Sustainability as an innovation magnet

New Product Development Course

bluegraphic The New Product Development course is a preparation to the official PDMA exam that gives access to the New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certificate. FUTURE-PROOFinc. provides a section of the course specifically on how to incorporate sustainability as an inspiration for innovation: strategic and operational aspects in New Product Development. For more details, potential early bird discounts (before January 4th 2014) and registration click the button.

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Innovation of products, services or processes

Developing new products, services or processes is very important to survive in this world of severe competition and rapidly changing customer needs. But the new product development process is filled with booby traps, delays and other challenges. Improving the new product development process leads to decreasing times to market and substantially contributes to the financial success of new products and services. But what tools and concepts can you use? And what is the best way to organize the new product development process? The New Product Development Course presents a methodology that is world standard in product development, innovation and new business development.

Learning objectives

Target group

This course is especially designed for professionals responsible for or involved in new product development, innovation or new business development. Managers R&D, staff working in R&D, engineering, product managers, marketing managers, innovation managers, project leaders and project members.

Your results

After this course you can apply a structured methodology to your new product development processes. You have ideas to make product development processes more efficient and effective. And individually this course gives a boost to your personal professional career. The course is a preparation to the official PDMA exam that gives access to the New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certificate.

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Program

The New Product Development Course is presented in three 2-day modules. All three modules start at 9:00 PM and will finish at 5:00 PM on the second day. At the first day of each module, there will be an evening program untill 8.30 PM. A new cycle of this course will start Wednesday March 5th, 2014. Note: STEM maintains the right to change the dates and/or the location.

Module 1: Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th March 2014

  • Welcome
  • Introduction: ‘Me, myself and my company’ (self prepared introduction of participants)
  • Introduction New Business & Product Development
  • Sustainability as inspiration for innovation: strategic and operational aspects in New Product Development
  • Need for a clear Company and Product Strategy and alignment
  • Market Research

Module 2:

Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd April 2014

  • New Product Development Proces
  • Portfolio Management

Module 3: Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th May 2014

  • Tools and metrics
  • Fuzzy Front End: Idea Generation & Creative Thinking
  • Teams, people and organizational issues
  • Exam review session
  • Master Class: implications for your daily practice

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