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New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)
New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is

director new product development  is innovation. Diana Farrell, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute International Herald Tribune, December 6-7, 2003 How Can NPDI Be Fixed? So how can companies improve their NPDI process and access to the benefits it brings? There are three critical capabilities required: Better portfolio strategy Better product management Better functional execution Better Portfolio Strategy Portfolio strategy is the top priority for the NPDI process. Driven from the top of the company, it sets out such things as:

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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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