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Leading Product Development

Author : Steven C. Wheelwright
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Covers pre-project planning, choosing projects that match the strategic objectives of the company, and determining project sequence, measurement, and incentives.

Revolutionizing Product Development

Author : Steven C. Wheelwright
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Today, a company's capability to conceive and design quality prototypes and bring a variety of superior products to market quicker than its competitors is increasingly the focal point of competition, contend leading product development experts Steven Wheelwright and Kim Clark. Drawing on six years of in-depth, systematic, worldwide research, they present proven principles for developing the critical capabilities for speed, efficiency, and quality that have worked again and again in scores of successful Japanese, American, and European fast-cycle firms. The authors argue that to survive, let alone succeed, today's companies must construct a new "platform" -- with new methodologies -- on which they can compete. Using their model for development strategies, Wheelwright and Clark show that firms can create a solid architecture for the integration of marketing, manufacturing, and design functions for problem solving and fast action -- particularly during the critical design-build-test cycles of prototype creation. They demonstrate further how successful firms such as Honda in automobiles, Compaq in personal computers, Applied Materials in semi-conductors, Sony in audio equipment, The Limited in apparel, and Hill-Rom in hospital beds have employed recent methodologies to bring new products to market at break-neck speed. Such innovations include design for manufacturability, quality function deployment, computer-aided design, and computer-aided engineering. Finally, Wheelwright and Clark emphasize the importance of learning in the organization. Companies that consistently "design it right the first time" and follow a path of continuous improvement in product and process development have a formidable edge in the crucial race to market.

Product Innovation

Author : David L. Rainey
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Increasing pressures to produce new products faster and cheaper are resulting in huge efforts to streamline and restructure the traditional new product development (NPD) process. The purpose of the book is to describe, assess and apply the latest constructs, methods, techniques and processes to enable managers, professionals, and practitioners to be more effective in designing, developing and commercializing new products and services. It provides guidance and support in formulating and executing NPD programs for business practitioners and MBA students. The book is written from an Integrated Product Development (IPD) perspective, linking all aspects of marketing, costing and manufacturing into the development process even before the first prototype is built. It covers the advanced tools necessary to achieve this such as virtual prototyping and fully integrated business systems, and explains the changes needed to organizational structure and thinking.

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT A FMCG PERSPECTIVE

Author : Dr K Rajeshwari
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New Product Development-FMCG Perspective is the first of its kind in the Indian context. It helps students, academicians and corporate personnel alike in developing and launching new products in the marketplace. The following aspects are covered: • How does one develop new products? • What are the methods to measure the success of new products? • How is developing new products in an entrepreneurial company different? • What are the key factors that contribute to the success of new products in the marketplace? The author’s fifteen years of experience in the FMCG industry have contributed to the content for this book.

Product Leadership

Author : Richard Banfield
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In today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t? This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource. In three parts, Product Leadership helps you explore: Themes and patterns of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics Best approaches for guiding your product team through the startup, emerging, and enterprise stages of a company’s evolution Strategies and tactics for working with customers, agencies, partners, and external stakeholders

Strategic Product Creation

Author : Ronald L. Kerber
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Features case studies of world-class leaders such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Whirlpool Corporation, Mars, Inc., IBM, and others. This work covers both short-and long-term strategies, coupled with suggestions for advanced technology.This work features case studies of world-class leaders such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Whirlpool Corporation, Mars, Inc., IBM, and others. It covers both short-and long-term strategies, coupled with suggestions for advanced technology

Engineering and Product Development Management

Author : Stephen Armstrong
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Practical guide to managing engineering product development, using a holistic approach.

