Best practices in new product development
The Product Development & Management Association (PDMA), the leading professional organization for new product development (NPD), presents the third volume of its highly regarded reference on the tools for successful NPD. Supplementing the successful two earlier PDMA ToolBooks, this new volume provides insights into critical aspects of product development, from concept through development and design, to the final commercialization.
In these pages, leading innovators from such firms as PRTM, LexisNexis, Nano–Tex, Inc., Innovation Focus, and others share best–practice tools that can be implemented immediately by project leaders, process owners, and program and portfolio managers in their own organizations. You′ll find actionable guidance on such topics as:
Inventive problem solving and quality function deployment
Improving customer and market inputs to NPD
Keeping your staff running like a well–oiled machine
Building consistently high–performing product development teams
Using a rolling wave for fast and flexible development
Gaining competitive advantage by leveraging lessons learned
Using metrics to measure actions and get results
With practical, cross–functional coverage of success factors in the product development process including metrics, stakeholder values, and risk assessment and planning, ToolBook 3 is a significant addition to the NPD professional′s toolbox.
Part 1 Tools for Engineering and Design.
1 TRIZ: The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (Gunter R. Ladewig).
2 Quality Function Deployment and the House of Quality (Gerry Katz).
Part 2 Tools To Improve Customer And Market Inputs To NPD.
3 Applying Trade–off Analysis to Get the Most from Customer Needs (Nelson Whipple, Thomas Adler, and Stephan McCurdy).
4 The Slingshot: A Group Process for Generating Breakthrough Ideas (Anne Orban and Christopher W. Miller).
5 Integrating User Observations with Business Objectives to Drive Product Design (Larry Marine and Chad A. McAllister).
6 Market and Technology Attack Teams: Tools and Techniques for Developing the Next Breakthrough Platform Product (Peter A. Koen, Thomas C. Holcombe, and Christine A. Gehres).
7 Segmenting Your Market so You Can Successfully Position Your New Product (Brian D. Ottum).
8 Giving Your Product the Right Name (Leland D. Shaeffer and James S. Twerdahl).
9 Using Assumptions–Based Models to Forecast New Product Introduction (Kenneth B. Kahn).
Part 3 Strategic Tools For Improving NPD Performance Across the Firm.
10 Intellectual Property and NPD (Sharad Rastogi, Aritomo Shinozaki, and Matthew Kaness).
11 Mad Scientists or Brilliant Inventors? How to Keep Your Staff Running Like a Well–Oiled Invention Machine (Douglas Neff and Kimberly Houchens).
Part 4 Strategic Tools For Improving NPD Project Performance.
12 Formulating A Strategy for Codevelopment (Kevin Schwartz and Jennifer Abell).
13 Team Launch System (TLS): How to Consistently Build High–Performance Product Development Teams (Douglas A. Peters).
14 Using a Rolling Wave for Fast and Flexible Development (Gregory D. Githens).
15 Gaining Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Lessons Learned (Ken Bruss).
16 Metrics that Matter to New Product Development(Wayne Mackey).
The PDMA´s Body of Knowledge (Gerry Katz).
The PDMA Glossary for New Product Development.
Abbie Griffin is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
Stephen M. Somermeyer is a Relationship Manager at YourEncore in Indianapolis, Indiana.