Next Generation Product Development: How to Increase Productivity, Cut Costs, and Reduce Cycle Times / Edition 1

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A Hands-on manager's guide to making the most of today's product development breakthroughs

A quarter century after MRP first transformed the global manufacturing arena, Next Generation Product Development stands poised to similarly impact new product development. This movement-defining book gives R&D professionals an in-depth explanation of the ways in which companies are able to achieve substantially higher levels of development productivity, while better aligning product development with strategy through new practices and systems.

Processes explored in Next Generation Product Development, and enabled by cutting-edge new-enterprise software, promise to explode the possibilities of what product development professionals can accomplish. This hands-on practitioner's guidebook will:

  • Establish a common set of frameworks and concepts
  • Introduce new project portfolio and product strategy management practices
  • Help R&D professionals increase productivity by 30 to 50 percent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071435123
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/7/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael McGrath (Waltham, MA) is a worldrenowned expert on product development and strategy. Cofounder of global management consultants Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath, he led the firm's development of the now widely adopted Product And Cycle-time Excellence® (PACE®) methodology.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Introduction
Ch. 1 Previous generations and the promise of the new 3
Ch. 2 The R&D productivity generation 23
Sect. 2 Resource management
Ch. 3 Improving R&D productivity through increased capacity utilization 49
Ch. 4 Stages of maturity in resource management 69
Ch. 5 Stage 1 - short-term utilization management 83
Ch. 6 Stage 2 - medium-term resource capacity planning and management 99
Ch. 7 Stage 3 - project resource requirements planning and management 119
Ch. 8 Stage 4 - fully integrated resource management 139
Sect. 3 Project management
Ch. 9 Stages of project management 153
Ch. 10 Enterprise project planning and control process 161
Ch. 11 Networked project teams 181
Ch. 12 Enhanced phase-review management 203
Ch. 13 Integrated financial planning and project budgeting for new products 215
Ch. 14 Distributed program management 243
Ch. 15 Collaborative development management 259
Ch. 16 Context-based knowledge management 277
Sect. 4 Portfolio management and product strategy
Ch. 17 Stages of portfolio management and product strategy 295
Ch. 18 Dynamic portfolio and pipeline management 309
Ch. 19 Comprehensive financial management of R&D 323
Ch. 20 Integrated product strategy process 337
Sect. 5 Conclusion
Ch. 21 Getting started 353
Endnotes 359
Glossary 361
Index 365
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