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    Innovating at the Edge: How Organizations Evolve and Embed Innovation Capability
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Michael A. Stanko | Released: September 19, 2013, 2:50 pm

    Book Review: Innovating at the Edge: How Organizations Evolve and Embed Innovation Capability

     By: Tim Jones. Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann , 2002. 350+xiv pages. $29.99.


    A helpful guidebook for the innovation practitioner, Tim Jones' work provides a straightforward review of various product

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    How Customers Think: Essential Insights in the Mind of the Market
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Beebe Nelson | Released: September 18, 2013, 10:09 am

    Book Review: How Customers Think: Essential Insights in the Mind of the Market

     By: Gerald Zaltman. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press , 2003 . 321+xxii pages. $29.95 .


    Gerald Zaltman's How Customers Think presents both a theoretical framework for understanding “the mind of the market” an

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    The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Mark A Hart, NPDP | Released: September 18, 2013, 9:59 am

    Book Review: The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World

     By: Bhaskar Chakravorti. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press , 2003 . 190+vii pages. $29.95 .

    In The Slow Pace of Fast Change, Bhaskar Chakravorti provides his views on some of the underlying fact

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    Why Toyota's System Is Four Times More Productive and How You Can Implement It
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Ruediger Klein, 57179 | Released: September 18, 2013, 9:46 am

    Book Review: Product Development for the Lean Enterprise: Why Toyota's System Is Four Times More Productive and How You Can Implement It

     By: Michael N. Kennedy. Richmond, VA: Oaklea Press, 2003. 254 pages. $26.95.


    Lean is in, even in product development. Product Development for the Lean Enterpr

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    How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth about How Companies Innovate
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Greg Githens | Released: September 18, 2013, 9:34 am

    Book Review: How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth about How Companies Innovate

     By: Andrew Hargadon. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2003. 254+xvi pages. $29.00.

         Andrew Hargadon, a professor at University of California–Davis, wrote this book from his Ph.D. research on t

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    Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: John Richmond | Released: September 17, 2013, 1:58 pm

    Book Review: Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology

     By: Henry Chesbrough. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2003. 227+xxxi pages. $35.00.       



    A decade or two ago, companies generally developed all portions of their product internally, but the

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    Code Name Ginger: The Story behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Jeffrey Pinegar | Released: September 17, 2013, 1:37 pm

    Book Review: Code Name Ginger: The Story behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World

     By: Steve Kemper. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2003. 319+x pages. $27.95.       

     Code Name Ginger provides an in-depth examination of the new product development process for Segway,

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    Book Review: The Project Management Office Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up A Project Man
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Gerald Mulenburg | Released: September 17, 2013, 1:15 pm

    Book Review: The Project Management Office Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up A Project Management Office

     By: Jolyon E. Hallows. New York: American Management Association, 2002. 259+xx pages. $99.00.        

    This is a how-to book that describes in detail everything you will need, and wan

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    Book Review: Experimentation Matters: Unlocking the Potential of New Technologies for Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: John Richmond | Released: September 17, 2013, 12:42 pm

    Book Review: Experimentation Matters: Unlocking the Potential of New Technologies for Innovation

     By: Stefan H. Thomke. Boston, Ma: Harvard Business School Press, 2003. 307+xi pages. US$35.00.        

    Experimentation, prototyping, and testing clearly have been an essential part of product developm

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    Book Review: Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Beebe Nelson | Released: September 17, 2013, 11:38 am

    Book Review: Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products

     By:Gary S. Lynn, Ph.D and Richard R. Reilly, Ph.D. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2002. 235 pages.        

    The title Blockbusters does not advertise the more widely applicable great advice found in Gary Lynn and

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    Book Review: The Price of Global Health
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: John Richmond | Released: September 9, 2013, 8:00 am

    Book Review: The Price of Global Health: Drug Pricing Strategies to Balance Patient Access and the Funding of InnovationManaging

     By:Ed Schoonveld. MPG Books Group,UK, 2011. 341 pages+ xxvii pages. US $134.95.        

              

    This book encompasses four parts that form the backbone of the comp

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    Improving the Success Rate of New Product Introduction through Digital Social Media
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Vijaya Kumar | Released: August 27, 2013, 10:53 am

    The biggest challenge is how to understand what the current and future customers want and how they will respond to a new product.How does a product developer start the process of leveraging social media?

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    Webcast: The Power of Embedded Predictive Analytics
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Allison LeMay | Released: August 19, 2013, 11:03 am

    Enterprise Software is an intensely competitive business and products that don’t stay ahead in the race to add new capabilities suffer the consequences, being overtaken by better competitors.

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    Pathway to Success – How to Breakdown Barriers that Stand in the Way of Successful Innovation
    Blog: PDMA News | Posted By: Allison LeMay | Released: August 19, 2013, 11:00 am

    Companies are under increasing pressure to deliver on innovation. More projects, faster time to market, and less risk are all demanded, not only to stay competitive, but to grow. However, bridging the gap between new technology and product development can be a challenge.

