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    Participate in the 2012 Resource Management & Capacity Planning Benchmark Study
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Allison LeMay | Released: December 4, 2012, 11:50 am

    Participate in the a new benchmark study on the State of Resource Management and Capacity Planning, which is being conducted by Appleseed Partners and OpenSky Research. In your role, you probably deal with resource management and capacity planning on a daily basis...

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    Classification Redefined
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Anurag Jain | Released: December 3, 2012, 10:35 am

    If you are a product manager, knowledge management champion, portfolio manager or an internal consultant working on reducing time to market, cost reduction, strategic sourcing, portfolio development and regulatory compliance, there is good news for you.

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    PIM 2012 Speaker Recaps - Innovation Process and Techniques: From Start to Finish
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Lee Goldring | Released: November 28, 2012, 11:42 am

    In this lab, we took a journey. Our guide book was New Product Development for Dummies, co-authored by the Discovery Lab co-chair, Dr. Robin Karol. Our destination was a better understanding and set of tools to enable the attendees to take an idea from concept to launch.

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    PIM 2012 Speaker Recaps - Voice of the Customer: Stretching the Boundaries
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Gerald Katz, NPDP | Released: November 28, 2012, 11:36 am

    For some time now, the definition of Voice of the Customer (VoC) has been stretched, diluted and some would even say hijacked, in ways both good and bad. In this Discovery Lab, we dealt with both the old and the new, the traditional and the new wave.

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    PIM 2012 Speaker Recaps - How Novant Health Is Leveraging Innovation to Deliver Patient Experience
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Matthew Gymer | Released: November 28, 2012, 11:09 am

    North Carolina’s Novant Health, one of the country’s largest integrated health networks is finding new ways to innovate around established medical practices. This is good news for patients! With the goal of providing “The Remarkable Patient Experience,” Novant Innovation is leading health care...

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    Effective Use of Silver Bullets in New Product Development: Ready, Aim, Fire, Repeat and Refine
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Mark A Hart, NPDP | Released: November 16, 2012, 10:39 am

    Silver bullets are used in new product development to eliminate factors that detract from success. In a simplified format, the directions for using silver bullets are ready, aim, fire, repeat and refine.

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    PDMA Blog | Development | Lean Startup | New Product Development | Silver Bullets | Skunk Works

    How Big Companies Beat Local Competition in Emerging Markets
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Allison LeMay | Released: October 4, 2012, 10:07 am

    You might think that emerging country companies are more ready to address the needs of and win customers in other emerging markets. Indeed, India's Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. is expanding rapidly.

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    PIPELINE: A Virtual Gathering of Thought-Leaders in Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Allison LeMay | Released: September 25, 2012, 5:05 am

    Over the last few months, PIPELINE 2012, the premier online conference for innovative product development, has drawn more than 1,100 attendees. The virtual conference attracts product development executives from a cross-section of industries around the world, igniting a high-energy exchange.

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    Study Reveals Product Companies’ Biggest Pains and Risks in Driving Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: PDMA Headquarters | Released: June 28, 2012, 11:40 am

    How are product organizations making decisions? Can they access proper data or metrics to develop the right products at the right time? If not, how can product leaders prioritize projects that will drive innovation and growth? The 3rd Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study gathered input...

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    PDMA Academic Blog | PDMA Blog | Driving Innovation | Product Portfolio Management Benchmark | Risk

    Testing Hypotheses: Serious Play
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Larry Marturano | Released: May 25, 2012, 10:15 am

    In my last few posts, I’ve been drawing an analogy between the scientific method and customer centered design—and showing how the two are intriguingly close in practice and intent.
    I’ve shown how up-front user understanding in design is just like the scientist’s initial observation...

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    Innovation Insights from WEF Latin America 2012
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Geovanny Romero | Released: April 20, 2012, 4:40 pm

    The seventh World Economic Forum on Latin America took place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on 16-18 April 2012. The meeting, held under the theme “Regional Transformation in a New Global Context”, convened a record number of participants for this regional gathering, with close to 900 top regional...

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    Prototypes, Hypotheses, and Bookies
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Larry Marturano | Released: April 5, 2012, 10:15 am

    In a previous post, I talked about the parallels between the scientific method and user centered design, and described how the first step in the scientific method – characterization – is just like the up-front user observation that is the hallmark of many user centered design processes.
    So what abou

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    How to Measure New Product Productivity in Your Industry
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Geovanny Romero | Released: February 27, 2012, 9:25 pm

    When you look at Innovation Performance in your industry, you must think in NPD Productivity. Many businesses now use metrics that can be used to gauge productivity from R&D spending. According to Robert G. Cooper in your book Winning at New Products, the productivity is defined as...

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    The Principles of Lean Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Geovanny Romero | Released: February 27, 2012, 1:00 pm

    James P. Womack, co-author of Lean Thinking defines Lean as “Creating ever more value for customers with ever fewer resources”.
    In this way, the professionals already have the “lean tools” as available resources, and now they can to apply in the process of Innovation.
    Nowadays this practice is very

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    Tycho Brahe, Your Third-Grade English Teacher and Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Larry Marturano | Released: February 26, 2012, 10:55 am

    I hear all the time from engineers and developers who disdain user-centered innovation practices. Inside jokes about the black turtleneck crowd abound, Steve Jobs notwithstanding. Conventional technical wisdom holds that “soft” front end techniques are too fuzzy, too unstructured...

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    PDMA Blog | Product Design | Scientific Method | User Centered Design

    Book Review: Relentless Innovation by Jeffrey Phillips
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: PDMA Headquarters | Released: February 23, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Psychologists have a long running debate about what shapes human behavior. A leading theory suggests that two significant influences dictate how we act, how we respond to situations and what shapes our world view. These two factors are the...

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    3 Stories That Stick: Firearms, Fat Suits and Failing Forward
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Philippe De Ridder | Released: December 4, 2011, 4:20 pm

    Heading back home from PDMA’s Annual Conference and our Business Model Workshop there, I felt it was time to reflect on all the ideas and inspiration from the past days. There’s a lot to take in on a 3-day conference!

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    My Take-aways from PIM 2011 conference in Phoenix: Hell Yeah!
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Philippe De Ridder | Released: November 22, 2011, 12:30 pm

    We’re halfway in PDMA’s Annual Global Conference 2011 in Phoenix, so it’s time to share some impressions! First of all, it seems like most of the people are very happy to have left the blizzards in the North for sunny Phoenix for a couple of days :)

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    PDMA Blog | Business Model Innovation | PIM 2011

    General Motors takes a CUE from customers and takes a leap with NPD
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Larry Marturano | Released: November 15, 2011, 11:15 am

    As design consultant and a tech geek, it’s always exciting for me to see practical innovation in action—companies leveraging existing and emerging technologies with their own unique skills and capabilities and doing the “next right thing” for their customers.
    And because I’m a huge believer...

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    Insights from the PDMA's 2011 Business Model Innovation Lab
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Chris Dolan | Released: November 4, 2011, 1:25 pm

    Business Model Innovation is becoming a hot topic these days as business leaders increasingly recognize that disruptive innovation requires not only innovative products, but also fundamentally new business models. Recognizing this trend, the Product Development Manager's Association (PDMA)...

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    PDMA Blog | Business Models | Innovation


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