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Observe & Measure

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July 2, 2015

Observe and Measure What gets measured gets done, in Robert’s Rules of Innovation OBSERVE AND MEASURE. Observation, measurement and tracking of new product development results are essential to optimal ROI. When creating innovation, it is vital to set metric goals and track these metrics. Observation and measurement – in terms of the performance of the program implementation needs to be built-in as a recurring element. Pick up a copy of Robert’s Rules of Innovation to discover the top five R&D metrics used by the industry and more.

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