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    How to Effectively Manage Your Team
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Reese Jones | Released: March 16, 2017, 1:46 pm

    No matter the size of your product development team, managing it can be a challenge. As outlined by Medium, the product development team is often divided into five roles:

    Strategy.
    Engineering.
    Marketing.
    Analytics.
    Operations.

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    Book Review: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP | Released: June 12, 2017, 11:12 am

    Take a look at your calendar and consult your colleagues. Everyone is busy. Your time is booked, it seems, from the moment you step foot into the office until your head hits the pillow at night. You respond to an endless stream of emails and text messages, even after hours and on weekends. But, you

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    5 Advanced Degrees That Help Product Design Careers
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Tiffany Rowe | Released: May 25, 2017, 8:10 am

    While some startups are more than eager to hire anyone with smarts and enthusiasm, established companies and engineering firms are not likely to settle for anyone with less than a bachelor degree from a top school. Product design is fulfilling and lucrative, which makes it a competitive field; to ac

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    Apple vs. Iomega: Why Innovation Approach Matters - Part 2
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Noel Sobelman | Released: May 19, 2017, 11:40 am

    This is the second of a 2-part series that uses a company case study as a backdrop to explore the differences between core business and new transformative business innovation approaches.

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    Apple vs. Iomega: Why Innovation Approach Matters
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Noel Sobelman | Released: May 10, 2017, 9:43 am

    This is the first of a 2-part series that uses a company case study as a backdrop to explore the differences between core business and new transformative business innovation approaches.

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    Webcast - The Risks of Separating UI/UX From Your Development Cycle
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Mark A Hart, NPDP | Released: August 22, 2017, 7:27 am

    During this webcast, Ameen Mirdamadi of Logi Analytics will share insights on integrating the UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) process into software development lifecycles.

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    Book Review: Sense and Respond
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Elizabeth Conner | Released: July 18, 2017, 8:07 am

    Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden want us to carry on a two-way conversation with our customers. In their new book, “Sense and Respond,” Gothelf and Seiden make the case for deeper customer relationships based on advances in technology and a need to react quickly in multiple markets.

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    Spot-Frame-Learn: From Emerging Technologies to New Business Models
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Irene Spitsberg | Released: May 23, 2017, 8:37 am

    Last week, I was co-presenting with Owens Corning’s innovation team at the IRI 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston. We shared a success story about building organization's competency of integrating technology and business model innovation to drive business investment in new growth platforms and fast track

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    Top Tips for Keeping Your Product Ideas Safe From Thieves
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Tiffany Rowe | Released: May 4, 2017, 1:10 pm

    In this digital age when companies end up with huge amounts of information about consumers, there is a necessarily large focus on privacy and security. Tech giants such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft are looked at very closely and regularly post updates on the ways in which they keep customer data

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    Book Review: Managing Virtual Teams
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP | Released: April 18, 2017, 7:32 am

    Nearly all of us work in virtual teams. We understand that virtual teams (VT) may struggle with communication and collaboration since we don’t see our colleagues face-to-face (F2F). Yet, VTs offer many advantages for new product development (NPD) because they allow us access to diverse perspectives

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    Webcast: Building Insanely Great Products
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Mark A Hart, NPDP | Released: March 14, 2017, 9:07 am

    During this webcast, David Fradin will explore six keys to product success including a modern product lifecycle framework, how to do market research that works including understanding what your customers "do" to develop successful products, decision making, the importance of values and vision, and h

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    Book Review: Competing Against Luck
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP | Released: March 13, 2017, 2:22 pm

    Like many new product development professionals (NPDP), I am a big fan of Clayton Christensen’s work. His latest book, Competing Against Luck, with co-authors Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon and David S. Duncan, does not disappoint. Filled with classic stories of innovation success, the text instructs how

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    Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Product Innovation Management
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Gloria Barczak | Released: March 3, 2017, 11:31 am

    CALL FOR PAPERS 

    Special Issue of Journal of Product Innovation Management: "Value Capture in Open Innovation Systems: Value at the Surface"

     Motivation for the Special Issue

    Open innovation has received increased attention from scholars and practitioners alike over the last decade. The core tene

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    Webcast: "So, Who is the Customer"
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Mark A Hart, NPDP | Released: February 27, 2017, 9:57 am

    During this webcast, Gerry Katz will explore the complexity of managing the needs of many relevant 'customers' in business-to-business (B2B) product development.

    At the beginning of any new product development initiative, one of the most critical questions that needs to be answered is, “Who’s the c

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    Join Executives from Monsanto, Google, Cisco, GE and Facebook at the 2017 Economist Events’ Innovation Summit
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Elizabeth Conner | Released: February 22, 2017, 10:39 am

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Economist Events’ annual Innovation Summit will return to the Windy City for the third consecutive year. This year’s event titled, “We are All Digital Now,” takes place February 28, at The Westin Chicago River North. Fortune 500 CEOs, senior industry executives, policy

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    Agile Development and Lean Startup Methodology: How Do They Fit Your Innovation Agenda?
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Irene Spitsberg | Released: February 22, 2017, 7:58 am

    Having worked with a number of companies over the last two years implementing “lean startup” processes, I’ve noticed that there is still quite a bit of confusion surrounding certain Lean Startup concepts and Agile Development. More specifically, can they be integrated with the Stage-Gate process man

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    Book Review: Smarter, Faster, Better
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP | Released: February 13, 2017, 2:55 pm

    Who among us does not wish to improve his or her productivity? Charles Duhigg’s well-researched, new book, Smarter, Faster, Better, offers several tips we can apply to our own lives, as well as to our work teams, to improve productivity and efficiency.

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    Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Product Innovation Management
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Gloria Barczak | Released: February 9, 2017, 1:43 pm

    CALL FOR PAPERS 

    Special Issue of Journal of Product Innovation Management: 

    “Social Innovation in an Interconnected World"

    Guest Editors

    Dr. Ruby P. Lee, Florida State University, USA; Hanken School of Economics, Finland

    Dr. Jelena Spanjol, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA

    Dr. Sunny Li Sun

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    Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Opens 2017 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award (OCI) Nominations
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Ande Leslie | Released: January 23, 2017, 3:40 pm

    The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals for forty years, is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award.

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    A Message From Allan Anderson, NPDP, 2017 Chair of PDMA
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Elizabeth Conner | Released: January 19, 2017, 9:16 am

    May I introduce 2017's first issue of Connections by saying how delighted I am to accept the position of PDMA Chair. I have long held PDMA in high regard and it is a real honor to now be leading the association.
     
    My personal involvement with PDMA started in 2007 as a member of the establishment tea

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