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    Book Review: Managing Projects: A Practical Guide for Learning Professionals
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP | Released: August 19, 2013, 7:55 am

    While Lou Russell’s “Managing Projects” is directed toward learning professionals, new product development professionals (NPDP) and innovation practitioners can most certainly benefit from her basic approaches. Organized to bring together soft skills development with visual project management tools,

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    Book Review: Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: PDMA Headquarters | Released: August 7, 2013, 2:43 pm

    Excellent in all aspects, this book is for managers and project managers who are serious about improving project success. Written in clear language with easily understandable graphics, author and project management expert Harold Kerzner says measuring the right things, understanding what those thin

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    Book Review: Kill the Company
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP | Released: July 29, 2013, 9:31 am

    Lisa Bodell’s new book, “Kill the Company,” offers an entertaining approach to real organizational change. Rather than investigating how a firm can beat the competition, “Kill the Company” flips roles and asks, “How would you put yourself out of business?”

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    Book Review: Product Development Innovation Teams: Organizing for Success in New Product Development
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: PDMA Headquarters | Released: May 22, 2013, 9:37 am

    The need to innovate is universally recognized. Whether to help countries and populations advance or to produce the next novel and useful chip from silicon, potatoes or what-have-you, leaders and managers seek incremental and radical new products to grow and profit.

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    A Thought Piece: Creative Confidence and Competence
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Anne Orban | Released: April 24, 2013, 8:50 am

    “Anyone can learn to be creative, it just takes a lot of practice and little confidence." Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford Engineering School.

    Do you think of yourself as creative?  The way you answer that question has the same implication as the much reported

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    PDMA Wants to Know: What Do You Think of the New Visions?
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Allison LeMay | Released: April 23, 2013, 8:13 pm

    Last week, PDMA launched Q1 2013 of Visions. Notice anything new about it?

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    Supremacy of Soft Power
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Naseem Javed | Released: April 10, 2013, 11:43 am

    Definition: When powerful intangibles like vision, innovative thoughts or cutting-edge ideas become accumulated into soft power. The supremacy of soft power is hidden from the balance sheets as only hard assets are tabled. Ignoring soft power issues is not good.

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    Book Review: Strategy by Design: A Process of Strategy Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: PDMA Headquarters | Released: April 9, 2013, 1:43 pm

    In search of iconic products and cutting edge thinking, managers are increasingly informed by design profession methods. Centers like the Institute of Design at Stanford University indicate recent commitments to design-related innovation management.

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    Book Review: Smart Products, Smarter Services, Strategies for Embedded Control
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Ruediger Klein, 57179 | Released: April 9, 2013, 1:40 pm

    The advance of electronics in everyday life is relentless. Not only are we surrounded by consumer electronics, but we rely more and more on products, which traditionally did not contain electronics, such as refrigerators and cars.

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    Book Review: Organizational Project Management
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Gerald Mulenburg | Released: April 9, 2013, 1:32 pm

    Finally, we have a book that addresses the missing connection between project management and the larger organization—“Organizational Project Management.” Clearly recognized by many, a major disconnect occurs in many organizations between those wanting projects done and those doing projects. And, un

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    Book Review: The Invisible Element: A Practical Guide for the Human Dynamics of Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP | Released: April 8, 2013, 9:23 am

    “The Invisible Element” is portioned into two sections: Part One addresses eight human principles, and Part Two expands those ideas to the organization as a whole. A total of 10 chapters in Part One document the importance of the individual’s mindset and behaviors to drive creativity and revolution

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    Book Review: Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Allison LeMay | Released: April 8, 2013, 9:15 am

    What if new and compelling evidence came to light, casting doubt on the accepted wisdom while promising a different path to success?


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    Book Review: Brand Together: How Co-creation Generates Innovation and Re-energizes Brands
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Kelly Frey | Released: April 5, 2013, 3:46 pm

    “Brand Together” is an advocacy piece on using a co-creation framework for branding of consumer products by three leaders in the field, two of whom are founders of Promise.

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    Book Review: Agile Product Management with Scrum
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Takao Hatanaka, NPDP | Released: April 5, 2013, 3:27 pm

    “Agile Product Management with Scrum” is a book about how to be successful in creating products that customers love with Scrum, an established Agile method. It is written in accordance with the basic elements of the Scrum process by Roman Pichler, a well-known Agile practitioner.

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    Design Challenge: Prize offers $250, 000 to Spur Green Product Innovation
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Mike Shirey, NPDP | Released: March 12, 2013, 11:56 am

    To inspire innovation in developing healthy building materials for communities in need, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right are issuing a Product Innovation Challenge.

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    How Commercial Vehicle OEMs Can Create Competitive Differentiation in Emerging Markets
    Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: B. Vijaya Kumar | Released: January 14, 2013, 10:33 am

    Imagine the top 10 commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) competing with each other with new product launches, chasing their potential customers, developing their dealer network and attracting the best talent on the earth.

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