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Pros and cons of a phase gate process in new product development

Will a phase gate process hold back or enhance your new product development? What are the pros and cons of sta...

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How Lean Documentation Creates Customer Value In The Development Cycle

In a Lean approach to product development, customer value is defined as ‘everything the customer is prepared t...

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How to Ruin a New Product Development Process

It’s much easier to screw up a new product development process than mastermind a successful one.  Here’s how.

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9 Ways Innovative Companies Use Their Document Management Software

The outlook for many companies might be unpredictable at the moment, but access to the right document manageme...

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8 Reasons To Document Your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Documenting your SOP (standard operating procedures) can be a drag. It can feel unnecessary for a relatively s...

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Where are you on the Quality Management Maturity Grid?

Of all the quality management ‘gurus’ the late Philip Crosby is one of the most readable. In his book ‘Quality...

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What are the 7 stages of a new product development process?

A brief internet search will confidently tell you that there are anywhere between 4 and 8 stages of the ‘ideal...

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On the difference between Bug Tracking and Help Desk software

There's a long-running debate whether a bug or defect tracking software tool is just a synonym for a help or s...

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Remote collaboration in the age of Covid-19

One of the things Covid-19 has shown us, is that the digital agility of an organisation can mean the differenc...

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Announcing the release of Cognidox v10

Cognidox’s commitment to improving usability and cross platform accessibility continues with the release of v1...

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9 ways to screw up your business process mapping

Companies are often spurred to undertake business process mapping to improve their quality management.

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What kind of Product Management Process do you need?

How do you need your product management process to function? A classic article in the HBR got us thinking abou...

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NASA & the bra makers; quality management in the space race

In 1969 quality management was truly the final frontier in the space race. As NASA engineers developed unique ...

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How's your Quality Management - Ad hoc, analytical or chaordic?

  How can you help your business evolve its mindset to achieve the most instinctive, frictionless and effectiv...

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Can a Stage Gate Process ever be agile?

Can you ever make a stage-gate process Agile? Can modern tools and a hybrid approach to Waterfall and Agile br...

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Choosing the best business management software for your company

Not all business management software solutions are created equal. They come in different shapes and sizes, wit...

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Riding the wave of the med-tech quality management challenge

Time and costs can soon rack up in a med tech device design and development cycle. But those who have installe...

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What investors need to know about your Product Management Process

Founders of companies are often, by necessity, their own Product Managers. They’re often the ones who have mos...

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7 Deadly Sins of the Product Development Process

OK, we admit it, there are definitely more than 7 deadly sins of the product development process. In fact, the...

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3 Product Development Fails that cost a fortune (and a space craft)

We all make mistakes, but when a product development process fails it can have far-reaching financial and comp...

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7 tips for designing an effective Business Process Map

Business Process Maps are a key part of any Company Management System. They are the flow diagrams that help yo...

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5 Reasons to Invest in a Company Management System

There are many competing demands on the attention and resources of a growing business, but investing in the ri...

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Why the FDA want Proactive Quality Management Systems

Reports from the U.S. tell us the FDA is continuing to prioritise Proactive Quality Management in the medical ...

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4 sure signs you need to start Business Process Mapping

Business Process Mapping could be the first step you take towards creating a more efficient, profitable and qu...

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All You Really Need For Xmas is a Competitive Advantage

 As we approach the end of 2018 with all its political and economic earthquakes, how can your high tech compan...

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Why your Business Management System should be graphical

Adopting a Business Management System (BMS) is a well-established way to manage and control all the processes ...

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Visualising Risk-Based Thinking in a Quality Management System

 If you’ve been focused on improving your company’s Quality Management System it’s likely you will have encoun...

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Late again? How to conquer the biggest challenge in product development

Delays are the biggest challenge for any product development cycle, they annoy clients, they sap the creative ...

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Burning money in the product development process? Don’t get wasted

Are you wasting money in a messy product development process? Are you constantly losing sight of your prioriti...

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5 ways Business Process Modeling can transform your company

For companies in the high tech sector, where time is precious and resources costly, a single mistake can be ve...

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Tame the Product Development Cycle with a Lean DMS

In the white heat of the product development cycle there is always the potential for chaos. And high tech busi...

