In these exciting but strategically challenging times, the importance of delivering the 'right product' at the 'right time' remains true as ever, but we should certainly not underestimate how difficult this statement is to achieve in practice. Delivering on critical expectations, from both the 'Customer' and the 'Business' requires a thorough and pragmatic approach to 'Product Management'. To this end, it requires dedicated and timely ownership across the entire Product LifeCycle, from 'Innovation' through to 'Product Withdrawal'.
Following 'Method' and 'Best Practice' delivers many repeatable qualities, a cornerstone for success. ...ingredients that lead to opportunities rather than problems.
We offer a range of professional services that enable your Business to deliver Products and Services in the most efficient and effective way possible.
IPM has over 25 years experience and are passionate about this key business discipline. We have gained extensive levels of practical experience and understand what works and conversely what doesn't. Product Management is without doubt an inherently complex subject, primarily due to many functional interactions across the defined time frame, it also has many interpretations. Infact to further our own understanding of this subject, some years ago we mapped the complete 'product management' end to end LifeCycle activity, resulting in an interrelationship map (under continuous review) of over 14,000 interdependencies. This unique body of knowledge enables us to quickly interpret and with a high degree of confidence implement the right solution for you.
From individual training programmes, interactive business models, customer experience mapping, through to holistic Product Management Methodologies (PMM), you can be completely assured you are getting the best solution for your needs.
From 'information guidance' to 'consultant embedded' resource, we provide integration and flexibility to meet your needs. Resource can be reserved in advance and at any time (on demand) and at any stage of your project. We operate in complete harmony with your organisational values and offer seamless integration with your own resource.
Listed below some of the key areas which you may want to consider…
Customer Experience Mapping
Features & Benefit Analysis
Business Canvas Workshop
Strategic Planning Workshop
Business Planning Workshop
Strategic Impact Analysis
Product Viability Modeling
...learn how to manage your own products / services across the entire 'life-cycle' using a combination of best practice and proven method.
Our training workshops have been designed for practical deployment immediately following the course. Individuals who attend our courses are those who 'make things happen' and respect a professional approach to Product Management.
'...we deliver content that helps you excel in your role'.
PM Training Courses
Consultancy & Partnerships
PM Software - Interactive Business Models
Train the Trainer
& Content Licenses
Training Programmes & Workshops
A compendium of tools and method based processes offering a robust holistic approach to professional Product Management.
This unique body of knowledge represents a powerful collective of well proven practical methods, which enables you to quickly navigate through every aspect of the Product Management discipline with absolute confidence. You can also be assured that each tool / process within the methodology base has been designed with our core values in mind - Simplicity, Purpose and Clarity.
The size, type, maturity and culture of a business plays a major part as to how its own structure evolves over time. When we observe this rationale across wide sections of industry, it has duly led to many interpretations and associated terms of reference for the Product Management discipline. We respectfully understand that your company is unique and special with its' own idiosyncrasies, so whatever your structural / process starting point is, we offer a valid path and embrace 'best practice' and continuous improvement together. ...Lean, efficient, effective and simply right for your organisation.
After many years of practical experience in Product Management, the critical success factors are clear...
Management Disciplines Performing as One
Managing products across their entire life-cycles to deliver on strategic intent, sounds easy, however it remains a considerable challenge to many businesses. All too often the Product Management discipline is simply left to chance and / or mis-managed. The danger of operating in this ad-hoc way of course is that it can lead to a range of undesirable consequences.
Product Management is a key business discipline with numerous time related TouchPoints to be owned and managed. With significant interactions to be pro-actively considered, the result is a complex array of potential outcomes and often requires a triad of management disciplines all performing as one in order to succeed. The 'PMM' process offers a valid path through these complexities, adhering to modern 'Lean' principles throughout, offering the most efficient and effective way to cascade your 'strategic intent' - following method, results in repeatable qualities and outcomes.
You can therefore be assured that the Product Management Methodology (PMM) has the flexibility for your organisation, has been extremely well thought through and includes a complement of modern management methods and processes that align perfectly to best practice interlocks.
...without question, the PMM methodology is a superlative example of robustness and scalability
that will consistently and effectively deliver your strategic intent.
Innovation Process Management (IPM) was established in March 1996 as an independent management consultancy to assist companies in the complexities of Product and Innovation Management.