Take Charge Product Management Time Tested Tips Tactics and Tools for the New Or Improved Product Manager

Author : Greg Geracie
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Unlock your product management potential and achieve breakthrough performance for your products and company! If you're looking for an effective and proven approach to product management – one that recognizes that the majority of product managers enter the field with little or no training and must learn through trial and error – this is the book for you. Take Charge Product Management guides you step-by-step along the product management path with tips, tactics, and tools to make you and your products more successful. Whether you're a new or experienced product manager, or a seasoned executive leading a team of product managers, this hands-on guide arms you with best practices to optimize your time and effectiveness and increase your value. Learn how to: • Understand what's expected of you at each stage of your company's growth • Add value to your organization by understanding your executives' expectations • Evaluate the range of product management approaches available • Gather the mission-critical information you need to succeed • Develop an effective vision for your offering • Align your organization behind your product decisions • Form cross-functional teams and synchronize with the development team • Shift from reactive to proactive product management • Document your results

Product Management and New Product Development

Author : R.K. Srivastava
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Product Management is becoming an important function of marketing. This book presents a broad perspective of the subject to develop a correct perception about it, and is divided into twenty seven chapters.This is the first attempt by the author to bring out the essential facets of product management. The book contains a mix of text as well as research based articles.This book covers the following topics: v How to be an effective product manager?v Changing job function of product managersv How to select the right product managers?v How to improve the efficiency of resources?v Effective marketing planv New product development and selection procedurev Factors that can influence the success of a brandv Measuring brand equity and valuing brandsv Brand architecturev Concept of UCPv New product introduction

New Product Development For Dummies

Author : Robin Karol
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The global consumer product market is exploding. In 2006 alone, 150,000 new products were brought to market. Now for the bad news: of those, fewer than 5% were hits, and fewer than 15% will even exist five years from now. Written for small business owners and entrepreneurs looking for an inside track on new product development, New Product Development for Dummies offers you a unique opportunity to learn from two consummate insiders the secrets of successfully developing, marketing and making a bundle from a new product or service. You learn proven techniques for sizing up market potential and divining customer needs. You get tested-in-the-trenches strategies for launching a new product or service. And you get a frank, in-depth appraisal of the most challenging issues facing new product developers today, including the need to collaborate with global partners, optimizing technology development for a 21st century marketplace, getting start-up capital in an increasingly competitive environment, and much more. Key topics covered include: Developing a winning NPD strategy Generating bold new ideas for products and services Understanding what your customers really want Keeping projects on track, on budget, and on-time Building effective cross-functional teams Planning and executing a blockbuster launch Collaborating with global partners Maximizing your chances for success No matter what size or type of business you’re in, this book provides you with an unbeatable competitive advantage in the booming global marketplace for new products and services.

Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development and Process Optimization

Author : Sarwar Beg
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Pharmaceutical manufacturers are constantly facing quality crises of drug products, leading to an escalating number of product recalls and rejects. Due to the involvement of multiple factors, the goal of achieving consistent product quality is always a great challenge for pharmaceutical scientists. This volume addresses this challenge by using the Quality by Design (QbD) concept, which was instituted to focus on the systematic development of drug products with predefined objectives to provide enhanced product and process understanding. This volume presents and discusses the vital precepts underlying the efficient, effective, and cost effective development of pharmaceutical drug products. It focuses on the adoption of systematic quality principles of pharmaceutical development, which is imperative in achieving continuous improvement in end-product quality and also leads to reducing cost, time, and effort, while meeting regulatory requirements. The volume covers the important new advances in the development of solid oral dosage forms, modified release oral dosage forms, parenteral dosage forms, semisolid dosage forms, transdermal drug, delivery systems, inhalational dosage forms, ocular drug delivery systems, nanopharmaceutical products, and nanoparticles for oral delivery.

Accelerating Innovation

Author : Marvin L. Patterson
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Top experts agree…Accelerating Innovation is essential ammunition for winning today’s market wars! "For those who want to make time an ally instead of an enemy, this book is an invaluable guide to the innovation process, systematically applying continuous-improvement techniques." —John Young, President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company "Marv Patterson has done a superb job of providing thought-provoking insight into one of the most significant issues facing corporate global competitors: the time it takes from idea to product realization and ultimate customer satisfication…he creates a point of view which truly makes us think, engineers and managers alike, about the product development process in a way that should truly make us all more competitive." —George Fisher, Chairman and CEO, Motorola, Inc., and Chairman, U.S. Council on Competitiveness "Both engineers and managers will find in Marvin Patterson’s book, Accelerating Innovation, sound suggestions for improving their role in product development and, particularly, in accelerating innovation. This timely book is easily understandable by the non-technical reader, and can help make you a winner." —Donald E. Petersen, Retired Chairman and CEO, Ford Motor Company "…a valuable primer for senior executives who seek faster and more effective new product development processes. This book is filled with useful templates and discussions that can help management identify and realize faster time to market." —George Stalk, Jr., Co-Author of Competing Against Time, and Vice-President of The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. "…Marv Patterson’s very extensive knowledge and experience of product development management shines through and adds a pragmatic flavor to the specifics of reducing the time to bring new products to market. The book adds a needed dimension to the current literature available on cycle time, addressing the areas where it is currently least effectively applied." —Philip R. Thomas, Chairman and CEO, Thomas Group, Inc.

