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Accomplishments: Product To Market (PTM) Process Site Redesign

Title

Product To Market (PTM) Process Site Redesign 

Situation

Managing projects fro multiple product deployments was not consistent and did not provide a central view of the progress being made.  Each product had its own setup for housing and communicating progress.  Number one complaint was I do not know the status or stage the product is in.  a Product goes through 7 stages to launch and each stage has a "Go" or "No Go" review.  Not having a clear picture of what stage all your products are makes for a challenging environment to request and communicate that resources you will need from the other departments.

Obstacles

The main obstacle to over come was having the product team agree upon the standard PTM process.  Next was identifying the requirements and features that Products required for the new site.  Training was going to be needed for not only the Products team, but all other departments that were involved.  This turned out to be about every department. 

Actions

First step was to help Product agree upon the standard PTM process.  This took many meetings to work with all the members to understand how they work and what will be used as a best practice.  Next was the development of the requirements and features needed.  This involved key Product members, but also the feedback from the executive team to understand what is needed.
 
A project plan was developed and executed.  Prototypes were tested with user to make sure it met the needs and requirements defined.

Results

The launch of the PTM site exceeded expectation and provided a new way to manage products through the PTM life cycle.  Results:
  • A dashboard was created to see the progress being made and what stage the product was in
  • Each product was housed in the same environment so that it was easy to navigate and find information
  • Information was linked to gather so that selecting a precess would only show the information associated.  Critical when product development can have many documents and finding the right document is critical
  • Reporting on progress was now simply navigating the PTM site and viewing the dashboard

Category

SP 

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Created at 8/7/2009 12:27 PM  by Peter Allen 
Last modified at 8/7/2009 1:55 PM  by Peter Allen