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The PDMA ToolBook 1 for New Product Development

Paul Belliveau (Editor), Abbie Griffin (Editor), Stephen Somermeyer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-27108-6
480 pages
January 2004
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Description

Practical cross-functional coverage of the entire product development process from idea generation through delivery of the final assembled product.
  • Includes sections on benchmarking and changing your new product development process and managing your product portfolio.
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Table of Contents

Contricutors.

Introduction.

PART 1: PROJECT LEADER TOOLS TO START THE PROJECT.

Fuzzy Front End: Effective Methods, Tools and Techniques (P. Koen, et al.).

Hunting for Hunting Grounds: Forecasting the Fuzzy Front End (C. Miller).

Telephoning Your Way to Compelling Value Propositions (G. Castellion).

Focusing NPD Research on Customer-Perceived Value (C. Miller and D. Swaddling).

PART 2: PROJECT LEADER TOOLS TO USE ANYTIME.

Product Champions: Crossing the Valley of Death (S. Markham).

Managing Product Development Teams Effectively (R. Leenders, et al.).

Decision Making: The Overlooked Competency in Product Development (M. Deck).

How to Assess and Manage Risk in NPD Programs: A Team Based Approach (G. Githens).

PART 3: PROCESS OWNER TOOLS.

Capturing Employee Ideas for New Products (C. Gorski and E. Heinekamp).

Lead User Research and Trend Mapping (L. Meadows).

Technology Stage Gate(TM): A Structured Process for Managing High Risk New Technology Projects (G. Ajamian and P. Koen).

Universal Design: Principles for Driving Growth into New Markets (J. Mueller and M. Story).

PART 4: PORTFOLIO TOOLS.

Portfolio Management: Fundamental to New Product Success (R. Cooper, et al.).

Assessing the Health of New Product Portfolio Management: A Metric for Assessment (R. Meltzer).

Risk Management: The Program Manager's Perspective (D. Dunham).

Process Modeling in New Product Development (P. Bunch and G. Blau).

The PDMA Glossary for New Product Development.

Index.
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Author Information

PAUL BELLIVEAU is Principal at Paul Belliveau Associates in Westfield, New Jersey.
ABBIE GRIFFIN is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
STEPHEN M. Somermeyer is Relationship Manager, YourEncore, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Reviews

"...authoritative book edited by respected authors...a worthwhile addition to the NPD field..." (R & D Management, Vol 33(4), 2003)
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