High-performance product development teams are not just nice to have, they are essential for achieving innovation and speed in new product development.

The opportunity cost of sub-optimal team performance is rarely acknowledged. Low-performance teams are costly in terms of both hard and soft costs.

Speed and innovation are gained or lost each day at the team level. An organization’s ability to rapidly innovate and deliver products to market is in the hands of your people, and the best way to attract the best talent is through high-performance teams.

High-performance teams are part of the DNA of world-class technology companies and contribute to their competitive advantage.
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About Jeanne

  • Author of the book, "Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development" enabling companies to have both innovation and speed for clients from start ups to Fortune 100s
  • 25 years of leading global organizations to deliver compelling products and technologies including Apple, Cisco and AOL


Principal • TCGen, Inc.
Feb, 2009 — Present
  • Experienced based management consulting firm that enables organization to create new products faster.
Senior Director • Livescribe
2008 — 2009
  • Technical Product Operations
  • Program management, process & metrics implementation, contracts management, staffing, organizational communications and cost reduction activities
Program Director • AOL
Feb, 2002 — Mar, 2007
  • Chief of Staff, AOL Publishing Technologies, Web Product & Technology and Silicon Valley Development Center
  • Organization led the implementation of “free” AOL, resulting in four consecutive quarters of 40%+ growth in advertising revenue
Senior Program Manager • Apple Computer
1986 — 1996
  • Led the re-architecture of the Apple Product Development Process designed to support the rapid growth of the Macintosh product line. 
  • Apple Product Development Process is still used today to deliver the iPhone and iPad


Santa Clara University
MBA, Operations
University of Missouri - Columbia
BA, Mathematics


  • Chair, Watermark Strategic Development Board - Watermark, www.wearewatermark.org (2012 – Present)
  • President, Board of Directors - Fremont Union High Schools Foundation (2011 – Present)


  • Innovate Products Faster - by John Carter and Jeanne Bradford; Published by TCGen Press (April 2012)
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