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Output Metrics for Assessing R&D Technology Assets

The logic for utilizing this point of view is derived from the argument that the ability to visualize and measure intellectual capital is a prerequisite for effective technology management. Intellectual capital (e.g., competencies, technologies, brands) and the ability to use it explain to a large extent the success and market value of technology [...]

2021-02-15T11:18:13-08:00

Output Metrics Based Upon Business Success Criteria

Business AttractivenessSales profit potentialFinancial returnNew sales ratioCost savings ratioR&D YieldR&D ReturnProjected value of the R&D pipelineSalesIncomeGrowth potentialFinancial returnNew sales ratioCost savings ratioProjected value of the R&D pipelineSalesIncomeCompetitive positionMarket shareSales protected by proprietary positionProduct synergyStrategic alignmentNumber of ways technology is exploitedIndustry restructuring by breakthrough technology/processesPolitical/social factorsBusiness FitCapital availabilityNumber of projects having business/marketing approvalPercent funded [...]

2021-01-05T12:11:35-08:00

Output Metrics that Drive the Performance of a Business Unit

Dominant FactorsA high-quality new project processUse of project milestoneEfficiency of internal technical processesProject championshipNumber and quality of patentsPercent UsefulValue RatioPercent RetentionPeer evaluationInternalSales protected by proprietary positionPatents OnlyGate effectivenessCost relative to budgetDecision Gate ProcessesProbability of successQuality of technology planA defined new product strategy for business unitStrategic alignmentGoal clarityCost relative to budgetQuality of technology planAdequate [...]

2021-01-05T12:11:18-08:00

Output Metrics that Drive New Product Success at the Strategic Business Unit Level

ProfitabilityProfitability Relative to SpendingFinancial returnNew sales ratioCost savings ratioR&D YieldR&D ReturnProfit ImpactFinancial returnGross Profit MarginMeeting Sales ObjectivesStrategic alignmentMeeting Profit ObjectivesStrategic alignmentFinancial returnProfitability versus CompetitorsComparative manufacturing costGross Profit MarginOverall SuccessCustomer satisfactionExternalInternalProduct quality and reliabilityMarket shareResponse time to competitors moves Impact on Business UnitSuccess RateEfficiency of internal technical processesTechnology transfer to manufacturingPercentage of Sales by [...]

2021-01-05T12:11:04-08:00

Output Metrics for Overall Process Efficiency

Use of project milestonesCycle timeDelayed Stage killsCost versus budgetEfficiency of internal technical processesUse of cross functional teamsFor overall process effectiveness see Value Creation metrics How to select successful R&D projects based upon R&D Financial RegimesThe management funding decisions for R&D are usually guided by one or another of two prevailing viewpoints: 1. R&D [...]

2021-01-05T12:10:09-08:00

Output Metrics for Stage and Decision Gate as well as Agile / Lean Processes

Metrics assessing the efficiency of the Stage I processCycle timeMarket cycle timeProject management cycle timeQuality of personnelInternal customer ratingExternal customer ratingExternal recognitionPublished worksMilestones achieved Metrics assessing the efficiency of the Stage II processCycle timeMarket cycle timeProject management cycle timeQuality of personnelInternal customer ratingExternal customer ratingExternal recognitionMilestones achieved Metrics assessing the efficiency of the [...]

2021-01-05T12:09:19-08:00

Output Metrics for the Stage Gate Innovation Process

3. Overall Description of the Stage Gate Model for the Innovation Process Used in this Metrics GuideThere are a number of possible representations of the corporate innovation process. One simple yet fairly effective representation is the so-called "stage gate model". The model in Stage Gate divides the overall innovation process into four stages, [...]

2021-01-05T12:06:05-08:00
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