Should you launch or abandon your project?

 

Identify ways to improve your chances of success.

 

"In 17 years, we have NEVER generated a success-score that has failed, or a failure-score that went on to be a success." - Leigh Cowan.

17 years with 100% accuracy? Debatable. Worth trying? Absolutely!

 

Take this short questionnaire below.

 

 

EXCELLENT ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE POOR
1
Compatibility with current product line(s) and activities.
2
The long range growth, stability and adaptability of your organisation.
3
Interruption of present activities.
4
Long range growth and security of firm.
EXCELLENT ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE POOR
1
Industry growth & structure.
2
Market diversity & stability.
3
Dependence upon general economy (recession proofness).
4
Seasonal variation of sales.
5
Geographic dispersion of customers.
6
Purchasing patterns across various industries.
EXCELLENT ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE POOR
1
Analysis of 'total' product matches with identifiable & attractive market segments with a sustainable competitive advantage.
2
Latitude of Acceptance and target audience customer expectations are synchronised.
3
Marketing Mix Strategies & Planning.
4
Marketing Accountability.
EXCELLENT ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE POOR
1
Channel cost/effectiveness.
2
Price/Quality relative to competition (initial & maintenance).
3
Suitability and potential of methods and costs of promotion.
4
Possible discount allowances, deals, over and above competition.
5
Executive talent & Marketing management.
6
Replacement market, brand loyalty. Customer loyalty.
7
Product differentiation.
8
Market life (longevity, obsolescence, durability).
9
Degree of Competition - established and potential.
10
Customer acceptance.
11
Sales to present customers.
12
Knowledge of present customers.
13
Packaging.
EXCELLENT ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE POOR
1
Economic Access to Resources - raw materials, facilities, personnel, capital, and production know-how.
2
Manufacturing expertise & technical know-how.
3
Can be manufactured at marketable cost.
4
Adequate Storage Facilities.
5
Industry entry requirements.
6
After-sales service requirements.
7
Your ability to produce a durable product (which will meet customer life span expectations).
8
Dollars and time estimates for research are within budget constraints.
9
How profitably your by-products can be used, sold or marketed.
10
How your operating costs benchmark against industry norms.
EXCELLENT ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE POOR
1
Profitability - expected ROI (before taxes).
2
Payback period.
3
Availability of dollars for capital expenditures and working capital.
4
Putting capital to best use.
EXCELLENT ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE POOR
1
IP Protection.
2
Meets legal restrictions applying to product, label advertising and shipment.
3
Trade mark/copyright protected.
4
Your claims to royalties or other indemnities.
5
The quality of your labour union relations.
6
Protection from existing or impending legislation effecting your product offering.

Disclaimer: Launch Engineering cannot be held responsible for inaccurate input. DIY is never as good as professional assessment.

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New Product Launch Evaluation & Assessment Matrix

A. Company Operations
Compatibility with current product line(s).
Ability to produce a safe product.
Interruption of present activities.
Long range growth and security of firm.
B. Potential Market
Industry growth & structure.
Market diversity & stability.
Dependence upon general economy (recession proofness).
Seasonal variation of sales.
Geographic dispersion of customers.
Purchasing patterns across various industries.
C. Strategic Assessment
Analysis of 'total' product matches with identifiable & attractive market segments with a sustainable competitive advantage.
Latitude of Acceptance and target audience customer expectations are synchronised.
Marketing Mix Strategies & Planning.
Marketing Accountability.
D. Marketability
Channel cost/effectiveness.
Price/Quality relative to competition (initial & maintenance).
Suitability and potential of methods and costs of promotion.
Possible discount allowances, deals, over and above competition.
Executive talent & Marketing management.
Replacement market, brand loyalty. Customer loyalty.
Product differentiation.
Market life (longevity, obsolescence, durability).
Degree of Competition - established and potential.
Customer acceptance.
Sales to present customers.
Knowledge of present customers.
Packaging.
E. Engineering/production
Economic Access to Resources - raw materials, facilities, personnel, capital, and production know-how.
Manufacturing expertise & technical know-how.
Can be manufactured at marketable cost.
Adequate Storage Facilities.
Industry entry requirements.
After-sales service requirements.
Ability to product a durable, product (life span).
Dollars and time estimates for research are within budget constraints.
By-products,
Operating Cost.
F. Finance
Profitability - expected ROI (before taxes).
Payback period.
Availability of dollars for capital expenditures and working capital.
Putting capital to best use.
G. LEGAL
CONTACT INFORMATION