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Product Development and Lifecycle Management

Faster. Better. More predictable. From discovery to phase-out, IPM can help you better manage product development and lifecycles.

Markets are moving fast and successful companies must respond quickly with products that improve customers’ lives, delivered on time and on budget. IPM will help you manage the complex processes that drive the entire lifecycle, mitigating risk, optimizing outcomes, and instilling confidence.

Accelerated product development has become competitive table stakes. There are clear advantages for organizations that respond quickly to changing market preferences and emerging opportunities. Yet the path to a successful new product launch—whether it is a new biologic therapy or a new nutritional supplement—is rife with complexity, risk, and uncertainty.

Successful product development requires orchestrating cross-functional activities and eliminating silos among sales and marketing, R&D, manufacturing and supply chain, and other functions. IPM addresses these complexities by applying our best-in-class project management expertise to your initiatives. Our consultants lead projects through all phases of a product’s lifecycle, including discovery and development, trials, commercialization, and eventual retirement.

Our tailored approach to innovation will help you turn ideas into new therapies, products, and services that fill customer needs. As execution experts, we help you get new products to market faster and more efficiently. IPM will enable you to:

  • Successfully predict launch dates
  • Avoid delays by focusing attention on the right work at the right time
  • Optimize use of experts
  • Streamline processes and enable smooth functional hand-offs
  • Provide visibility to key stakeholders and instill confidence
  • Minimize on-market product changes and disruptions to customers

Delays are costly. When you trust the process to an objective third party who has done it before and can anticipate obstacles, you gain insight on risks and expertise in testing various concepts. You can move through each phase with confidence that you made the right decisions. By integrating project, program, and portfolio management leadership into the product lifecycle, IPM can ease the challenges of changing regulations, supply chain issues, and customer demands.

Whether you need to guide product innovation, accelerate development and commercialization, or build alignment with your goals, IPM has the proven approach to drive success.

Project Leadership Combining disciplined project management with expertise in all phases of the product lifecycle, IPM can lead your organization through complex projects that add value to your business.
Product Development - Consumer Products With a disciplined approach, tailored processes, and specialized expertise, IPM can help you discover and develop products that meet consumers’ ever-changing demands.
Product Development - Life Sciences With deep experience leading the development of new therapies, IPM can help you navigate accelerated pathways and new clinical trial modalities to get your products to those who need them.
Commercialization in Life Sciences Launching a new product is a high-stakes endeavor. IPM can lead the cross-functional efforts to get your products to customers quickly and manage the on-market lifecycle to get the most from your investment.


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IPM left an indelible mark. Our consultant left us with structures and processes in place that allow us to continue tracking and building our portfolio of projects and to communicate the value of our projects back to the rest of the organization."

Director, Product Management, Pharmaceutical Company

Getting a product to market faster is one of the greatest challenges in consumer products. It’s counterintuitive to think project management can help with that. IPM shows PM can be flexible and nimble and agile, using the right approach to meet the needs of the client."

Geri Berdak, executive who has engaged IPM at three consumer products companies

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