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Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development
Product development is a mission-critical process. And it can also be very expensive. But thanks to modern computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided

development survey  to control their product development processes. In fact, a survey by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) found that 72% of companies surveyed had a formal, cross-functional product development process. In addition, for those companies that still do not have a formal process, Global Product Development can serve as a focal point around which to pilot and then instill process discipline.   Customers Will Complain   Argument: Many companies in high-cost countries feel that they will b

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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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