Virtual Teams

Innovation work today, like all other projects, is done by cross-functional teams working in multiple locations. These virtual teams face a number of challenges – just as any team does […]

Organizational Environment

New product development (NPD) is most successful in an organizational culture that is open and flexible. We have recently described the characteristics of such firms that practice disruptive innovation. Disruptive […]

Balanced Scorecard

In engineering management and new product development (NPD), we must measure performance in order to determine success in achieving the goals of a project. Often, performance measures are financial in […]

Supply Chains in NPD

New product development (NPD) teams often focus on the customer.  If there is no a customer need for a product, then it will not survive the marketplace and development efforts […]

Design Thinking

“Design thinking” is an emerging topic in new product development (NPD).  Many of the principles will be familiar to New Product Development Professionals (NPDPs) yet the packaging of the concepts […]

Brand Promises

I recently purchased three new pair of underwear at a well-known department store.  Upon the first washing, the elastic had separate from the fabric on one pair.  I was disappointed […]

Project Cost Estimates

Every project requires an expenditure of resources, including time money, and people (human resources).  Whether projects are conducted in-house by project management teams or outsourced to experts in the field, […]