Stage-Gate Design Lab
Explore creative ways leading companies are innovating their Stage-Gate Models. See something you like? Contact Us.
Beam Suntory is one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies.
Business Goal: Speed-to-Market
Design Challenge: Modify the existing, successful, Stage-Gate framework into a hybrid with Agile techniques.
Solution: Adapt lean, agile and scrum tools and practices for use in the existing successful Stage-Gate framework.
The world’s largest consumer goods company and home to iconic, trusted brands.
Business Goals: Growth and profitability
Design Challenge: Connecting project selection to strategy
Solution: P&G Initiatives Diamond (modeled on SGI’s IPF) was introduced to serve as a guide for each business’s product innovation effort.
PepsiCo Inc. is a global food and beverage leader.
Business Goal: Growth from New Products
Design Challenge: A complex global organization with multiple business units, sectors, product lines and brands.
Solution: One common Stage-Gate Model, flexibly applied to global and sector-led collaborative projects.
SABMiller plc is a multinational brewing and beverage company.
Business Goal: Shift from Local to Glocal
Design Challenge: One Global process with flexibility for local modification lifecycle projects.
Solution: Intensive process for high risk corporate projects; less intensive process for local brand lifecycle projects.
The world’s leading provider of precision-cut crystal.
Business Goal: Market Share
Design Challenge: Create a harmonized process that integrates Stage-Gate discipline with creative ideation.
Solution: A hybrid process that leverages open innovation techniques at the front end while maintaining rigorous gates.
A global technology company that delivers innovative solutions to everyday needs.
Business Goal: Customer Collaboration
Design Challenge: Strengthen 3M’s iterative customer engagements throughout the NPI Stage-Gate Process.
Solution: Incorporate spiral engagement into each Stage to collaborate more closely with customers.
KaVo Kerr serves the dental community as a total solution provider.
Business Goal: Project prioritization across the product lifecycle.
Design Challenge: Evaluating and prioritizing a diverse portfolio of new technology, new product, and sustaining projects.
Solution: Customized gate criteria to align with each project type to increase speed-to-market across the full portfolio.
The leading foodservice trade association of food, equipment and supply manufacturers.
Business Goal: NPD Supply Chain Speed-to-Market
Design Challenge: A unique Stage-Gate process to guide diverse partner collaborations.
Solution: Create a Center of Innovation Excellence to reflect the industry’s best Stage-Gate practices.
A check-off program established, operated, and funded by the propane industry.
Business Goal: Introduce a management model to drive high impact commercialization.
Design Challenge: Apply Stage-Gate to govern an innovation investment portfolio executed entirely by 3rd party contractors.
Solution: An open Stage-Gate Model to govern internal and external partner collaboration and PERC’S investment portfolio.
ICOM Information & Communications is the North American leader in targeted marketing strategies and services.
Business Goal: Growth
Design Challenge: Accelerate growth in an SME with a new innovation team and strategy.
Solution: A simplified Stage-Gate roadmap tailored to accelerate ICOM’s new innovation strategy.