Product and Portfolio Management

The rigid structures, processes and rules of the traditional project management model are often more about managing scope, schedules and resources than it is about delivering a valuable product. We are experts on a product mindset that favors continuous delivery, fast and frequent feedback, and experimentation.

A new perspective on product development

Product-oriented model

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Traditional project management models are built on handoffs between the business and IT, which are meant to work together to ensure that the end-product maps back to business goals. In practice, this transactional process is slow, expensive, and degrades the quality of engagements between business and IT. Inefficiencies lead to a slower time to market and often mean the end-product isn’t right for the market.

At Emergn, we believe that organizations excel in product development because they’re able to do three things very well:

  • Deliver value early and often to reduce risk and enhance adaptability
  • Optimize the flow of work from end to end, accelerating value and time to market
  • Obtain frequent, fast feedback from customers and users to ensure quality

We help organizations move from a projects-dominant model to one that invests, grows and builds products. One in which the finite timing, discrete funding and tightly controlled project management philosophy are replaced by a continuously funded product development team that is empowered to experiment, explore and meet real-world customer expectations.

Moving from projects to products

Moving from projects to products

Read our thought paper, featuring content from Gartner, on the importance of a product mindset and change the way you think about delivering value.

The benefits

Transitioning from a projects to products workflow offers several benefits, including:

Product Focused Organization - Small teams

Small teams, or squads, that are empowered to do their best work.

Product Focused Organization - Specific value

Product and service teams focused on specific value.

Product Focused Organization - Value propositions

Product managers that create value propositions that people want to work on.

Product Focused Organization - Operational alignment

Operations and development are aligned.

Product Focused Organization - Centralized Investment

Centralized strategy and investment decisions with decentralized product, feature and implementation decisions.

Product Focused Organization - Best engineering environments

The best engineering environments and standards that allow for continuous integration, deployment and delivery.

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Mastering agile finance

Mastering agile finance

To really transform the way work works and improve the way a company works, forever, you need to change the way investment decisions are made and tracked.

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