Since that time we have worked with an extensive list of international clients (...see below) consistently delivering on our promise of professionalism and quality.
As an independent resource we possess professional and extensive 'new product management' knowledge complemented by many years of dependable practical experience. We are able to offer highly flexible and complete Innovation / Product Management solutions ~ from idea generation, business plans, development processes, project management, right through to commercial release...professional resource is available whenever and wherever you need it.
In 2007 IPM developed (...and continues to develop) the proprietary Product Management Methodology. PMM is an extremely powerful end to end management work flow process. Once deployed it enables ‘Product Managers’ to manage their products in a robust and yet flexible manner via a continuous business planning activity.
Furthermore, the structured work flow approach ultimately leads to efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization which in turn relates to a situation of nothing being missed or left to chance.
Our goal is to provide a catalyst for realisable and measurable benefits....
From holistic 'PM Methodologies', 'Strategic Processes', 'Continuous Improvement Algorithms' and 'Interactive Business Models', you can observe our influences across a wide spectrum of industry. Our latest project (Arcturs7.com) represents another key milestone for the Company - Arcturus7 represents an encyclopedic body of knowledge immediately accessible for anyone involved in designing, delivering and managing products and services.
Our Clients Include...
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Advanced Bionics UK
Alcatel UK Ltd
Apollo Fire Detection
BPI Recycled Products
BT Broadcast Services
Brasher Boot Co
Brother Electronics UK
CommProve Technologies s.p.a.
Compaq UK Ltd
Condigi Televagt AS
Creative Dynamics Ltd
DERA – QinetiQ
De La Rue International
Emtelle (UK) Ltd
Energy Technologies Insitute
Equinox Converged Solutions Ltd
Gas Measurement Instruments
GO - Malta
GTK UK Ltd
Gill Instruments Ltd
Hemsley Fraser Ltd
Injection Alloys Group
JP Morgan Chase
Johnson & Johnson
Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds TSB Registrars
Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Norbain SD Ltd
Oak Telecom Ltd
Oxford Instruments Ltd
Pace Micro Technology
Philips Telecom Ltd
Power Jacks Ltd
Roche Diabetes Care
Roke Manor Research Ltd
Roland DG UK Ltd
Rolf & Nolan
Severn Trent Services
Sharp Electronics UK Ltd
St John Ambulance
Teledyne Oil and Gas
The Consortium Ltd
The Royal Bank of Scotland
Trintech Technology Ltd
Vestas Wind Systems AS
"PMM is outstanding in its architecture, structure, methodology and purpose. There is no doubt that PMM is sound in that it is based on academic rigour and analysis underpinned with in-depth comprehensive business models. The phasing ensures a logical flow with excellent interaction of the phases and cross-referencing. Given the appropriate environmental conditions, PMM is a powerful vehicle with which to achieve a greater competitive focus with the potential to yield real value on a number of levels"
"The quality of the material and the tools provided remains some of the best I have seen"
"Business transformation brilliance"
"The PMM process is quite possibly one of the most robust and best process for managing products across their life-cycle"
"Steve’s knowledge of Product Management and the wide range of areas covered is ideal for those that want to understand the principles of Product Management"
"The public PM course is extremely well put together, I can't recommend too highly the IPM Product Management course that IPM offers"
"IPM has equipped me with the tools to excel as a Product Manager. I would recommend them without reservation"
"The IPM course gave me an excellent grounding in all the key aspect of the discipline"
"The PM course completely satisfied all my requirements, I will benefit greatly"
Location Innovation Process Management
Unit 4 - 6
147b Wareham Road
Find us on the map
By Car: From M27 Junction 1, follow A31* to Wimborne and then follow signposts for Dorchester and then Corfe Mullen.
From the A31 (Wimborne) roundabout follow the signposted route to Corfe Mullen and continue to travel south on the Wareham Road for approximately 1.5 miles and turn left into Albert Road and immediately left again into the car park at the rear of the building.
Free parking is available all day.
From the car park, and facing the main block, the entrance to IPM is the second blue door from the left.
Poole Railway Station - 6miles
Bournemouth Airport - 11miles
Southampton Airport - 35 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal - 5 miles
Telephone 44 (0)1202 699870