Published: 01 September 2022
R&D leaders often struggle to keep researchers aligned to long-term research agendas. Flexible resourcing models enable leaders to deploy researchers to incremental projects while maintaining their primary alignment to transformational research and cross-discipline platform development programs.
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R&D leaders frequently struggle to maintain their organization’s focus on, and momentum of, long-term research and cross-functional platform development initiatives.
This struggle is often caused by competing, off-cycle requests from business sponsors for maintenance work, product customization and next-generation products.
The result is an imbalanced project portfolio and unceasing demand for the organization’s valuable researchers to spend all or the majority of their time on a high volume of small, low-return projects.
Lacking strong resource protection for these experts, R&D leaders have limited alternatives to deploying their most valuable researchers into product development teams.
R&D leaders responsible for portfolio management should:
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