Wednesday, June 28, 2006

New blog from the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)

Here's an announcement about a new blog from PDMA that I am contributing to...

Introducing.... the PDMA Blog! (blog.pdma.org)

We’ve assembled a diverse panel of new product development experts…

….who will be sharing their thoughts, experiences, and recommendations on product development with readers of our new PDMA BLOG!

Some examples of blogging topics so far:

  • OPEN INNOVATION BLUEPRINT
  • INNOVATION IN THE FUZZY FRONT END
  • THE “INVENTOR MENTALITY”
  • LEARNING FROM PRODUCT FAILURES
  • THE NATURE OF CREATIVITY
  • USING AND CHOOSING PLM TOOLS
  • THE USE OF COLLABORATIVE TOOLS IN INNOVATION
  • TOYOTA AND BENCHMARKING
  • ALIGNMENT IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Click to view these recent posts:

OUR BLOGGING PANEL INCLUDES:

* Dave Angelow -- Principal with Business Foundations LLC, assisting organzations with NPD process redesign and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) selection/implementation. He is also president of the PDMA chapter in Austin . H is focus over his 20+ years of experience is on Business Process Redesign and Systems-Driven Organizational Transformation.

* David Olson, NPDP – Principal with David Olson Consulting, with nearly 30 years of experience in new product marketing and market research at the Leo Burnett Company, and is PDMA’s current national Webmaster. His focus is on market research, concept testing, sales forecasting, and launches of new consumer goods and services.

* Donavan Hardenbrook, NPDP – A senior consultant with 16 years of experience at Intel Corporation, supporting key process improvement initiatives at the company. He is also president of the PDMA chapter in Arizona . His a reas of personal interest are portfolio management, product development processes, requirements engineering, project management, and external benchmarking.

* Michael Osofsky – Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Accelovation, and a graduate of MIT (working with Eric von Hippel), and founder of the MIT Innovation Club. His main interest is in understanding where creative, valuable ideas come from, and how tools and techniques can mine the world for creative insights.

* Mike Docherty – Head of a new ventures company called Venture2 that is focused on identifying and commercializing new business ventures in the consumer product markets. He also operates a corporate venture incubator called The Launching Pad in Delray Beach , Florida . His primary areas of focus include “open innovation” networks, and the commercialization of breakthrough innovation.

* Montie Roland – Principal and Founder of Montie Design, a product design firm in North Carolina . He has 15 years of experience designing products for diverse market spaces including industrial, commercial and military. He also is president of the PDMA chapter in The Carolinas. His primary area of interest is finding better ways to identify and define a vision for new products.

* Tricia Sutton, PMP, NPDP – President of Sutton Enterprises, a management consulting firm. She is also president of the PDMA chapter in Chicago , and editor of “Chapter Spotlight Features” in Visions Magazine. Her work focuses on helping organizations apply lean principles to increase effectiveness and innovation in product development and business operations.

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