Innovate Products Faster

Comprehensive tools for faster product innovation, high performance team building, and agile transformation.

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About John Carter

John Carter has been a widely respected adviser to technology firms over his career. John is the author of "Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development". As Founder and Principal of TCGen Inc., he has advised some of the most revered technology firms in the world, including Abbott, Amazon, Apple, BOSE, Cisco, Fitbit, HP, IBM, Roche.

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TCGen is a Silicon Valley-based consulting firm that helps companies accelerate new product introduction, empowering teams to deliver marketplace winners. Our consultants have a proven track record that includes expertise in building high-performance teams, and in monitoring new product development performance.


Product Development Consulting

TCGen is a Silicon Valley-based product development consulting firm that helps companies accelerate new product introduction, empowering teams to deliver marketplace winners. Our product development consultants have a proven track record that includes Agile transformation consulting and product portfolio management for new products. Our practice also includes expertise in building high-performance teams, and in monitoring new product development performance.

Agile Transformation Consulting

Agile is no longer just for software. The speed and agility that software companies have enjoyed, is now available in any domain. We have case studies from wearables, consumer electronics and medical device companies that have undergone agile transformations, using select practices from the Agile toolbox, scaled to fit their organizations. Our experience and primary research show how to apply sprints and other Agile practices, to speed new products to market.

Product Portfolio Management Consulting

Successful product developers see new product concepts – even a drawing on a napkin – as an asset, as part of a product portfolio that must be managed to realize its true value. Best in class developers have a comprehensive product strategy with a vision, tied to a strategy, that is tied to a new product portfolio including technology and product roadmaps. Through a management system that includes portfolio management for new products, companies make better decisions faster.

 
  • Propel growth through product strategy

  • Improve execution and predictability with high-performance teams

  • Develop blockbusters with customer-focused product definition

  • Foster innovation with the minimum viable product development process

  • Adopt Agile to enable flexible & timely execution

  • Select metrics that drive organizational learning

 
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Innovate Products Faster 

Now available in book format on Amazon. The tools from the book are available for download here. 

Authors John Carter & Jeanne Bradford advise business managers to take a more comprehensive view of business development, and invites readers to break through old and useless traditions. ‘Innovate Products Faster’ is a must for business managers who want the most out of their companies.
— Midwest Book Review

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