Khazanet, V.L. (1997). Improving the Product Development Process. Industrial Management, 39(2), 16.
Format: Peer-reviewed article
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Annotation: Proper planning and balancing of the NPD process are increasingly important to product success, and avoiding financial problems and prolonged time frames.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Government, Large business
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Manufacturers
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Organization
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Method: Early and comprehensive planning is essential to downstream success, including: A clear outcome from each stage, relationships and risks between stages; secured financing and realistic time frames for each stage; effective process monitoring instruments; arrangements between participating teams; diverse linguistic, organizational and professional affiliations within each team.
Experience in industrial management.
Occurrence of finding within the model: Stage 2