Gartner Research

Preventing Dangerous Trade-Offs in Your R&D Portfolio

Published: 04 February 2019

ID: G00705884

Analyst(s): Research and Development Research Team

Summary

R&D leaders responsible for portfolio management struggle to prevent transformational innovation opportunities from being traded off for incremental projects. Strengthening resourcing rules improves portfolio decision quality and increases the likelihood of meeting long-term growth goals.

Table Of Contents

Incrementalism Is Killing Transformational Innovation — at the Expense of Growth

Transformational Funding Does Not Equal Transformational Progress

R&D Portfolios can Endanger Firms’ Growth Goals

Incremental — Not Transformational — Innovation Is the Enemy

Better to Attack What Tempts

Imperative 1: Fill Business Partners’ Critical Information Gaps

Imperative 2: Strengthen Project Resourcing Rules

Conclusion

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