Webinar replay: Take your Product Management toolkit to the next level using Gocious

Posted by Simon Leyland on 5/3/21 12:43 PM

The Product Managers toolkit has traditionally relied primarily on general productivity tools like Excel, Word and PowerPoint. What happens when you make the change to something that has been specifically designed to help Product Managers?

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Topics: Product managers, product portfolio management, product management, Webinar Replay

Just Released: Archiving your Product Lines

Posted by Kevin Jankay on 4/27/21 12:56 PM

Product lines sunset. Your teams need a space to experiment, learn, and review alternatives for a short period. You want to improve your product line organization. The feedback we receive from our users form the basis of how we improve our software. This is no exception.

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Topics: Product planning, product plan, product portfolio management, product lifecycle management, just released, gocious release

5 Reasons you need a product planning tool as a product manager

Posted by Maziar Adl on 4/27/21 12:54 PM

Product Managers play a critical role in balancing what customers want with their company’s objectives when identifying products that will be successful. Once these projections are made, they then need to drive the team responsible for turning this vision into reality. However, successful product ideation is not a Product Managers’ only purview. Product Managers also help facilitate or make decisions on what the next generation of products and features should be.  

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Topics: Product planning, product portfolio management, product management, product roadmap

Webinar replay: An integrated approach to product management

Posted by Simon Leyland on 3/25/21 11:03 AM

An integrated approach to product management will increase collaboration between team members, data and software systems. Doing this helps to lower the risk of a product failure, while raising your teams efficiency and reducing your organizations time to market.

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Topics: Product managers, product portfolio management, product management, Webinar Replay

Just released: Tracking changes of your product line configuration

Posted by Maziar Adl on 3/1/21 7:46 PM

We are excited to introduce the Change Report into the Gocious product portfolio management solution.  The Change report is a feature that enables the comparison of product line plan versions and increments to gain visibility into what has changed from one to the other, with just a click of a button.

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Topics: product portfolio management, product roadmap, just released

Three ways to visually analyze and communicate your product line

Posted by Maziar Adl on 12/17/20 12:42 PM

To meet your customers' demands as a discrete manufacturer, you need to create a product line with various products and options with many possible configurations. Designing your product line for your customers in a way that is not confusing and in the same time meets their personalization needs can be a challenge. Visualizing entire product lines is a way to ensure it is serving the market needs and is easy to understand from a customer's perspective. It is also an essential tool to strategically communicate what is being built and how it serves the market, enabling everyone inside the organization to stay aligned and informed.

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Topics: Configurable products, Product planning, product plan, product portfolio management, product mix, product management, product strategy, product family, product configuration

Creating an agile product portfolio roadmap

Posted by Maziar Adl on 12/8/20 1:51 PM

There has been a recent change in the market, and you need to analyze your product line and plan a change to the current features and products immediately to address the market in 3 months.

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Topics: Configurable products, product plan, product portfolio management, product line, product mix, product management, product strategy, product roadmap

Enhance your product planning to supercharge your PLM

Posted by Maziar Adl on 11/16/20 7:38 PM

Does this sound familiar? You're deep into a new product development process and heads down working on executing the product plan. Suddenly, you realize discrepancies in the products and feature definitions, the timelines to launch them, and their configurations. A myriad of spreadsheets, text documents, and presentation files stored in different places make it confusing to navigate as you are not sure what the latest approved decisions and definitions are. This means that now is the time to stop what you're doing and jump into the 'data scramble' and send a deluge of emails to product planning and product management teams to get the answers you need with a definitive picture of the product line.

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Topics: Product planning, product plan, product portfolio management, PLM, product lifecycle management

Are You Capitalizing on Your Digital Transformation Investment?

Posted by Maziar Adl on 7/6/20 6:15 AM

Most hard goods manufacturers are embracing the digital transformation by focusing on their factory floor operations. They are spending millions and, on occasion, billions of dollars on upgrading equipment and streamlining processes. Often though, very little attention is given to the front-end of manufacturing. Why do manufacturers fail to extend their digital transformation to the early product definition, planning, and design stage? 

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing, product plan, product portfolio management, product manager

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Gocious Product Planning Blog

We support manufacturers in defining, making informed decisions, and communicating their product portfolio changes over time. Our solutions are aimed at reducing time-to-market and increasing the transparency of product portfolio changes. Gocious is a SaaS product portfolio management (PPM) solution that is a natural complement to PLM and CPQ systems, keeping the business and engineering teams in sync around a common product roadmap and feature definitions.

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