Research & Development
Length: 40 - 80 mn
36 questions
R&D strategy and portfolio management

Are you world class at managing your Research and Development strategy and innovation?

Discover R&D strategy and portfolio management on the following areas:

  • Strategy and roadmaps, including
    • Innovation Strategy, including Open innovation 
    • Technology and customer roadmaps
    • Standardisation and modularity
    • Methodology and standardisation
  • R&D portfolio, including
    • Idea and project Portfolio
    • Ideation process
    • Intellectual Property
    • Product Portfolio

Perform a detailed evaluation of you R&D strategy and portfolio management 

Best practices are in the form of a structured questionnaire to evaluate your practices against our benchmark.

The best practices are applicable for:

  • Functional scope : all Research, Development functions focused on the Innovation Strategy , Open innovation and portfolio management practices
  • Companies: all companies with Research, Development functions larger than 20 people
  • Industries: all industries with product or processed product development (the assessment adapts itself to specific industries with conditional questions)

Who is this for:

  • Research and Development manager, internal consultants (eg continuous improvement team) or external consultants
  • CEO, COO, Marketing manager or other Company Senior manager
Get a detailed knowledge of R&D strategy and portfolio management best practices 
Get a detailed quantitative and qualitative assessment of your R&D compared to world Best Practices
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Perform the assessment in 40 to 80 minutes through 36 specific questions
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Compare the performance by zone or level of your organization (country, site, function, hierarchical level)
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36 best practices of Research and Development on strategy and portfolio management
Pyramidal structure of 2 areas and 8 sub-areas, giving both a detailed and a consolidated view

Best practices are organised within the Wevalgo R&D strategy and portfolio management framework

 R&D strategy and portfolio management assessment

Summary description

Strategy and roadmaps

  • Innovation strategy: how is the strategy defined and with what level of detail? What are the objectives and plans for implementation?
  • Technology and customer roadmaps: how are customer needs and new technologies anticipated and formalized in roadmaps? Are its roadmaps shared and made consistent?
  • Standardisation and modularity: how are the different systems, components or parts standardised in order to reduce development times and costs (R&D of manufactured products or project engineering)?
  • Standardisation of methods: how scientific methods (characterisation, formulation...) are standardised (scientific R&D; biology, chemistry...)?

Innovation portfolio

  • Portfolio of ideas and projects: how are the different projects prioritized at each stage (idea, feasibility, project...)
  • Ideation process: how are new ideas stimulated and managed?
  • Intellectual property: how does R&D protect its inventions and monitor the patent market?
  • Product portfolio: how the life cycle of products already on the market is analysed and used as an input for R&D?

Example of usage for evaluation

Perform a detailed evaluation of your R&D focused on strategy and portfolio management to:

  • precisely understand Innovation strategy and portfolio management strengths and weaknesses through quantified data allowing internal and even external comparisons
  • define new ways of working, trainings, or other improvement actions
  • define targeted areas to monitor closely
  • easily compare improvements and progress at different points in time

Specific analyses when used for evaluation

An assessment against best practices

  • Each question is an assessment of a practice against the best practice identified by our experts
  • The result allows immediate visualization with a score from 0 to 100, 100 being the best practice score; this regardless of the question format

    • A normative evaluation

      For each best practice, the question is very precise and the choices of answers are almost systematically standardized to facilitate evaluation and especially to avoid subjectivity

      Some evaluations use a standard derived from the CMMI, others use a specific Wevalgo standard. Depending on practice, the evaluation criteria used are, for example:

      • quality and completeness of application
      • clarity of roles and responsibilities
      • ownership by people and effective level of use
      • formalisation and level of detail

        • A synthetic and detailed structured evaluation

          • The evaluation model is structured in a 'Pyramidal' way to provide both a synthetic and detailed analysis
          • There are four levels of consolidation; individual practice (question), sub-category, category, general total


              Wevalgo organisation model

              Wevalgo organisational modelThe evaluation defines the actionable drivers for the identified improvements enabling concret action plan definition:

              • Leadership & People: leadership capabilities, competences, social climate and values
              • Strategy & assets: organisation strategy, technology, tangible and intangible assets
              • Organisation: organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
              • Steering: decision making, actions and performance indicators management
              • Process: process, operating procedures and rules definition
              • Tools: decision making tools, process support tools, software applications
              • Implementation: effective implementation of strategy, organisation, steering, processes and tools

Key steps

The best practices are accessible directly after purchase. In case of usage to evaluate the practices the following steps apply

  1. The service manager* can directly carry out an evaluation by answering the questionnaire (optional); steps 2 to 4 are optional depending on whether he/she wishes to invite other participants to carry out the evaluation
    • If he/she wishes to invite other participants to conduct the evaluation, he/she proceeds to steps 2 to 5
    • Otherwise he/she goes directly to step 5 of viewing the results
    • He/she can still do his evaluation after the participants if he did not do it at the beginning
  2. Customisation of the service to the organisation by the service manager*
    • Service name, title and introduction for the participants invited
    • Selection of participants to the service
    • Definition of dimension to enable analysis by organisation dimension (optional)
    • Selection of anonymity option
  3. Sending of an invitation link to the selected participants
  4. Evaluations performed by selected participants, on the Wevalgo web platform
    • Participants connect to Wevalgo web site thanks to the link sent by the service manager
    • Participants answer on-line
    • The service manager can follow up the answers progress status
  5. Results available at the end of evaluations on the Wevalgo website

* The service manager is the person who purchased the service. 

Recommended participants for an evaluation

For the evaluation we recommend the following participants: 

  • Research and Development manager
  • A few technical area and project managers
  • A selection of sales and marketing managers
  • Intellectual property manager
  • In case of several geographical sites, a selection of site top manager and technical area managers, enabling to compare the practices between the different sites.

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