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development letters  the 13 lean product development (LPD) principles in the latter book. On the Street - Do YOU Know What PLM 2.0 Is? : I picked this video because of the PLM 2.0 explanation and the humorous way that the PLM 2.0 story was told. I have to admit that PLM (not to say PLM 2.0) is not a well-known concept outside the PLM circle. I found that the most viewed PLM video on YouTube has less than 10,000 views, which is a fraction compared to videos such as Susan Boyle’s performance at Britain’s Got Talent 2009 .

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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