Developing Products in Half the Time

Author : Preston G. Smith
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Advance praise for Developing Products in Half the Time Second Edition New Rules, New Tools Preston G. Smith * Donald G. Reinertsen "This is an exceptional book! Get a new highlighter before you start. There are so many 'ah ha's' in each chapter you will never make it through with an old one." Don LaCombe, Ford Motor Company, Product Development Process Leadership "An excellent book with a strong treatment of the cycle-time consequences of overloading your development capacity. It provides powerful and practical concepts for dealing with this issue." Andrew Aquart, Director Product Development, Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company "This is practical, useful stuff for people competing in highly competitive fast moving business." Dr. Paul Borrill, Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems "3M has absorbed many of the tools from the original edition, and this new one will be even more useful. The topic of incremental innovation is crucial to us, and I really appreciate its balanced treatment." Ronald H. Kubinski, Manager New Product Commercialization Services, 3M Company "As the authors correctly point out, the Fuzzy Front End is the least expensive place to reduce cycle time. This book is one of the only sources of concepts, methods, and metrics for compressing this critical portion of the development process." David M. Lewis, Product Manager, Eastman Kodak Co. "Using these tools we've more than cut our time to market in half. The new edition of this classic crystallizes the synergy of the fast-to-market techniques, and the icons in the margins highlight the opportunities and pitfalls." Mike Brennan , Vice President of Product Development, Black & Decker

Mastering Lean Product Development

Author : Ronald Mascitelli
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As competition in the manufacturing sector intensifies, excellence in new product development has become a mandate. Renowned author, educator, and lean product development expert Ron Mascitelli takes the reader through his Event-Driven Lean Product Development process, from its beginnings in innovation, effective problem-solving, knowledge creation, and organizational learning, through to the rapid commercialization of highly successful products. This proven and practical approach balances all aspects of market success: customer value, profitability, time-to-market, and quality. Specific topics covered in this Event-Driven Lean Product Development framework include: - Selecting and prioritizing new product opportunities that have a high probability of market success.- Optimizing the productivity of finite development resources, and arbitrating resource conflicts in a multi-project environment.- Implementation of a practical, flexible, event-driven process that ensures the highest degree of cross-functional collaboration at every stage in new product development.- Managing the day-to-day efforts of developers and project teams through Visual Workflow Management.- Capturing the voice-of-the-customer in every new product by systematically identifying and ranking differentiation opportunities.- Building a realistic project schedule that is created and owned by the developers themselves.- Proactively identifying project risks and mitigating them through systematic (A3) problem-solving.- Employing rapid cycles of learning and set-based design to close knowledge gaps and build a foundation of high-value knowledge for future projects.- Implementing the Production Process Preparation (3P) methodology to maximize the manufacturability and quality of each new product. Mastering Lean Product Development represents the definitive roadmap to achieving breakthroughs in speed, efficiency, and customer value for any firm engaged in new product development.

Product Concept Design

Author : Turkka Kalervo Keinonen
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Product Concept Design has been written by a collection of researchers and practising designers from leading companies such as Nokia and Volvo. The book explains the process of conceptual design of new manufactured products and shows how the principles involved are employed in real examples of consumer products from some of the world’s most important corporations detailed by the designers themselves. The book will be bought by designers and managers in industry, as well as lecturers in design and design engineering and their students.

