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The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition [Hardcover]

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October 8, 2004 0471485241 978-0471485247 2nd
The completely revised and updated "bible"of new product development: The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition.

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, updated picture of what you as a manager need to know for effective new product development. The book's concise, map-like detail acts as a compass, offering practical information pertaining to every stage of the product development process -- from idea generation to launch to the end of the life cycle.

Whether you're a novice or an expert, this edition is ideal as it provides both fundamentals and reliable information on advanced and emerging concepts such as accelerated product development, new product development globalization and benchmarking, and Web-based concept development.



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Product development professionals at the cutting edge of knowledge in their respective areas of new product expertise present a complete picture of the information needed for effective product development. Describes all aspects of the topic from the creation of the concept through development and design to the final production, marketing, and service. Discusses fundamental concepts including identifying customer needs, using multifunctional teams, and having an appropriate development procedure as well as important issues emerging in the field such as process ownership, pipeline management, metrics, and product architecture. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

"This handbook encapsulates the newest thinking on innovation, portfolio management, and optimal time-to-market. Nothing has been left out!"
–Laurie A. Tucker, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, FedEx

"The PDMA Handbook is the most comprehensive compilation of product development knowledge written for today’s product development leaders."
–Steven Eppinger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management

"This Handbook provides a wonderful guide to tools, techniques, and concepts that have proven effective in a wide range of companies and industries. It is practical, current, and very readable."
–Steven C. Wheelwright, Senior Associate Dean and Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School

The completely revised and updated "bible"of new product development

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, updated picture of what managers need to know for effective new product development today. Its concise, map-like detail acts as a compass for managers, offering practical information pertaining to every stage of the product development process–from idea generation to launch to the end of the life cycle.

This Second Edition provides fundamentals for novices as well as guidance for experts on topics outside their own area of expertise and includes reliable information on advanced and emerging concepts such as accelerated product development, new product development globalization and benchmarking, and Web-based concept development.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (October 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471485241
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471485247
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.5 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Product Marketing Professionals - BUY THIS BOOK! March 13, 2002
Format:Hardcover
The PDMA Handbook is one of those rare and valuable books that characterizes a "body of knowledge" for a professional discipline. It was produced by the preeminent industry organization for New Product Development (NPD) professionals, the PDMA .... This text describes current, best practices in NPD and includes contributions from knowledge leaders in academia, consulting, and industry practice. If you are a CEO, COO, CTO, Marketing Manager, Product Manager, Product Planner, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager, or any other professional involved in new product development (especially for technically complex products like hardware and software) you really need this book.
Product Managers (should) perform the nitty, gritty, roll-your-sleeves-up: opportunity analysis, business case formulation, and requirements management for new products. Research shows that judicious performance of this critical pre-work is a key determinant in the ultimate market success of new products and is usually performed inadequately. Unfortunately, most professionals in such roles have had no formal training beyond an MBA (sometimes). The PDMA Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of virtually all the subject areas new product development (business) managers need to understand to drive the success of their endeavors. Want to know the key success factors for new products, understand value proposition, differentiation, features vs. benefits, uniqueness, sustainable competitive advantage, the fuzzy front end, pipeline management, how to plan a new product launch, manage a product portfolio, and more? This is the book you need. The PDMA Handbook is the Gray's Anatomy of product management. Buy it and READ it at least twice.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book should have been read when it was published! August 18, 2001
Format:Hardcover
This book seem to be written by persons who really know what NPD (or NPI) really is. All those described mistakes possible to be done is made by me during last five years...this is a good book.
The area of NPD is large. Luckily people in PDMA have come to the right conclution: it is not possible for one person to handle the whole area throughly. Every chapter in this book is written by expert on his/her own area. Unfortunately the maximum size of one book restricts the possible space per one writer to include only the most vital parts into this book.
To whom I can recommend this book? --- To anyone who will to increase his/her own scope of NPD and especially to a person who already have gained some experience on this field and is able to compare his/her own experiece to this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful handbook, but not helpful for NPDP exam December 28, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for NPDP (new product management professional) exam preparation. After reading the first halp I discover it might not create direct benefit, then I stopped.

It's more about advance topics, apprepriate for those who are already a product manager or those running a new product development projects. For those who's objective is to pass the exam, they may feel disappointed, however, for NPDP certificate holders, this book will definitely enhance your knowledge and view.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good resource January 20, 2009
By Fiasco
Format:Hardcover
A good collection of papers, but not a complete "handbook". It is definitely worth buying, reading and studying, but the best resource for NPD is still New Products Management by Crawford and Di Benedetto. Both are excellent resources for the NPDP certification exam.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Reference for Every Product Manager December 13, 2007
Format:Hardcover
This book is a must read for every Product Manager or aspiring Product Manager. It is very detailed and covers the product development process from start to finish. I highly recommend it as a reference that should remain on your desk within arms reach.

However, please note that this book does not address product marketing; it only covers product develop processes.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing !! July 6, 2008
Format:Hardcover
This book has disappointed me. The authors could have included some real life cases on NPD. The "handbook" tag is highly misleading. For example : One would tend to compare it with Juran's Quality Handbook.Also the foucus in this book is more on New Product Launch and less on real product designing.
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