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How a DMS helps you get the most out of external collaborators

Good collaboration is at the heart of business success. And with the vast array of digital tools available to ...

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Mind the Gap: CAD Product Data Management

A number of Cognidox companies use the tool to store their 2D and 3D CADdrawings, in addition to more typical ...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part IV]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques - continued There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part III, plea...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part III]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques Attributes of a selection of risk assessment tools If you haven't yet rea...

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Building a Product Release Engine with CogniDox

In this blog I want to start a new theme - projects that can change the way your company works. All companies ...

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Using the new online Document Holder editor

 

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Automating CogniDox testing using Selenium

We're gearing up for the next CogniDox software release and are starting to see payback from tools adopted to ...

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Freemium and the Software Startup

  During my stint at the Startup Masterclass open mentoring day in Cambridge this week I had a few fascinating...

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Updated Tools for Lean Startup Wizards

 

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New Ideas to Change the World at Idea Transform 2012

  Just finished my slots at the Idea Transform 2012 weekend – I was a mentor and we listened as a group panel ...

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Tools For Lean Startup Wizards

  The Cambridge Startup Masterclass I gave in late 2011 turned out (for me at least) to be a fun and pleasant ...

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Stay Lean: Your Startup Toolkit

  When I was asked to teach a Cambridge Startup Masterclass the first obstacle was to choose a topic. In the e...

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What's happening at UK BusinessLink? Where can Startups go for help?

  Although I'm in a Startup business I admit I've been confused about what is happening to UK Government suppo...

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Software and the Urgent Fix-to-Field Problem - a Better Way

  Just been reading about the Internet outages and stability issues yesterday - it was traced (maybe I better ...

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Top 5 Interview Mistakes made by Product Managers

  I was at another excellent meeting last week of the Cambridge Product Management Network which as the name i...

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CogniDox Product Manager Guide is released

  Writing blog posts has had to take a back seat this summer because we've been busy writing a new user guide ...

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Notes from "Product Management – who cares?! A VC speaks."

  Last night was the Cambridge Product Manager Network 'gala event' - a special meeting before the summer brea...

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Pricing and the Open Source business model

  For over a year, I've been following a great series of blog posts by Tarus Balog (founder and main mover of ...

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On Startups and Market Domination

  Dharmesh Shah is a serial entrepreneur who is currently involved with HubSpot.com. They have just announced ...

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More Resources for Pricing

  I'd no sooner hit the publish button on my blog post about the Psychology of Pricing when I remembered the f...

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Psychology and the Pricing of Software

  This month's Cambridge Product Management Network meeting covered the topic of software pricing. The present...

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Product Management in an Agile style

  The Software East group continued its series on Agile software development with a talk by Scrum consultant R...

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Which is better: Drupal or Joomla?

  In CogniDox 8.4 released this week we added Drupal alongside Joomla! as web platforms that can be used with ...

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Adding support for Drupal CMS

  We're just finishing tests on our next release and one feature is a new plug-in for the Drupal CMS.

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Releasing the OTRS Joomla! Gateway

  Last week we announced the availability of software we'd written to connect two of the most powerful and pop...

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3 Reasons Why Product Management Can Fail

  Tomorrow (Tue, May 18) there's an excellent chance to hear one of the best bloggers and practitioners on the...

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On BizSpark and Microsoft Development

  We recently released CogniDox 8.1 and amongst the new features was a CogniDox Word Add-in.

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What is Product Management?

  The Cambridge Product Management Network had a useful get-together this week to debate the question: what is...

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On Roles in Startups

  At a recent Connected Cambridge meeting I heard Tony Milbourn (one of the ex-founders of TTP, now doing a ne...

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Update on Press Release syndication for Startups

  We issued our latest press release just over a week ago - it went out on Cambridge Network, PRWeb and a bunc...

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Press Release syndication for Startups

  A short time ago we agreed to do a joint press release with another company, and I offered to do the logisti...

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Making screencasts for training videos

  For years now I've been reading how companies could be reducing their travel costs by investing in better re...

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Making a promotional video

  I wanted to make a short video - like a movie trailer - that would introduce the company and yet be lighter ...

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New site launched

  We've given the CogniDox website something of a facelift, and, since we can, we're using our own CogniDox Jo...

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