The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 28, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 504 pages

New Product Development is one of the most important challenges facing organizations today.

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Handbook of New Product

Development 3rd Edition provides an exceptional review of cutting edge topics for both new and

experienced product development leaders. It offers a comprehensive and updated guide to the

practices, processes and tools critical to achieving and sustaining new product/service development

success in today’s world, delivering valuable information about the fundamentals as well as emerging

practices such as venturing, virtual product development and the use of social media in NPD.

As the premier global advocate for professionals and organizations working in the fields of new

product/service development, PDMA has assembled in the Handbook unique content on the

critical aspects of product development success including its 2012 Best Practices Research, Lessons

Learned from its Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Winners and keys to success from

organizations with proven innovation track records.

The 3rd Edition is an essential reference for anyone with responsibility for product development

activities, from novices looking for fundamentals to experts seeking insights on emerging concepts,

and is relevant for all functions and all product/service industries.


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An Innovation Management Framework
ServiceDevelopment 3 1 Introduction
Success Factorsof New Product
Effective Practices in the Front End
Getting Lightning to Strike Ideation
Through Experimentation
Market Analytics
Forecasting New Products
Social Media andNew Development Product
StrategiestoImprove NPD Governance 19 1 Introduction
Managing the Supply Chain Implications
PostLaunch Product Management
Managing Innovation Paradoxes

Portfolio Management for Product
Identifying SignificantNew Business
Weness Knowledge Sharingand
User Research for Product Innovation Qualitative Methods
Understanding theMostCommon Types of Intellectual Property Rightsand Applying Them
5Goods andServicesPractice Differences 25 6FrontEnd Developmentand Commercialization Level

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PDMA is a global nonprofit organization seeking to accelerate the contribution that innovation makes to the economic and professional growth of people, businesses, and societies around the world. PDMA delivers improved organizational performance and individual career growth by offering the latest academically rigorous innovation research, resources for product development and management knowledge, and opportunities for collaboration among an international network of innovators.

Kenneth B. Kahn, PhD, is Professor of Marketing and Director of the da Vinci Center for Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. His teaching and research interests address product development, product management, and demand forecasting of current and new products. He has consulted with and conducted training sessions for numerous companies, and has been a PDMA member since 1989.

Sally Evans Kay has been active in PDMA since 1988 both nationally and at the chapter level and currently chairs The Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Committee.

Rebecca J. Slotegraaf, PhD, is Associate Professor of Marketing and Whirlpool Faculty Fellow at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and others.

Steve Uban, PE, NPDP, has been a practitioner in research and new product development for almost 40 years. Mr. Uban is a Professional Engineer and Certified New Product Development Professional and is on the board of the PDMA Foundation.

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