Design of Experiments for Pharmaceutical Product Development

Author : Sarwar Beg
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This book volume provides complete and updated information on the applications of Design of Experiments (DoE) and related multivariate techniques at various stages of pharmaceutical product development. It discusses the applications of experimental designs that shall include oral, topical, transdermal, injectables preparations, and beyond for nanopharmaceutical product development, leading to dedicated case studies on various pharmaceutical experiments through illustrations, art-works, tables and figures. This book is a valuable guide for all academic and industrial researchers, pharmaceutical and biomedical scientists, undergraduate and postgraduate research scholars, pharmacists, biostatisticians, biotechnologists, formulations and process engineers, regulatory affairs and quality assurance personnel.

Design of Experiments for Pharmaceutical Product Development

Author : Sarwar Beg
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This book volume provides complete and updated information on the applications of Design of Experiments (DoE) and related multivariate techniques at various stages of pharmaceutical product development. It discusses the applications of experimental designs that shall include oral, topical, transdermal, injectables preparations, and beyond for nanopharmaceutical product development, leading to dedicated case studies on various pharmaceutical experiments through illustrations, art-works, tables and figures. This book is a valuable guide for all academic and industrial researchers, pharmaceutical and biomedical scientists, undergraduate and postgraduate research scholars, pharmacists, biostatisticians, biotechnologists, formulations and process engineers, regulatory affairs and quality assurance personnel.

Handbook of New Product Development Management

Author : Christoph Loch
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Managing new product development is a key area of management, straddling strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship and macro-organizational behaviour. All of the contributorsin the Handbook of New Product Developmentare are well-known and leading exponents to theory of New Product Development and to methods used in practice. They draw upon their experience and work to offer a comprehensive view of the challenges in managing the development of new products. Existing knowledge in the different topics is examined and the key management challenges, and the important gaps in our knowledge are discussed. Most of the chapters draw upon systematic interaction with companies and practice and this is presented in the examples and the case studies cited. The Handbook of New Product Development and Management surveys this area in the context of an overall framework that explains how aspects interact and combine in a successful NPD process. Each chapter outlines open questions and highlights needs for future research. *A comprehensive view of the challenges in managing the development of new products from well-known and leading contributors in the field * The first handbook to fill the gap for a high-level handbook which is valuable to both the academic/practitioner

Agile Product Management with Scrum

Author : Roman Pichler
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A comprehensive, expert guide to Scrum-based agile project ownership and management: roles, techniques, practices, and intangibles * *An indispensable resource for Scrum 'product owners,' the pivotal players in Scrum projects - and for all stakeholders who interact with them. *Covers product vision, exploration, user stories, use cases, planning poker, release planning, and much more. *Responds to one of the most crucial challenges in making agile work in the enterprise: finding and training the right product owner. In Scrum projects, the product owner plays a pivotal role, but until recently, few have been trained in the unique skills, techniques, and attitudes they need to succeed in this role. That's why courses on Scrum product ownership are soaring in popularity - and it's why this book is so important. Agile Product Management with Scrum is the first book to define and describe the role of agile product ownership in a systematic and comprehensive way. It covers a broad range of agile practices from the product owner's perspective, including product vision, exploration, user stories, use cases, 'planning poker,' sprints, release planning, portfolio management, and more. Drawing on extensive experience helping organizations succeed with Scrum, top agile consultant Roman Pichler gets down to the brass tacks: saving time and money while improving both quality and agility. He also addresses critical upstream processes and 'fuzzy front end' that organizations must get right if they are to adopt Scrum across the enterprise. This practical book is an indispensable resource for everyone who plays the role of product owner, or anticipates doing so. It will also be extremely useful to all stakeholders who interact with product owners - which is to say, the entire Scrum project team.

Product Leadership

Author : Robert G. Cooper
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As we learned from New Coke, Pets.com, Apple's original handheld device, the Newton, and the reissued Ford Thunderbird, all the promotion in the world won't save a product that somehow isn't right. Robert Cooper is the world's leading expert on making sure your new-product introductions are more like Apple's iPods and less like Newtons.Cooper invented what's called the "stage-gate" process of new-product development-a process used by 60% of all businesses today. For this second edition Cooper has completed a major new study-the largest study of product development practices and results ever undertaken. He analyzed thousands of new success and failures from hundreds of companies, with a particular emphasis on high-technology products and services. Product Leadership won't just tell you what things are helpful to your company's success. Now it will tell you how and how much they help.