results.

Stage Gate Review: Evaluate Business Case

The second review or gate evaluates the investment program's business case for compliance and feasibility – will it work? will it deliver promised results? – or in other words is this promise too good to be true? This review ensures key stakeholder support and buy-in to the program, tight coupling of the program and business objectives, and a thorough review of the cost, benefits and risks identified in the business case for accuracy, and completeness.

Stage Gate Review: Define Build or Buy Plan

This third review or gate defines a clear plan for program implementation taking into account the vendor and supplier market and aligning it with project needs – are we ready for program implementation? are we ready for supplier/vendor participation? do we have a robust build or buy strategy and plan? At this review, an evaluation of assumptions and parameters of a business case is also revisited.

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